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A CURE for MRSA (?)
Posted by Steve
Last Reply August 30, 2005 at 02:06
Started August 21, 2005 at 13:10
Somebody wanted to know if Phage Therapy cures MRSA. I will let you know when I've done it. Meanwhile the link is very encouraging:
www.phagetherapycenter.com
or
www.phageinternational.com
There is a link from there to this Forum. I would like to see a link from this Forum back to the above.

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Can anyone help!
Posted by Craig Astley
Last Reply August 29, 2005 at 04:06
Started August 11, 2005 at 17:41
Hi everyone, just found the site today and i have found it very informative. I was admitted to hospital with an infected insect bite which had developed into an abcess on July 7th, it was drained and i went home the next day with no antibiotics, back in hospital on the 10th with the wound leaking heavily and a lot of pain, they operated again and sent me home on the 11th again with no antibiotics or questions asked why i needed to come back so soon. As soon as the painkillers wore off i was in agony again and when the District Nurse came to see me on the 12th to change my dressing the most awful smell came from the wound. Believe it or not she told me to see how it was in the morning. I went to my Doctors first thing next morning where she proceeded to tell me i was now MRSA positive and that i had to go back to hospital staight away. I had my third operation in a week and was left with a hole 2.5 inches across and 3 inches deep in my bottom where it should have been a simple cut an... read more

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no supplies to clean MRSA Patient
Posted by sad now ill nurse
Last Reply August 28, 2005 at 21:52
Started August 26, 2005 at 23:05
I worked for the NHS I had one child with MRSA in his stoma site, he was feed by Gastrostomy,we worked in a respite, the parents were supose to bring in dressings mouth swobs, but this didnt happen I asked my masnager if we could have some supplies as we had nothing to clean this wound or mouth swobs to clean the mouth My manager said the parents should bring them in and there was no buget this is still happening, was i beeing unreanable was i asking too much, please give me your opinion, should the NHs provide Emergency supplies in case parents forget or just dont bring them in, or should we just leave the child/patients wound unattended to become worst?

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pet mrsa
Posted by peter ashton
Last Reply August 28, 2005 at 06:16
Started August 1, 2005
i've heard that mrsa can be passed onto pet's
is this in any way true?

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Cleanliness in Hospital
Posted by Simon
Last Reply August 27, 2005 at 18:05
Started August 22, 2005 at 12:39
My wife was admitted to an NHS hospital just before Christmas, and what we saw there was very concerning.

A lady in the next bed was diagnosed with MRSA and moved to a side ward. As nurses stripped down her bed, one turned to my wife and asked her if she needed another blanket ! When my wife said that the lady had contracted MRSA, the nurse said 'Ah she have MSRA' and carried on.

Two nurses then removed the infected mattress and propped it up in the communal toilet, where anyone using the facility would inevitably come into contact with it.

A cleaning team then came into the ward. The first lady mopped the floor with washing up liquid, while another walked over it to dust down shelves and window sills. As she was doing so, another cleaner appeared and dusted the curtain tops, brushing dust onto the 'cleaned' areas.

They failed to miss a bllod-stained tubigrip bandage above my wife's head, as they had for at least the previous month, judging by the dried blood on it.

T... read more

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MRSA and steroids
Posted by Jeanette
Last Reply August 26, 2005 at 18:09
Started August 26, 2005 at 10:08
I have MS and am getting over a relapse for which I am on large doses of steroids, firstly IV now orally.
I was first diagnosed with MRSA afer a hospital stay in February, then got 3 clear results after antibiotics. However I was MRSA screened last week and got the results yesterday, positive for perineal area and nostrils. I am so so scared, I know the steroids are greatly lowering my immune system and now i have MRSa which would seem to be a pretty lethal combination. My GP seems to think the MRSA will just go away in its own time. what should I do???

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MRSA may be VRSA?
Posted by Tammy
Last Reply August 25, 2005 at 22:34
Started August 22, 2005 at 06:07
My husband has been receiving vancomycin thropugh IV for three days now, and I have just learned of the mancomycin restant strain....there is no change in husband's condition yet. How long before I can hope to see some improvement with the vancomycin?

