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n. Informal

staph adj.


Abbrev. for STAPHYLOCOCCUS, staphylococci or staphylococcal.

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Q. can staphylococcus in woman cause infertility? staphylococcus/infertility

A. Not that I know about. One of the major routes in which bacteria cause infertility in women is through inflammation of the pelvis (PID), but staphylococcus isn't a major cause of this disease.

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Q. what is staph hominis subspec hominis? my grandmother has it and she also has breast ca diabetes is it contagi contagious and what causes it

A. 2. Staphylococcus hominis is a bacterium. That lives harmlessly on humans (like many other bacteria) and trouble begins when someone get immuno compromised. your grandmother probably having harsh chemotherapy and radiations. Her immune system is week and cannot defend the body from infections. Unluckily the Staph hominis somehow penetrated and caused an infection.

Q. What is MRSA? I’ve heard on the news that some hospitals have a higher rate of MRSA infection. What is MRSA?

MRSA - Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is a nick name for a specific subtype of bacteria from the Staph bacteria family, which is found resistant to many of the common antibiotics that are in use today. This is due to a mutation development in the Staph bacteria, which allowed it to grow resistance against the killing ingredient in common antibiotics, therefore making it a harder infection to treat and cure. Hospitals keep track of their MRSA infections for epidemiological reasons, in order to get a perspective on bacterial resistance to antibiotics, hoping new and more effective antibiotic medication will be researched.

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Staph is the leading cause of bacterial endocarditis - an infection of the inner lining of the heart chamber and heart valves - and the second most frequent cause of bloodstream infections.
An antibiogram consisting of all classes of antibiotics was developed against biochemically confirmed Staph.
Meanwhile, a natural antibiotic recently found in human noses may lead to drugs that target antibiotic-resistant staph (SN: 8/20/16, p.
The researchers used genome-scale models--computer simulations--of staph metabolism to systematically analyze the ability of 64 staph strains to thrive in more than 300 different environments.
Staphylococcus aureus, or staph infection, is a bacterium that many healthy people carry around on their skin without being infected by it at all.
Staph overgrowth or infection then activates an inflammatory cell cascade involving natural killer T cells, mast cells, cytokines, and Langerhans cells.
The next day the sensitivities were back, confirming staph.
The announcement came a week after the 31-year-old canceled a b0ok signing event due to the staph infection.
CF-301 is being developed to be used in combination with standard of care antibiotics for the treatment of Staph bloodstream infections, including infective endocarditis, caused by drug-sensitive and drug-resistant Staph aureus.
When staph is detected in the human body (or other vertebrate) what are the innate and adaptive immune responses?
In the swabs taken from lesional skin Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from 42% of the samples followed by Staph epidermidis from 12% of the swabs.
The new vaccine by the research team, led by Patrick Schlievert, professor and chair of microbiology in the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine, targets toxins that are made and secreted by staph bacteria.