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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)


  • 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
    2 weeks ago 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
    5 weeks ago 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
  • Efficacy of the Decolonization of MRSA Carriers in Clinical Practice
    Nasal and extra nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is a pre-existing condition that often leads to invasive MRSA infection, as MRSA colonization is associated with a high risk of acquiring MRSA infection during hospital stays. Decolonization may reduce ...More
    January 25, 2016 Posted in News
  • MRSA: The Superbug Poised to Cost Hospitals Super Sums
    Hospitals today are increasingly being challenged by rising patient infection rates, especially from “superbugs” such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). And the challenges are only going to increase as new Medicare rules go into effect in ...More
    December 29, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Study Efficacy of Decolonization of MRSA Carriers in Clinical Practice
    Nasal and extra nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is a pre-existing condition that often leads to invasive MRSA infection, as MRSA colonization is associated with a high risk of acquiring MRSA infection during hospital stays. Decolonization may reduce ...More
    December 21, 2015 Posted in News
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