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At last a ban on nurses uniforms in public
Posted by Maria
Last Reply August 25, 2005 at 18:44
Started August 23, 2005 at 18:39
23 August 2005
NURSES IN SHOP BAN
HEALTH bosses have banned district nurses from going into shops in uniform as
part of the fight against superbugs.

About 300 nurses who visit patients in their homes have been told to stay out
of commercial buildings while on duty in Sunderland.

A spokesman for Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust said yesterday: "The
policy is a precautionary measure and forms part of a broad approach to reduce
the risk of cross infection in primary care."

But health workers' union, Unison, urged bosses to look at the "practicalities"
of such a policy.


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Dave Jones
Posted by moya
Last Reply August 25, 2005 at 17:35
Started August 24, 2005 at 10:19
Just to let you know that as a moderator I followed the link and this is all I found.


Index of /
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Parent Directory 04-Aug-2005 21:22 -
cgi-bin/ 02-May-2005 14:05 -

Nothing along the lines you were implying .


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live webchat with the chairman
Posted by Bev
Last Reply August 25, 2005 at 16:27
Started August 25, 2005 at 16:27
on sat 1pm NEW YORK time 6pm LONDON time the chairman of MRSA support group who is currently over in america giving talks and chairing discussions on MRSA will be doing a live chat anyone wishing to join in MUST register before the start time and the details for all this are on the HANDS OF HOPE website you can get to that website by clicking on the link at the top of the american forum page

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In Safe Hands
Posted by Maria
Last Reply August 25, 2005 at 15:43
Started August 25, 2005 at 15:38

Keeping a clean sheet: Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson helps North Middlesex Hospital launch a campaign to beat MRSA

England and Spurs goalie Paul Robinson is helping North Middlesex Hospital to kick-start a campaign to beat MRSA.

The sports hero visited the hospital in Sterling Way, Edmonton, on Monday to launch its Clean Your Hands' campaign.

The campaign, arranged in conjunction with the National Patient Safety Agency, encourages the UK's NHS trusts to beat germs by urging patients, visitors and staff to regularly use alcohol hand gel at bedsides.

Posters will be on display across the hospital to help get the message across, along with photographs of staff who are lending their support to the campaign.

Chief executive Clare Panniker said: "It is vital visitors, patients and staff, get the clean hands message and I'd like to say a big thank you to Paul Robinson for being here to help us achieve this.

"We have made in-roads already with a 50 per cent reduction i... read more

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new to MRSA
Posted by Devon
Last Reply August 25, 2005 at 04:27
Started August 25, 2005 at 04:27
I just discovered I had MRSA. In April of this year I had a labial abcess that had to be drained. The I got what doctors thought was a Pilonidal abcess, for which I was hospitalized. After that i began getting small abcesses on my buttocks, abdomen and bra line. The first culture was done and came up clear. However, now I have an abcess on my inner thigh which has left a hole the size of a dime in my leg and is extremely painful. This was cultured and came back positive for MRSA. I was put on Clindamycin HCL 150mg and SMZ/TMP Double-STR, today. And am hoping this 5 month battle will soon be over. However, I'm noticing from this board that it sounds like you are all saying this is a thing I will have for the rest of my life. Is that so? My doctor did not tell me that. I'm starting to get worried.

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Maidstone/Tunbridge Wells
Posted by Stephan Butler
Last Reply August 24, 2005 at 20:24
Started August 23, 2005 at 14:50
I am a freelance journalist doing a piece about MRSA. I would be interested in hearing about peoples experiences at the Kent and Sussex or Pembury Hospitals. If you are willing to be interviewed please email me: stephan.butler@dsl.pipex.com

Thanks
Stephan

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Non blood bourne MRSA
Posted by Rosemary
Last Reply August 24, 2005 at 19:41
Started August 24, 2005 at 18:54
Does anyone know of anyone else who contracted MRSA from Scarborough Hospital in North Yorkshire?
I am trying to compile a list to present to the hospital and the local paper, as I don't think they are taking MRSA seriously.
Thanks

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Fiction catches up? Or not?
Posted by Ruth Wollacott
Last Reply August 24, 2005 at 11:17
Started August 23, 2005 at 19:16
I watched Saturday's episode of Casualty as it was billed as having a character contracting MRSA. Did anyone else see it?

