MRSA--new research!

  1. http://www.cnn.com/2003/HEALTH/02/27...ria/index.html

    This sounds very promising for development of future treatments!
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   vaughanmk
    I hope it works. It will be years before we see it in the US. I wonder how much resaearch really has been done on this? It's a bacteria that produces antibiotics to prevent others from invading its colony. But what does that origional bacteria do to humans? What kind of threat does it pose?
  4. by   nursedawn67
    Hey thanks for the info!
  5. by   USA987
    Thanks for sharing...it seems like MRSA is really on the rise!
  6. by   ayemmeff
    Originally posted by USA987
    Thanks for sharing...it seems like MRSA is really on the rise!

    This weekend I had 5 patients out of 12 +ve to m.r.s.a, and one who is a possible.
  7. by   emily_mom
    It would be wonderful if it's truly safe and effective! Would make our jobs A LOT easier!!!

    K
  8. by   nurseleigh
    It does seem like there are a lot of MRSA patients these days, but I have only been in nursing for a year and a half.

    Leigh
  9. by   memphispanda
    I know that even as a student I have seen an awful lot of MRSA. In class, it almost sounded like this was uncommon, but I think I had a patient with this almost every week of clinical this semester so far. Of course this was on a high acuity Med/Surg floor with a lot of immunocompromised patients.
  10. by   sixes
    MRSA seems to be on the rise. Our small hospital screens all patients that have been in the larger city hospitals in the past year. While I was a home care nurse we had several clients with this as well as VRE. I f we needed an ambulance we had a long wait while they prepared the ambulance. Hope this really works without causing another superbug

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