Evaluating the Antimicrobial Properties of Commercial Hand Sanitizers, MSphere
Hand sanitizers have been developed as a convenient means to decontaminate an individual's hands of bacterial pathogens in situations in which soap and water are not available. Yet to our knowledge, no study has compared the antibacterial efficacy of a large collection of hand sanitizers. Using zone of growth inhibition and kill curve assays, we assessed the performance of 46 commercially available hand sanitizers that were obtained from national chain big-box stores, gasoline stations, pharmacies, and boutiques for antibacterial activity toward prototypical Gram-positive ( Staphylococcus aureus ) and Gram-negative ( Esche...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unintended consequences of infection prevention and control measures during COVID-19 pandemic, American Journal of Infection Control
The impact of a multimodal infection control strategy originally designed for containment of COVID-19 on the rates of other hospital-acquired-infections (HAIs) was evaluated over a 7-month period across the largest healthcare system in Singapore. • During the COVID-19 pandemic, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus acquisition rates declined significantly, together with central-line-associated-bloodstream infection rates; likely due to increased compliance with standard precautions. • Enhanced infection control measures resulted in the unintended positive consequences of containing health care-associated re...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRSA Colonization Linked to Increased Mortality Risk in Adults
WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 -- Among middle-aged and older community-dwelling adults, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization is associated with increased mortality risk, according to a research letter published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Are Toxin-Mediated Diseases?
Discussion A poison is a generic term for “a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.” A toxin is more specific and is “any poison produced by an organism, characterized by antigenicity in certain animals and high molecular weight, and including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal toxins as ricin and snake venom.” A toxin does not include those substances that are made synthetically produced. Venom is also a toxin that is used by animals and insects for predation or defense which can cause ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Otitis externa
Review notes that in 98% of cases the cause is bacterial, with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus the most common pathogens. Acute uncomplicated otitis externa can be managed effectively with topical treatments, for up to 14 days if required. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transmission of S aureus CC9 Between Pigs and Humans Transmission of S aureus CC9 Between Pigs and Humans
A new study examines the potential transmission of antimicrobial-resistant Staphylococcus aureus between pigs raised on industrial hog farms and humans.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Healthcare-associated infections
Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Escherichia coli (E. coli) are bacterial infections that commonly occur as a direct result of healthcare interventions (such as medical or surgical treatment), or from being in contact with a healthcare setting. They are the most well-known healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). HCAIs pose a serious risk to patients, staff and visitors, can incur high costs for the NHS, and can cause significant morbidity to those infected. The emergence of new infections also poses a risk to patients and staff, as highlighted by the transmis...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Approved medications preserve platelets and protect mice from bacterial blood infections
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A study of 49 patients reveals that toxins from the bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus aureus can destroy the body's blood-clotting platelets, raising the risk of death during bacterial blood infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A sense for the unseen: Novel DNA sensor can rapidly detect antibiotic-resistant pathogens
(University of Fukui) The persistent overuse of antibiotics has led to the evolution of antibiotic resistant pathogens, or " superbugs, " which can cause severe life-threatening infections that must be diagnosed and treated early on. However, antibiotic sensitivity assays used to detect resistance rely on cell culture that can take several days. Overcoming this limitation, researchers have now designed a novel self-driven DNA nanosensor that can rapidly detect methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a lethal superbug, with high sensitivity and specificity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Estimated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Decolonization in Intensive Care Units Associated With Single-Application Chlorhexidine Gluconate or Mupirocin, JAMA Network Open 4(3): e210652-e210652
Conclusions and Relevance: These findings suggest that there may be room for significant improvement in anti-MRSA disinfectants, including the compounds themselves and their delivery mechanisms. Despite the decolonization estimates found in this study, these agents are associated with robust outcomes after delays in administration, which may help in alleviating concerns over patient comfort and toxic effects. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of vancomycin loading dose on clinical outcome in critically ill patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia, Journal of Thoracic Disease 13(2): 768-777
Background: Vancomycin is the treatment of choice for serious methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Current guidelines recommend giving an initial loading dose (LD) of 25-30 mg/kg to rapidly increase the serum concentration. However, high-quality evidence for the clinical benefit of LD is lacking. Herein, we aim to examine the association between vancomycin LD and clinical outcome. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted on adult patients treated for MRSA pneumonia with vancomycin in medical intensive care units from April 2016 to August 2018. MRSA pneumonia was defined by the Centers f...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic-resistant strains of staph bacteria may be spreading between pigs raised in factory farms
