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Veterans Health Administration Cuts Healthcare Associated Blood Infections with Preventive Initiative
Nearly a decade ago, 130 Veterans Health Administration facilities around the country introduced their methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Preventive Initiative to reduce transmission of the “superbug” in their hospitals and health centers.
FDA Issues New Ruling on Antibacterial Soaps
In a new ruling, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that companies selling over-the-counter antiseptic washes will no longer be allowed to market their products as such due to doubts over these products’ safety and effectiveness.
Fighting MRSA Cells with Salt
New research from the Imperial College of London now offers a promising novel approach in the fight against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and their findings are decidedly salty.
Probiotics Could Offer Important Line of Defense Against Drug-resistant Bacteria
As the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria leads to higher rates of life-threatening infections from pathogens such Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), researchers are increasingly looking to probiotic treatment as an important part of fighting infections.
Maggot Debridement Therapy as an Alternate Treatment for MRSA Skin Infections
Wound care is challenging in today’s era of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, but healthcare practitioners treating infectious wounds have some tiny allies.
New Study Explains Link Between Influenza and Deadly MRSA Infection
According to the new study, the antibacterial response of white blood cells to the flu virus fails to target the S. aureus bacteria and instead causes inflammatory injury to the lungs and damage to surrounding tissue, creating a higher susceptibility to secondary bacterial infections such as MRSA pneumonia.
MRSA-eliminating Bacteria Found Within the Human Body
A new study conducted by Andreas Peschel, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Tuebingen in Germany, has shown that lugdunin, a bacteria naturally produced by the human body, can be used as an antibiotic that can eliminate Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Utilizing Whole Genome Sequencing to Combat MRSA Infections
Researchers at Jiangsu University in China have demonstrated that whole genome sequencing can be used to confirm findings from traditional bacterial genotyping methods to identify outbreaks of MRSA and control nosocomial transmission.
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