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Boston Globe
Hunt is on for tools to kill dangerous biofilm bacterial coloniescoating of DNA, proteins, and polysaccharides — slime to you and me. Biofilms
Hunt is on for tools to kill dangerous biofilm bacterial colonies
Boston Globe / Posted 2 hours ago
coating of DNA, proteins, and polysaccharides — slime to you and me. Biofilms are different from so-called superbugs, like MRSA, that have evolved a resistance to antibiotics. Each individual bacteria in a biofilm would, on its own, be susceptible... Read more
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PhysOrg
New cotton disposable disinfecting wipes effective, biodegradablethe new ADBAC killed all four microorganisms, including two that the control wi
New cotton disposable disinfecting wipes effective, biodegradable
PhysOrg / Posted 13 hours ago
the new ADBAC killed all four microorganisms, including two that the control wipe did not. The new wipe also killed MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and VRE (vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus).The efficacy tests were... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria growing cause for concernwho show a resistance to antibiotic treatments for more common infections. "Pr
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria growing cause for concern
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 19 hours ago
who show a resistance to antibiotic treatments for more common infections. "Probably the most common thing we see is MRSA," she said, referring to sometimes nasty type of staph infection. "So we have to be careful with that. I also see people... Read more
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Agricultural Research Magazine
ARS :wipe containing the new ADBAC formula killed four microorganisms of great conce
ARS :
Agricultural Research Magazine / Posted yesterday
wipe containing the new ADBAC formula killed four microorganisms of great concern in healthcare environments, including MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and VRE (vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus), which are of particular... Read more
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Press Releasesfor in long-term acute care facilities. Cutting ICU patients’ risk of getting
CDC Press Releases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / Posted yesterday
for in long-term acute care facilities. Cutting ICU patients’ risk of getting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other bloodstream infections by more than 40 percent, using antiseptic baths and nasal decolonization. Helping ICU... Read more
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examiner.com
Attacking Staph infections, naturallyenvironment. Certain strains of staph have even evolved to become resistant to
Attacking Staph infections, naturally
examiner.com / Posted 3 days ago
environment. Certain strains of staph have even evolved to become resistant to antibiotictreatment and are referred to as MRSA. What is it?Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an antibiotic resistant strain of the Staph bacteria.... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australia winning against superbugs in animals, researchers findwinning against superbugs in animals, Adelaide researchers discover Photo: A h
Australia winning against superbugs in animals, researchers find
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
winning against superbugs in animals, Adelaide researchers discover Photo: A hand holds a petri dish containing the MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) bacteria strain in a microbiological laboratory in Berlin March 1, 2008.... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Goochland Montessori teacher also puts ‘life work’ on curriculumwas nearly derailed by one of life’s harshest lessons. “Back in 2004 I was dia
Goochland Montessori teacher also puts ‘life work’ on curriculum
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 5 days ago
was nearly derailed by one of life’s harshest lessons. “Back in 2004 I was diagnosed with cancer. In 2008, contracted MRSA,” says Mrs. Adams. Mrs. Adams never gave up hope. “I felt like this school is something more than I had to do than... Read more
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Express and Star
Confidential records of mentally ill patients found in cabinet bought on eBay « Express & Starsix cases of sub optimal care, and three drug errors. Other incidents listed i
Confidential records of mentally ill patients found in cabinet bought on eBay « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 5 days ago
six cases of sub optimal care, and three drug errors. Other incidents listed included three surgical errors, two cases of MRSA and two of failure to act. There were single cases of a 12-hour breach, alleged child abuse, outpatient appointment... Read more
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PhysOrg
An Antarctic sponge offers new hope against deadly MRSA infectionisolated from Dendrilla membranosa that is remarkably effective against methici
An Antarctic sponge offers new hope against deadly MRSA infection
PhysOrg / Posted 6 days ago
isolated from Dendrilla membranosa that is remarkably effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 80,000 invasive MRSA infections are diagnosed in... Read more
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Express and Star
Swab left in patient and wrong eye injected: Dozens of mistakes revealed at hospitals « Express & Starsix cases of sub optimal care, and three drug errors. Other incidents listed in
Swab left in patient and wrong eye injected: Dozens of mistakes revealed at hospitals « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 7 days ago
