Credit: CC0 Public Domain The identification of the recent spread of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in a Brooklyn religious enclave is helping medical experts better understand how certain high-risk populations can drive the evolution of antimicrobial resistance and identify steps that can be taken to curtail its spread, according to a new study. Publishing […]Continue Reading ...
A research team led by scientists at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health report on a new method to help health officials control outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a life-threatening antibiotic-resistant infection often seen in hospitals. The researchers are the first to reveal the invisible dynamics governing the spread of these […]Continue Reading ...
Purdue University researchers are testing whether a simple light-emitting diode array that is safe to use on human skin can be used to inactivate methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, one of six ‘high priority’ pathogens that the World Health Organization has identified as an imminent threat to public health. Here the light shines above a […]Continue Reading ...
Therapy dogs help ease stress in young patients with cancer, but can spread methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), putting vulnerable kids at risk for a serious infection. Cleaning the dogs with special antibacterial shampoo and wipes reduces MRSA carriage and helps keep the kids safe, suggests a first-of-its-kind study presented at IDWeek 2018. The therapy program […]Continue Reading ...
BOSTON, June 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRTK), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies based upon tetracycline chemistry, presented a new analysis of combined data from the Company’s two, pivotal Phase 3 clinical studies of omadacycline in acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) when […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Injection drug users are more than 16-fold more likely to develop invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, according to research published in the June 8 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Kelly A. Jackson, M.P.H., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues examined the effect of […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScMay 15, 2018 Researchers at Michigan State University have identified why methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA is so resilient, a finding that could pave the way for potential new treatments. Credit: royaltystockphoto.com/Shutterstock.com The study, which has recently been published in the Journal of Bacteriology, describes how one of the bacteria’s strengths could […]Continue Reading ...
May 15, 2018 Antibiotic-resistant infections cause more than 30,000 deaths annually in the U.S. alone. The majority of those are caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA, which can turn routine medical operations into near-death battles. MRSA evolved to become a deadly killer because it’s wily and resilient. A new Michigan State […]Continue Reading ...
The widespread use of antibiotics has led some bacteria to become increasingly stubborn to treatment. One of those bacteria is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, known as MRSA. MRSA infections often begin on the skin and can lead to sepsis, bloodstream infections, pneumonia, and even death. Now, a team of Stanford researchers has developed a new approach […]Continue Reading ...
Purdue University researchers are testing whether a light-active version of heme, the molecule responsible for transporting oxygen in blood circulation, may help people infected with MRSA. The research was published in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Infectious Diseases in September. The World Health Organization identifies MRSA as one of about a dozen antibiotic “superbugs” […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 30 2018 With the high prevalence of MRSA worldwide and the increasing problem of epidemic nosocomial multi-drug resistant strains, appropriate management and treatment of infection is important. Recent research suggests that it is more appropriate to either directly detect the mecA gene coding for methicillin resistance or its product PBP2′, when identifying MRSA. Some […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The more often a hospital can check its newborns for deadly MRSA germs, the more likely it will be that they are contained, according to a new study. However, researchers noted that there are significant barriers to the frequency of this surveillance, including cost and available facilities. “The two competing factors […]Continue Reading ...
May 23, 2018 The more often a hospital can check its newborns for deadly MRSA germs, the more likely it will be that they are contained, according to a new study. However, researchers noted that there are significant barriers to the frequency of this surveillance, including cost and available facilities. “The two competing factors seem […]Continue Reading ...
May 15, 2018 Staph infections, whether MRSA (resistant to methicillin) or susceptible, are important and deadly. Drug-resistant staph infections continue to be deadlier than those that are not resistant and treatable with traditional antibiotics, but treatment costs surprisingly are the same or slightly less, a new national analysis shows. Studies show that about one in […]Continue Reading ...
May 10, 2018 A new study from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), with collaborators from Johns Hopkins University and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, found that infections caused by one of the most common drug resistant bacteria in the US–methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, known as MRSA–are no more expensive to treat […]Continue Reading ...
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