Tags » MRSA

Please Help Jenny Walk Again

The sister-in-law of a good friend of mine needs help to be able to walk again. Jenny Medina, who lives in Colombia, suffered from a bone infection, a MRSA, and part of her femur was removed. 58 more words

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. 521 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Bioinformatic discovery of anti-MRSA natural product

“Discovery of MRSA active antibiotics using primary sequence from the human microbiome”

http://go.nature.com/2gqSzCy

Nature Chemical Biology12,1004–1006(2016)doi:10.1038/nchembio.2207

Chu and coworkers discovered a new, bio-active, non-ribosomally biosynthesized natural product that inhibits lipid II flipping to the plasma membrane’s outer leaflet in  580 more words

Science

In which we discuss the pus- skin and soft tissue infections (SSIs)

Good morning everyone, GeekyDoc here; your cultural attaché to the world of infectious diseases as seen through the eyes of an inexperienced but enthusiastic junior doctor. 1,254 more words

The Antibiotic Apocalypse!

Antibiotic resistance is one of the major issues affecting modern medicine and its ability to preserve public health against infectious diseases. A growing number of infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and gonorrhoea are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them have become less effective. 988 more words

Health

MRSA in Singapore (Cross-Post)

A cross posting from Dr Clarence Tam’s blog, which also offers up many better and more interesting blog pieces for the observation of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, including: 929 more words

Public Health

Hospitals still struggling with deadly infections

Oregon hospitals still have work to do in preventing dangerous infections like Clostridium Difficile (C. diff.) and Methicillin-resistant Straphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a recently released Oregon Health Association report.The good news locally is that Wallowa Memorial Hospital is able to report that in 2015 they had zero incidences of most bacterial infections associated with a hospital stay and just one case of the most dangerous. 12 more words

Wallowa County Chieftain