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  • genes
  • The test can simultaneously identify the bacteria and three associated resistance genes in a few hours after the first sign of bacterial growth, while traditional methods may require 2-4 days, according to the agency. (ohsonline.com)
  • Lab research by LaPara and his graduate student David Diehl shows that anaerobic digestion of municipal wastewater solids at high temperatures (as high as 130 degrees Fahrenheit or 55 degrees Celsius) is capable of destroying up to 99.9 percent of various genes that confer resistance in bacteria. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Miller's team found that the genome of the phage that infects Bordetella bronchiseptica , a relative of the bacterium that causes whooping cough, contains a series of genes that change the part of the virus that binds to the bacterial cell. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • These genes allow the phage to rapidly evolve new variants that can recognize and attack bacteria that may have become resistant to the previous phage. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • patients
  • CDC has collaborated with state health departments in Maryland and Arizona to successfully control outbreaks of Multidrug-resistant- Acinetobacter infections occurring among intensive care unit patients. (cdc.gov)
  • Concomitant chlamydia infection is common in patients with gonorrhea and should be treated empirically or excluded by laboratory testing. (bcnvisualsound.org)
  • Each year, Denmark hospitalises 250,000 patients suffering from infections. (dti.dk)
  • But new molecular-biological technologies may potentially speed up seriously ill and debilitated patients' recovery and prevent serious consequences of infections. (dti.dk)
  • Afghan patients treated at a U.S. military hospital in Afghanistan often carry multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, according to a report in the September issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • The findings underscore the need for effective infection control measures at deployed hospitals where both soldiers and local patients are treated, the study's authors say. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • However, the study found that a surprising number of Afghan patients already had MDR bacteria when they arrived at the hospital. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Of the positive cultures taken from patients whose bacteria were considered community-acquired, more than 58 percent contained MDR bacteria. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Of additional concern is that most of the bacteria recovered from Afghan patients were Gram-negative, which are known to cause especially hard-to-treat infections. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • The rates of recovery of [Gram-negative and MDR bacteria] in the local Afghan population cared for at our facility were quite high, exceeding those of civilian patients reported from the Iraqi combat theater," the researchers write. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • CHG developed SaniShower after consulting with several infection control practitioners who confirmed that showers are one of the toughest places to keep microorganisms from growing and spreading to patients. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Despite prompt treatments, bacteria succeed to proliferate and cause death in approximately 25 percent of patients. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Devices contaminated with mycobacteria and other types of bacteria can pose a risk of infecting patients, through indirect contact. (druglawsuitsource.com)
  • The CDC issued a release October 2016 warning healthcare providers and patients about the potential risk of infection from similar devices used during open heart (open-chest) surgery. (druglawsuitsource.com)
  • gram
  • CDC Guidance for Control of Infections with Carbapenem-resistant or Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Acute Care Facilities contains specific recommendations for prevention and control of a specific emerging drug-resistant gram-negative. (cdc.gov)
  • In the past 3 years, the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion has assisted in at least 10 investigations of outbreaks of gram negative infections. (cdc.gov)
  • FDA said its approval is based on a study of 1,642 patient blood samples obtained from incubated blood culture bottles that contained gram positive bacteria. (ohsonline.com)
  • tissues
  • The bacteria attach the protein to their own surface, and then activate it into a protease an enzyme that digests proteins and is capable of destroying cells and tissues thus allowing the bacteria to break out and spread through the body. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Acinetobacter
  • CDC assisted the Ohio health department's investigation of infections caused by Acinetobacter . (cdc.gov)
  • CDC worked with the Department of Defense to investigate and control Acinetobacter infections occurring in soldiers injured in the Middle East. (cdc.gov)
  • concern
  • This powerful and innovative research opens up numerous possibilities for developing drugs and vaccines that can control resistant bacteria, which are a growing public health concern," says David L. Klein, PhD, who oversees bacterial respiratory disease research at NIAID. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • MRSA
  • A scanning electron micrograph image of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria. (ehspest.com)
