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 29, 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 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Decolonizing Parents Cuts NICU Staph Transmission Risk Decolonizing Parents Cuts NICU Staph Transmission Risk
Decolonizing the parents of infants in neonatal intensive care units may reduce the risk of the parents transmitting Staphylococcus aureus to the infants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Effect of Treating Parents Colonized With Staphylococcus aureus on Transmission to Neonates in the Intensive Care Unit: A Randomized Clinical Trial
RCT (236 neonates) found that fewer neonates whose parents were treated with intranasal mupirocin acquired concordant S aureus colonisation vs those with parents given placebo (14.6% vs 28.7%, -14.1%, HR 0.43, 95% CI 0.16-0.79). Skin reaction rates were similar (4.8% vs 6.2%). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of tolerance on the evolution of antibiotic resistance under drug combinations
Drug combinations are widely used in clinical practice to prevent the evolution of resistance. However, little is known about the effect of tolerance, a different mode of survival, on the efficacy of drug combinations for preventing the evolution of resistance. In this work, we monitored Staphylococcus aureus strains evolving in patients under treatment. We detected the rapid emergence of tolerance mutations, followed by the emergence of resistance, despite the combination treatment. Evolution experiments on the clinical strains in vitro revealed a new way by which tolerance promotes the evolution of resistance under combi...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Liu, J., Gefen, O., Ronin, I., Bar-Meir, M., Balaban, N. Q. Tags: Evolution, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Treating Colonized Parents May Cut S. Aureus Transmission in NICU
MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 -- Treating colonized parents may reduce the risk for Staphylococcus aureus transmission to neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a study published online Dec. 30 in the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Epidemiology and complications of late-onset sepsis: an Italian area-based study.
This study provides the first Italian data regarding late-onset sepsis (LOS) in all gestational age groups. Compared to full-term neonates, very high rates of LOS and mortality occurred in neonates with a lower birth weight and gestational age. Group B streptococcus was the leading cause of meningitis. Excluding CoNS, the predominant pathogens were Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Neonates with hospital-acquired LOS had a worse outcome. Antibiotic associations, recommended for empirical treatment of hospital- or community-acquired LOS, were adequate. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trial suggests babies in intensive care can be better protected from parental bacteria
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Now, a Johns Hopkins Medicine research team reports it has developed and tested a relatively simple strategy for reducing the chance of parents exposing their babies in the NICU to one of the most commonly diagnosed and potentially deadly microbial scourges in a hospital: Staphylococcus aureus. The researchers detailed the positive findings from their preliminary clinical trial in the Dec. 30, 2019, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The new polymer can kill drug-resistant bacteria
Researchers from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have designed an antimicrobial polymer that can kill bacteria resistant to commonly used antibiotics, including the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Featured Review: Interventions to reduce Staphylococcus aureus in the management of eczema
In this interview with review author Anjna Rani we learn more about the recently published review,Interventions to reduce Staphylococcus aureus in the management of eczema.Tell us about this Cochrane Review  This review looks at the evidence of treatments, such as antibiotics, antibacterial soaps/baths, to reduce a type of bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) that is predominant on skin with eczema.   The review assessed a wide variety of treatments to help treat/reduce infected eczema – 41 studies involving 1753 participants were included in total.Why is it important for patients with eczema?E...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

MRSA Spreads Easily in Households MRSA Spreads Easily in Households
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can spread easily from people to household pets, according to a new study that underscores the importance of frequent handwashing.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 28, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Longitudinal, strain-specific Staphylococcus aureus introduction and transmission events in households of children with community-associated meticillin-resistant S aureus skin and soft tissue infection: a prospective cohort study
Review of 150 children with community-associated MRSA (caMRSA) skin and soft tissue infections found that sharing bedrooms, sharing bath towels and living in homes with a higher environmental contamination burden increased the likelihood of spread of caMRSA. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Household Environment Plays Role in MRSA Acquisition
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 -- The household environment plays a key role in the acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin and soft tissue infection, according to a study published online Nov. 26 in The Lancet Infectious... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug-resistant staph spreads easily in households
(Reuters Health) - The superbug MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can spread easily from people to household pets, according to a new study that underscores the importance of frequent handwashing. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Crossing borders and growing resistance: a superbug from south Asia
(University of Melbourne) Using whole genome sequencing, researchers have been able to trace the origins and global spread of a multi-drug resistant, community Staphylococcus aureus lineage from the Indian subcontinent, known as the Bengal Bay clone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Artemisia ifranensis essential oil confirmed to have strong antibacterial properties
(Natural News) Artemisia ifranensis, which is native to Morocco, is a species in the genus Artemisia belonging to the Asteraceae family. In a study published in the Journal of Essential Oil Research, researchers from Morocco found that the essential oil extracted from this plant has a strong antibacterial effect against Staphylococcus aureus. For the study, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-resistant staph can spread easily in household environments
(Washington University in St. Louis) Once rare, the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infects hundreds of thousands of people in the US each year and kills about 20,000. New research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis sheds light on how MRSA is introduced into households and, once there, how it can spread among family members, including the furry ones. Understanding MRSA's transmission dynamics is critical to devising effective preventive tactics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A Tiny Bug Ended My NFL Career —and Almost My Life
During my nine years in the NFL, I ruptured tendons in my fingers, suffered multiple concussions, and broke several bones. I tore my ACL, MCL, and PCL, and completely blew out my left knee. That last injury should have ended my career. But it didn’t. I put myself back together and played through the pain. What finally took me down? A tiny bug I had never heard of and couldn’t see. A drug-resistant staph infection called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cost me my NFL career—and almost my life. MRSA is one of many deadly, antibiotic-resistant infections. Together, these “superbugs” k...
Source: TIME: Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brandon Noble Tags: Uncategorized health Source Type: news

Statins Tied to Risk of Skin Infections
People taking statins to lower cholesterol were at increased risk of developing staph skin infections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Cholesterol Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Diabetes Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Zocor (Drug) Skin Infections Staphylococcus Aureus Source Type: news

Test can tell whether bacteria is resistant to antibiotics in less than 45 minutes
The new method, developed by experts at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, was tested on staphylococcus aureus and MRSA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Milk Combats Growth of Bad Bacteria
The study found that human breast milk inhibits the growth of the harmful bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis and Clostridium perfringens, but neither cow's milk or infant formula had any effect on those bacteria. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The anaesthetists' role in perioperative infection control: what is the action plan?
Hospitalised patients who suffer from healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) experience increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. Enterococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella, Acinetobacter, Pseudomonas, and Enterobacter spp. (ESKAPE) are leading causative organisms of infection. Postoperative HAIs affect at least 7% of patients undergoing surgery, as proven by rigorous investigation and falling within the 1.9 –8.8% range reported by national stakeholders. Treatment of HAIs has fuelled resistance, making infections more difficult to treat when they develop. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infection prevention control and organisational patient safety culture within the context of isolation: study protocol
Healthcare associated infection (HCAI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. In recent years, there have been high profile successes in infection prevention control (IPC), such as the dramatic reductions in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections (which is viewed as one proxy indicator of overall harm) and Clostridium difficile in the UK. Nevertheless, HCAI remains a costly burden to health services, a source of concern to patients and the public and at present, is receiving priority from policy makers as it contributes to the global threat of antimicrobial resistance. (Source: Curr...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unusual presentation of late-onset disseminated staphylococcal sepsis in a preterm infant
An ex-30-week gestation, preterm male baby was admitted to a tertiary neonatal unit and noted to have increased ventilator requirements and diagnosed with sepsis. The baby also developed an abscess over the left elbow and over the xiphisternum along with a decrease in movement of the left hand and the right leg. Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-producing Staphylococcus aureus (SA) was isolated from the blood culture. A whole body MRI showed disseminated abscess with multiple foci in the lung, left elbow and over the xiphisternum. Disseminated sepsis with multiple septic foci has not been previously reported in neonates. W...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Put a stop to golden staph infections with Indian wormwood essential oil
(Natural News) Big things do come in small packages, and unfortunately, this also applies to health problems. Bacteria may be the tiniest living organisms, but they can cause some of the worst infections on the planet. A good example of a potentially problematic infection is the golden staph infection. Caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, this infection causes skin abscesses, boils, ear... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune system effectiveness appears key to antibiotic success against persistent bacteria
(PLOS) Mathematical modeling suggests that the rate at which a patient's immune system clears slow-growing variants of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria is a key determinant of whether antibiotics can cure the infection. Tsuyoshi Mikkaichi and Alexander Hoffmann of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the MRSA Systems Immunobiology Group present this work in PLOS Computational Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bacterial and Fungal Infections in Persons Who Inject Drugs --- Western New York, 2017
During 2014--2017, CDC Emerging Infections Program surveillance data reported that the occurrence of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections associated with injection drug use doubled among persons aged 18--49 years residing in Monroe County in western New York. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 3, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Infection MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) Source Type: news

UPMC reports a dozen cases of MRSA at Children's Hospital
Six patients and six staff members at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh have tested positive for MRSA, UPMC said Monday. The cases were confirmed at UPMC Children's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The hospital said all patients in the NICU were tested, with six testing positive. One of those six was potentially symptomatic with MRSA, also known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Several staff me mbers were tested with potential symptoms, and six were confirmed to have MRSA… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ethan Lott Source Type: news

UPMC reports a dozen cases of MRSA at Children's Hospital
Six patients and six staff members at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh have tested positive for MRSA, UPMC said Monday. The cases were confirmed at UPMC Children's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The hospital said all patients in the NICU were tested, with six testing positive. One of those six was potentially symptomatic with MRSA, also known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Several staff me mbers were tested with potential symptoms, and six were confirmed to have MRSA… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ethan Lott Source Type: news

