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Undercover Hospital Cleaner
Posted by Tina Rowley
Last Reply July 18, 2005 at 09:26
Started July 10, 2005 at 10:48
I see that Panorama are doing a special prgramme on Wednesday 13 July at 7pm. The team go undercover in one of the country's biggest three-star hospitals to find out about ward hygiene, as MRSA outbreaks continue to threaten patients. Even the cleaning instructer admits:"We've got infection going round like wildfire". TERRIFING.

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Grime Busters
Posted by Rob
Last Reply July 18, 2005 at 08:28
Started July 10, 2005 at 16:32
A new series of How Clean Is Your House? is starting this week. would make interesting viewing if Grime busting duo Kim Woodburn and Aggie MacKenzie were sent to a few of our UK hospitals!

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Recent phage therapy article
Posted by Bill R.
Last Reply July 15, 2005 at 04:45
Started July 14, 2005
I just noticed yesterday that The Epoch Times reworked my article for U.K. and published it in their U.K. edition at:
http://www.epochtimesnews.net/index.php?content/view/434/0/

I hope you read it and send a copy to every elected or health official in your political environment.

"TO PHAGE OR NOT TO PHAGE - LET THE PATIENTS DECIDE!"


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Reply to E.T. Gascoigne
Posted by Bill R.
Last Reply July 13, 2005 at 02:28
Started July 13, 2005 at 02:07
Re: "I have just read your comment dated 12 May. Your observation that "...as science gets wiser so do the bugs..." is absurd. The bacteria are single cells ...."

While a bacterium is a single cell, it is a complex cell. We used to think that a single molecule kills a bacterial cell; however, experiments showed that reactivation, injury and cell repair occur. This means that the number of hits required may vary. Additionally, in disease it is not appropriate to think of a single cell - the infective dose is probably (always) more than one cell and can be quite a large number - thus right from the start of the infection you may have a range of resistance in the infective population. Now apply the antimicrobial substance and the suceptible bacteria die while resistant cells survive and multiply. Next take into account that antimicrobial may not get into all tissues at same concentration (providing a concetration gradient in places) and that antimicrobial concentration starts to dec... read more

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why briatin is losing the battle against MRSA
Posted by Bev
Last Reply July 12, 2005 at 15:09
Started July 4, 2005 at 10:42
the British Medical Association is considering a switch to Scrubs a/f its annual conference in Manchester last week

Arne Bjornberg author of the Eurohealth Consumer Index which compares levels in 11 European countries said that the white coat system led to British patients being 100 times more likely to catch infections than those in the most hygienic countries

the hygiene levels are so low in the UK because doctors wear their own clothes whilst on duty with just a white coat on top - this practise is unique to Britain and he stated he did'nt know of any other country in europe which tolerates this

at long last !! someone coming down on the side of the patient/visitor someone in the know that actually states that part of the fault lies with the way our countries NHS is run.... - lets go back to basics



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Phip, any news on obtaining the medical record
Posted by Maria
Last Reply July 11, 2005 at 14:17
Started June 28, 2005
Hi Phip

Just curious as to why it is taking the hospital so long to sort out your request.

I am wondering about the form the legal department asked to fill in confirming that you would not be seeking a legal claim.

As I understand the law the hospital have 40 days to respond, but Iím not sure about the disclaimer you have signed, as there is a legal protocol that is used when seeking claims for medical negligence, which states there is a 40 day time limit for the trust to supply the records.

I was advised to use the statement when I asked for the notes, but I didnít as I have no intention of using litigation. I used the data protection clause. In response the trust gave me forms and volunteered the fact that they would supply the information within 40 days. That will take me into mid July.

I too am curious to know how others have fared with getting medical records.

I have not gone down the official complaint route yet. I want to complain once I have all the fac... read more

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ICE - in case of emergency
Posted by Bev
Last Reply July 11, 2005 at 14:07
Started July 10, 2005 at 11:21
This was forwarded to me: I think it's a really good idea, especially given the atrocities in London on Thursday

East Anglian Ambulance Service have launched a national "In case of
Emergency (ICE)" campaign with the support of Falklands war hero Simon
Weston and in association with Vodafone's annual life savers award.

The idea is that you store the word "ICE" in your mobile phone address book,
and against it enter the number of the person you would

want to be contacted "In Case of Emergency". In an emergency situation
ambulance and hospital staff will then be able to quickly find out who your
next of kin are and be able to contact them.

