Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

  • NYU Langone Medical Center to Spearhead Multi-Institutional MRSA Research Funded by the NIH
    Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA) continue to be among the most common pathogens that overwhelm the immune system, causing serious skin, soft tissue and life-threatening bloodborne infections. Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center will ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • College Athletes in Contact Sports More Likely to Carry MRSA, Study Finds
    Even if they don’t show signs of infection, college athletes who play football, soccer and other contact sports are more likely to carry methicillin-resistant Staphylocuccus aureus (MRSA), suggests a study on MRSA and athletes, which is being presented at IDWeek 2014. ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Universal Screening for MRSA May be Too Costly
    Numerous experts and policy makers have called for hospitals to screen patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections and isolate anyone testing positive to prevent the spread of these so-called "superbugs" in healthcare settings. Several states ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • MRSA Biofilms in Joint Fluid Make Infections Tough to Tackle
    Physicians have long speculated at the hard-to-treat nature of joint infection. In an article published in Journal of Infectious Diseases, Thomas Jefferson University scientists, in collaboration with scientists at the National Institutes of Health, come one step closer to ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Common European MRSA Originated in Africa
    The predominant strain of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infecting people in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa derived from a single sub-Saharan ancestor, a team of international researchers reported this week in ...More
    August 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • MRSA Colonization Common in Groin and Rectal Areas
    Colonization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) allows people in the community to unknowingly harbor and spread this life-threatening bacteria. The inside of the front of the nose is where this bacteria is most predominant, but new research shows nearly ...More
    August 13, 2014 Posted in News
  • Review of MRSA Carriage Among Healthcare Workers in Non-Outbreak Settings in Europe and U.S.
    A recent review estimated prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in healthcare workers (HCWs) to be 4.6 percent. However, MRSA carriage in HCWs in non-outbreak settings is thought to be higher than in an outbreak situation, due to increased hygiene ...More
    July 3, 2014 Posted in News
  • Increase in MRSA Prompts Updated IDSA Guidelines for Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
    The number of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) has skyrocketed due to the spread of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). But many SSTIs – even those caused by the superbug MRSA – are minor and either heal on their own or are easily treated ...More
    June 19, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Strategies to Combat MRSA in Hospitals
    New guidelines aim to reduce the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), improve patient safety and prioritize current prevention efforts underway in hospitals. This drug-resistant bacterium is a common source of patient morbidity and mortality in ...More
    June 11, 2014 Posted in News
  • MRSA Rates Vary Dramatically Across Geographic Areas
    The rates of community-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CO-MRSA) varied dramatically among academic medical centers in California, New York, Illinois and North Carolina, suggesting there is not a uniform change in the "national epidemic" of the "superbug" ...More
    June 2, 2014 Posted in News
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