Wrestlers learning hard way they must fight skin diseases

May 18, 2009 – 7:16 am | No Comment

By  RACHEL LENZI Fort Collins ColoradoanPoudre High School wrestler Cole Gorton won the 189-pound championship at a recent wrestling tournament, but what he got that weekend was more than a trophy; the Poudre senior picked up a staphylococcal infection.The source of the infection, which most likely entered his blood stream through an open wound, may have been from wrestling on mats that were not properly cleaned and sanitized or from competing against wrestlers who may have been carrying infections…

Beth Israel faulted for staph outbreak in mothers, babies

May 18, 2009 – 7:07 am | No Comment

Over the past six months, 18 mothers and 19 newborns have become sick with a dangerous bacterial infection soon after being released from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, triggering a state investigation that uncovered serious problems with the hospital’s infection control practices…

Signs of Staph Infections

May 14, 2009 – 8:30 am | 2 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….

Treatment and Prevention of Skin Infections in Wrestlers

May 13, 2009 – 9:02 am | 7 Comments

Tamara Spann, ATC
Hughston Athletic Training Fellowship
The sport of wrestling is very tactile. With every move and every throw comes the risk of obtaining skin infections. The danger of skin infections is a growing concern among wrestlers, parents, coaches, and officials. Prevention and early diagnosis is very important…

MRSA Superbug

May 10, 2009 – 11:04 am | No Comment

It can all begin with something so simple such as a shaving cut. The MRSA organism may have been living on that person for some time, with no symptoms being demonstrated. However, once that shaving cut appears, the bacteria can enter the bloodstream. Then MRSA becomes much more serious…

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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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