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Sale of MRSA detecting product crisis
Posted by jan.robbins
Last Reply March 11, 2011 at 16:51
Started March 11, 2011 at 16:48
Hi,
I came across this article which I thought to be very relevant to the subject of a potential cure. A product was developed by the Ministry of Defence to detect MRSA but its development and sale has been largely hindered due to mistakes in corporate governing.

Crisis Rules
3M's George Buckley Criticizes Obama While Ignoring Good Corporate Governance
Lanny J. Davis, March 9, 2011
"[Obama] is anti-business. ... Forget[s] that business has choice. ... Things will slip away. We've got a real choice between manufacturing in Canada and Mexico ... or America."
--George Buckley, chairman and CEO, 3M, London's Financial Times, Feb. 28, 2011.
Just a few weeks ago British 3M chair and CEO George Buckley - a man who reportedly flies the Union Jack above his secure, gated estate while heading an American company headquartered in St. Paul, Minn. - told leading British newspaper the Financial Times that if President Barack Obama doesn't act the way Buckley wants him to, he could take... read more

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Death from MRSA
Posted by Channelle
Last Reply March 9, 2011 at 09:46
Started July 1, 2004 at 20:39
My Grandad had to go into hospital 3 years ago for an operation for bowel cancer. The operation went well and he recovered well, being a very fit 71 year old. At the end of last year after months of regular check ups, it was discovered that the cancer had gone to his liver. Luckily, they could operate to remove this but he had to go into hospital 30 miles away. Whilst there he got MRSA. When it was time to leave hospital they sent him home with MRSA saying that it wasn't a problem and then a fortnight later he collapsed at home. He was rushed into a local hospital and they said he would probably be in hospital for one night. The ambulance men seemed to think that he collapsed due to low sugar level. He ended up being in hospital for 3 weeks up until the day he died. Whilst in hospital he still had the MRSA from the previous hospital and all the time he was in hospital he could not talk properly, he was losing weight, he could not eat and basically did not look as though he h... read more

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Beware of increase of NF
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 7, 2011 at 23:12
Started March 7, 2011 at 23:12
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2011/03/07/flesh-bug-necrotising-fasciitis-ate-my-face-86908-22971913/

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mrsa / vancomycin after effects
Posted by Anna
Last Reply March 2, 2011 at 16:18
Started June 29, 2006 at 17:23
Had bypass surgery x 4 on May 2004. could not get me off venelator and shipped me to Lung Hospital after 10 days. Lung kept me on vent for 31 days. Shipped me back to original hospital for rehab. 4 days later I collasped and was put in ICU. MRSA in bloodstream diagnosed. Was put
on vancomycin for 10 days. The physican that saw me in ER
states I had green junk from by treach and feeding tube -
both of which had been removed.

I was still complaining of pain in rib cage. Allowed to go
home. During the five weeks that I was home I saw my
own physician six times. Developed "asthma like" breathing problems. Treated with predizone for 20 days. Developed
blister-like spots on scar. He cultered two - about a week
apart and started me on antibotic. Third time my entire bra was soaked with blood and the smell was horrific.

Went back to surgeon who disgnosed MRSA in breast bone and
operated and removed infection and small part of bone. Put on vancomycin infusion ... read more

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Klesiella pneumonaie
Posted by Rose
Last Reply February 23, 2011
Started February 23, 2011
My father was admitted to a rehab hospital last May after many falls at home. In the rehab hospital he had a chest infection and a UTI. After 6 weeks he was discharged to a nusing home. In his notes I found he had contracted Klebsiella pneumoniae but neither the home or myself were informed of this. The consultant in the rehab hospital did not follow this up or treat him. Eight weeks later he was taken to hospital with septic shock and an MI, plus community acquired pneumonia. We were called because they did not expect him to live. He was discharged again to the nursing home but this time he had to be barrier nursed as they have found the Klebs and MRSA. Seven weeks later he was back in hospital and with CAP and he was then fast tracked for fully funded Continuing Health Care.

Please can anyone tell me if I am wrong in thinking he should have not been discharged the first timeto a nursing home where there were serious implications for his health and the health of the oth... read more

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turmeric
Posted by TLimS
Last Reply February 21, 2011 at 18:43
Started February 21, 2011 at 18:43
I've had several MRSA boils and discovered the inexpensive spice turmeric as a solution on-line. Instead of an antibiotic (they prescribe Bactrim in the US), 3 teaspoons per day for several days takes care of it (I think that is about 6g, total). Since it's a bit stout if taken straight or with applesauce, I bought a capsule filling device for size 00 capsules and take 4 capsules three times per day. I think each capsule holds about 500mg. I now take one capsule morning and evening prophylactically and haven't had an outbreak since November of 2009.

