Hospital trust nurses celebrate ‘year free’ of MRSA for first time

Nursing staff at a hospital trust in Yorkshire are celebrating being a year free of the superbug MRSA for the first time.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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This report details recent trends in both MRSA and methicillin-susceptible S. aureus infections in both the community and healthcare setting.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: Journal of Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Puja Majumder, Shashank Khare, Arunabh Athreya, Nazia Hussain, Ashutosh Gulati, Aravind PenmatsaAbstractQacA is a drug:H+ antiporter (DHA) with 14 transmembrane helices, that confers antibacterial resistance to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains, with homologs in other pathogenic organisms. It is a highly promiscuous antiporter, capable of H+- driven efflux of a wide array of cationic antibacterial compounds and dyes. Our study, using a homology model of QacA, reveals a group of six protonatable residues i...
Source: Journal of Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe high incidence of MRSA acquisition found among AD patients and the risk factors associated show that an effective surveillance of MRSA colonization in these patients is needed.
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 March 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): G. Bianco, M. Boattini, M. Iannaccone, F. Sidoti, R. Cavallo, C. CostaSummaryMolecular assays may constitute a valid method to timely predict antimicrobial resistance and optimize empirical antibiotic therapies. We assessed ELITe MGB® assays in blood culture workflow to detect main carbapenemase and ESBL genes, Staphylococcus aureus and mec genes in less than 3h. Excellent agreement results between genotypic and conventional phenotypic approaches were obtained.Retrospective analysis of medical records revealed that approxima...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our comparative genomic analysis showed that there is no pattern of virulence gene distribution among the clones analysed in the different regions. The Brazilian strains showed similarity with clones from several continents. PMID: 30900970 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: J Med Microbiol Source Type: research
This study demonstrates a simple one-pot green method for biosynthesis of terpenoids encapsulated copper oxide nanoparticles (CuONPs) using aqueous leaf extract of Eucalyptus globulus (ELE), as reducing, dispersing, and stabilizing agent. Indeed, the greater attachment and internalization of ELE-CuONPs in Gram-positive and -negative biofilm producing clinical bacterial isolates validated the hypothesis that terpenoids encapsulated CuONPs are more stable and effective antibacterial and antibiofilm agent vis-à-vis commercially available nano and micro sized analogues. Gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC–MS)...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
(Natural News) Traveling to outer space is a pretty tough gig for astronauts trying to stay healthy, as shuttling back and forth to places like Mars and the Moon significantly increases one’s risk of developing infections from antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” experts claim. Not only is there a higher risk of contracting bugs like MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus...
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Xinlong He, Shuang Li, Yi Yin, Jiahui Xu, Weijuan Gong, Guocai Li, Li Qian, Yinyan Yin, Xiaoqin He, Tingting Guo, Yuzheng Huang, Feng Lu, Jun Cao
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
oacute;n JJ, Webster TJ Abstract The green synthesis of biomaterials is of significant interest as it enables the safe and sustainable preparation of noble metallic nanoparticles for medical applications. Microalgae polysaccharides have received attention due to their outstanding properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability and low cost. In addition, due to their variety of remarkable biological and physicochemical properties, polysaccharide-based nanoparticles have advantageous features yet to be explored. The primary objective of the current research was to investigate exopolysaccharides isolated from g...
Source: Appl Human Sci - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl Source Type: research
In this study, after minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) and minimal bactericidal concentrations (MBCs) of sole tannic acid and β-lactam were investigated for each isolate, the synergistic activities of β-lactams combined with tannic acid against one MRSA ATCC 43300 and four MRSA clinical isolates were investigated with the concentrations starting at four fold of MICs of sole treatments of tannic acid and β-lactam by using checkerboard assay. To investigate sole and combination activities of tannic acid an d β-lactams, MIC and MBCs were observed. Results of this study showed that the activities of ...
Source: World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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