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2011-08-25 03:39:28

A team of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have successfully reengineered an important antibiotic to kill the deadliest antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

2011-07-18 10:30:00

SAN DIEGO, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) today announced the commercial launch of DIFICID(TM) (fidaxomicin) tablets for the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) in patients 18 years of age and older.

2011-07-14 12:46:04

Hospitals struggle to prevent the infections that complicate treatment for cancer, joint replacement, heart surgery and other conditions.

2011-06-21 07:31:00

CHICAGO, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The MRSA pandemic continues to be a major public health threat and crisis along with other antimicrobial-resistant pathogens and must become a top political priority worldwide.

2011-05-27 15:25:00

SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) announced today that the U.S.

2011-05-27 14:55:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Dificid (fidaxomicin) tablets for the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Clostridium difficile (C.

2011-05-19 08:57:00

EXTON, Pa., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced initiation of a Phase 2 dose-ranging clinical study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of VP 20621 for prevention of recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in adults previously treated for CDI. The objectives of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose ranging study are to evaluate the safety and tolerability of VP 20621 dosed orally for up to 14 days in...

2011-05-16 21:56:56

The antibiotic linezolid may be more effective than vancomycin in treating ventilated patients who develop methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia as a result of their ventilation.

2011-05-12 15:30:00

SAN DIEGO, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OPTR) today announced the presentation of an additional analysis of data from the company's two Phase 3 clinical trials of DIFICID(TM) (fidaxomicin), an investigational antibiotic for the treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI), at the American Geriatric Society (AGS) Annual Meeting held in National Harbor, Maryland. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090413/LA97352LOGO) The analysis showed that above...


Latest Vancomycin 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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2011-04-15 14:36:05

Enterococcus faecalis "“ formerly classified as part of the Group D Streptococcus system "“ is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is one of the main constituents of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of the cases. It is a non-motile, facultatively anaerobic...

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mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.