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Maria
Posted by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Last Reply July 7, 2005 at 21:43
Started July 7, 2005 at 18:27
Just fetched mumís medical records, will be getting help to find out more, but not from the Hospital Trust. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the type of MRSA she had.

When she left hospital she was still colonised with it, despite me telling the staff I had contact with vulnerable people, and that my dad would be coming in for cataract treatment in the coming months. Bearing in mind these particular bimbos never admitted she had it in the first place, I suppose I canít really expect much more.

If anyone can tell me what sort of MRSA pseudomonas aeruginosa is, Iíd appreciate knowing, is it one of the more virulent type?

Iím off for a strong drink but will be online later.


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Approvals and data
Posted by Graham
Last Reply July 6, 2005 at 18:34
Started July 6, 2005 at 16:52
When a company posts products to this site wouldn't you think it would be a good idea for them to offer to supply all the test data as well? I am not suggesting that we are experts but this is too important a subject and if a product is claimed to be effective it should also be proven to be effective. I ask this because since MRSA became newsworthy we have had all sorts of companies making claims but not a lot of them back them up with any hard eveidence.


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Still Seeking The Truth.
Posted by Mavis
Last Reply July 5, 2005 at 23:34
Started July 5, 2005 at 09:37
Its 2yrs TODAY since my son COLIN died from M.R.S.A.It would have been his birhday tommorow.He was 32yrs old and the youngest of my six children.We are heart broken.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham are now claiming that 28% of their figures are bringing M.R.S.A.in with them.
Colin passed the criteria for a new liver but never stood a chance.There was NO isolation from the 16 bed ward where all patients were seriously ill.NO cleanup campaign going on!We were never told why a 5 day assessment led to 7wks of hell ending in DEATH.(SEPSIS WAS ON THE DEATH CERTIFICATE!)We contacted them a few weeks later and a meeting was arranged 14 wks after we lost COLIN.We were then told that Colin had M.R.S.A.We obtained Colins records which showed that he aquired the bug on the 10th day and STILL had it on that last awful day!FAMILIES MUST BE GIVEN THE TRUTH!!

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Thanks for the prayers!
Posted by Denise
Last Reply July 5, 2005 at 15:40
Started July 3, 2005 at 17:20
I just wanted to thank everyone who offered a prayer for our fundraiser on Friday. It was a great success and we were able to get a lot of information out there as well as have an enjoyable evening.
All proceeds from the evening will be used to fund a documentary about MRSA. Let's hope it helps to make a difference.

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Tony Field is coming to America
Posted by Denise
Last Reply July 1, 2005 at 14:29
Started July 1, 2005 at 14:29
Tonight I will be hosting a silent auction in New York, USA to raise funds towards creating a documentary of Tony and Barbara's efforts in the USA. We are trying to focus on this as a global issue. Could anyone who wants say a little prayer that we are successful in reaching many and helping to make a difference in our battle against MRSA? Many thanks to all.

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Is this similar to MRSA?
Posted by Worried
Last Reply March 21, 2005 at 17:15
Started September 24, 2004 at 15:28
I'm currently recovering from what has been described to me as an 'infection'by doctors, but the more I read about hospital infections and MRSA I am beginning to realise that I don't fully understand what is happening to me, so could really use some help in trying to come to terms with what has happened.

I had spinal surgery/ fusion in Nov 1996 when I was 19years old to correct curvature of the spine. The surgery went well, and as far as I can remember, I had no complications etc at the time. Everything was fine until Jan 2003, when I started to experience an increase in back pain and felt sore all of the time. For months I went to my GP trying out different painkillers, until I asked to be referred back to the hospital that did the spinal surgery all those years ago. I had an appointment Nov 03, and after describing my pain etc, they booked me in for emergencey surgery in Dec because they thought I may have an infection. They took out the metal work left in from the first... read more

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Safe and effective MRSA decolonisation
Posted by Andrew Platts
Last Reply March 7, 2005 at 18:43
Started July 1, 2005 at 12:45
For anyone interested here is the link to the information regarding the new Prontoderm range of products that I have been requested to post. It is not feasible to post the full results of the long term patient trials but they can be emailed.
http://www.alliancetechnology.co.uk/mainpage%205.htm

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