Staphylococcus Aureus


  • SHEA President Issues Statement on New MRSA Study
    A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a decrease in catheter-associated bloodstream infections caused by both methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive S. aureus. The 10-year national study, “Methicillin-Resistant ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Study Indicates Some MRSA Infections in ICU Patients Have Been Decreasing in Recent Years
    In contrast to the perception that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections associated with use of a catheter is an increasing problem in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, the incidence of this type of infection decreased by nearly 50 ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Antibacterial Plaster Could Put a Clean Sheen on Walls
    Scientists report development of a novel plaster with excellent sterilizing abilities and properties similar to traditional gypsum plaster.  Image courtesy of the American Chemical Society    Scientists in China are reporting development and testing of ...More
    February 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Early Switch From IV to Oral Meds Effective for Children with Acute Bone Infection
    When treating hospitalized children with acute osteomyelitis -- a bacterial bone infection -- an early changeover from intravenous (IV) antibiotic delivery to oral antibiotics is just as effective as continuing the IV therapy, according to pediatric researchers. In ...More
    February 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Twist on Old Medical Technology May Prevent Infections, Amputations
    Old medical technologies, bone cement and a well known antibiotic, may effectively fight an emerging infection in soldiers with compound bone fractures, according to a study published online today in the Journal of Orthopedic Research. An urgent search for solutions is ...More
    January 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover New Method for Bacterial Toxin Transfer
    Scientists have discovered a new way for bacteria to transfer toxic genes to unrelated bacterial species, a finding that raises the unsettling possibility that bacterial swapping of toxins and other disease-aiding factors may be more common than previously imagined. In a ...More
    January 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Infection Prevention Imperatives for the New Year
    The axiom, “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” easily could be applied to the practice of infection prevention and control, which, while experiencing a spike in the number of more sophisticated, evolving tasks infection preventionists now must ...More
    December 31, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • APIC Supports National Influenza Vaccination Week
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other healthcare organizations in supporting National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 8-14, 2008. As part of this year’s ...More
    December 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • "Zinc Zipper" Plays Key Role in HAIs
    Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) that are resistant to traditional antibiotic treatment have become increasingly common in recent years, confounding healthcare professionals and killing thousands of Americans. Now, in studies that could lead to new ways to prevent this ...More
    December 4, 2008 Posted in News
  • Green Disinfectants and Pathogenic Organisms
    Scores of environmentally preferable cleaning products have recently become available in the janitorial marketplace. In fact, just about every type of cleaning product used on a regular basis, including glass cleaners, floor care strippers, sealers and finishes, carpet care ...More