Staphylococcus Aureus


  • 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
  • New Drugs Against MRSA, Other Superbugs Still Lacking
    Infectious disease experts warn that new drugs are urgently needed to treat six drug-resistant bacteria that cause most hospital infections and increasingly escape the effects of antibiotics.The ESKAPE pathogens -- as these six bad bugs have been dubbed -- are still on the ...More
    December 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Far-UV Light Disinfection of Hospital Computer Keyboards
    Author's note: This article is based upon work supported in part with funds provided by the VA National Center for Patient Safety plus resources and the use of facilities at the VA Central California Health Care System.Electronic equipment such as computer keyboards that is ...More
    November 6, 2008 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • New Study: Disinfectants Can Make Bacteria Resistant to Treatment
    Chemicals used in the environment to kill bacteria could be making them stronger, according to a paper published in the October issue of the journal Microbiology. Low levels of these chemicals, called biocides, can make the potentially lethal bacterium Staphylococcus aureus ...More
    October 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • Oral Vitamin D May Help Prevent Some Skin Infections
    A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests that use of oral vitamin D supplements bolsters production of a protective chemical normally found in the skin, and may help prevent skin infections that are a common result of ...More
    October 6, 2008 Posted in News