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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...

2012-04-10 12:48:04

Bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, the ℠superbug´ behind MRSA, can be a major problem for patients who have a medical implant, such as a replacement heart valve or pacemaker. Bacteria are able to form colonies -- called biofilms -- on the implanted device, which can lead to wider infections such as endocarditis, a bacterial infection of the heart. Research led by scientists in the Department of Biology at the University of York has shed new light on how these...

Why Do Some Patients Get Infections From Cardiac Implants?
2011-10-25 03:35:37

New research suggests that some patients develop a potentially deadly blood infection from their implanted cardiac devices because bacterial cells in their bodies have gene mutations that allow them to stick to the devices. Patients with implants can develop infections because of a biofilm of persistent bacterial bugs on the surfaces of their devices. Researchers found that some strains of the bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, have just a few genetic variants in the proteins on their...

2010-12-07 13:53:42

Finding could lead to treatment to prevent infection associated with catheters and medical implants What: Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have discovered how catheter-related bacterial infection develops and disseminates to become a potentially life-threatening condition. The study, which included research on Staphylococcus epidermidis in mice implanted with catheters, could have important implications for understanding many types of bacterial biofilm infections, including...

2010-12-07 12:47:31

Patients in hospitals and healthcare facilities can develop infections as a result of contamination of indwelling medical devices such as catheters with bacteria that are normal inhabitants of the skin of the patient or health care personnel. The bacterium Staphylococcus epidermidis is a major cause of such infections. This is in part because of its ability to form biofilms "” surface-attached agglomerations of microorganisms that are extremely difficult to eradicate "” on...

2010-12-07 07:30:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's common knowledge that you go to a hospital to rid yourself of infection, not contract it.  Alas, patients in hospitals and healthcare facilities everyday are developing infections as a result of contamination of indwelling medical devices such as catheters. In a recent study, the surfaces of encrusted catheters were examined by scanning electron microscopy to investigate the association of bacteria with the encrusting deposits.  The bacteria turned out to...

2010-09-09 00:58:11

Genetically closely related skin bacteria that have developed resistance to several different antibiotics and that can cause intractable care-related infections are found and seem to be spreading within and between hospitals in Sweden Genetically closely related skin bacteria that have developed resistance to several different antibiotics and that can cause intractable care-related infections are found and seem to be spreading within and between hospitals in Sweden. This is established by...

2009-06-30 15:28:08

Researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a microscale tool to help them understand the mechanical behavior of biofilms, slimy colonies of bacteria involved in most human infectious diseases.Most bacteria in nature take the form of biofilms. Bacteria are single-celled organisms, but they rarely live alone, said John Younger, associate chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the U-M Health System. Younger is a co-author of a paper about the research that will...

2009-06-26 08:38:09

Staphylococcus epidermidis is quite an opportunist. Commonly found on human skin, the bacteria pose little danger. But S. epidermidis is a leading cause of infections in hospitals. From catheters to prosthetics, the bacteria are known to hitch a ride on a range of medical devices implanted into patients.Inside the body, the bacteria multiply on the implant's surface and then build a slimy, protective film to shield the colony from antibiotics. According to a study in the journal Clinical...

2008-12-04 15:38:19

Hospital-acquired infections that are resistant to traditional antibiotic treatment have become increasingly common in recent years, confounding health care professionals and killing thousands of Americans.Now, in studies that could lead to new ways to prevent this growing public health danger, a team of University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers is exploring a "zinc zipper" that holds bacterial cells together and plays a key role in such infections.Hospital-acquired infections affect about...


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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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