By Josh Gross, SI.com Inside MMA
Former WEC champion Cole Escovedo suffered from a staph infection in 2007. First diagnosed as an ingrown hair, the disease nearly shut down his body. After Escovedo, Leopoldo Serao and Kevin Randleman also had bouts with MRSA.Perched above the ring after professionally…
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May 14, 2009 8:30 am | 3 Comments
Mixed Martial Arts is probably one of the easiest ways to get yourself a Staph Infection. The close contact, cuts, sweat and mats are a recipe for Staph. In order to prevent it, you have to understand it because the fact is at any gym there will be those who get infected with Staph. Staphylococcus aures (Staph) can be mild but sometimes fatal….
May 10, 2009 11:02 am | No Comment
A MRSA screening is a process whose purpose is to detect the presence of the MRSA bacteria in patients. MRSA screenings are used primarily on colonised patients and on infected patients after they have been treated, to determine whether any resistant bacteria remains.
At a community level, MRSA screening may help to identify the source of a MRSA outbreak, and at a national level it can help to identify genetic characteristics of a MRSA strain.
May 6, 2009 10:28 am | One Comment
Lots of athletes have been asking me about how to prevent skin infections such as Staph, while training. MMA, Thai boxing and Ju-jitsu are excellent sports for conditioning and competing. Because of the nature of the sport (submissions and knee sparring) competitors are at a greater risk of skin infections. Skin infections can be contagious and if left untreated can cause serious…
May 6, 2009 10:19 am | No Comment
by Dr. Johnny Benjamin on Oct 08, 2008 at 12:25 pm ET
In this week’s installment of “Ask the Doc,” MMAjunkie.com medical columnist and consultant Dr.Johnny Benjamin takes a look at two issues – andpotential problems …
May 6, 2009 10:17 am | 2 Comments
Danny Babcock, a mixed martial arts fighter from Palm Bay, Fla., went the distance in a fight Saturday night never knowing he was carrying a potentially deadly MRSA infection.
When a fighter signs a contract to …