six cases of sub optimal care, and three drug errors. Other incidents listed included three surgical errors, two cases of MRSA and two of failure to act. There were single cases of a 12-hour breach, alleged child abuse, outpatient appointment... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Whistleblower reveals shocking failings in care at Barrow's hospitaleast, claims he witnessed 'appalling' hygiene breaches which left patients susc
Whistleblower reveals shocking failings in care at Barrow's hospital
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 7 days ago
east, claims he witnessed 'appalling' hygiene breaches which left patients susceptible to wound infections, norovirus and MRSA. Worse, the 58-year-old said the risks are avoidable and a result of cost-cutting by hospital bosses. Mr Welch said:... Read more
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Evening Standard
London hospital blasted on hygiene over staff nose ringsare observed”. The trust only permits stud earrings and nose rings if they are
London hospital blasted on hygiene over staff nose rings
Evening Standard / Posted 7 days ago
are observed”. The trust only permits stud earrings and nose rings if they are covered. Infection rates for C.difficile and MRSA were both higher than expected. The report reveals inspectors were so concerned at some aspects of care that they... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Frontline care at Barrow hospital affected by cost cutting, former nurse warnseast, claims he witnessed 'appalling' hygiene breaches which left patients susc
Frontline care at Barrow hospital affected by cost cutting, former nurse warns
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 7 days ago
east, claims he witnessed 'appalling' hygiene breaches which left patients susceptible to wound infections, norovirus and MRSA. Worse, the 58-year-old said the risks are avoidable and a result of cost-cutting by hospital bosses. Mr Welch said:... Read more
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Business Wire
APIC Conference Stresses Importance of No-touch Disinfection Technology Including Tru-D SmartUVChospitals across the globe than all other competing look-alike offerings, fight
APIC Conference Stresses Importance of No-touch Disinfection Technology Including Tru-D SmartUVC
Business Wire / Posted 8 days ago
hospitals across the globe than all other competing look-alike offerings, fighting deadly pathogens such as C. diff, MRSA, CRE, VRE, MERS, Ebola and many more. An effective and innovative technology backed by sound science, Tru-D SmartUVC is... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Pabi Moloi remains coy on pregnancy rumourssocial media to break the exciting news of her marriage to fans with a cozy pic
Pabi Moloi remains coy on pregnancy rumours
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 8 days ago
social media to break the exciting news of her marriage to fans with a cozy picture of her and her new hubby dressed in traditional attire. "So many people got married last week. Even me! #PermaBae #AlwaysAndForever #MrsA‚" she captioned the pictu... Read more
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Times News
It’s a dirty jobdone because I won’t risk contaminating them with gross wrestling clothes. Neur
It’s a dirty job
Times News / Posted 10 days ago
done because I won’t risk contaminating them with gross wrestling clothes. Neurotic? Yes, but in this day and age of MRSA, you can’t be too careful with this stuff! Being a mom is a lot grosser and stinkier than being a coach ever was, but... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Facing Up to the World’s Health Crises....and the TPP Would Make Mattes Worsemeaning they cannot isolate themselves from communicable diseases. Remember tha
Facing Up to the World’s Health Crises....and the TPP Would Make Mattes Worse
Naked Capitalism / Posted 11 days ago
meaning they cannot isolate themselves from communicable diseases. Remember that even now, infections like pneumonia and MRSA contracted in a hospital are a major cause of death. In 2010, a conservative estimate was 48,000, 50% more than died in... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
New superbug test developed by TGen-NAU receives Australian patentrapid, 1-hour test will precisely identify a family of antibiotic-resistant Sta
New superbug test developed by TGen-NAU receives Australian patent
News-Medical-Net / Posted 12 days ago
rapid, 1-hour test will precisely identify a family of antibiotic-resistant Staph infections we broadly refer to as MRSA," said Dr. Paul Keim, Director of TGen's Pathogen Genomics Division, or TGen North, based in Flagstaff. "We hope this... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Prescriptions for coughs and colds increasing threat of superbugsantibiotics on to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, or only on very restricte
Prescriptions for coughs and colds increasing threat of superbugs
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 13 days ago
antibiotics on to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, or only on very restricted use. Rates of resistant golden staph, or MRSA, dropped in hospitals due to initiatives such as hand hygiene programs. "Rates of MRSA is rising in the community and... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Superbugs could send us back to the 'dark ages' of medicineonce in 2014, but a huge proportion didn't need them. A coloured transmission
Superbugs could send us back to the 'dark ages' of medicine
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 13 days ago
once in 2014, but a huge proportion didn't need them. A coloured transmission electron micrograph of a deadly cluster of MRSA Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, resistant to antibiotics. In Australia's hospitals on any given day more than one-third... Read more
