Emergency Department Environmental Contamination With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus After Care of Colonized Patients

This research article investigates the effect of patients with a history of MRSA colonization or infection on subsequent MRSA contamination of the ED environment.
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Source: Infection and Drug Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infection and Drug Resistance Source Type: research
Halogenated boroxine dipotassium trioxohydroxytetrafluorotriborate K2[B3O3F4OH] inhibits emerging multidrug-resistant and β-lactamase-producing opportunistic pathogens. Drug Dev Ind Pharm. 2019 Aug 16;:1-21 Authors: Maravić A, Rončević T, Krce L, Ilić N, Galić B, Čikeš Čulić V, Carev I Abstract Halogenated boroxine dipotassium trioxohydroxytetrafluorotriborate, K2[B3O3F4OH] (boroxine) was previously shown to be very effective in inhibition of several carcinoma cell lines, including the skin cancer. Here, we investigated its antimicrobial potential by targeting the multidrug-resistan...
Source: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Dev Ind Pharm Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Sushma Bagde Bhatwalkar, Prashant Shukla, Rupesh K. Srivastava, Rajesh Mondal, Rajaneesh AnupamAbstractEnvironmental disinfection greatly reduces the occurrence of nosocomial or healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) which are the major healthcare problems worldwide. In India, Ayurvedic traditional fumigation with natural plant products is used to disinfect environment. In the present study, environmental disinfection efficiency of traditional fumigation practice has been evaluated by using natural plant produc...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causes serious infections in hospitals. Penthorum chinense Pursh (PCP), employed by the Miao ethnic minority in China, presents antibacterial activities. In this...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Inorganica Chimica Acta, Volume 496Author(s): Dhrubajyoti Majumdar, Dhiraj Das, S.S. Sreejith, Sudip Nag, Swapan Dey, Surajit Mondal, Kalipada Bankura, Dipankar MishraAbstractA di-nuclear azido-bridged Cd(II) 1-D coordination polymer [Cd2(H2LpentOMe)(µ1,1-N3)2]n (1) has been successfully synthesized using less explored bi-compartmental Schiff base ligand (H2LpentOMe) and characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR, FT-Raman, UV–Visible, SEM-EDAX, powder X-ray diffraction and fluorescence spectroscopy. Solid-state X-ray single crystal study revealed two different geometrica...
Source: Inorganica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Wink Multidrug resistance (MDR) causes challenging tasks in medicine. Human cancer cells, as well as microorganisms, can acquire multiresistance due to the up-regulation of efflux pumps (ABC transporters) and are difficult to treat. Here, we evaluated the effects of chlorophyll, the most abundant pigment on the globe, and its derivative, pheophytin, on cancer cells and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). We found that both substances have significant reversal effects on multidrug-resistant CEM/ADR5000 cells (RRpheophytin = 3.13, combination index (CI)pheophytin = 0.438; RRchlorophyll = 2.72, CIchloroph...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Orthopedic implant-related infections such as periprosthetic joint infections (PJI) and osteosynthesis related infections are a devastating problem for both patients and surgeons. Besides being potentially life-threatening, implant related infections are a socioeconomic burden due to increasing health-care expenditures, functional impairment and long-lasting disabilities 1. While Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS), Streptococcus, and Enterococcus are mainly responsible for PJI, an increa...
Source: Injury - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate hybrid meshes (Gore® Synecor, Zenapro™, Ovitex™ 1S Reinforced Bioscaffold Permanent, and Ovitex™ 1S Reinforced Bioscaffold Resorbable) compared to non-hybrid, bioresorbable synthetic mesh (Phasix™ Mesh) in a rabbit bacterial inoculation model.Materials and MethodsSubcutaneous pockets were bilaterally created in male, New Zealand White rabbits (n=25). Circular meshes (3.8 cm diameter) were implanted and inoculated with 1x106 colony forming units (CFU) of clinically-isolated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). A given animal received a si...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
In this study we test a formulation of silver sulfadiazine, vitamin A and lidocaine (AF-SSD) for aerosol administration against biofilms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and biofilms of methicillin-resistant (MRSA) and methicillin-sensitive (MSSA) strains of Staphylococcus aureus. The aerosol allows the administration of AF-SSD without the direct contact with the wound and avoids contamination of the product after reiterative usage. We evaluated in vitro the anti-biofilm activity of AF-SSD by carrying out different technical approaches such as resazurin assays to measure metabolic activity/viability, crystal violet staining assay...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
ConclusionGenomic and epidemiological analyses indicate community-based transmission of a multiply resistant MRSA clone within South Yorkshire introduced around 2012–2013, prior to the detection of a spatial–temporal cluster associated with a distinct risk group. Surveillance data indicate continued circulation.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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