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MRSA, Staph, Death, Statistics, HCUP, NIS

MRSA Kills One in 20 Hospital Patients Who Have the Infection

Of the roughly 368,600 patients treated in U.S. hospitals in 2005 for Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, one of every 20 (or 5 percent) died.

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Cleaning, Disinfectant, MRSA, Germs, Hygiene

SDA Unveils Consumer Fact Sheet on Hard Surface Cleaners, Disinfectants

A new consumer fact sheet published by The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) describes the safe, beneficial, and proper use of surface cleaning products and disinfectants. SDA's "Product Fact Sheet: Hard Surface Hygiene" is available at no cost on SDA's website, at www.cleaning101.com/house.

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Antibiotic Resistance, MRSA, Antibiotics, Bacterial Infection, Biomimetics, Staph Infection, Superbugs

Expert on MRSA "Super Bug" Says New Science and Approach is Needed to Combat This Medical Dilemma

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- Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that invasive infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) may be twice as common as previously thought and could have mortality rates that would exceed those attributed to HIV/AIDS, emphysema, or homicide, according to a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. For those covering this news, PolyMedix makes available Dr. Eric McAllister, vice president of clinical development of PolyMedix.

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Drug Resistant, Staph Infection

Drug-Resistant Staph Infection Appears More Widespread Than Previously Thought

Infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) appears to be more prevalent than previously believed, affecting certain populations disproportionately and is being found more often outside of health care settings, according to a study in the October 17 issue of JAMA.

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Antibiotics, UNC, Redinbo, Resistant, Infection, PNAS, Chapel, Hill

New Way to Target and Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found

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Putting bacteria on birth control could stop the spread of drug-resistant microbes, and researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found a way to do just that.

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USU, Uniformed Services University, Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIH, Research Week, HIV/AIDS

Leading HIV/AIDS Expert Dr. Anthony Fauci to Address Plenary Session at USU

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, will speak on HIV/AIDS : Much Accomplished, Much to Do at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) May 16 as part of the university's annual Research Week.

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Nursing, Home, Superbug, Bacteria, Infection, Epidemiology

Most-at-risk Nursing Home Residents to be Tested for "Superbugs"

A Johns Hopkins study of adult patients admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital showed that patients who resided in nursing homes or other kinds of long-term care facilities at any time within the last six months were far more likely than other adult patients to carry or be infected with a drug-resistant superbug.

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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, Room Occupants

Transmission of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Linked to Previous ICU Room Occupants

Staying in a room in the intensive care unit previously occupied by a patient with treatment-resistant bacteria may increase the odds of acquiring such bacteria, according to a report in the October 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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MRSA, Staphylococcus, Aureus, Infection, Resistant, Antibiotics

"Superbug" Outside the Hospital Poses Risk to Caregivers Inside

Infection control experts at Johns Hopkins are sounding the alarm for vulnerable health care workers to be on the lookout for a more aggressive form of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), called community-acquired MRSA. MRSA infections are resistant to commonly used antibiotics, including oxacillin (Bactocil), penicillin and cephalexin (Keflex).

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MRSA, Staph, Infection, skin, Infection, Antibiotics, Community

MRSA Most Common Cause of Skin Infections in Patients Presenting in ERs

A new study shows that MRSA is the most common cause of skin and soft-tissue infections among patients presenting in emergency rooms across the country.







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