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The Age
Superbugs could send us back to the 'dark ages' of medicineonce in 2014, but a huge proportion didn't need them. A coloured transmission
Superbugs could send us back to the 'dark ages' of medicine
The Age / Posted 13 days ago
once in 2014, but a huge proportion didn't need them. A coloured transmission electron micrograph of a deadly cluster of MRSA Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, resistant to antibiotics. In Australia's hospitals on any given day more than one-third... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Prescriptions for coughs and colds increasing threat of superbugsantibiotics on to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, or only on very restricte
Prescriptions for coughs and colds increasing threat of superbugs
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 13 days ago
antibiotics on to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, or only on very restricted use. Rates of resistant golden staph, or MRSA, dropped in hospitals due to initiatives such as hand hygiene programs. "Rates of MRSA is rising in the community and... Read more
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Medical News Today
Experimental drug shows promise against deadly MRSA infectionsThe race to find new treatments against deadly MRSA has a new contestant in the
Experimental drug shows promise against deadly MRSA infections
Medical News Today / Posted 13 days ago
The race to find new treatments against deadly MRSA has a new contestant in the form of an experimental drug that successfully treated the infections of the drug-resistant bacteria in animals. The compound, called TXA709, also restored the... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
How can we defeat drug resistance? An interview with Dr Grania Brigdenand in adult trauma centers in Syria. MSF has documented the presence of very
How can we defeat drug resistance? An interview with Dr Grania Brigden
News-Medical-Net / Posted 13 days ago
and in adult trauma centers in Syria. MSF has documented the presence of very resistant bacteria, including ESBL, CRE and MRSA in our projects. In recent years we have started using polymyxin, which is considered to be the last line of antibiotics... Read more
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Doctors Health Press
8 Colloidal Silver BenefitsBenefits What is colloidal silver good for, exactly? Here are eight beneficial
8 Colloidal Silver Benefits
Doctors Health Press / Posted 13 days ago
Benefits What is colloidal silver good for, exactly? Here are eight beneficial colloidal silver uses.1. Helps Control MRSA It’s estimated that over 650 different disease-causing pathogens can be destroyed by colloidal silver. Colloidal... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Revolutionary technology can prevent spread of hospital-acquired infectionsand has been approved by the FDA as safe. Nanoparticles of ZnO eradicates even
Revolutionary technology can prevent spread of hospital-acquired infections
News-Medical-Net / Posted 13 days ago
and has been approved by the FDA as safe. Nanoparticles of ZnO eradicates even antibiotic resistant bacteria such as MRSA. The technology, which has been patented in the US and Israel, and is awaiting approval in Europe and Asia was developed... Read more
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Times of Malta
Public health policyto be isolated at every hospital admission thereafter, and isolation is needed
Public health policy
Times of Malta / Posted 13 days ago
to be isolated at every hospital admission thereafter, and isolation is needed to a much tighter level than say with MRSA. Malta was one of the early European countries to report the presence of CRO, and it is surrounded by countries where... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
New experimental antibiotic can help combat MRSA infectionsA new experimental antibiotic developed by a team of scientists at Rutgers Univ
New experimental antibiotic can help combat MRSA infections
News-Medical-Net / Posted 14 days ago
A new experimental antibiotic developed by a team of scientists at Rutgers University successfully treats the deadly MRSA infection and restores the efficacy of a commonly prescribed antibiotic that has become ineffective against MRSA. In research... Read more
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New York Post
Giants’ TE quagmire: De facto starter can’t believe he’s a vetFells back, where is he?’’ Donnell said, referring to the veteran tight end who
Giants’ TE quagmire: De facto starter can’t believe he’s a vet
New York Post / Posted 15 days ago
Fells back, where is he?’’ Donnell said, referring to the veteran tight end who missed nearly all of last season battling a MRSA infection. “It feels kind of weird, but kind of cool, too. Instead of stressing and writing stuff down, I kind of hang... Read more
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Business Wire
The Medicines Company Announces Participation at ASM MICROBE 2016 to be held June 16 – 20 in BostonGram-positive microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-susc
The Medicines Company Announces Participation at ASM MICROBE 2016 to be held June 16 – 20 in Boston
Business Wire / Posted 15 days ago
Gram-positive microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-susceptible [MSSA] and methicillin–resistant [MRSA] isolates), Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus dysgalactiae, Streptococcus anginosus group... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Your health: How can I stave off 'man flu'?of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and to improve the effectiveness of antibioti
Your health: How can I stave off 'man flu'?
