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Giving antibiotics prior to low-risk surgery may prevent resistance

Researchers report that surgical patients given antibiotics prior to some operations are not at increased risk for antibiotic-resistant infections after surgery.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Publication date: December 2017 Source:Food Research International, Volume 102 Author(s): H.M. Manukumar, S. Umesha In recent years much attention has been devoted to active packaging technologies that offer new opportunities for the food industry and food preservation. The spoilage of food products during post process handling leads to food contamination and causes life-threatening food-borne illness. The methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) 090 is one of the food-borne pathogens associated with food poisoning that leads to an outbreak of perilous human infections worldwide. The development of resistance in...
Source: Food Research International - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
In conclusion, Staphylococcus aureus implant‐associated osteomyelitis was found to reduce vancomycin bone penetration, especially in the implant cavity. These findings suggest that it may be unsafe to rely solely on vancomycin therapy when treating acute osteomyelitis. Particularly when metaphyseal cavities are present, surgical debridement seems necessary. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
This study revealed the presence of CA-MRSA harbouring SCCmeciv with high genetic diversity, providing information not available in our country. PMID: 29054550 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Argentina de Microbiologia - Category: Microbiology Tags: Rev Argent Microbiol Source Type: research
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Source: Biomedical Safety and Standards - Category: Medical Devices Tags: BS&S Feature Source Type: research
In this study, we collected 322 pharyngeal exudates and 142 nasal exudates from hospitalised and outpatients for screening purposes. The carriage rates in the pharynx were 27.06% for S. aureus, 11.55% for methicillin‑resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and 5.61% for methicillin‑oxacillin resistant S. aureus (MORSA). The carriage rates in the nose were 35.38% for S. aureus, 18.46% for MRSA and 13.85% for MORSA. The median multiple antibiotic resistance (MAR) index of SA was 33.33%. The MAR of MRSA was significantly higher than that of methicillin-sus...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
In conclusion, our findings indicate that consumption of contaminated edible ice is a risk factor for human ESBL-E carriage. PMID: 29040083 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Water and Health - Category: Environmental Health Tags: J Water Health Source Type: research
A major threat to the world is the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria, which has rendered previously susceptible drugs useless and increased the rate of therapeutic failures. Shigella species, which are the causative organism of Shigellosis, were earlier susceptible to ampicillin, chloramphenicol, co-trimoxazole and nalidixic acid but now they have developed resistance against fluoroquinolones, cephalosporins and azithromycin. Many shigellosis outbreaks have been reported by resistant strains of Shigella species.
Source: Journal of Infection and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract We designed a class of small dimeric cyclic guanidine derivatives which display potent antibacterial activity against both multidrug-resistant Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. They could compromise bacterial membranes without developing resistance, inhibit biofilms formed by E. coli, and exhibit excellent in vivo activity in the MRSA-infected thigh burden mouse model. PMID: 29052670 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Chemical Communications - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Chem Commun (Camb) Source Type: research
MedTech Strategist working together with The Medical Alley Association for the very first time brought their premier innovation summit to Minnesota, a place now considered by many to be the global epicenter of health innovation and care. Over the two-day long event more than 35 start-up and emerging medical companies presented their technologies and devices to representatives of leading venture capitalist and investment banks, and also to large medical device companies. Considering that funding is of major importance to the field of medical innovation, this event gave both investors and entrepreneurs a chance to explore fu...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs
People working with pigs are at elevated risk of harboring methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in their nose, which is attributable to occupational exposure to animals harboring livestock adapted S. aureus. To...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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