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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

  • Drug-Resistant Staph Bacteria Prevalence Higher in Young Children Living With Hog Workers
    Young children who reside with adults who work on large industrial hog operations in rural North Carolina had a higher prevalence of antibiotic-resistant in their nasal passages than children who live with adults who live in the same community but do not work on such ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Elimination of MRSA in Nursing Homes Unlikely to be Achieved, Researchers Say
    Residents of nursing homes are commonly colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) but there is a limited understanding of the dynamics and determinants of spread in this setting. To address this gap, Batina, et al. (2016) sought to use ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • MRSA May Be Spreading Through Contaminated Poultry
    A new study offers compelling evidence that a novel form of the dangerous superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can spread to humans through consumption or handling of contaminated poultry. The research, published online today in the journal Clinical ...More
    September 21, 2016 Posted in News
  • Study Explains Why MRSA Kills Influenza Patients
    Researchers have discovered that secondary infection with the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium often kills influenza patients because the flu virus alters the antibacterial response of white blood cells, causing them to damage the patients’ ...More
    August 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • Household MRSA Controlled Through Treatment Compliance, Patient Education
    A new study found that following basic hygienic practices and complying with protocols for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) decolonization reduces the time to clearance of the bacteria more quickly than a treatment regimen of antibiotic ointment and ...More
    July 28, 2016 Posted in News
  • Researchers Study New Approach to MRSA Decolonization Protocol
    Guidelines for the control of hospital-acquired MRSA include decolonization measures to end MRSA carrier status in colonized and infected patients. Successful decolonization typically requires up to 22 days of treatment, which is longer than the average hospital length of ...More
    June 17, 2016 Posted in News
  • USF Scientists Discover Antarctic Sponge Extract Can Help Kill MRSA
    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) may soon be beatable thanks to the efforts of University of South Florida scientists who have isolated and tested an extract from a sponge found in Antarctica. The sponge extract, known as Dendrilla membranosa, yields a ...More
    May 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • University of Oklahoma Team Develops New Antibiotic to Fight MRSA
    A University of Oklahoma team of chemists has developed a new antibiotic formulation to fight the sometimes deadly staph infection caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and other antibiotic-resistant infectious bacteria. The new drug to treat MRSA combines ...More
    May 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • Copper Destroys MRSA at a Touch
    New research from the University of Southampton shows that copper can destroy MRSA spread by touching and fingertip contamination of surfaces. Frequently-touched surfaces in busy areas – such as hospitals, transport hubs and public buildings – are at high risk ...More
    February 23, 2016 Posted in News
  • Mandatory MRSA Screening: Mixed Results Fuel the Ongoing Debate Over Its Value
    Screening patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a controversial topic causing heated debate. In fact, many healthcare professionals consider the question of whether to test patients for MRSA before admission to be one of the ...More
    February 1, 2016 Posted in Articles
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