  • Our tests show that using SaniShower and other SANIGUARD products will ultimately help hospitals and other healthcare facilities cut down on the incidences of hospital-acquired infections, including MRSA. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • difficile
  • The paper is titled, "Use of Acid Suppression Medication is Associated with Risk for C. difficile Infection in Infants and Children: A Population-Based Study. (healthcanal.com)
  • known
  • The study examined whether use of PPIs and another type of common acid-reducing medication--histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs)--might be contributing to the increased incidence of C. diff infection in children who have no known risk factors. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The source of the bacteria is still unknown, but is known to be spread through undercooked meats, unpasteurized dairy products, and unwashed hands exposed to contaminated water, food or soil. (fox13now.com)
  • They are known as lactic acid bacteria because they feed on carbohydrates and obtain energy by converting the carbohydrates to lactic acid. (hubpages.com)
  • Because if we had known there was flesh-eating bacteria, we wouldn't have entered. (theepochtimes.com)
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently investigating reports that heater-cooler systems, such as the Terumo HX2 Temperature Management System, has been linked to a rare bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium chimaera, a type of bacteria known as nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM). (druglawsuitsource.com)
  • The incidence of serious strep infections has risen dramatically in the last three decades, and this increase is largely attributed to the spread around the globe of a single strain of strep known as the invasive M1T1 clone. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • The researchers found that a specific genetic mutation in the M1T1 strep clone controls the shift to this invasive form a property which they traced to an event that occurred about 30 years ago when a virus known as a bacteriophage infected the strep bacteria and introduced a new gene. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • patient's
  • Each patient's recent use of PPIs/H2RAs was compared with that of five age- and sex-matched controls who did not have C. diff infection. (healthcanal.com)
  • Contaminated devices can emit aerosols of M. chimaera into the operating room's air, which could then enter a patient's open chest, causing serious infections. (druglawsuitsource.com)
  • produce
  • LGV serovars L1, L2, L3 produce a more aggressive infection manifest by perianal, anal, or rectal ulceration with resulting pain and discharge. (bcnvisualsound.org)
  • The participants expect state-of-the-art DNA analyses of bacteria to reveal the causes of many types of infection and also expect the methods to produce more accurate results than the conventional method, which cultivates bacteria in a specific growth medium over the course of four to five days. (dti.dk)
  • They discovered a peptide secreted by the bacteria that signals its neighbors to produce a toxin called streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin B (SpeB). (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • LaPara also pointed out that raising the temperature of anaerobic digestion at wastewater treatment plants is not cost-prohibitive because the digesting bacteria produce methane gas that can be used to heat the reactor. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • cells
  • A gene present on the bacteriophage acquired by the M1T1 strep encodes an enzyme that allows the bacteria to escape being trapped and killed by neutrophils white blood cells that play a front line role in humans immune defense by pathogenic microbes. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • man's
  • What started as a simple bug bite on a young man's knee soon turned life-threatening when the itchy bump developed into an infection with "flesh-eating" bacteria, according to a new report of the case. (ehspest.com)
  • fatal
  • In future, this will enable doctors to make a micro-biological diagnosis much more rapidly than today and thus to initiate the optimum treatment in time to prevent the infection from becoming chronic or fatal. (dti.dk)
  • control
  • This collaboration led to important improvements in infection control in military medical facilities. (cdc.gov)
  • The serum cytokine levels after polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid infection were also comparable between control and NLRC5-deficient mice. (jimmunol.org)
  • Treating a local population with a high baseline rate of MDR colonization alongside U.S. personnel "makes the practice of good infection control essential," the researchers conclude. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • molecular
  • Danish researchers have now proven that when molecular methods are applied, most bacteria causing infections can be found in just one day. (dti.dk)
  • In a classic case of turning an enemy into a friend, scientists have engineered a protein from flesh-eating bacteria to act as a molecular "superglue" that promises to become a disease fighter. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Disease
  • Anal infection produces abscesses, fistulae, or structuring, which inspection of the rectal mucosa reveals a proctitis that may be indistinguishable from Crohn's disease. (bcnvisualsound.org)
  • A 63-year-old Hong Kong woman with heart disease and diabetes died earlier this month after complications from the amputation of her leg following a flesh-eating bacteria infection. (atimes.com)