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Straight, No Chaser: Hygiene and Illness

There are things you know, there are things you know but don’t really know, and there are still other things that you think you know that you don’t know at all. 589 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Don't eat the cold noodles: multi-drug-resistant bacteria found in street food

You’re walking down a busy New York street. It’s freezing cold and windy. You’ve just finished visiting your fourth museum, your feet are killing you from walking on those marble floors for two days, and you’re starving. 741 more words

When Fritz Had His "Ouchie"

Just now, when I was leafing through my pictures, I happened to come across some pictures and a video from earlier this year, when Fritz had his “ouchie”. 219 more words


The importance of patient sharing between hospitals on MRSA transmission

In a remarkable quirk of academic publishing, two virtually identical studies by separate research groups in the UK (one in London, and one in… 591 more words


#Origin, #evolution, and #global #transmission of community-acquired #Staphylococcus aureus ST8 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, abstract)

Origin, evolution, and global transmission of community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus ST8

Lena Strauß a, Marc Stegger b,c, Patrick Eberechi Akpaka d, Abraham Alabi e,f, Sebastien Breurec g,h, Geoffrey Coombs i,j, Beverly Egyir k, Anders Rhod Larsen b, Frederic Laurent l, Stefan Monecke m,n, Georg Peters o, Robert Skov b,p, Birgit Strommenger q, François Vandenesch l, Frieder Schaumburg o, and Alexander Mellmann a,1… 796 more words


#Linezolid and #atorvastatin impact on #pneumonia caused by #Staphyloccocus aureus in rabbits with or without mechanical ventilation (PLoS One, abstract)

PLoS One. 2017 Nov 17;12(11):e0187187. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187187. eCollection 2017.

Linezolid and atorvastatin impact on pneumonia caused by Staphyloccocus aureus in rabbits with or without mechanical ventilation… 298 more words


Canadian Trends in C diff, MRSA and Gonorrhea

As we continue with World Antibiotic Awareness Week, here are some more tidbits from the 2017 CARSS report.

Clostridium difficile

  • Hospital-associated C diff rates continue to decrease, with a fairly remarkable drop from 6.64/10000 patient days in 2011 to 4.04 in 2016.
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