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2013-10-09 11:07:24

While women are far more likely to suffer urinary tract infections, men are more prone to be hospitalized for treatment, according to a study by Henry Ford Hospital urologists. The first-of-its-kind research for the most common bacterial infection in the U.S. is important in providing predictors of hospital admission at a time when the health care industry is searching for ways to reduce costs. "We found that those patients who were hospitalized for treatment of urinary tract infections...

2013-10-09 08:28:38

Independent Lab Results Demonstrate Success in Killing CRE "Superbug" FORT COLLINS, Colo., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent report issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every year more than two million people develop infections that are resistant to antibiotics. Specific healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are classified as urgent threats and affect approximately 1.7 million people annually across the United States, leading to death in nearly 99,000...

2013-10-07 11:33:35

University of Notre Dame researchers Shahriar Mobashery and Mayland Chang and their collaborators in Spain have published research results this week that show how methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) regulates the critical crosslinking of its cell wall in the face of beta-lactam antibiotics. The work, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals the mechanistic basis for how the MRSA bacterium became such a difficult pathogen over the previous 50...

MRSA Spread In ICUs Can Be Reduced By Universal Gown And Glove Policies
2013-10-06 05:40:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The use of disposable gowns and gloves in all intensive care unit (ICU) patient rooms could reduce the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by roughly 40 percent, according to new research published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Yale New Haven Health System Center for Healthcare Solutions reported in...

2013-10-02 08:30:03

CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRSA survivors along with physicians and lawmakers gathered for the Chicago-based nonprofit MRSA Survivors Network's 5(th) Annual World MRSA Day Kickoff Event & Global C. difficile Summit on Sept. 28, 2013 in Chicago. The event was a great success and raised awareness for the fight against MRSA and healthcare-acquired infections. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091005/MRSALOGO) "The U.S. Congress must declare MRSA and...

2013-10-01 20:22:23

New Method Fights MRSA BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At a time when pharmaceutical company researchers are quickly running out of options, HerbalScience Group has developed a new approach to fighting antibiotic resistant bacteria. Scientists at HerbalScience have combined proprietary extracts of Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) botanicals with low doses of generic beta-lactam antibiotics to achieve significant synergistic results in inhibiting the growth...

World MRSA Day 2013
2013-09-30 12:04:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Survivors of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) gathered near Chicago on Saturday ahead of the fifth annual World MRSA Day on October 2. Organized by the MRSA Survivors Network, the gathering and surrounding campaign are intended to educate and raise awareness about the public health threat posed by the so-called 'superbug.' Ahead of the gathering, MRSA Survivors Network founder Jeanine Thomas denounced a recent report...

2013-09-25 08:30:16

CHICAGO, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRSA Survivors unite on September 28, 2013 for the 5(th) Annual World MRSA Day Kickoff event and Global C. diff Summit. The event will educate the public on how to help prevent MRSA and C. diff infections in healthcare facilities and in the community. The annual event is organized by MRSA Survivors Network, a Chicago-based nonprofit and global leader that raises awareness and educates the public concerning the MRSA epidemic and...

2013-09-23 23:04:13

MRSA is a serious skin infection that is becoming increasingly prevalent, particularly among athletes – from pint-sized wrestlers to professional football players. Vigilant skin hygiene is crucial to preventing skin infections. Medical experts recommend use of an effective cleanser like CLn SportWash or CLn BodyWash products that are non-drying and preserved with sodium hypochlorite. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 In recent months, published reports on August 23 and September...

2013-09-17 23:32:27

UCL is the research partner of Ondine Biomedical Inc., the global leader in developing Photodisinfection (aPDT) based technologies and applications. Ondine is focused on Health Care Associated Infection (HAI) prevention products as well as therapies such as the MRSAid Photodisinfection System. (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Ondine is pleased to announce that Sacha Noimark, Elaine Allan and Ivan Parkin were presented with the ‘Best Poster’ recognition at the EuCheMS Inorganic Chemistry...


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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