Mrsa Infections


  • Gel Filled With Nanosponges Cleans Up MRSA Infections
    Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This "nanosponge-hydrogel" ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Study Finds Bathing Patients in Chlorhexidine Reduced MRSA Contamination
    Holding hope for a relatively inexpensive way to improve care and prevent the spread of deadly hospital-acquired infections, a new study reports that bathing patients with chlorhexidine was equally effective in preventing the transmission of the methicillin-resistant ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Examine Impact of Livestock-Associated MRSA in a Hospital Setting
    The Netherlands is known for a stringent search-and-destroy policy to prevent spread of methiocillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In the hospital setting, livestock-associated MRSA (LA-MRSA) is frequently found in patients coming from the high density farming ...More
    April 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • MRSA Linked to Livestock is Found in Hospitals, Study Finds
    Some MRSA bugs in UK hospitals can be traced back to a type of bacteria found in farm animals, a study suggests. A strain of drug-resistant bacteria carried by some livestock – the MRSA strain Staphylococcus aureus CC398 – has also been found in patients, ...More
    November 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
  • 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
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