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2011-04-14 12:16:21

A new research study of the effect of a commonly used strategy to reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospital intensive care units (ICU) shows that the strategy had no significant effect. That's the surprising finding of a multisite study led by Mayo Clinic investigators. The bacteria -- methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) -- are resistant to common antibiotics and harder to treat if patients become infected. The...

2011-02-15 19:36:39

New Rhode Island Hospital study finds a reduced risk of HAI when compared to soap and water baths     * CHG cloths more effective in reducing risk for acquiring HAIs    * Study shows 64 percent decreased risk of infection from MRSA or VRE    * May be beneficial for both ICU and general medical unit patients A new study from Rhode Island Hospital has found a reduced risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) when using two percent chlorhexidine...

2010-12-09 07:10:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of an eight-month hospital study, "Room Decontamination with UV Radiation," were published in the October 2010 issue of "Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology." The study evaluated the ability of an automated UV device, Tru-D, to decontaminate patient rooms contaminated with MRSA, VRE, C. difficile and a MDR strain of Acinetobacter baumannii. The research team of William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH, Maria F. Gergen, MT (ASCP), and...

2010-04-07 06:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) will initiate European launch of its newest addition to the GeneXpert® family of molecular diagnostic testing systems, the GeneXpert Infinity-48, at the 20th annual European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Vienna, Austria. The GeneXpert Infinity-48 System is the world's first and only fully-automated, random-access system designed for management of the...

2010-04-06 14:00:00

HAYWARD, Calif. and SHANGHAI, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- MicuRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of antibiotics to treat drug-resistant bacteria, and Cumencor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the companies have entered a collaboration with Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) to discover novel therapeutic agents to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Cumencor Pharmaceuticals is a China-based biotechnology company applying MicuRx's...

2010-03-22 09:00:00

NEW YORK, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent clinical tests demonstrate that antimicrobial copper is effective in significantly reducing the bacterial load in intensive care unit (ICU) patient rooms and on many individual objects in those rooms. Results from a U.S. Department of Defense-funded clinical trial assessing the ability of antimicrobial copper to reduce the amount of bacteria on surfaces commonly found in hospital rooms were reported on at the Fifth Decennial International...

2010-03-15 07:00:00

HAYWARD, Calif. and SHANGHAI, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- MicuRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation antibiotics, today announced that it has filed an Investigational New Drug (IND) application with the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) in China for MRX-I, its first development-stage antibiotic drug candidate. MRX-I, an orally-administered oxazolidinone, targets multi-drug resistant Gram-positive bacteria including...

2010-03-11 13:03:00

DURHAM, N.C., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- bioMerieux - a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics - today announced the launch of the first Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared chromID(TM) VRE, a simple and cost-effective solution in the struggle against vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). chromID VRE is the first to receive an FDA 510(k) clearance for the qualitative detection of Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis showing acquired resistance to vancomycin in...

2010-01-06 06:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced it has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market Xpert® vanA, the first rapid and accurate test released in the United States for vanA, the antimicrobial resistance gene most commonly associated with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) -- one of the more serious healthcare-associated infections (HAI). The 45-minute test runs on Cepheid's...

2010-01-05 07:35:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medizone International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MZEI.OB) announces that its third round of testing and data logging for the enhanced AsepticSure(TM) technology is now complete. Test results achieved over the past two months now predictably demonstrate greater than 6 logs of bacterial "kill" across the full spectrum of hospital contaminants including MRSA, C difficile, E coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and VRE in addition to the internationally...


Latest Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 21:07:20

Enterococcus is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is a main constituent of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the nosocomial environment, where the naturally high levels of antibiotic resistance found in E. faecalis contribute to its pathogenicity. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of...

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