Scientists uncover how superbug fights off antibiotic

Scientists uncover how superbug fights off antibiotic.

Thousands of people succumb to superbug-related infections worldwide annually and superbugs account for $20 billion in excess health care costs in the United States each year.

“Antibiotic resistance is one of the major public health threats of the 21st Century,” said Cesar Arias, M.D., Ph.D., the study’s senior author and associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UTHealth Medical School. “These superbugs can make antibiotics useless, which makes certain bacterial infections virtually untreatable.”



Buccaneers battling MRSA infections
Here is another example of the harm MRSA can cause. Now they are in reaction mode. Preventative spraying on the front end (a service we offer) would help reduce these outbreaks.

CBS Tampa

The Bucs will not only have their hands full on the football field this season but apparently in the locker room as well. The word is that All Pro Guard Carl Nicks, one of the men enlisted to protect the QB, be it Freeman or Glennon, picked up the nasty infection at One Buc, as did replacement K Lawrence Tynes (who actually went under the knife!) So THAT’S why there are 3 kickers in camp. If I’m the Bucs, when it comes to the compound, I’m doing everything in my power to clean it, steam it, and sterilize it if it has anything to do with the health of these high price pieces in a hopefully championship puzzle. I’m sorry, Carl Nicks or Mike Remmers isn’t even a fair question. You simply have to go to any and all lengths to keep a road-grader like Nicks healthy and productive. I…

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Antibiotics, PPIs may fuel community-associated C. difficile

Antibiotics, PPIs may fuel community-associated C. difficile

Prevention of community-associated CDI should primarily focus on reducing inappropriate antibiotic use and better infection control practices in outpatient settings. Our data support evaluation of additional strategies, including further examination of C. difficile transmission in outpatient and household settings and reduction of PPI use,’ the investigators concluded.

The CDC funded the work. The authors reported no conflicts of interest.”



“There’s a healthy debate in the North American medical field currently regarding whether it is useful to screen and decolonize patients for MRSA in this way prior to hospital admission. Detractors cite the costs of screening and subsequent measures as prohibitive to the potential benefits of eliminating a few infections. Proponents wave pharmacoeconomic studies suggesting that the prevention of just a few major infections per year in a hospital can recoup the investment in screening equipment and effort. So what’s the truth?” 

So what are your thoughts on the subject?

Germs, Germs Go Away!

As kids start going back to school make sure they are prepared with good healthy habits to protect them and their peers.

Parenting Expo

germs  It’s back to school time and the germs will be going full blast. The need for school children to wash their hands will be at its highest. But they will need to take more precautions than just washing their hands. Teaching them to cover their mouth when they cough and using tissues to wipe their noses should be on the top of the list.

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