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) DNA sequencing of bacteria found in pigs and humans in rural eastern North Carolina, an area with concentrated industrial-scale pig-farming, suggests that multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains are spreading between pigs, farmworkers, their families and community residents, and represents an emerging public health threat, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study unravels antibiotic resistance in MRSA ‘superbug’ infections
FINDINGSResearchers applied a new approach pioneered at UCLA to predict whichmethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA,infections willfail to respond toantibiotic treatment. By focusing on epigenetics — changes to gene expression that can’t be detected by standard DNA sequencing — the study examined how the immune system recognizes dangerous superbugs and works with antibiotics to clear them.BACKGROUNDThe Staphylococcus aureus bacterium can  live harmlessly on a person’s skin and in their nose, occasionally causing mild infections that can be treated with standard antibiotics. When i...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Early Detection and Control of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus Outbreak in an Intensive Care Unit, Balkan Medical Journal 38(1): 23-28
Conclusion: Molecular typing techniques are the cornerstones for the investigation of outbreaks. Infection control measures, such as enhancing cleaning procedures, promoting hand hygiene, should be enforced in the ICU unit. All patients, including those who have already been discharged to other departments, must be put on contact isolation. HCWs carrying the MRSA strains could be offered decolonization. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hip fracture, The bone & joint journal 103-B(1): 170-177
Aims: Infection after surgery increases treatment costs and is associated with increased mortality. Hip fracture patients have historically had high rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization and surgical site infection (SSI). This paper reports the impact of routine MRSA screening and the " cleanyourhands " campaign on rates of MRSA SSI and patient outcome.; Methods: A total of 13,503 patients who presented with a hip fracture over 17 years formed the study population. Multivariable logistic regression was performed to determine risk factors for MRSA and SSI. Autoregressive integrat...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Contact Precautions to Prevent Transmission of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in Intensive Care Units, Clinical Infectious Diseases 72: S42-S49
Conclusions We found little evidence that contact precautions implemented during the STAR*ICU trial reduced transmission of MRSA or VRE. We did find important differences in the transmission dynamics between MRSA and VRE. Differences in organism and healthcare setting may impact the efficacy of contact precautions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparative Effectiveness of Switching to Daptomycin Versus Remaining on Vancomycin Among Patients With Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bloodstream Infections, Clinical Infectious Diseases 72: S68-S73
Conclusions Switching to daptomycin within 3 days of initial receipt of vancomycin is associated with lower 30-day mortality among patients with MRSA BSI. This benefit was not seen when the switch occurred later. Future studies should prospectively assess the benefit of early switching from vanco mycin to other anti-MRSA antibiotics. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope for a vaccination against Staphylococcus areus infections?
(German Center for Infection Research) Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) ranks among the globally most important causes of infections in humans and is considered a dreaded hospital pathogen. Active and passive immunisation against multi-resistant strains is seen as a potentially valuable alternative to antibiotic therapy. However, all vaccine candidates so far have been clinically unsuccessful. With an epitope-based immunisation, scientists at Cologne University Hospital and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) have now described a new vaccination strategy against S. aureus in the Nature Partner JournalNPJ VACCI...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Diclofenac mitigates virulence of multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Archives of microbiology 202(10): 2751-2760.
In conclusion, diclofenac can be used in combination with antibiotics as anti-virulence agent against MDR-MRSA which will enhance the ability of immune system to eradicate infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characterizing Common Wound Microbes in Epidermolysis Bullosa Characterizing Common Wound Microbes in Epidermolysis Bullosa
Wound cultures from patients with epidermolysis bullosa were most frequently positive for Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Streptococcus pyogenes; antibiotic resistance was common.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

High Glucose May Make MRSA More Virulent in Diabetes Patients High Glucose May Make MRSA More Virulent in Diabetes Patients
High glucose levels in the tissue and blood of people with diabetes may help make drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections more aggressive, new mouse research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Understanding lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis
(University of Warwick) For young people with cystic fibrosis, lung infection with Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, is common and is treated with antibiotics in the hope that this will prevent a decline in lung function. However there has recently been debate over the role S. aureus plays in CF lung disease. Researchers from the University of Warwick have used a new model of CF lungs which could be used to make better decisions about future use of antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The effectiveness of education of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection prevention and control (IPC) with directive discourse to improve handwashing compliance
The incidence rate of microbial exposure remains high among nurses. Paramedics play a vital role in transmitting the nosocomial infection in the hospital. This research aims to analyze the education effectivity of MRSA IPC with directive discourse to improve handwashing compliance among nurses. This is quasi-experimental research using a pretest –posttest non-control design and has obtained an ethical approval certificate issued by the hospital ethical committee. A research subject is a group of 25 nurses. The data test uses the Wilcoxon test to determine the measuring result of handwashing compliance before and afte...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover secret to superbug's virulence in diabetic infections