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 17 days ago
of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and to improve the effectiveness of antibiotics against resistant bacteria such as MRSA. Elderflower (Sambucus nigra) helps with stimulating the immune system and defending against viruses and infection. It... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Inappropriate antibiotic prescription in nursing homes prompts superbug fearsAntibiotics being incorrectly prescribed in Australian nursing homes, prompting
Inappropriate antibiotic prescription in nursing homes prompts superbug fears
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 19 days ago
Antibiotics being incorrectly prescribed in Australian nursing homes, prompting superbug fears MRSA is a drug-resistant superbug which can cause deadly infection. (Fabrizio Bensch, file photo: Reuters) MRSA is a drug-resistant superbug which can... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Infection scare forces hospital to cancel almost 200 operationsrates in the country, just 0.2 per cent compared to a national average of two t
Infection scare forces hospital to cancel almost 200 operations
Daily Mirror / Posted 19 days ago
rates in the country, just 0.2 per cent compared to a national average of two to five per cent. “We haven’t had a case of MRSA in our Trust since 2008. “All of our evidence proves it’s a very safe place to be a patient.” Affected patients should... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Superbugs: What are they and how are they treated? ABC Health and Wellbeing staff Photo: MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphyloco
Superbugs: What are they and how are they treated?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 19 days ago
ABC Health and Wellbeing staff Photo: MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a drug-resistant superbug, which can cause deadly infection. (Fabrizio Bensch, file photo:... Read more
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KCCI 8 Des Moines
MRSA Fast FactsHere is some background information about MRSA. Methicillin-resistant Staphylo
MRSA Fast Facts
KCCI 8 Des Moines / Posted 19 days ago
Here is some background information about MRSA. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria are resistant to all beta-lactam antibiotics such as methicillin, penicillin, oxacillin, and amoxicillin. A MRSA infection can be fatal, and... Read more
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Fortune
Nature Made Vitamins Have Been Recalled for This Scary Reasontreated with a full course of antibiotics, though certain strains known as meth
Nature Made Vitamins Have Been Recalled for This Scary Reason
Fortune / Posted 19 days ago
treated with a full course of antibiotics, though certain strains known as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, can be resistant to many antibiotics. Similarly, salmonella can cause digestive distress like diarrhea, nausea,... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Far-UVC light can combat deadly scourge of drug-resistant surgical site infectionsUniversity Medical Center have shown that a narrow wavelength of ultraviolet (U
Far-UVC light can combat deadly scourge of drug-resistant surgical site infections
News-Medical-Net / Posted 19 days ago
University Medical Center have shown that a narrow wavelength of ultraviolet (UV) light safely killed drug-resistant MRSA bacteria in mice, demonstrating a potentially safe and cost-effective way to reduce surgical site infections, a major... Read more
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Daily Star
Mum caught in scrubs and stethoscope pretending to be A&E doc for 7 HOURSI was looking for the doctor who looked after him." She was then stopped by ma
Mum caught in scrubs and stethoscope pretending to be A&E doc for 7 HOURS
Daily Star / Posted 19 days ago
I was looking for the doctor who looked after him." She was then stopped by magistrates before she continued: "My son had MRSA." Fining her £440 chair of the bench Leah Bretton said: "We have heard what has been said and have taken into account... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Mother who posed as doctor and stole medical supplies grins as she avoids jailI was looking for the doctor who looked after him." She was then stopped by ma
Mother who posed as doctor and stole medical supplies grins as she avoids jail
Daily Mirror / Posted 19 days ago
I was looking for the doctor who looked after him." She was then stopped by magistrates before she continued: "My son had MRSA." Fining her £440 chair of the bench Leah Bretton said: "We have heard what has been said and have taken into account... Read more
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The Irish Times
What happens your body when you fly?seat pockets, window shades and armrests. Escherichia coli (E. coli) was found
What happens your body when you fly?
