Monthly Archives: August 2011

Staph Infection | Prado Searching For Consistency

When you’re Martin Prado and you’re hitting .275 on the season, you’re feeling for it.The career .307 hitter expects big things from himself, which means when he’s struggling to find consistency, he’ll go so far as to say: “When you’re lost, you’re lost.”By normal standards, Prado isn’t lost. He singled to drive in a run in the ninth inning Monday night during the Braves 5-4 walk-off win over the    .. more …

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Staph Infection | Salt Flats Record-holder Doesn't Let Handicap Slow Him Down

Racers from around the world will be coming to Utah for Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats. For one racer, that track is a place where he can overcome a painful past.Mike Roman lost his right leg after getting a staph infection while working in a hospital, but he hasn’t let that stop him from breaking records; he has set six records on the salt flats in three years.”No one prepares you for    .. more …

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Mrsa | World MRSA Day To Fight For Global Action And Awareness

CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2011 — World MRSA Day, October 2 and World MRSA Awareness Month, October to fight against global inaction and to raise awareness to the global MRSA crisis.CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The 3rd Annual World MRSA Day Kickoff Event and Global MRSA Summit will be held October 1, 2011 at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. The 2011    .. more …

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Mrsa | World MRSA Day To Fight For Global Action And Awareness

World MRSA Day, October 2 and World MRSA Awareness Month, October to fight against global inaction and to raise awareness to the global MRSA crisis. CHICAGO , Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The 3rd Annual World MRSA Day Kickoff Event and Global MRSA Summit will be held October 1, 2011 at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois . The 2011 Global theme is: ‘The    .. more …

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Mrsa | MRSA Is On The Rise Among Children: Could Antibiotics Be To Blame?

The figures come from a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which attributes the shift largely to a rise in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Although most cases of MRSA infection still occur in health-care settings like hospitals and nursing homes, an increasing number of infections are being spread in the community, particularly in locker    .. more …

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Mrsa | Hospital Superbug Present In Community

The hospital superbug MRSA has now reared its head in the community possibly as a consequence of the abuse and misuse of antibiotic creams, according to fresh research.The bacterium responsible for difficult-to-treat infections in hospitals due to antibiotic resistance has been found in the nostrils of 8.2 per cent of the 450 healthy individuals who took part in the research.”We have suspected    .. more …

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Mrsa | Study Highlights Steps To Reduce MRSA Infections

In 2006, a group of Indianapolis-area hospitals began a systematic implementation of practices known to reduce the spread of MRSA, including active surveillance, hand hygiene, patient isolation and the use of protective equipment such as gowns and gloves. Brad Doebbeling, MD, MSc, FACP, and fellow researchers from Indiana University interviewed team members from each hospital to identify common    .. more …

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Staph Infection | GHHA Hosts Family Health And Fun Day | mrsa

Steve Gulbin was 18 years old when he paid a friend $50 to tattoo his leg.A few weeks later, the tattoo ended up costing him $6,050 – a big price to pay, but not so bad when he considers he could’ve lost a whole lot more.”I spent two weeks laying in a hospital bed with IVs hooked up to me,” he said, recalling the staph infection that resulted in thousands of dollars of medical bills. “If I waited    .. more …

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