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2013-02-13 10:26:33

Treatment with a newer antibiotic, tedizolid phosphate, once daily for 6 days was statistically noninferior (no worse than) in efficacy to the antibiotic linezolid twice daily for 10 days for both early (at day 2 to 3) and sustained (at day 11) clinical responses in patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, according to a study appearing in the February 13 issue of JAMA. "Antimicrobials available for treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections...

MRSA Infections Soar In Nursing Homes
2013-02-12 11:50:25

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) has found a high prevalence of various strains of community-assisted methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in nursing homes, highlighting the importance of developing more targeted interventions to help stop the spread of the dangerous bacterial infections. MRSA is a strain of the S. aureus bacteria that became resistant to the normal...

2013-02-11 10:53:15

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have identified a promising lead for developing a new type of drug to treat infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that frequently resists traditional antibiotics. The researchers discovered a system used by S. aureus to transport toxins that are thought to contribute to severe staph infections. These toxins–called phenol-soluble modulins (PSMs)–have gained much attention in recent years, but their multitude and...

Possible Treatment For All MRSA Strains 020113
2013-02-01 08:53:26

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) may be able to help develop treatments that work against all MRSA strains, according to an article recently published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. According to the Mayo Clinic, methicillin-resistant Staphyloccoccus aureus (MRSA) infections can be found in people who stay in hospitals, nursing homes, dialysis centers or other healthcare settings....

2013-01-16 22:22:30

Scientists at the Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference Research have developed novel computational methods that have yielded essential knowledge of how hospital-acquired bacteria spread and develop. These new methods, based on randomised algorithms, make it possible to analyse extensive genomic data significantly faster and more efficiently than previously. By applying these results, it is possible to better follow hospital-acquired infections in the future, or...

2013-01-12 05:02:45

Without proper equipment sanitization a CPAP device can house MRSA and cause infection Uxbridge, MA (PRWEB) January 11, 2013 Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) has become a serious health issue. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) MRSA is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics called betalactams. The resistance to treatment is where the danger of MRSA infections lies. Most MRSA infections start as skin infections but...

2013-01-01 10:41:16

Johns Hopkins to begin decontaminating isolation rooms with robotic, vapor-dispersing devices Infection control experts at The Johns Hopkins Hospital have found that a combination of robot-like devices that disperse a bleaching agent into the air and then detoxify the disinfecting chemical are highly effective at killing and preventing the spread of multiple-drug-resistant bacteria, or so-called hospital superbugs. A study report on the use of hydrogen peroxide vaporizers -- first...


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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