Intranasal Bacteriophage Shows Promise Against S. Aureus Chronic Rhinosinusitis Intranasal Bacteriophage Shows Promise Against S. Aureus Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Intranasal bacteriophage therapy appears to be safe and well tolerated and has promising preliminary efficacy in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) due to Staphylococcus aureus, according to results from a phase 1 first-in-human, single-arm trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What Infectious Diseases are Important to Consider in Transplantation Patients?
Discussion Transplantation is not a common problem for primary care physicians but when a child’s disease has progressed to end-stage organ failure, transplantation can be the only treatment available. While the primary care provider usually is not involved in the daily management of patients before, during and after transplantation, they can be involved in many areas. These can include providing appropriate primary and acute care, ordering and obtaining necessary medical tests, medications and equipment, assisting with medical insurance, providing medical history and records to consultants, translating medical infor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ticagrelor: A New Antibiotic?
The antiplatelet agent ticagrelor (Brilinta/Brilique, AstraZeneca) demonstrated bactericidal activity against antibiotic-resistant gram-positive bacteria that pose a threat to human health, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and may represent a new class of antibiotic active against multidrug-resistant staphylococci or enterococci, new research suggests. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Staphylococcus aureus Linked to Food Sensitization in Eczema
TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 -- For children with eczema, Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) colonization is associated with food sensitization and allergy independent of eczema severity, according to a study published online May 31 in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Some Kids With Eczema Are at Higher Allergy Risk
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- A common type of skin bacteria may put young children with severe eczema at increased risk for food allergies, British researchers report. This type of bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, is found in the nose and skin of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A common skin bacterium put children with severe eczema at higher risk of food allergy
(King's College London) In a new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, scientists from King's College London have found that young children with severe eczema infected with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacterium, are at a higher risk of developing a food allergy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Skin Microbiome's Emerging Role in Eczema Skin Microbiome's Emerging Role in Eczema
A combination Janus and spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitor improves eczema scores, but now researchers are examining its effect on Staphylococcus aureus in patients with atopic dermatitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 29, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Sleuthing out the fingerprint of disease
In the winter of 2014, staff of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit had a serious problem. Researchers at Mayo Clinic Hospital -- Rochester, Saint Marys Campus noted a rise in the number of resistant bacteria in the unit. The culprit was methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA. Such incidents have become increasingly common in [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - May 25, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Looking at the efficacy of rosemary, pomegranate, and misty plume bush against MRSA
(Natural News) Researchers from the State University of Maringa in Brazil have found that rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), pomegranate (Punica granatum), and misty plume bush (Tetradenia riparia) have antibacterial properties, especially against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The study, which appeared in the Journal of Herbal Medicine, investigated the efficacy of these plants against planktonic and biofilm cells of S.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to manage infected eczema
Red, itchy and inflamed skin is a well-known symptom of what's generally called eczema. While there are a variety of conditions described in this way, the most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. Occasionally, complications develop and the skin becomes infected. When this happens, there are a number of treatment options available. Consult your doctor or medical practitioner if you have any questions regarding your eczema treatment plan, but in the meantime, here are some things you'll want to know about the condition. When eczema becomes infected, there are a variety of treatments.  What causes an ec...
Source: Advanced Tissue - May 7, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound Infection Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Why Your Doctor ’ s White Coat Can Be a Threat to Your Health
A defining symbol of a profession may also be teeming with harmful bacteria and not washed as often as patients might hope. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Doctors Drug Resistance (Microbial) Hospitals Bacteria Cleansers, Detergents and Soaps Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Source Type: news

Non-Silver Technology for PP, ABS, and PC Resins Could Help Resist Microbes
A new, non-silver technology offers “built-in-the-polymer” protection against infection-causing pathogens. Evermoin, developed by Lotte Advanced Materials, boasts a 99% bacterial growth inhibition rate for pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli and also inhibits the growth of fungi. The product maintains its antimicrobial capabilities in a variety of environmental conditions such as light and moisture as well as daily scratches, with little changes in color. “Our material is not silver-based for a few reasons,” said Andrew Ji, business dev...
Source: MDDI - April 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Materials Source Type: news

National handwashing campaign reduces incidence of Staphylococcus aureus infection in Australia's hospitals
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Since its implementation in 2009, the National Australian Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) has seen significant, sustained improvements in hand hygiene compliance among Australian healthcare workers, and reduced risks of potentially fatal healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus infection, according to new research being presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology& Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blue light could treat superbug infections
(Purdue University) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that causes infection in various parts of the body, is often called a 'superbug' thanks to its ability to dodge many common antibiotics. Rather than rolling the dice with a multi-drug combination or wasting precious time trying to determine which medicine to prescribe, doctors could soon use a new method for disarming the superbugs: light therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 2, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

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. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends in S. aureus Infections in US VA Medical Centers Trends in S. aureus Infections in US VA Medical Centers
By 2007, all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers had implemented a multifaceted methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevention program. How well has it performed?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news