MRSA Screening

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.

Wrestling Hall of Fame Press Conference

May 7, 2009 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

Lee Kemp Three Time World Champion to make announcement.

Dr. Happy Offers Advice About Preventing Skin Infections

May 6, 2009 – 10:28 am | No 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…

Ask the Doc: The dangers of shin conditioning and MRSA skin infections

May 6, 2009 – 10:19 am | No Comment

Ask the Doc: The dangers of shin conditioning and MRSA skin infections

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 …

MMA Fighter contracts MRSA

May 6, 2009 – 10:17 am | No Comment

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 …

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MRSA cases ‘on the rise in one in 10 hospital trusts’, report shows

MRSA cases ‘on the rise in one in 10 hospital trusts’, report shows

Cases of the deadly superbug MRSA are still on the rise in one in 10 hospital trusts, while one in five still have increasing rates of C. difficile, an official report shows.The report by the National Audit Office (NAO) sparked criticism of a “lamentable lack of progress” on measuring other potentially dangerous bloodstream infections which are also on the rise but are being neglected because of the concentration on MRSA and C. diff…

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