MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Recent News

Apr 26, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 26, 2017

Antimicrobial resistance plan in India
High MDR prevalence in asylum seekers
Apr 25, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 25, 2017

Colistin rapid test
Urologist overprescribing
Staph aureus antibiotic
Apr 21, 2017
Research vial

Using elements of viruses, antibodies to fight resistant bacteria

Study finds that phage lysins combined with elements of antibodies combat MRSA in mice.

Apr 19, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 19, 2017

ID stewardship consults
Steroid for sore throat
MRSA contamination
Chlorhexidine bathing
Candida in Peru
Apr 14, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 14, 2017

MRSA hospital outbreak in LA
NDM findings in Ireland
Apr 12, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 12, 2017

Pediatric antibiotic stewardship
Community MRSA in Ireland
MRSA in Portuguese pigs
Apr 07, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 07, 2017

KFC cuts antibiotics
MRSA incidence in the US
Potential MDR-TB drugs
Mar 29, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 29, 2017

Antibiotic overprescribing
Drug-tainted manure affects soil
Fighting MRSA biofilms
Mar 21, 2017

News Scan for Mar 21, 2017

More nut butter E coli cases
Zika in Florida
Global flu declines
Drug resistance in eye samples
Mar 02, 2017

News Scan for Mar 02, 2017

Birth defects and Zika
MERS case in teen
More H5N8 avian flu
MRSA, VRE in infants
Multistate E coli outbreak

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Conceicao T, de Lencastre H, Aires-de-Sousa M. Frequent isolation of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ST398 among healthy pigs in Portugal. PLoS One 2017 Apr 11;12(4):e1075340

Earls MR, Kinnevey PM, Brennan GI, et al. The recent emergence in hospitals of multidrug-resistant community-associated sequence type 1 and spa type t127 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus investigated by whole-genome sequencing: implications for screening. PLoS One 2017 Apr 11;12(4):e0175542

Kavanagh KT, Abusalem S, Calderon LE. The incidence of MRSA infections in the United States: is a more comprehensive tracking system needed? Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 Apr 7;6:34

Millar EV, Rice GK, Elassal EM, et al. Genomic characterization of USA300 MRSA to evaluate intraclass transmission and recurrence of SSTI among high risk military trainees. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 17)

Pineles L, Morgan DJ, Lydecker A, et al. Transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to health care worker gowns and gloves during care of residents in Veterans Affairs nursing homes. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Apr 18)

Ravensbergen SJ, Berends M, Stienstra Y, et al. High prevalence of MRSA and ESBL among asylum seekers in the Netherlands. PLoS One 2017 Apr 25;12(4):e0176481

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