NS South Shore health authority slashes incidence of MRSA
- Pediatricians' perspectives on the impact of MRSA in primary care: a qualitative study. Hersh, Adam L.; Cabana, Michael D.; Gonzales, Ralph; Shenkin, Budd N.; Cho, Christine S. // BMC Pediatrics;2009, Vol. 9, Special section p1
Background: The incidence of skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) has rapidly increased among children in primary care settings since the emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). Recent treatment recommendations emphasize CA-MRSA as the primary...
- Strict protocols prevent spread of MRSA. // Hospital Home Health;Nov2009, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p124
The article reports on the specific infection control protocols implemented by employees at Northwest Community Home Care in Arlington Heights, Illinois to prevent the spread of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureas (MRSA).
- Guides issued to treat MRSA. Gustafson, Mary // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Feb2011, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p3
The article focuses on the move of the Infectious Diseases Society of America to release its first set of comprehensive guidelines for treating methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
- Haematogenous Spread of Staphylococcus aureus from an Iliacus Abscess to an ACL Reconstructed Knee. Eranki, Vivek; Wallis, Andrew; Smith, Simon // Case Reports in Orthopedics;2013, p1
We describe a case of a 19-year-old male who presented to the SouthWest Health Service with a septic knee, secondary to haematogenous spread froman iliacus abscess. Thus far, there have been no reported cases of haematogenous spread of infection froman iliacus abscess to an ACL reconstructed...
- Financial Analysis of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in a High School Wrestler. O'Laughlin, Diane M.; Cook, Jennifer // Dermatology Nursing;Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p337
The authors track the progression of an easily preventable skin infection of a high school athlete that occurred due to the lack of a cleanliness protocol in a high school gym. The extensive and expensive progress of the infection resulted in a major near-death event for the teen. Guidelines for...
- SSI caused by MRSA pushes bill to $60,000. // Hospital Infection Control & Prevention;Feb2010, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p17
The article focuses on the study regarding the cost of surgical-site infections (SSI) particularly due to the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by Deverick J. Anderson and colleagues. It states that patients with SSI due to MRSA is 35 times more prone to be readmitted and have...
- Consumer alert: Antibiotic resistance is growing! // People's Medical Society Newsletter;Aug97, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p1
Deals with the effectivity of vancomycin to Staphylococcus aureus, the bacterium that commonly cause nosocomial infection. Study conducted by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) involving a child in Japan who developed an infection; CDC plan on issuing guidelines for vancomycin-resistant bacteria;...
- Update: Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin--United State, 1997. Martin, R.; Wilcox, K.R. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/5/1997, Vol. 46 Issue 35, p813
Investigates Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin in the United States. Use of vancomycin to fight methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; Information on case studies; Details on the study.
- Cross-Reactive Antibodies Prevent the Lethal Effects of Staphylococcus aureus Superantigens. Bavari, Sina; Ulrich, Robert G.; LeClaire, Ross D. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;10/1/99, Vol. 180 Issue 4, p1365
Examines whether common antigenic epitopes were present and whether 1 bacterial SAg could act as antibodies to prevent the lethal effects of Staphylococcus aureus infections. Improvement in survival observed when immunized mice were challenged with a heterologous toxin; Titters found against...