Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.
126 Main Street, PO Box 10
Milner, GA 30257
Office Phone 770-358-7861
Nadine Nakazawa, RN, BS, OCN, CRNI, VA-BC
Thanks Nadine, From what I have been able to read Dr. Rhaad (@ M.D. Anderson) has been studying Monocyline/EDTA (M-EDTA) since 1995 (maybe before ?) I'm glad to see that it's still a possibility of being a commercial product.
Do you know if the latest M-EDTA is in an ETOH suspension?
MRSA colonization of the silicone disks. EDTA in 25% ethanol had some partial suppression but there was regrowth of the organisms after 24 hour incubation. As expected, the control silicone disk segments were heavily colonized before and after 24 hour reincubation. Minocycline in 25% ethanol was highly suppressive but there was regrowth after 24 hour incubation. However, the triple combination of M-EDTA in 25% ethanol was unique in completely eradicating the MRSA organisms, with complete inhibition of regrowth after 24 hours of incubation.
Peter Marino R.N. BSN CRNI VA-BC Hospital based staff R.N. with no affiliation to any product or health care company.