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New Antibiotic Shows Promise for Treating MRSA Pneumonia

2013 18 Sep

A drug approved just two years ago for treating bacterial infections may hold promise for treating the potentially fatal MRSA pneumonia, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers found that patients treated with the antibiotic ceftaroline fosamil, or CPT-F, had a lower mortality rate after 28 days than the mortality rate seen in patients... Read more

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The UK Is Not Investing Enough In Research Into Multi-Drug Resistant Infections, Say Researchers

2013 18 Sep

Study of funding awarded to antimicrobial resistance research projects in the UK calls for political leadership and sustained and targeted spending. Although emergence of antimicrobial resistance severely threatens our future ability to treat many infections, the UK infection-research spend targeting this important area is still unacceptably... Read more

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Fighting Infectious Disease The Modern Way - With Robots

2013 26 Jun

Germ-fighting robots that pulse UV light are used by Loyola University Health System to fight infectious disease. Hospitals are synonymous with cleanliness and now Loyola University Health System is the first academic medical center in Illinois to take disinfection to futuristic levels. Nicknamed “Ralph” by the housekeeping staff at Gottlieb... Read more

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Be Gone, Bacteria

2013 14 Jun

Staph infections in hospitals are a serious concern, so much so that the term Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is as commonly known as MRI. Far less known is that in many of these cases, patients are infecting themselves. In heart surgeries and knee and joint-replacement procedures, up to 85 percent of staph infections after... Read more

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New Study Shows Xenex’s Room Disinfection System Reduces Environmental Contamination

2013 07 Jun

Xenex Healthcare Services announced on June 6, 2013, that Dr. Mark Stibich presented the poster “Reductions in Environmental Contamination and Hospital Infection Rates After Implementing a Pulsed-Xenon Ultraviolet (PX-UV) Disinfection System” at the International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare in London. According to the poster, use of the... Read more

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Attacking MRSA with Metals from Antibacterial Clays

2013 06 Jun

In the race to protect society from infectious microbes, the bugs are outrunning us. The need for new therapeutic agents is acute, given the emergence of novel pathogens as well as old foes bearing heightened antibiotic resistance. Shelley Haydel, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has a new approach to developing... Read more

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Receptor Proteins Could Hold Clues to Antibiotic Resistance in MRSA

2013 16 May

Scientists at Imperial College London have identified four new proteins that act as receptors for an essential signalling molecule in bacteria such as MRSA. The receptors are thought to play an important role in enabling bacteria to respond to their environment. Their discovery provides scientists with vital clues in the hunt for new antibiotics,... Read more

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Lancaster General Hospital Employs Robot to Eradicate Germs in Intensive Care and Trauma-Neuro Units

2013 11 Apr

Xenex, a robot that emits high-intensity ultraviolet light, kills germs in an operating room at Lancaster General Hospital (Image Credit: Dan Marschka, Lancaster Online) Pulsing lights blink inside a glass-walled room in the intensive care unit at Lancaster General Hospital (LGH). Meet LGH's newest housekeeper, and its newest weapon in the fight... Read more