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2009-05-06 07:00:00

Clinical results and advantage over linezolid in resistance acquisition by Staph aureus among data to be presented at infectious disease meeting SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Trius Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing best-in-class drugs for the treatment of serious bacterial infections, announced today that the results of multiple studies from its lead program, torezolid (TR-701), will be presented in an oral session and six poster presentations at the 19th...

2009-04-28 06:00:00

Test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) Expected to Highlight Broad On-Demand CE IVD Test Menu at Booth #611 SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced speaker and program highlights for its symposium, "Patient Management in the Era of Rapid Diagnostics," which the company will host at the 19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), taking place in Finland next month. The company also announced the menu...

2009-04-13 15:06:41

Deep cleaning of intensive care units can help lower the risk of drug-resistant bacteria, U.S. researchers say. The study finds an enhanced cleaning protocol helped lower methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection among those exposed to a prior occupant with MRSA to 1.5 percent out of 1,443 patients -- down from the 3.9 percent of out of 1,454 patients before the enhanced cleaning. The three-part cleaning intervention consisted of: changing from using a bottle to bucket...

2009-03-26 11:41:33

U.S. scientists say they've identified the genetic machinery responsible for synthesizing thiostrepton, a powerful antibiotic produced by certain bacteria. Georgia Institute of Technology Assistant Professor Wendy Kelly, postdoctoral fellow Chaoxuan Li and graduate student Lisa Pan said the antibiotic, although effective against the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci, thiostrepton has only limited applications in humans because it is not water...

2009-03-20 13:49:00

SAN DIEGO, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A rigorous environmental cleaning intervention can reduce the transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other multidrug-resistant organisms in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Researchers found that following an enhanced cleaning protocol reduced the spread of MRSA to patients exposed to...

2009-03-02 07:30:00

National Product Launch to Include 24-oz and Convenient 4-oz Travel Size Spray Bottles SAN DIEGO, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PURE Bioscience (Nasdaq: PURE) today announced an agreement with Sterifide Laboratories for the distribution of PURE's silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC)-based disinfectant as OneShot Plus(TM) DD, a new technology in Sterifide Laboratories' OneShot Plus product line. OneShot Plus DD eliminates MRSA and VRE in only 2 minutes. (Logo:...

2009-02-27 06:30:00

Dressing Offers a Highly Effective and Affordable New Option to Help Combat the Escalating MRSA Crisis PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI), a provider of advanced wound care products, announced today that its first BIOGUARD Barrier Dressings have received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for marketing and distribution. BIOGUARD will offer surgeons, wound care clinicians, infection control experts and primary...

2008-11-10 15:00:25

Resistant bacterial infections, or "superbugs," have increased dramatically in Canada's acute care hospitals, researchers said. Epidemiologist Dr. Dick Zoutman and research associate Doug Ford said that although infection control has been substantially ramped up in Canadian hospitals since the severe acute respiratory syndrome crisis of 2003, resistant bacterial infections post-SARS are multiplying even faster. The Queen's University study is a six-year follow-up to a study that was...

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2008-10-13 10:40:00

This week Nature Nanotechnology journal (October 12th) reveals how scientists from the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL are using a novel nanomechanical approach to investigate the workings of vancomycin, one of the few antibiotics that can be used to combat increasingly resistant infections such as MRSA. The researchers, led by Dr Rachel McKendry and Professor Gabriel Aeppli, developed ultra-sensitive probes capable of providing new insight into how antibiotics work, paving the...

2008-10-07 09:00:55

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid today announced the release of Xpert(TM) vanA/vanB as a European CE IVD Mark product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The test delivers rapid detection of vanA and/or vanB genes, the genes most commonly associated with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) -- one of the more serious healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) worldwide. The 45-minute test runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert(R) System, the...


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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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