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Deadly pneumonia caused by super-bugs...
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply January 2, 2010 at 17:27
Started January 2, 2010 at 17:27

U.S. researchers 'warned' deadly pneumonia caused by super-bugs are on the rise… and as these bacteria are opportunistic in nature they rapidly capitalize on those afflicted with H1N1 or other strains.

Warning signs to be on the look out for…

[They reported the pneumonia usually features high fever and low blood pressure with rapid progression to septic shock -- a widespread infection that sends the whole body into a tailspin -- and an urgent need for mechanical ventilation.]

Take care,
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Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 2, 2010 at 12:32
Started January 2, 2010 at 12:32

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Chance to develop antibiotics
Posted by From the Times
Last Reply January 2, 2010 at 09:17
Started January 2, 2010 at 09:17
A couple of years ago 10-year-old Daniel Roberts hurt his leg falling from a slide in the playground. Within 48 hours, infection had spread throughout his body and he suffered septic shock and total organ failure. As huge volumes of antibiotics failed to work, it became clear that his infection was a particularly aggressive strain of MRSA. Daniel was not expected to survive. After a month in a coma and five operations to scrape away infected bone, his infection was cleared, but now he spends most of his time in a wheelchair.

Not so long ago, we imagined that antibiotics could cure all such infections. Now such stories are commonplace. Most people will have a friend or relative affected by antibiotic-resistant infection, often acquired after admission to hospital. Across Europe, multi-drug-resistant bacteria now cause about 400,000 infections a year and more than 25,000 deaths.

Without effective antibiotics, modern medical care is not possible. Activities we consider routine — ... read more

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Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 29, 2009 at 20:29
Started December 22, 2009 at 17:49

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Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 29, 2009 at 13:10
Started December 29, 2009 at 13:10

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Dirty Taps
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 29, 2009 at 13:07
Started December 29, 2009 at 13:07

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C-Diff inquiry
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 23, 2009 at 19:46
Started December 23, 2009 at 19:46

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Christmas Prayers
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 18, 2009
Started December 18, 2009
A Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all , i wish you's all health, wealth & happiness for 2010 .......remember that there will be someone here if anybody needs any help or support during the festive period . sadly many of us on here wont have their loved ones sitting at the dinner table on Christmas day......... so please say a prayer or light a candle in rememberence of the loved ones we have lost & also prayers to go out for the people who are going through this suffering at this time . i was one of the public who got supported at this time when my mum lay very ill all during the festive period , i never forgot that kindness graciously shown to me , what was given to me .........i now give back .

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MRSA Scars
Posted by Paul
Last Reply December 16, 2009 at 17:29
Started December 15, 2009 at 21:14
Hi everyone.

Just wondering if anyone can can recommend any products that can reduce MRSA scarring or even prevent MRSA (but I suppose thats the million dollar question).

I had my first outbreak of MRSA on my knee in August 2006. The doctors think I caught it from a cut on my knee I got playing football that then become infected. I visited the doctors on several occasions before they finally took a swab and found it to be MRSA. I was prescibed a long course of antibiotics and it finally cleared up.

I never had any further outbreaks until March 2009. Then I started getting what I thought to be spots ( I am 21 so not uncommon to get spots) around my chin, these spots where not healing up and again after several visits to my doctors they finally did a swab and discovered it to be MRSA. I was given a cream called Crystacide to put on the spots. Since April I have regular occurances of spots on my face, specifically my chin area. In September 2009 one of the spots became really ... read more

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Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 15, 2009 at 18:18
Started December 15, 2009 at 18:18

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Can MRSA Broncail Pneumonia kill in 12 hours?
Posted by Elaine Gray
Last Reply December 15, 2009 at 12:37
Started December 15, 2009 at 10:15
We found my Dad (67 years old)dead on 9th Dec at 9.30am. We think he died around 9pm on 8th Dec. My brother saw my Dad at about 9.30 am on the 8th Dec we can see him leaving his flat and returning after a few minutes, seems to be walking normally, breathing normally, looking a little tired. He was died about 10 hours later. Our Doctor said that it was most probably a heart attack but the Coronor's report states pneumonia. When I questioned this they said he caught a strain of pneumonia that can kill within 12 hours! This site is the closest match I can find.