The Irish Times / Posted 19 days ago
seat pockets, window shades and armrests. Escherichia coli (E. coli) was found to survive 96 hours. Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacteria that can cause infections, skin disease, pneumonia and sepsis, survived 168 hours. Water stored on board... Read more
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express
Mother who posed as a doctor TWICE while strutting around hospital is spared jailI was looking for the doctor who looked after him." She was then stopped by ma
Mother who posed as a doctor TWICE while strutting around hospital is spared jail
express / Posted 19 days ago
I was looking for the doctor who looked after him." She was then stopped by magistrates before she continued: "My son had MRSA." Fining her £440 chair of the bench Leah Bretton said: "We have heard what has been said and have taken into account... Read more
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Medical News Today
Specific UV light kills MRSA without damaging human tissueto reduce the number of infections have had limited success; with the rise of d
Specific UV light kills MRSA without damaging human tissue
Medical News Today / Posted 19 days ago
to reduce the number of infections have had limited success; with the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), the problem shows no signs of slowing, and some scientists are concerned... Read more
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birminghammail
Hospital cancels almost 200 operations over infection scarerates in the country, just 0.2 per cent compared to a national average of two t
Hospital cancels almost 200 operations over infection scare
birminghammail / Posted 19 days ago
rates in the country, just 0.2 per cent compared to a national average of two to five per cent. “We haven’t had a case of MRSA in our Trust since 2008. “All of our evidence proves it’s a very safe place to be a patient.” Affected patients should... Read more
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MedCity News
Medical device M&A includes Medtronic orthopedics deal, Zimmer's $1B offer for LDR18 years of age with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections includi
Medical device M&A includes Medtronic orthopedics deal, Zimmer's $1B offer for LDR
MedCity News / Posted 20 days ago
18 years of age with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections including infections caused by superbugs such as MRSA and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. — Drugs.com Roswell Park Cancer... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Researchers examine pan-genome of deadly Staph bacteriathreat due to the rapid rise of antibiotic-resistant strains, including methici
Researchers examine pan-genome of deadly Staph bacteria
News-Medical-Net / Posted 21 days ago
threat due to the rapid rise of antibiotic-resistant strains, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. Yet Staph also commonly colonize our nasal passages and other body sites without harm. To better understand these... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Wheatfield man denies raping two girlsthan in court because of health worries involving Pavlisin. “It was our unders
Wheatfield man denies raping two girls
The Buffalo News / Posted 22 days ago
than in court because of health worries involving Pavlisin. “It was our understanding that on his arrest, he had an active MRSA skin infection,” Deputy District Attorney Holly E. Sloma said. Pavlisin is accused of a sexual relationship with a... Read more
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PhysOrg
Distinguishing deadly Staph bacteria from harmless strainsthreat due to the rapid rise of antibiotic-resistant strains, including methici
Distinguishing deadly Staph bacteria from harmless strains
PhysOrg / Posted 22 days ago
threat due to the rapid rise of antibiotic-resistant strains, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. Yet Staph also commonly colonize our nasal passages and other body sites without harm. To better understand these... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
Losing the war against bacteriainfections result from such highly resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resis
Losing the war against bacteria
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 22 days ago
infections result from such highly resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Such treatment- resistant infections cause more than 2 million illnesses and at... Read more
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Derbyshire Times
born professor is doing this amazing project at American universityaminoglycoside antibiotics (AGAs) which are often used to treat complex infecti
born professor is doing this amazing project at American university
Derbyshire Times / Posted 22 days ago
aminoglycoside antibiotics (AGAs) which are often used to treat complex infectious diseases such as the hospital superbug MRSA. According to 56-year-old Dr Crich, current AGAs are susceptible to resistance so he and his research team aim to... Read more
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