Tag: "staph" at medical news
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
...dy investigating antibiotic treatments for MRSA, a staph
infection seen increasingly in communities across the nation that is resistant to antibiotics most commonly used to treat skin infections. The study, to be led by co-principal investigators Dr. David A. Talan and Dr. Gregory J. Moran, both of Oli...
Community-associated staph infections involving antibiotic-resistant bacteria increase
The incidence of antibiotic-resistant staph
infections associated with being acquired in the community and not in health care institutions increased almost seven-fold in Chicago's Cook County Hospital system between 2000 and 2005, according to a report in the May 28 issue of Archives of Intern...
Researchers discover how antibiotic inhibits bacterial growth
...reatment of infections caused by pathogens such as staph
and strep, including multi-drug-resistant bacteria. Skin infections, pneumonia, and other diseases can be treated with linezolid. It is marketed in the United States as Zyvox. Mankin and his colleagues managed not only to crosslink the drug to its...
UW study tests topical honey as a treatment for diabetic ulcers
...borderline diabetic, with recurring cellulitis and staph
infections. One of those infections developed into a troublesome open sore that, despite the use of oral antibiotics, continued to fester for nearly eight months. Then Hurlburt's physician, Jennifer Eddy of UW Health's Eau Claire Family Medicine C...
Infection detectives use disease 'fingerprints' to track common infections in children
... one of four common infections: flu (influenza A); staph
(Staphylococcus aureus); strep (Streptococcus pneu... different set of genes distinguished E. coli from staph
infections with 85 percent accuracy. Further investigation demonstrated clear distinction between vi...
Study shows antibiotic-resistant bacteria responsible for increase in muscle infections
...uarter to a third of all people. Usually harmless, staph
can cause skin infections such as pimples and boil... physicians to suspect this kind of drug-resistant staph
can lead to treatment with the wrong antibiotic. Pyomyositis is an acute bacterial infection of ske...
Study finds MRSA most common cause of skin infections in patients presenting in nation's ER's
...esistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a type of staph
infection increasingly seen in communities across the nation that is resistant to antibiotics most commonly used to treat skin infections. UCLA researchers report in the Aug. 17 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine that MRSA is the most com...
Study indicates dramatic rise in antibiotic-resistant community-acquired staph infections
... Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that staph
is one of the leading causes of skin infections in...d States. Previously, scientists have categorized staph
into two main types: antibiotic resistant (MRSA), and methicillin-susceptible Staphyloccus aureus (M...
New study says two million Americans harbor drug-resistant superbug
...ble online. Those colonized with normal strains of staph
are at higher risk of infection with the bacterium...utside recognized groups. "There is a lot about staph
colonization we don't know," Dr. Kuehnert said. "Interestingly, carriage of certain strains do seem ...