My dad had cancer of the larynx and was undergoing radiotherapy (had completed 4 weeks and had 2 weeks left). The consultant in charge of his treatment saw him on Friday.

Could my dad have died from MRSA Broncial Pneumoia? There were no symptoms what so ever and I am totally shocked.

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Too Terrified
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 14, 2009 at 22:15
Started December 14, 2009 at 22:15

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Complications of mrsa in lung
Posted by D
Last Reply December 13, 2009 at 14:27
Started December 12, 2009
I was admitted to hospital with pneumonia 4 years ago. But they found it difficult to diagnose at first and they sent me home
Then the next day, they contacted me asking me to return immediately as i had suspected pneumonia

By this time i was running a fever of 40 degrees and could barely breath

They then done an endoscopy to my stomach, lungs etc. to see if they could find any sign of infection

They said i had a little fluid in my lungs and was put on anti biotic drip for 5days

2 days after that endoscopy, i became terribly ill and couldnt breathe at all or even lie down with the pain in my back. They discovered i had mrsa and done a sputum and found it in my lungs

I got several abcesses on both lungs and had to get lungs drained but im sure the endoscopy gave me the mrsa

The doctors were considering major surgery after a week when litres of puss were drained and no sign of recovery

I came really close to not making it as my lungs were so messed up and operati... read more

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Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 8, 2009 at 22:23
Started December 8, 2009 at 22:11
Well done , you are doing the people of Scotland proud .........

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memory problems
Posted by lucy
Last Reply December 6, 2009 at 23:58
Started December 6, 2009 at 03:23
i was diagnosed with msra 3 weeks ago ,Ive been on 2 antibiotics my wound has healed fine but Im just so tired all the time and i hurt all over and Ithink it may be effecting my mind .Ive asked my husband questions and ask him the same thing again over and over Im really worried .Icalled my daughter because i forgot that Ihad just talked to her 30 minutes ago.has anyone else experienced this?

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Filthy Wards
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 29, 2009 at 17:42
Started November 28, 2009

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Posted by EMILY
Last Reply November 26, 2009 at 17:25
Started November 26, 2009 at 16:27

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Posted by PAUL WHALE
Last Reply November 25, 2009 at 21:51
Started November 25, 2009 at 16:47
There has been a rise in babies contracting MRSA in hospitals. Evidence from experts has clearly stated that MRSA can live in foam for literally years. All advice tell us that do not re-use your cot mattress 'one baby - one mattress'. This is good advice from the professionals who know. The neo-natal mattresses in Hospitals are PVC cover foam. The PVC can crack and harbour bacteria and the foam can allow the bacteria to last for years. How oftendo these neo-natal mattresses get renewed? How many babies have been on the mattress in the maternity wards?

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help me anyone!
Posted by lisa
Last Reply November 24, 2009 at 23:03
Started August 2, 2005 at 17:58
My name is lisa and Im 26. I started with 1 tic bite so I think. Now I have them all over and I feel as if Im going crazy and want to kill myself. I was a very outgoing person and now I don't come out of my room. I've seen different doctors and the all say it's allergies, scabbies, pinworms,I dont get the correct answer. Ive been on different medications but my sickness gets worse everyday. I went to this one dr. who told me I have MRSA. Because of my medical Insurance she reffered me to another DR. which Im going to see today. She told me that I dont have Anxiety that it's seem like the bacteria has gone to my heart and thats the reason why I have such a high heart rate. Im really scared and dont know whats next. Everyone things I have, Aids, thats I do drugs and it's understandible because of how I act but its not me its the bacteria. I see animals coming out of my wounds I even though I was going crazy.Please if anyone has gone through this let me know. I want to know what my ris... read more

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National Filth Service
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 24, 2009 at 19:18
Started November 24, 2009 at 15:46

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