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recently diagnosed
Posted by katie holmes
Last Reply April 7, 2010 at 23:48
Started April 6, 2010 at 04:33
I am due to have a hysterectomy on 6th April. I was given a pre op examination & was shocked to discover that I tested positive as carrying the bug.

I'me pretty scared because you hear so much in the press and never take much notice (Because you think it will never happen to you)!!

I was in Hospital at xmas and the ward I was on had very bad hygiene. I feel this is where I picked up the bug. Can anyone please tell me the dangers of having this bug and having major surgery?? It is giving me sleepless nights!!

I have been given a solution to wash with and a cream for my nose.

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Acupuncture transmitted infections
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply April 6, 2010 at 12:25
Started April 6, 2010 at 12:25

http://www.scotsman.com/nhshealth/Acupuncture-transmitted-infections.6168198.jp


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Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply April 5, 2010 at 18:20
Started April 5, 2010 at 18:20
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/editor-s-picks-ignore/infection-fears-over-plan-to-axe-hospital-cleaning-staff-1.1018450

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More death's in Scotland
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply April 5, 2010 at 18:18
Started April 5, 2010 at 18:16
http://news.stv.tv/scotland/tayside/167845-perth-patient-dies-after-contracting-cdiff/

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Happy Easter
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply April 3, 2010 at 23:22
Started April 3, 2010 at 23:22
Happy Easter everyone , hope you's have a joyful & peaceful day .

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MRSA
Posted by PAT
Last Reply March 31, 2010 at 17:56
Started March 31, 2010 at 15:19
in 2007 my daughter had surgery on her lower spine for a prolapst disc which was fine they told us that she may need another opp on the next disc down but they werew hoping that it would corect it self, but in 2008 she needed surgery again whitch at the time seemed fine, but between 10 /12 days after she started going in to spasioms in her hole body which she was in agonny with they took her in to hosptle,but they did not know what was causing it they would not listen to me when I said that I though it was an infection,I was clast as one of thows fussy mothers, when I was prooved right it was found deep in her back next to her spine were there was no blood supply, so she was given a drug that had to be given through a hickman line for no more than six weeks be cause it brakes down the imoneitys in the body,it seemed to work it stoped the spasoms but we were told that the bug is still there it is just not active, our main fear is if she has surery again will it reactivate.

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Essential oil
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 31, 2010 at 14:01
Started March 31, 2010 at 14:01
http://news.scotsman.com/health/Humble-plant-oils-found-to.6192412.jp

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infections
Posted by tricia
Last Reply March 31, 2010 at 02:54
Started October 1, 2008 at 12:58
i had mrsa last year but since december i have had nothing but trouble with my teeth i have had infection aftre infection now 9 months on i still have an infection and have lost 3 teeth plus i always feel tried all the time and all i keep getting told is that im depressed can any one please how they have suffered after the mrsa cause i feel i am going mad

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My Sister Has Staph Aureus
Posted by Marian
Last Reply March 24, 2010 at 23:33
Started March 24, 2010 at 23:33
Hi Linda

Just to give you a quick update regarding my sister Alison. She saw her Surgeon last week and he has prescribed another two antibiotics i.e. Ciproxin and Metrodonzle (sorry not sure of spelling)?
He said that if these antibiotics do not work then he will have to remove the mesh used to support the hernia. Needless to say she is feeling no better and still in pain. She will see her Surgeon on 25 March. I am concerned as who knows what like the infection will be in the inside and also the mesh has been there a few weeks now and its removal will not be an easy task. Really concerned. Linda please also see my posting regarding MRSA if you can advise please. Thanks very much. Will be in touch. Best regards.

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MY SISTER HAS STAPH AUREUS
Posted by Marian
Last Reply March 24, 2010 at 23:07
Started March 18, 2010 at 12:46
Hi Linda, many thanks indeed for your quick reply, very much appreciated. My sister (Alison) developed a hernia after she had a gallbladder removal last summer. This was an emergency operation at the time. The gallbladder was very much infected and was on the verge of erruption! They put her on antibiotics for a few days and then carried out the op by keyhole surgery. She was told it could have burst at any time. She got home and shortly afterwards the hernia was apparent. She was supposed to have been reviewed again 6 weeks after her op at NHS hospital in Aberdeen, Scotland. The appointment never came even although her own GP wrote twice. As time pastthe hernia was obviously getting bigger and very uncomfortable. This time she was referred to a private hospital in Aberdeen through her employer (in order that the hernia could be repaired quicker). This is the history up until when the hernia was carried out. She is to see the Surgeon today at the private hospital in Aberdeen.... read more

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Supermops
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 20, 2010
Started March 20, 2010
http://news.scotsman.com/health/Supermops-join-battle-against-bugs.6162188.jp

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MSSA and Pseudomonas Infection
Posted by Alex Jones
Last Reply March 19, 2010 at 01:32
Started March 8, 2010 at 14:47
Has anyone had a pseudomonas and mssa infection? I have just come off of antibiotics after 7 months and have no idea how long it will be before I will be declared free from infection. I would also like to know how open wounds are covered after they have settled down (I have one on my forehead) and if the chances of re-infection are higher now when I go for the re-infection. My wound is on my forehead and the titanium plate and bone graft have been left in place. At this stage I am not sure whether they will remove them both or just do some cover up surgery. www.bugsdrugsandrocknroll.com

