Mrsa Infections


  • 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
  • Use of Surveillance, Preventive Measures for MRSA Infections in Surgical Patients
    The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) found that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is associated with up to 375,000 infections and 23,000 deaths in the United States. It is a major cause of surgical site infections, with a higher mortality ...More
    May 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • Physicians Issue New Treatment Guidelines for Skin Abscesses Caused by MRSA
    It has been more than 10 years since the clinical battle began with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and doctors are still grappling with how to diagnose, treat and prevent this virulent form of staph infection, which is immune to many ...More
    March 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: Reducing MRSA Infections in VA LTC Facilities
    Four years after implementing a national initiative to reduce MRSA rates in Veterans Affairs long-term care facilities, MRSA infections have declined significantly, according to a study in the January issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. ...More
    January 16, 2014 Posted in Videos
  • MRSA Infection Rates Drop in Veterans Affairs Long-Term Care Facilities
    Four years after implementing a national initiative to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rates in Veterans Affairs (VA) long-term care facilities, MRSA infections have declined significantly, according to a study in the January issue of the American ...More
    January 6, 2014 Posted in News
  • MRSA Strain Gained Dominance with Help from Skin Bacteria
    Scientists believe they have an explanation for how the most common strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rapidly rose to prominence. Research published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, suggests that ...More
    December 17, 2013 Posted in News
  • Public Gets Early Snapshot of MRSA and C. difficile Infections in Individual Hospitals
    New data posted today and gathered through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) gives patients a first look at how their local hospitals are doing at preventing Clostridium difficile infections (deadly diarrhea) ...More
    December 13, 2013 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover New Treatment for MRSA Infection
    Recent work from Northeastern University professor of biology Kim Lewis promises to over­come one of the leading public health threats of our time. In a ground­breaking study pub­lished Wednesday in the journal Nature, Lewis’ team presents a novel approach to treat and ...More
    November 13, 2013 Posted in News
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