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2014-03-13 12:29:08

Findings from large study of hip and knee surgical site infections published in The Journal of Arthroplasty GREENSBORO, N.C., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A large study of infections following knee and hip replacement surgery found that the use of AQUACEL(®) Ag SURGICAL cover dressing reduced post-operative joint infections by 76 percent, which study investigators estimate could save the U.S. healthcare system $375 million annually. Study results were published in The Journal of...

Doctors Issue New Treatment Guidelines For Skin Abscesses Caused By Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
2014-03-13 11:59:37

Rachel Champeau, UCLA It has been more than 10 years since the clinical battle began with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and doctors are still grappling with how to diagnose, treat and prevent this virulent form of staph infection, which is immune to many antibiotics. As MRSA cases have increased dramatically over the decade, so have the number of skin abscesses — generally pus-filled boils or pimples with discharge — that characterize these...

New Research Could Help Develop Bacteria-resistant Materials
2014-03-04 14:23:46

Dan Krotz, Berkeley Lab The bacterium Staphylococcus Aureus (S. aureus) is a common source of infections that occur after surgeries involving prosthetic joints and artificial heart valves. The grape-shaped microorganism adheres to medical equipment, and if it gets inside the body, it can cause a serious and even life-threatening illness called a Staph infection. The recent discovery of drug-resistant strains of S. aureus makes matters even worse. A Staph infection can’t start unless...

2014-02-21 12:24:15

The Law Firm of Jonathan C. Reiter offers information about the legal rights of those who contract MRSA during a hospital stay. NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hospitals are required to take steps to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients and visitors. When they fail to do so patient exposure to illness and infection often results. One of the most problematic occurrences faced by many patients in a hospital setting is the risk of contracting MRSA. MRSA is...

2014-02-20 23:26:56

New research focuses on skin bacteria as a major factor in the rapid spread of MRSA. Grime Busters explains how a collegiate hockey venue is having success in battling the germs associated with the disease through the use of a bacteria-killing product. Gaylord, MI (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 The latest research on the MRSA skin disease, published by the American Society for Microbiology, holds important information for everyone who is trying to kill the germs that spread bacteria-related...

2014-02-12 12:30:08

AMSTERDAM, February 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Breakthrough for people with acne, eczema, rosacea and skin irritation Gladskin of The Netherlands has won the prestigious Beauty Astir Award for Best Beauty Discovery of 2013. For 29 years, the Dutch Beauty press, 'BeautypersNL',has awarded the Beauty Astir Awards - an independent press award from a panel of 38 expert judges. Gladskin's revolutionary products have been developed for people with acne, rosacea, eczema and skin...

2014-02-07 13:09:09

Production of an exceptionally large surface protein prevents bacteria from forming clumps and reduces their ability to cause disease A genetic mechanism that controls the production of a large spike-like protein on the surface of Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria alters the ability of the bacteria to form clumps and to cause disease, according to a new University of Iowa study. The new study is the first to link this genetic mechanism to the production of the giant surface protein...

2014-02-04 23:26:11

Grime Busters and Amazing! NOK OUT™ is on a mission to educate consumers and eradicate disease-causing organisms. At 2,000 PPM, NOK OUT™ is a serious contender in the battle against these threatening adversaries. Gaylord, MI (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 The most resistant organism in the healthcare environment is the bacterial spore. Bacterial spores serve largely as a resting, or dormant, stage in the bacterial life cycle, serving to reserve the bacterium through periods of unfavorable...

Synthetic Probe Identifies Staph Bacteria Without Need For Biopsies
2014-02-03 08:02:08

University of Iowa Chances are you won't know you've got a staph infection until the test results come in, days after the symptoms first appear. But what if your physician could identify the infection much more quickly and without having to take a biopsy and ship it off for analysis? Researchers at the University of Iowa may have found a way. The team has created a noninvasive chemical probe that detects a common species of staph bacteria in the body. The probe ingeniously takes...

2014-01-14 08:22:49

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in 100 years chicken has replaced beef as America's No. 1 meat product for consumers--a challenge for producers to keep pace with demand and an even larger challenge to provide safe products that are free of contaminates. "It's estimated that Americans buy some 83 pounds of chicken per capita annually," said Bill Svec, Vice President of Water and Food Products for RGF Environmental Group. "It's also a fact that...


Latest Staphylococcus aureus Reference Libraries

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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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