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MY SISTER HAS STAPH AUREUS
Posted by Marian
Last Reply March 18, 2010 at 01:46
Started March 17, 2010 at 23:21
My sister has just been informed she has the above bacteria after a swab of her wound was taken. She had a hernia operation done in February and right from the minute it was done (they inserted a wire mesh to support the hernia) there was problems controlling the pain. She was discharged the following day. After about 7-8 days she was worse and the wound was very much infected. Admitted to A&E and put on various antibiotics. From then until now she has been off antibiotics for about say 2 weeks. Again the wound is still leaking and we are now confronted with a diagnosis of Staphylococcus Aureus. I am really concerned as she is not making any progress. Can anybody help. Her own GP has said she does not have MRSA but why is the infection still there and the antibiotics do not seem to be working? We are at a loss.

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MRSA in Urine
Posted by Margaret Wright
Last Reply March 13, 2010 at 11:49
Started November 26, 2009 at 11:15
I have a Stoma after having my bladder removed 2 years ago. I have MRSA in my urine and wondered if its possible to get rid of it completely. I am scared to have too many antibiotics as MRSA feeds on them. They give me Trimethroprim - then Nitrofuranton. Then it seems to alternate each time I have a urine test. My urologist told me to stop taking the tablets if I felt better/ I did but in August I got an infection, and am now on my 5th lot of antibiotics. Are those antibiorics strong enough for MRSA ??

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Finding a solicitor to sue the nhs
Posted by Matty Bannister
Last Reply March 8, 2010 at 16:45
Started November 18, 2007 at 01:04
My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer over two months ago and he had been told he had it for a while before he was diagnosed. Me and my family feel that we have been abused by the nhs as they first said it was pancreatic cancer then bone cancer then liver disease then pancreatic cancer agian. They then went on to say that he has now got a tumor in his stomach and cancer in one of his ribs. it has been agony for my family as we would rather know the truth, whether it be bad or good. I need to know if i have a good chance of sueing the nhs as me and my family are very angry at how we have been treated.

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Any HELP please??
Posted by carolyn
Last Reply March 7, 2010 at 02:57
Started March 4, 2010
My husband has had acute pancreatitis post ercp to remove gallstones, they could not remove the stones and put a stent in place to drain the bile duct. He has a lot of underlying health problems, ie COPD, Polycythemia (thick blood) to mention only 2. The surgeon had to drain the large pseudocyst that had formed and then ruptured, after his attack of pancreatitis, he placed a drain into the pancrease, and used a lavage wash for several days. He was discharged from hospital with the drain in place, draining any fluid into a Stoma bag, the bag was filling up ok until about a week ago, and he complained that the WOUND area around the drain was very painful. I had a look and it wasvery red and had a lot of puss coming out of the wound (Not the drain) GP did a swab on Thursday 27th march, and gave him antibiotics, but he did not improve, Phoned GP again on Monday 1st March, she had one look at the wound site and said he should just go to A & E , so we did this My husband was taken in to ... read more

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new to MRSA ... many questions
Posted by Reese
Last Reply February 20, 2010 at 20:54
Started February 19, 2010 at 02:51
I have had MRSA for just under two weeks. It started on my right calf below my knee and another abscess showed up on my lower left butt cheek several days after that. I am constantly draining and wrapping these in gauze and have been on the antibiotic Sulfameth/Trimethoprim for a week now. I am terrified of even the slightest little bump on my body. How long can this possibly go on? It makes me feel disgusting, not to mention very tired and achy.

Here are some general questions, and if anyone could help me out, I'd be so appreciative:

Will I ever be truly rid of this, or will it always be in my system, even once I'm done taking antibiotics and the physical symptoms have faded? I've been on antibiotics for a week now - what is the likelihood that this could spread to yet another location on my body?

How soon and how often should I thoroughly sanitize my apartment (and wash my clothes in hot water)? Should I wait until my physical symptoms have cleared or start now? W... read more

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MRSA Support Concert
Posted by Brian Sams
Last Reply February 6, 2010 at 22:19
Started February 6, 2010 at 22:19
MRSA Support, Europe's leading group that supports those affected and afflicted by MRSA and takes a pro-active approach to fighting malpractice will be holding their annual concert, 'Contrast', at the Spadesborne Centre, Bromsgrove on 22 May 2010. Details available from mrsa.support@gmail.com
Come and support this worthwhile cause with a night out with a difference.

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Not to be sniffed at
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply February 5, 2010 at 19:11
Started February 5, 2010 at 19:11
http://news.scotsman.com/health/Samples-to-be-sniffed-at.6046116.jp

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Post mrsa sepsis - any specialists?
Posted by Rhian
Last Reply February 4, 2010 at 14:22
Started February 3, 2010 at 13:02
Hi, only quick post as in so much pain today. I had mrsa sepsis and c diff in
summer 2008 and have now been diagnosed with ME by my GP. I've only had the
symptoms (not listing them all now) since the infections in which I was
extremely poorly.
I wanted to ask if my gp can refer me to any specialists regarding the ost mrsa
sepsis infection, because of the symptoms I've been getting???! Had anyone
been referred to a specialist? And what kind of specialist? Would be really
grateful for a reply.

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