Staph Infections Appear to Be More Deadly for Women
(MedPage Today) -- Female patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) had higher mortality risk than male patients, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis. In adjusted mortality data from 32 studies accounting for additional... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 27, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Oral Switch Noninferior for Low-Risk S. Aureus Bloodstream Infection
FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2024 -- For patients with low-risk Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bloodstream infection, early switch to oral antimicrobial therapy is noninferior to intravenous standard therapy, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - January 26, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Switch to Oral Antibiotics Noninferior in Low-Risk Staph Bloodstream Infections
(MedPage Today) -- An early switch to oral antibiotics in patients hospitalized with low-risk Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection was noninferior to IV antibiotics, according to the randomized controlled SABATO trial. In the trial's intention... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 20, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Deep Learning AI Finds New Class of Antibiotic Candidates
The newly discovered compounds can kill methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that causes deadly infections (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 20, 2023 Category: Disability Tags: AI and Disabilities Source Type: news

Harvard study may have finally solved mystery of what causes persistent itching - and one in THREE Americans have it
Scientists at Harvard University have discovered that itchiness in conditions like eczema could be due to a form of bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus, which is carried by one in three Americans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunity-enhancing cocktail protects mice against multiple hospital germs
Some people in hospital die not from the illness or accident that got them admitted but from germs they catch once there. In the United States alone, there are hundreds of thousands of hospital-acquired infections each year, leading to tens of thousands of deaths. Seeking to lower this toll, researchers have now come up with an immune-boosting cocktail that increases the survival of mice exposed to the microbes responsible. The three-compound formulation, which the researchers unusually refer to as a vaccine, provided up to 28 days of protection from the notorious hospital bacterium Pseudomonas aerugin...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 4, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ceftobiprole Noninferior to Daptomycin for Complicated Staph Infection
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2023 -- For patients with complicated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, ceftobiprole is noninferior to daptomycin for overall treatment success, according to a study published online Sept. 27 in the New England Journal of... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - October 4, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Basilea Announces FDA Acceptance of New Drug Application for Antibiotic Ceftobiprole
Seeking approval for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB), acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI), and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date set for April 03,... (Source: - New Drug Applications)
Source: - New Drug Applications - October 2, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Newer Antibiotic Effective Against Deadly Staph Infection Newer Antibiotic Effective Against Deadly Staph Infection
An antibiotic already in use in Europe to treat pneumonia controlled deadly bloodstream infections with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria just as effectively as the most powerful antibiotic currently in use, according to data from a late-stage trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How Many Diphtheria Vaccines are Currently Licensed in the US?
Discussion Diphtheria is caused by the toxin produced by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Two other Corynebacterium species (C. ulcerans and C. pseudotuberculosis) may produce diphtheria toxin; both species are zoonotic. Diphtheria is spread by respiratory droplets and also contact with open ulcers or sores. Incubation period is 1-10 days with a usual period of 2-5 days. The bacteria attacks the respiratory tract mucosa causing cellular death which in turn causes a “pseudomembrane” of tissue to build up causing respiratory distress and possible death due to airway obstruction (5-10% for general population but up to...
Source: - September 25, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Investigating turf burn-related videos on TikTok: cross-sectional study - Hong BJU, Woo BKP.
BACKGROUND: Due to the increased use of artificial turf, turf burn has become a common sports injury. Turf burn is caused by exposed skin sliding on artificial turf. Health complications, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus outbreaks, sepsi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Bed Bugs Spreading MRSA? Henrietta Lacks Settlement; Tickets for Fentanyl
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. An experimental study found that bed bugs can acquire and transmit methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), supporting the hypothesis that they may contribute... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 2, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

New Guidance to Stem the Tide of MRSA Spread in Hospitals
(MedPage Today) -- During the COVID pandemic, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in acute care hospitals rose steeply, despite a decrease of infections before the pandemic, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 29, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Can Boric Acid Be Used For?
Discussion Boron is possibly an essential trace element for humans and is found in water and plants. Common sources are apples, beans (cooked and dried), coffee, fruits, milk, and potatoes. Borates are used as cleaning agents, fertilizers, greasing agents, food preservatives, in fiberglass production, as an insecticide, and even to help prevent wet and dry rot in wood. They can be used to acidify or thicken fluids. Toxic borate exposure can occur through inhalation, or oral and dermal routes with non-intact skin being a bigger problem. Borate toxicity can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, emesis, fever, irritability, seizure...
Source: - June 26, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news