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13 hrs ago | North-West Evening Mail

Amount of infections in South Cumbria hospitals cut but targets missed

DEADLY hospital infections have been slashed by two thirds in South Cumbria's hospitals - although targets are still being missed.

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17 hrs ago | Surgical Products

New MRSA Superbug Emerges In Brazil

An international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient.

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Related Topix: Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Genetics, Medicine

Thu Apr 17, 2014

CiteULike

The changing epidemiology of resistance

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy , Vol. 64, No. suppl 1. , pp. i3-i10, doi:10.1093/jac/dkp256 To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.

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Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Composite SCCmec Element in Single-locus Variant (ST217) of Epidemic MRSA-15 Clone

To the Editor: Since early epidemiologic studies of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus were published, it has been clear that the majority of nosocomial MRSA infections worldwide are caused by isolates derived from a few highly epidemic MRSA clones.

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Related Topix: Health, Genetics, Medicine

Newswise

New MRSA Superbug Emerges in Brazil

An international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient.

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Related Topix: Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Microbiology

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Journal Watch

Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

The vanA gene was acquired by a community-associated MRSA strain that caused bloodstream infection in a patient in Brazil, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine .

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Related Topix: Health

Mental Nurse

Antimicrobial Cladding - Where it Can be Used

Recently, technological innovation and use of components has innovative considerably.

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Related Topix: Health, E. Coli

RTE.ie

More virulent forms of MRSA circulating

More virulent and antibiotic resistant forms of MRSA are circulating in Irish hospitals and look set to become the dominant strains in the future.

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Related Topix: Health

Mon Apr 14, 2014

EurekAlert!

Penicillin redux: Rearming proven warriors for the 21st century

Conjugates of a beta-lactam antibiotic with the team's metallopolymer had enhanced antimicrobial properties compared with the antibiotic alone.

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Related Topix: Health, University of South Carolina, Chemistry, Science

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Honey & Wound Treatments

The ancients managed bees and used honey as a salve or poultice on wounds and boils to prevent infection and speed healing .

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Medicine, East Greenwich, RI, Health

The Horse

Emergence of MRSA Sequence Type 398 in Horses

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Related Topix: Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Medical News Today

Fighting antibiotic resistance by making bugs vulnerable to polymer/antibiotic combo

In the fight against "superbugs," scientists have discovered a class of agents that can make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once handily shrugged off.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

BBC News

NI health care improving says study

The Northern Ireland health minister has welcomed a new report that suggests the health system here has made significant improvements.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

CiteULike

Potential of the Polyvalent Anti-Staphylococcus Bacteriophage K for...

Applied and Environmental Microbiology , Vol. 71, No. 4. , pp. 1836-1842, doi:10.1128/aem.71.4.1836-1842.2005 The increasing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant staphylococci has prompted the need for antibacterial controls other than antibiotics.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science, Health

P&T Community

New Polymera "Antibiotic Combo Targets MRSA

In the continuing fight against "superbugs," scientists at the University of South Carolina have discovered a class of agents that appears to make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once shrugged off.

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Related Topix: University of South Carolina

Market Wire

Zenosense, Inc. Enters Into $475,000 Securities Purchase Agreement

Under the terms of the Agreement, Zenosense will make an initial sale of 55,556 shares of common stock at a gross sale price of $25,000.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Health

Forbes.com

Copper Is The New Gold Standard For Saving Lives

It's an old joke, but, unfortunately, it has elements of truth. Hospitals are indeed dangerous places, and the emerging statistics on hospital-acquired infections are more dire than ever.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Business News

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

ITW Professional Brands Offers Facility Maintenance Best Practices for National Public Health Week

In conjunction with National Public Health Week taking place the week of April 7-13, ITW Professional Brands today issued facility maintenance best practices to help protect the health and safety of building employees and guests.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health

PhysOrg Weblog

Genome sequencing of MRSA infection predicts disease severity

This is a highly toxic MRSA strain and less toxic strain cultured on a blood agar plate.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics

EurekAlert!

DNA data could help doctors treat MRSA shows new study

A team of scientists led by the University of Bath has developed a new technique to predict the toxicity of an MRSA infection from its DNA sequence.

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Related Topix: Health, Genetics, Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska, Emory University

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