Not only is Holby City Hospital more immaculate than some hotels I have visited, there appear to be a great number of helpful and well-informed staff, anxious to assist the public. The lady with MRSA was in a quiet, clean single room - this was before the diagnosis - and breaking the news to her was discussed by several top level consultants. When the news was broken, the consultant was extremely solicitous and quite informative.

That really wasn't how it happened in real life. James sent me a text message saying 'They've just told me I've got MSA or something, do you know what it is?' I was at work, he was 19 and at death's door. The staff attitude when we arrived was blase and 'Oh, MRSA - yes, that person has it, that one, that one... very common.'

I wonder how long it will be before we have the first soap opera figure suffering amputation as a c... read more

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NATIONAL PETITION TO GOVERNMENT
Posted by Bev
Last Reply August 24, 2005 at 10:15
Started August 10, 2005 at 11:05

MRSA SUPPORT is the support group for sufferers and dependants of MRSA, an infection which can leave a legacy of disability, ongoing illness and death. The most virulent strains of MRSA are found only in hospital and, as has been illustrated by press reports of babies and healthy young adults becoming infected, any hospital patient is at risk, not only the old, immune-suppressed and long-stay patient.

The Public Accounts Committee quotes a figure of 5,000 deaths a year from MRSA contracted in hospitals but admits these are based on studies carried out in the 1980s in America, a country with a huge MRSA problem Ė possibly not the best example to follow. We believe that the figures reported by the Department of Health only account for around 6% of those who fall victim to MRSA and the Support Groupís own calculations based on the National Audit figures suggest a more likely number is around 45,000. The true figure is unknown as there are several categories of MRSA infection w... read more

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Deception
Posted by Dave Jones
Last Reply August 23, 2005 at 22:56
Started August 20, 2005 at 13:43
I have just made a posting regarding the revelation made in Anne Maries posting. I had previously seen that a company named Chemsol Consultancy made claims that it's products were endorsed by MRSA support. I then went away from this site for a while and mistakenly typed in to my search engine www.mrsasupport.com. This takes you straight to the Chemsol Consultancy web site advertising their products. This a straight act of deception and intended to mislead. Having just read that the owner a Dr Chris Malyszewicz does not even have a degree and that his claimed Phd is false it is obvious that this man and his company can't be taken seriously. I see that the MRSA support site also has a link to this man's company. Taking into account the serious nature of the MRSA problem in our hospitals, would someone please answer how this site can be associated with this?

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Dr. C
Posted by Ann-Marie
Last Reply August 22, 2005 at 15:45
Started August 19, 2005 at 15:06
Please see link to an article that some people will find very interesting.
http://archaeoastronomy.co.uk/?p=415


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Christie and MRSA
Posted by Carole
Last Reply August 20, 2005 at 23:29
Started January 2, 2005 at 15:01
Some researchers at The Christy Hospital in Manchester found a three aroma therapy oils combination, which kills MRSA instantly. They need to raise £30,000 for further research but the big pharmeceutical companies are not showing much interestbecause they don't think they can make enough money out of it...........isnt it sad that there is a cure but people don't want to know unless they can turn it into money?

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Doctor Surgery Horror
Posted by aytonangel
Last Reply August 20, 2005 at 23:20
Started March 27, 2005 at 02:23
I became a cleaner in a doctors surgery for a few weeks last year. I left for a few reasons here are some:

1. The temperature was on a constant 22 degrees on the heating system regardless of the temperature outside. Fantastic breeding ground for germs.

2. Our cleaning equipment contained the following:

Hoover
One Cleaning Cloth
Ordinary cleaning spray you can buy in the shops (Not antibacterial).
Polish
Duster
Bin Bags

Our duties were to empty each doctors room of rubbish, wipe doen sinks, general tidy, hoover and replace white paper roll on examination beds. Clinical waste went into a bin liner just as ordinary rubbish. The surgery had a large conference room and several offices upstairs that had to be cleaned first before going onto downstairs where the surgery was. There was also a minor procedures room in the surgery that was cleaned the same way - with the same cloth and ordinary cleaning fluid. That same cloth also had to be used to clean the sinks and equipm... read more

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