(University of Pittsburgh) The bodies of people with uncontrolled diabetes appear to be the perfect environment for a common type of superbug to thrive unchecked and do its worst damage, according to new research reported today in Science Advances. Staphylococcus aureus -- a bacteria that is often resistant to antibiotics -- thrives in glucose-rich diabetic conditions, which trigger it to activate some of its most virulent features. A lack of insulin prevents the immune system from responding to the infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dr MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions 
DR MARTIN SCURR: A boil - proper name, furuncle - is an infection of the skin which begins in a hair follicle. It is usually due to a bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacterial toxin with healing effect
(Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena) A bacterial toxin promoting tissue healing has been discovered by an international research team led by scientists from University of Jena (Germany). The compoundα-Hemolysine found in Staphylococcus aureus does not just damage cells, but also stimulates tissue regeneration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mortality related to drug-resistant organisms in surgical sepsis-3: an 8-year time trend study using sequential organ failure assessment scores
The difference in sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) scores from the baseline to sepsis is a known predictor of sepsis-3 outcome, but the prognostic value of drug-resistant organisms for mortality is unexplained. We employed sepsis stewardship and herein report an observational study. Study subjects were patients admitted to the Departments of Surgery/Chest Surgery from 2011 through 2018 with a diagnosis of sepsis and a SOFA score of 2 or more. Our sepsis stewardship methods included antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship and infection control. We determined the primary endpoint as in-hospital death and the secon...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reductions in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile Infection and Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Bloodstream Infection Across the United Kingdom Following Implementation of a National Infection Control Campaign
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infections declined across the UK National Health Service in the decade that followed implementation of an infection control campaign. The national impact on intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections has not been documented. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Customizable synthetic antibiotic outmaneuvers resistant bacteria
(University of California - San Francisco) Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most urgent public health threats. In the United States alone, tens of thousands of deaths result each year from drug-resistant strains of common bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecium, which can cause virtually untreatable hospital-acquired infections. Perilously few new classes of antibiotics are being developed to fight infections that have become resistant to traditional treatments, and bringing any new drugs to market could take decades. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gary Nabors, Ph.D. Joins Integrated BioTherapeutics Inc. as Executive...
IBT is pioneering development of the first multivalent toxoid-based vaccine against Staphylococcus aureus as well as immunotherapies for several viral diseases.(PRWeb September 14, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/gary_nabors_ph_d_joins_integrated_biotherapeutics_inc_as_executive_vice_president_and_chief_development_officer/prweb17389568.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to spot patients most likely to die from blood infections
(University of California - San Diego) Unprecedented analysis of proteins and metabolites in patient serum provides new biomarkers associated with a patient's risk of dying from Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccine that harnesses antifungal immunity protects mice from staph infection
(PLOS) Immunization of mice with a new vaccine consisting of fungal particles loaded with Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) proteins protects mice against S. aureus infection, according to a study published August 20 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by David Underhill of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and colleague. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cold-sensitive staphylococci reveal a weakness
(Universit é de Gen è ve) A team from the University of Geneva has identified a new mechanism involved in the membrane synthesis of Staphylococcus aureus. When disrupted, this mechanism makes the pathogen sensitive to cold. The discovery of this physiological process could contribute to the fight against this pathogen that is difficult to treat due to its resistance to antibiotics (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Siblings can also differ from one another in bacteria
(German Center for Infection Research) A research team from the University of T ü bingen and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) is investigating how pathogens influence the immune response of their host with genetic variation. This enables Staphylococcus aureus bacteria to develop antibiotic resistance and improve their chances of survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Beautyberry leaf extract restores drug's power to fight 'superbug'
(Emory Health Sciences) Laboratory experiments showed that the plant compound works in combination with oxacillin to knock down the resistance to the drug of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

S. aureus Agr Virulence Tied to Atopic Dermatitis in Infants
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- Skin colonization by Staphylococcus aureus is associated with the risk for developing atopic dermatitis (AD), and infants who do not develop AD primarily exhibit acquisition of dysfunctional mutations in the S. aureus... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Epidemiology of burn-related infections in the largest burn unit in Saudi Arabia - Mater ME, Yamani AE, Aljuffri AA, Binladen SA.
OBJECTIVES: To first describe the epidemiological data of burns, including burn types and burn-related infections, in adult and pediatric patients. Second, to determine the effect of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on length of hospital ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Tattooing?
