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Daimer Targets Steam Cleaner For MRSA In Nursing Homes
2012-11-05 11:26:30

PRWEB Nursing homes seek steam cleaners to help prevent and eliminate MRSA. Steam vapor systems with powerful anti-bacterial capabilities and HEPA filtration system are finally here. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) November 05, 2012 Daimer Industries, Inc.®, a world-renowned supplier of America-produced industrial steam cleaner, carpet steam cleaner and vapor steam cleaner machines to well over 200 countries, continues to satisfy innumerable maintenance applications by presenting the...

2012-10-24 07:32:22

HAYWARD, Calif. and SHANGHAI, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MicuRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation antibiotics, and Shanghai Zhangjiang Biomedical Industry Venture Capital today announced the establishment of Shanghai MengKe Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a joint venture formed to fund the development and commercialization of MRX-I for the Chinese market. MRX-I is a novel, oral oxazolidinone antibiotic targeting infections due to...

2012-10-23 14:13:21

Researchers from North Carolina State University have increased the potency of a compound that reactivates antibiotics against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an antibiotic-resistant form of Staphylococcus that is notoriously difficult to treat. Their improved compound removes the bacteria´s antibiotic resistance and allows the antibiotic to once again become effective at normal dosage levels. NC State chemist Christian Melander had previously proven the...

2012-10-23 11:21:27

GEORGETOWN, Texas, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DiFusion Technologies, Inc., and Germany-based specialty chemicals company Evonik Degussa Corporation are working together to develop a PEEK based product called CleanFUZE(TM), a new medical polymer that prevents infection and promotes bone and tissue integration. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120905/MM67764) DiFusion recently completed a series of in vivo and in vitro clinical tests. These tests were performed by third party...

Hospital Infections Drastically Reduced
2012-10-18 05:12:12

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from various organizations recently gathered for the kick-off of Infectious Disease Week 2012 in San Diego, California. One of the first presentations on display was a study on antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Researchers from the project believe that antimicrobial soap and ointment can help reduce bloodstream infection for patients who are under intensive care. With the results of the study, they could possibly improve...

2012-10-12 14:16:51

As a result of concerns about antibiotic resistance, doctors in the United States are increasingly prescribing newer, more costly and more powerful antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections, one of the most common illnesses in women. New research at Oregon State University suggests that the more powerful medications are used more frequently than necessary, and they recommend that doctors and patients discuss the issues involved with antibiotic therapy — and only use the stronger...

Superbugs Fly Through The Air
2012-10-11 16:13:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Despite the best efforts of hospitals to maintain effective sanitation levels, dangerous ℠superbugs´ can drift along air currents and spread from patient to patient, according to new research from the University of Leeds in the U.K. Previous studies have shown superbugs, like the difficult-to-treat MRSA, have spread around hospital wards through contact. These pathogens can be passed to surfaces, picked up by...

MRSA Can Spread Through Contact With Livestock
2012-10-11 09:18:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Dutch Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), and the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam recently found that people who reside near livestock could be at an increased risk of contracting Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). According to researchers, Staphylococcus aureus can lead to respiratory, urinary, skin, and...

2012-10-09 07:27:51

CHICAGO, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRSA activists are demanding that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declare MRSA an ongoing epidemic in U.S. Healthcare facilities, in the community and inform U.S. Congress. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121009/DC88730) MRSA is spreading at alarming rates in the community and within healthcare facilities worldwide. MRSA colonization and infections are occurring in pets, farm and zoo animals. MRSA has been...

2012-10-09 07:26:40

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A first of its kind study conducted by the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine found standard control curtains were 8 times more likely to be contaminated with the superbug vancomycin resistant enterrococus (VRE) than experimental PurThread privacy curtains which only had 1 positive VRE culture during the entire study. Additionally, the median time to first contamination of PurThread curtains took seven times longer than control curtains....


Latest Staphylococcaceae Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 20:59:00

Staphylococcus epidermidis is one of thirty-three known species belonging to the genus Staphylococcus. It is part of our skin flora and can also be found in the mucous membranes and in animals. It is the most common species found in laboratory test due to contamination. It is not usually pathogenic; however, patients with a compromised immune system often risk infection. Infections can be both nosocomial and community acquired and are more of a threat to hospital patients. Hospitals carry...

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2011-04-26 20:20:41

Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive coccus, and is the most common cause of staph infections. It is commonly part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. Around 20% of the human population is long-term carriers. It gets its golden color due to its carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin. The pigment acts as a virulence factor with an antioxidant action that allows the microbe to evade death by reactive oxygen species used by the host immune system. Staphylococci...

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