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Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs A Growing Global Health Threat
2013-03-11 10:06:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change, terrorism and cyber-crime are all issues that are a dire threat to a nation, and now Britain´s top health official says that “superbugs” should be added to that list. The danger posed by the growing number of bacteria resistant to antibiotics is as dangerous to the country as other top threats. Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, warned that routine operations could...

2013-02-27 23:00:38

Midbrook Medical is launching their state of the art infection control station, UV Flash during AORN in San Diego, CA. Designed to eliminate transient bacteria found on everyday items and objects used and handled by healthcare workers, UV Flash kills C. dificile, Staph and MRSA in sixty seconds, dramatically reducing the risk of potentially deadly hospital acquired infections. Jackson, MI (PRWEB) February 27, 2013 Now, more than ever, hospitals and healthcare facilities are looking for ways...

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...


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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