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Cost of Teicoplanin
Posted by Wendy
Last Reply February 21, 2011 at 15:25
Started March 14, 2007 at 18:41
I wonder if anyone can help me? I am trying to find out the difference in the cost of the drugs, Doxycycline and Teicoplanin. My father was prescribed Doxycycline after being diagnosed with MRSA then five days later this was withdrawn and he was written up for Teicoplanin but was never given it and he died two days later. We are wondering if the price of the Teiciplanin was too high to be given to a patient who by this time was too ill to recover?

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mrsa antibiotics over prescibed by doctors
Posted by ann
Last Reply February 17, 2011 at 15:45
Started January 22, 2006 at 11:48
so whose to blame for the over indulgence of antibiotics,going by what i've learned doctors are the ones who dish them out,but i dare say it'll be our fault we don't prescribe them but like mrsa they'll say its not the nhs.well where do they go from here,whats next to pop up because of prescription being over used,i suppose whatever it is they'll say the same thing its not our fault,well i say it is the nhs who give out antibiotics so do we take them when we are ill or put them to one side,mrsa is a killer and this thread has given a huge insight to all the people that have died seriously ill or disabled by this bug,there is no cure as yet but the main cure is cleanliness and that does'nt cost a lot we do it every day we are taught to clean as kids then into adult hood so where are the people that are meant to clean the hospitals.ann,edinburgh.

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Rash Post MRSA Treatment
Posted by Concerned
Last Reply February 12, 2011 at 11:07
Started February 12, 2011 at 11:07
My daughter had a staph infection that turned out to be MRSA. The infection was in her blood stream as well as the infection in the skin. She received Vancomycin IV for 2+ weeks in the hospital with no adverse reaction. She has been off Vancomycin for a week and has developed a rash over her body that appears to be hives. It is not a flushing of the skin but almost looks more like a heat rash but more spread out over her body. I talked to the Dr. on the phone and he told her to take Benadryl for the next 24 hours and if no improvement to come to the ER. There was no improvement so she went to the ER and was diagnosd with Red Man Syndrome. I am wondering whether this is possible as this usually occurs during administration and not a week later. Also it is not a flushing, or warmth to the skin. Is there another possibility?

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MSSA
Posted by Lisa
Last Reply February 9, 2011 at 23:31
Started February 7, 2011 at 13:52
Hi everyone,
My 15 year old son caught mssa after a routine op last year. He was on IV
antibiotics for about 6 weeks then oral antibiotics for another 2 months (fucidin
and flucloxacilin).
He has been constantly unwell with stomach problems ever since. He is in
constant pain, has trouble eating and nausea.
I just don't know what to do or who to turn to any more. Mostly the GP and
hospital have told me that it's is quite normal but surely there must be
something they can do. My GP is now contacting my sons paediatrician to
discuss what tests can be done.
I have tried giving high doses of pre and probiotics, peppermint capsules and
pear juice. Nothing has helped.
Has anyone else has this type of problem? Any suggestions would be brilliant. I
feel so isolated by this and my poor son is desperate.
Many thanks.

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Warning !
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply February 6, 2011
Started February 6, 2011
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1351630/NHS-alert-wave-super-resistant-bugs-hits-hospitals.html

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18 Year infection
Posted by Dana Kerr
Last Reply February 5, 2011 at 01:13
Started February 4, 2011 at 12:01
I have had MRSA, confirmed and tested too many times to count. I contracted MRSA at age 12. I am now 30 and I have had well over 500 abscesses. I have been treated in the past by a Dr of infectious disease who was baffled that I still had outbreaks because my skin tested negative for colonization. However, every single outbreak I get tests positive for MRSA and is very resistant to nearly everything but Macrobid. Vancomycin has not helped and I am borderline allergic to it as it caused me to have convulsive vomiting. Rocephin, Clindamycin, Keflex, Z-packů and others do not kill this nasty hanger-on. I am allergic to sulfides. I have had nose treatments with Mupirocin and I use antimicrobial soap everyday from head to toe. I wash my hands so much they crack and bleed. I have also had Polinidal disease which tested MRSA positive. I cannot rid myself of this aggressive disease. The hardest part is that I get lesions mostly on the labia majora. The lymph nodes in the groin swell and the... read more

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MRSA and total knee replacement
Posted by laura from texas
Last Reply February 2, 2011 at 08:02
Started February 2, 2011 at 08:02
I'm a 55 year old female that contracted MRSA i believe after my total knee replacement. When I went into the hospital they tested me for staph and I had none. My knee replacement surgery was in November and I was diagnosed with MRSA about two weeks ago. I was placed in the hospital for one week and then home for 9 days with a PIC and Vancomyocin. So far my lungs are clear, heart is fine and my replacement shows no sign of infection. I started taking the garlic supplement that I found online and I'm praying that this will help. My biggest fear is that this will come back and attack my knee replacement. I have osteoporosis and asthma...although both are manageable. Before this happened I was in great shape, played golf and felt wonderful. After reading the posts, I'm so afraid my life will be forever changed. My body has been beaten up and I'm weak as a kitten and so very tired. I'm going to start exercising again and try to build my immune system. I pray for all of you de... read more

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CAN MRSA MORPH TO NON METH. RESISTANT?
Posted by IRENE
Last Reply January 31, 2011
Started January 28, 2011 at 17:53
I HAVE BEEN ON B.E.Y.O. STAPH PACK ESSENTIAL OILS FOR 3 MONTHS AS WELL AS
OTHER AGGRESSIVE PROTOCOL AND MRSA DIET. I USED TO HAVE HOT RED RINGS
OF VOLCANIC PUC IN ARMPITS AND GROIN AND OCCASSIONALLY IN OTHER SPOTS.
SINCE MY PROGRAM BEGAN, I HAVE NOTICED GREAT DIMINISHMENT OF BREAKOUTS.
I COULD HAVE SWORN I HAS MRSA DUE TO SEVERITY OF SYMPTOMS. THE NEW
INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOC SAMPLED AND BIO FINGERPRINTED THE OOZE. THE TEST
CAME BACK POSITIVE FOR STAPH A. BUT IT APPEARS NOT TO BE MITH. RESISTANT.
COULD THE STAPH PACK OILS MICHELLE RECOMMENDS IN THE BOOK 9WHICHH
CLEAN OFF CELLULAR RECEPTOR SITES) BE CHANGING THE M.R. PORTION OF THE
EQUATION INTO THE MORE AGREEABLE SIMPLE STAPH A./ OR WAS IT ALWAYS
STAPH A ALL ALONG, WITHOUT THE METH. RESISTANCE FACTOR/ ANYONE KNOW?

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what do microbiologist do with mrsa swabs?
Posted by lily
Last Reply January 20, 2011 at 20:05
Started January 20, 2011 at 07:20
i want to know how the microbiologist first identify an MRSA infection and then how do they check if its susceptible to clindamycin? could u give me references on these procedures ?

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detection of clindamycin susceptible CA mrsa?
Posted by snehil
Last Reply January 20, 2011 at 07:12
Started January 20, 2011 at 07:12
what are the methods to detect if an community acquired MRSA is susceptible to clindamycin ? methods other than the 'D'test?

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MRSA Vaccine
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 19, 2011 at 17:44
Started January 19, 2011 at 17:44
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2011/01/researchers-unzip-mrsa-and-discover-route-for-vaccine.aspx

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mrsa
Posted by john
Last Reply January 18, 2011 at 10:07
Started October 5, 2005 at 12:46
hi there my mum was in hospital for a heart op . she was only ment to be in hospital for 2 weeks . my mum was in hospital for 3 months and contracted mrsa in there the reason i know that is because when you go for an op they test you . and it was 2 months before she contracted the superbug mrsa . then the day before she died the doctor told us that the mrsa did not have a grip of her and that it was the heart that was causing the problem but then when my mum passed away we were told that it was the mrsa that got in to her blood . so when we got the death certificate it says that the cause of death was mrsa . can someone please help me here to decide on what to do and if i have a good case to go ahead and sue . ? my e-mail address is john_ramsayscotland@hotmail.com

thanks again for your time

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my dad mrsa
Posted by katrina
Last Reply January 18, 2011
Started July 30, 2006 at 05:31
hi its all very fresh and still hurting so much but i need to know.
my dad was taken into hospital, 2 weeks ago for a chest infection, he seemed to pick up so well and was eager to come home, but then one day he just went down hill and ending up in icu on life surport fighting for his life.
We then was told he had got mrsa pneumnia and was very poorly, from then on it was all down hill his kidneys failed his heart was fighting to work and his lungs had gone, how, how did this happen when he was looking so well and was on his way to oz with his wife and grandaughter on 13 august. he was 79 funny and the best dad in the whole world and i am so cross he has been taken away from us, i can not stop thinking if we had taken him home when he said i dont want to be here would he have been ok, was it us that let him down so badly, could we have stopped this happing to my dad.
please help me to stop hurting and feeling so cross with the world, and most of all the hospital he died in.

Th... read more

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MRSA in DAYCARE
Posted by Crystal
Last Reply January 11, 2011
Started January 10, 2011 at 23:12
I was informed this morning there is a child in my daughters classroom who has MRSA they say was caused from diaper rash (which I do not believe). The director of the daycare told me the health department felt there was no concern and the child is allowed to be in the center. My issue is that my child is 7 months old. Is MRSA more contagious in young children? How do you contract it? I just worry that they are changing my daughter on the same table they are changing this child...and let's face it....daycares are not as sanitary as hospitals. I am not sure what to do....does anyone have insight on how contagious this really is and what I can do to prevent her from getting it?

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