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MRSA Bacteria: Facts, Information and Treatment Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World MRSA category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

MRSA Bacteria: Facts, Information and Treatment Publications

2017-02-17 : New Antibiotic Produced by Ant Bacteria May Help MRSA Patients : A new antibiotic, produced by bacteria found on a species of African ant, is very potent against antibiotic-resistant superbugs like MRSA.

2015-01-02 : OSPREY Predicts MRSA Superbugs Counter-moves to New Drugs : With drug-resistant bacteria on the rise common infections like pneumonia or urinary tract infections are harder to treat with standard antibiotics.

2014-04-22 : New MRSA Superbug Strain Identified in Brazil : New England Journal of Medicine report shows a research team has identified a new superbug that caused bloodstream infection in Brazilian patient.

2013-11-14 : New Treatment to Cure and Eliminate MRSA Infections : Groundbreaking study by Professor of Biology Kim Lewis to treat and eliminate MRSA superbug a potent bacterium with a resistance to antibiotics.

2013-02-11 : High Prevalence of Drug Resistant MRSA in Nursing Homes : Nursing home residents have increased risk factors of MRSA including diabetes, long-term use of devices and inability to perform activities of daily living.

2012-08-24 : Klebsiella Pneumoniae: A Superbug Found in Health Care Environments : Klebsiella pneumonia referred to as Friedlanders bacillus causes necrotizing lobar pneumonia and can be found in health care environments.

2012-01-23 : High Levels of MRSA Bacteria in Meat Products : Meat in grocery stores has higher prevalence of staph than originally thought and no significant difference in MRSA contamination between conventional pork products and those raised without antibiotics or antibiotic growth promoters.

2011-11-29 : International MRSA Testing Week Awareness : Global awareness campaign International MRSA Testing Week April 1 to 7 to raise awareness for detection of MRSA to surgical and high risk patients before admission to healthcare facility.

2011-08-20 : Hospital MRSA Efforts Study : Lessons learned from ICUs as they implemented evidence based practices to reduce Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in hospitals.

2011-06-21 : Fight Against Denial and Inaction - World MRSA Day and Month : World MRSA Day on October 2 and World MRSA Awareness Month is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against healthcare acquired infections.

2011-06-02 : New Type of MRSA Detected : New type of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that is not detected by traditional genetic screening methods has been discovered.

2011-05-06 : Test to Diagnose and Distinguish MRSA and MSSA : Blood Culture Test determines whether bacteria growing in a positive blood culture sample are MRSA or MSSA.

2011-03-31 : MRSA - An Ongoing Epidemic : Brings critical attention to the global threat of MRSA healthcare-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance.

2011-03-24 : MRSA Infection Found to be Seasonal : A new study has found a significant increase in the occurrence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in summer and autumn months.

2011-03-08 : MRSA First Discovered Fifty Years Ago : MRSA was first discovered fifty years ago this year by the late professor Patricia Jevons of the U.K. in 1961.

2011-02-09 : Tackling Hospital Superbugs with Groundbreaking Irisys Infrared Technology : Figures show that about nine per cent of patients actually acquire infections during a hospital stay.

2011-01-27 : MRSA Screening Saves Hospitals Money : Screening patients in ICU for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) produces cost savings for the hospital.

2011-01-16 : Discovering Route for MRSA Vaccine : Preventing life-threatening methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint surgery.

2011-01-05 : Guidelines for Treatment of MRSA Infections : Physicians now have help against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) a potentially deadly infection in hospitals and health care facilities.

2011-01-05 : Where MRSA Colonizes on the Body : Rhode Island Hospital study identifies quantity and locations of MRSA colonization.

2010-12-01 : Annual Threat of Norovirus for Nursing Homes and Hospitals : Data shows a significant increase in cases of norovirus and norovirus-like gastrointestinal illness particularly in nursing homes.

2010-10-29 : Atlas That Maps MRSA Super Bug : National Minority Quality Forum has launched an atlas that maps MRSA Super Bug.

2010-09-12 : MRSA Infection hVISA Linked to High Mortality : MRSA infection with reduced susceptibility to potent antibiotic drug vancomycin linked to high mortality.

2010-08-17 : MRSA Activists Unite Globally on World MRSA Day - Oct 1, 2010 : MRSA screening will be available at the event and this is the first time anywhere that MRSA testing has taken place.

2010-08-16 : Studies Pinpoint Key Targets for MRSA Vaccine : Vaccine may protect people from MRSA infections and provide lasting immunity to this virulent and drug-resistant organism.

2010-07-30 : More Hospital Acquired Infections are Causing Death : Half of all deaths caused by infections such as sepsis and pneumonia resulted from hospital-acquired infections.

2010-07-22 : Actor Dennis Quaid Speaks About Saving Lives : Actor and activist Dennis Quaid opens up in AARP The Magazine about the worst day of his life.

2010-07-19 : Computer Program Predicts MRSA's Next Move : The predictive software could result in better drug design to beat antibiotic-resistant mutations.

2010-07-14 : Reducing Hospital Acquired Infections : Despite ongoing efforts to improve patient safety there is limited evidence of improved patient outcomes.

2010-07-14 : Surveillance for MRSA Decreased HAIs at PCMH : MRSA bacteria can cause a potentially fatal infection that does not respond to commonly used antibiotics.

2010-06-14 : MRSA Survivors Rally For Action and Awareness : How many more patients need die or injured from MRSA, vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) or other preventable MDRO infections.

2010-03-22 : Copper Reduces MRSA & VRE in Hospital Rooms : Antimicrobial copper is effective in reducing bacterial load in intensive care unit (ICU) patient rooms and many individual objects in the rooms.

2009-11-24 : MRSA in Hospital Outpatients : Deadly superbug MRSA poses a far greater health threat than previously known and is making its way into hospitals.

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