Discussion “Tattooing of skin via deposition of pigment particles and ink ingredients in the dermis changes normal skin into abnormal skin. Fortunately, this often causes no harm and no disease, although with important exceptions.” Tattoos can be inadvertent from road dirt, gunpowder, pencil graphite etc., but most are desired. Tattoos are common in many cultures and over time..They have been increasing in popularity in the United States over the past few years particularly with a younger, wider and more diverse population. Newsweek reported an 18-country study in 2018 which showed 46% of Americans have a tat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 18, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Prevalence ofAntibiotic-Resistant Pathogens in Culture-Proven Sepsis and Outcomes Associated With Inadequate and Broad-Spectrum Empiric Antibiotic Use
Conclusions and Relevance: In this study, most patients with community-onset sepsis did not have resistant pathogens, yet broad-spectrum antibiotics were frequently administered. Both inadequate and unnecessarily broad empiric antibiotics were associated with higher mortality. These findings underscore the need for better tests to rapidly identify patients with resistant pathogens and for more judicious use of broad-spectrum antibiotics for empiric sepsis treatment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacterial and fungal etiology of sepsis in children in the United States: Reconsidering empiric therapy
Conclusion(s): In this nationally representative administrative database, the most common identified pathogen was S. aureus in previously healthy and chronically ill children. In addition, a high proportion of children with sepsis and select chronic diseases had infections with methicillin-resistant S. aureus, fungal infections, Pseudomonas infections, and C. difficile. Clinicians caring for pediatric patients should consider coverage of these organisms when administering empiric antimicrobials for sepsis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bundled Intervention Significantly Reduces Surgical Site Infections Bundled Intervention Significantly Reduces Surgical Site Infections
A bundled intervention aimed at improving basic preventive measures significantly reduces surgical-site infections and Staphylococcus aureus transmission in the perioperative period, a randomized clinical trial shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Marshall University scientists receive NIH grant for new anti-MRSA antibiotic study
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine) Three Marshall University scientists received a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the use of disulfiram in the treatment of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cannabis compound acts as an antibiotic  
(American Chemical Society) Public health agencies worldwide have identified antibiotic resistance of disease-causing bacteria as one of humanity's most critical challenges. However, scientists haven't discovered a new class of antibiotics in more than 30 years. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Infectious Diseases have uncovered the hidden antibiotic potential of a non-psychoactive cannabis compound called cannabigerol (CBG), which helped control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

S. aureus Colonization Increased in Skin Lesions in Lupus Patients
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have increased colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in cutaneous lupus erythematosus lesions, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Investigative... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trial shows using two drugs not better than one when treating MRSA blood infections
(University of Melbourne) Researchers attempting to improve the treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood infections have discovered the combination of two antibiotics was no better than one, and led to more adverse effects. In what is the biggest trial of MRSA bloodstream infections to date, (352 participants from Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and Israel), the CAMERA2 clinical trial, researchers were surprised to see the drug combination wasn't as effective as anticipated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

F.D.A. Warns Purell to Stop Claiming It Can Prevent Ebola or Flu
The Food and Drug Administration told the maker of Purell hand sanitizers to discontinue marketing campaigns that the agency complained also included claims for avoiding illness from other viruses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Purell Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Cleansers, Detergents and Soaps Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Influenza Norovirus Ebola Virus Gojo Industries Inc Food and Drug Administration Hygiene and Cleanliness your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Nasal and Skin Decolonization Safely Replaces Contact Precautions for MRSA-Colonized Patients Nasal and Skin Decolonization Safely Replaces Contact Precautions for MRSA-Colonized Patients
Nasal and skin decolonization safely and less expensively replaced contact precautions for patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at one U.S. hospital network, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Delay in Antibiotic Administration Is Associated With Mortality Among Septic Shock Patients With Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia.
The relationship between the timing of antibiotics and mortality among septic shock patients has not been examined among patients specifically with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. The results of this study further support the importance of prompt appropriate antibiotic administration for patients with septic shock. Physicians should consider acting quickly to administer antibiotics with S. aureus coverage to any patient suspected of having septic shock. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis compound could be weapon in fight against superbugs
Mice cured of MRSA, raising hopes of treating antibiotic-resistant bacteriaA compound made by cannabis plants has been found to wipe out drug-resistant bacteria, raising hopes of a new weapon in the fight against superbugs.Scientists screened five cannabis compounds for their antibiotic properties and found that one, cannabigerol (CBG), was particularly potent at killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the most common hospital superbugs.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Drug resistance Antibiotics Medical research Cannabis Science UK news Source Type: news

Wockhardt gets DGCI approval for 2 new antibiotics
"DCGI (Drug Controller General of India) has approved Wockhardt's two new antibiotics, EMROK (IV) and EMROK 0 (Oral), for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections including diabetic foot infections and concurrent bacteraemia...," the drug firm said. The new drug will target superbug like Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news