Navigation Links
New study finds MRSA on the rise in hospital outpatients
Date:11/23/2009

Washington, D.C. The community-associated strain of the deadly superbug MRSAan infection-causing bacteria resistant to most common antibioticsposes a far greater health threat than previously known and is making its way into hospitals, according to a study in the December issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

The new threat is easily picked up in fitness centers, schools, and other public places and has increased the overall burden of MRSA within hospitals, the report found.

The study, which analyzed data from more than 300 microbiology labs serving hospitals all over the United States, found a seven-fold increase in the proportion of "community-associated" strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, in outpatient hospital units between 1999 and 2006.

According to study authors, this increase threatens patient safety because doctors and patients often move back and forth between inpatient and outpatient units of a hospital.

"This emerging epidemic of community-associated MRSA strains appears to add to the already high MRSA burden in hospitals," said Ramanan Laxminarayan, Principal Investigator for Extending the Cure, a project that examines policy solutions to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance based at the Washington, D.C. think-tank, Resources for the Future. Extending the Cure is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Pioneer Portfolio, which funds innovative ideas that may lead to breakthroughs in the future of health and health care.

Over the length of the study, researchers found that the proportion of MRSA increased more than 90 percent among outpatients with staph and now accounts for more than 50 percent of all Staphylococcus aureus infections. The findings suggest that this was due almost entirely to an increase in community-associated strains, which jumped from 3.6 percent of all MRSA infections to 28.2 percenta seven-fold jump from 1999 t
'/>"/>

Contact: Kay Campbell
KCampbell@burnesscommunications.com
301-652-1558
Burness Communications
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
2. A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer
3. Study begins to reveal clues to the cause and progression of sepsis
4. Clones on task serve greater good, evolutionary study shows
5. New study warns limited carbon market puts 20 percent of tropical forest at risk
6. New study examines how rearing environment can alter navigation
7. Study links cat disease to flame retardants in furniture and to pet food
8. New continent and species discovered in Atlantic study
9. Study shows link between alcohol consumption and hiv disease progression
10. Feeling hot, hot, hot: New study suggests ways to control fever-induced seizures
11. Study finds environmental tests help predict hospital-acquired Legionnaires disease risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/8/2015)... May 8, 2015 Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA ... that members of the executive management team will present at ... Technology, Media and Telecom Conference Date: May 18, 2015 ... Boston, MA Cowen and Company ... 2:45pm ET Location: The New York Palace Hotel, ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... ATLANTA , April 27, 2015  For more ... and trade show has been the premier worldwide event ... Systems 2015 is a must-attend event for any local, ... insight into the emerging commercial markets and current applications ... and innovations of this projected $48 billion industry, and ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... 2015 Huntington Memorial Hospital is the first ... new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure ... only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device that has been ... physicians to manage heart failure. The CardioMEMS ... the pulmonary artery (PA) during a non-surgical procedure to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Synaptics to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 2UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 3UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 4UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 5Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 2Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 3
... Center have identified how nanoparticles from diesel exhaust damage lung ... for people susceptible to airway disease. The scientists ... the genetic make-up of the affected individual. "We ... in polluted areas and why others don,t," said lead author ...
... young people engage in, has associated adverse health risks ... controlling overall alcohol usage, states an editorial in ... link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj110029.pdf . "Given the many ... we need a national strategy for controlling overall alcohol ...
... eating a big breakfast help weight loss or is ... confusing but new research published in BioMed Central,s open ... through these apparently contradictory reports. Dr Volker Schusdziarra, ... study on over 300 people who were asked to ...
Cached Biology News:Findings on pollution damage to human airways could yield new therapies 2
(Date:5/28/2015)... NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. , May 28, 2015 ... that PDS0101, a cancer immunotherapy treatment targeting HPV-16, ... patients.  Currently, pre-cervical cancer is ... could offer a simple and effective non-surgical alternative. ... body,s defense mechanisms (T-cells) to recognize, target, and ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... Md. , May 28, 2015  GenVec, Inc. ... and CEO, Douglas J. Swirsky , will present ... Conference at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 4, ... of Mr. Swirsky,s presentation will be available at the ... be available on GenVec,s website.  To access, visit ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Glenn Keet, CEO of ... Landscape of EMR/EHR Clinical Data Integration with EDC Systems ... in Washington, DC on June 14th-18th. , During the ... EMR/EHR systems with EDC, and will examine the value ... eSource and electronic health records/electronic medical records integration. ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... 28, 2015 American Process Inc. ... Ridge, TN) recently signed a joint agreement ... plastic resins using nanocellulose, a rapidly emerging high ... printing is the limited number of feedstock materials ... strength to printed parts for load bearing applications. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:PDS Biotechnology reports positive Phase I clinical trial results in proprietary HPV-Cancer Immunotherapy 2GenVec To Present At The Jefferies Healthcare Conference 2Clinovo Presents at the DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on June 14th-18th 2American Process Inc. Announces Partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Make 3D Printing Plastic Resins Stronger and More Sustainable 2American Process Inc. Announces Partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Make 3D Printing Plastic Resins Stronger and More Sustainable 3
... , JERUSALEM, August 25 ... of oral delivery,systems, today announced that it is the ... Delivery Technology Innovation Award. , ... oral,delivery systems for drugs and vaccines delivered via injection. ...
... NEW YORK, Aug. 25 NeoStem Inc. (NYSE Amex: ... long-term storage of adult stem cells for future medical need, announced ... invited to participate in the 2009 World Stem Cell Summit to ... Dr. Smith will participate on the panel, "Cord Blood and ...
... GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 25 GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC ... Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of ... (NIH) to support the development of GenVec,s vector production technology. ... 0081205/DC50112LOGO ) , , Funds ...
Cached Biology Technology:Frost and Sullivan Honors Oramed Pharmaceuticals With the 2009 European Oral Drug Delivery Technology Innovation Award 2Frost and Sullivan Honors Oramed Pharmaceuticals With the 2009 European Oral Drug Delivery Technology Innovation Award 3NeoStem CEO to Participate in 2009 World Stem Cell Summit on September 23rd 2NeoStem CEO to Participate in 2009 World Stem Cell Summit on September 23rd 3GenVec Receives an Approximately $2.5 Million Grant to Support Novel Cell Line Development 2
...
More cell-permeant than acridine orange....
Anti-rat Ig HRP detection kit...
One bottle containing 30 ml of protein solution and 0.1% sodium azide....
Biology Products: