Category Archives: MRSA

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Mrsa | Carl Nicks, Still Affected From MRSA Infection, Steps Away From NFL

Carl Nicks was a first-team All-Pro for New Orleans in 2011, at age 26. By age 29, after just nine more NFL games, he might be done with football because of a MRSA infection suffered last year.Nicks was excused from Buccaneers camp for personal reasons on Thursday. By Friday the Buccaneers announced that they and the guard had agreed to part ways. Nicks suffered a toe injury as part of the MRSA    .. more …

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Mrsa | Councillor Who Fought MRSA Twice Praises IRH's Action

Published: 15 Jul 2014 11:30A COUNCILLOR who has twice picked up potentially deadly MRSA today hailed Inverclyde Royal’s new zero rate for healthcare-acquired infections.The Tele recently revealed how rates for clostridium difficile (C.diff) and bacterial bugs MRSA and MSSA are at an all-time low at the IRH.Jim MacLeod, pictured, who is the SNP’s health spokesman in the district, today    .. more …

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Mrsa | MRSA Isn't The Real Problem With E-Cigs

It’s early, but it sure looks as if the e-cigarette is going to turn out to be every bit as odious as its forebear, the paper and tobacco cigarette.Yet in a wondrous twirl of Don Draper magic, the e-cigarette has positioned itself as the St. Patrick of the 21st century, driving a carton of menthols out of our lives instead of snakes. Ad blitz aside, the e-cig is a problematic, likely toxic ,    .. more …

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Mrsa | Despite Generic Vancomycin's Continued Dominance Of The MRSA Market, Branded Agents Cubicin And Zyvox Emerge As ...

BURLINGTON, Mass., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Decision Resources Group finds that overall, infectious disease (ID) specialists and non-ID physicians (critical care and internal medicine specialists) prefer the branded agents Cubist’s Cubicin (daptomycin) and Pfizer’s Zyvox (linezolid), respectively, when treating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the hospital. Nearly    .. more …

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Mrsa | Enanta Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase 1 Study Of MRSA Infection Candidate EDP-788

WATERTOWN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ( ENTA ) a research and development-focused biotechnology company dedicated to creating small molecule drugs in the infectious disease field, today announced the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical study of EDP-788, Enanta’s investigational compound for MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ) infections. EDP-788 is being    .. more …

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Mrsa | 'Superbug' MRSA Infections Aren't Dropping In Children: CDC

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MONDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) — Although rates of infection with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA ) are declining among American adults, the rates among children remain largely unchanged, a new government study finds. In addition, MRSA disproportionately affects infants less than 3 months old and black children, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease    .. more …

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Mrsa | MRSA Strain In Humans Originally Came From Cattle

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Contact: Jim Sliwa jsliwa@asmusa.org 202-942-9297 American Society for Microbiology MRSA strain in humans originally came from cattle A strain of bacteria that causes skin and soft tissue infections in humans originally came from cattle, according to a study to be published in mBio , the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The researchers who conducted the genetic    .. more …

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Mrsa | Swine Flu And Hotel Beds-what Are The Risks - Article Dashboard

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Hepatitis A virus can survive outside the body for for months. HAV can survive certain acids and some heat and survive in dried feces. Other Hepatitis viruses such as HBV and HCV can live from 16 hours to up to a week. Researchers have known since 2005 that “superbugs” like C.Difficille, which is found mainly in hospitals , can live for weeks in bedding and can be resistant to even bleach.    .. more …

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Mrsa | Is A C. Diff Vaccine Around The Corner? - Article Dashboard

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The British biotech company Acambis, have recently conducted trials of a new vaccine that could offer a preventative answer and stop the spread of a ‘superbug’ that kills more people than MRSA. Trials at around 30 hospitals with high incidences of C. Diff infection will be carried out to see if the vaccine prevents the diarrhoea caused by the bug from returning. Patients known to have suffered    .. more …

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Mrsa | What Exactly Is Term Life Insurance?

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For people with a mortgage and family to support, not having a term life insurance policy exposes them to a large financial risk. This risk becomes apparent when you consider how the mortgage and household bills would be paid if the main income producer were to die or to become terminally ill. The end result could be that loved ones who are left behind find their home is repossessed because they    .. more …

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