Conventional germicidal UV light, with a wavelength of 254 nm, is also effective at killing bacteria, but it cannot be used in health care settings around people because it can harm the skin and eyes. Far-UVC light is safe for people because even though it is deadly for bacteria, it cannot penetrate the outer layer of dead skin.
A design of the hybrid photosensitizers has been patented by Dr, Zhang and his team. It can be formulated into a spray or gel form. Once the spray is developed, medical professionals can put it on any surface and then illuminate it with blue or red light to clean away MRSA and other bacteria that may be present.
Researchers have discovered new insights into how staph bacteria elude the immune system, knowledge that could guide research into new avenues of therapy for the prevention of drug-resistant infections.
Once-daily IV daptomycin, dosed by age, appears to be safe and effective in children for treating complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) caused by gram-positive pathogens, according to findings published online ahead of print in Pediatrics (Feb. 13, 2...
Researchers, in a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, report that on average, 70% of atopic dermatitis (AD) patients might be colonized with staphylococcus aureus bacteria (S. aureus, including methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)) on their skin lesions (Oct. 2016; 175(4):687-695).
“This review demonstrates the importance of colonization with S. aureu...
In vivo trials have shown that far-band, 207 nm ultraviolet (UV)-C light is as effective at killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in wounds as conventional antibacterial UV light while at the same time not harming the surrounding skin tissue.
The findings were published online ahead of print in PLOS One (June 8, 2016).