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A bit of wisdom
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply September 24, 2009 at 17:49
Started September 22, 2009 at 12:52
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/expert_advice/article6843372.ece

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Can clothes carry MSSA
Posted by Jo
Last Reply September 19, 2009 at 21:57
Started September 19, 2009 at 12:01
My father is desperately ill in hospital. He has MSSA which has lead to septicaemia, he is on a ventilator, kidney dialysis and is being heavily sedated. I have been in to see him every day and held his hand and kissed him. I was so worried about losing my dad that I didnít even consider the risk I was putting my family under. Before he was moved to intensive care I was bringing his washing home and washing he blood stained clothes with my own washing. Have I put my two young daughters at risk? Can MSSA be passed between clothes in the washing machine?

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New drug for C-Diff
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply September 19, 2009 at 21:51
Started September 19, 2009 at 21:51
http://www.hearingreview.com/reuters_article.asp?id=20090918drgd002.html

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Are we doing enough
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply September 18, 2009 at 22:26
Started September 18, 2009 at 16:15
Interesting reading , well done Marie Curie ......http://www.kidney.org.uk/campaigns/Parliament/HCAI_HOC-report-may09.pdf

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mrsa
Posted by rita robinson
Last Reply September 14, 2009 at 12:41
Started September 13, 2009 at 02:09
Hi my name is Rita I live in Carson City, Nv.
In July of 09 I was getting ready for a family camping trip to northern ca. the night before we left I began to feel very ill, where before this i was fine i did have a cyst uder arm i suffer from these often and had them various places on body for over twenty years. the next day i drove to bay area to get rest of family and half way there i began to cough and through up in plastic bags massive amounts of flem, later that night got a fever by next morning i could not even walk to the bathroom with out help i layed in bed there for five days finally telling husband i thought if i stayed one more day i would die there. we left and i started my jouney home by the time i got about 100 miles from my home my body began to cramp and my thirteen year old had to steer i was out in the middle of no where in the sierra mountains and knew i had to get to hospital we some how made it to lake tahoe where i went to hospital. at arrival my oxegon was a... read more

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M.R.S.A and underlying causes
Posted by Taunia
Last Reply September 12, 2009 at 22:19
Started September 12, 2009 at 22:09
I am 33 years old and havent had good health in the last year. In reality for a couple of years I just haven't felt right! I am contstantly tired I get headaches in the same spot(left temple)
I have been extremely sick to my stomach with occasional vommiting.
And alot of other little symptoms.
In February I developed a large absess on the back of my leg. With in hours it was the size of an orange! I went to the e.r. the lanced it and drained it and sent it for a culture.They gave me two antibiotics and told me they would let me know if they need to change the antibiotics because of mrsa. I never heard anything and I was healing good so I thought I was fine. During all that and for the next 3-4 months I felt miserable all the time. So tired and always sick with occasional fevers and bladder infections, At the beginning of july, while on a trip to see my husband (he is stationed in California)I broke out with numerous absesses I didnt want it to ruin any time we spent together so... read more

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septasemia
Posted by Lo Sandquist
Last Reply September 10, 2009 at 22:01
Started May 5, 2005 at 20:27
What is septasemia? What is the cause and affect of it?

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C-Diff death inquiry
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply September 7, 2009 at 16:52
Started September 4, 2009 at 21:41
http://news.scotsman.com/health/C-diff-death-inquiry-can.5619284.jp#4396373

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MRSA - free hospitals
Posted by Peter
Last Reply September 7, 2009 at 07:09
Started October 2, 2004 at 14:42
A few weeks ago I read a long report in the press (The Daily Telegraph I think) that MRSA had been completely eliminated in one NHS hospital by operating a strict regime applicable to doctors, nurses, patients and visitors. Unfortunately I cannot recall the hospital in question, except that it was in the Essex area - possibly Chelmsford.
Can anyone help me in identifying it? I would very much like to contact the hospital in order to obtain more information.

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MRSA - No More Anti-biotics
Posted by Helen James
Last Reply September 4, 2009 at 16:07
Started August 26, 2009 at 17:52
Hi
I was hoping someone could help - my grandmother who is 86years has had MRSA for almost 6 years dues to an open wound (sinus) on her leg ,which is terated with dressings on a dialy basis as the infection has to be drained.
When she was first diagnosed with MRSA it was nearly missed and this resulted in septesia.
She had been given all types of Anti-biotics but now the Dr have decided not to give anymore.
This worries me as when evertime infection comes back she is very ill -we recoginse these signs beofre a blood test or swab is taken, once she takes them she picks back up again.
Does anyone know the outcome of no more treatment with Anti-biotics?

Thanks

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Son diagnosed with mrsa from wound in usa
Posted by Aphreditie
Last Reply August 28, 2009 at 21:34
Started August 22, 2009 at 06:07
Hello! my 10 yr old son got a gash wound when he fell on his bike. its on his right leg behind his ankle. i took him to ER sunday cuz it looked infected, red. swollen, pussy his ankle was even swollen. it was so they cleaned, dressed the wound and took a wound culture, and prescribed flexal and he was on crutches for 2 days.tues we went for a recheck. all seemed good. i clean, change the dressing twice a day. he was taking his meds. it started to look better. Wed nite i get a call with culture results. the DR says he has MRSA staph infection. explains it alittle swtiches is prescription to bactrium and says she will send a pamphlet. i havent gotten the pamphlet yet hopefully tomorrow.

been looking online for all the info i can. reading what others experiences are so i know what we may go thru, w are cleaning our hands all the time with hand santizer. i am so stressed and worried about my sons health and what this will mean for us. i cant find anywhere how long hes contagious fo... read more

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MRSA - No More Anti-biotics
Posted by Helen James
Last Reply August 28, 2009 at 21:30
Started August 26, 2009 at 17:53
Hi
I was hoping someone could help - my grandmother who is 86years has had MRSA for almost 6 years dues to an open wound (sinus) on her leg ,which is terated with dressings on a dialy basis as the infection has to be drained.
When she was first diagnosed with MRSA it was nearly missed and this resulted in septesia.
She had been given all types of Anti-biotics but now the Dr have decided not to give anymore.
This worries me as when evertime infection comes back she is very ill -we recoginse these signs beofre a blood test or swab is taken, once she takes them she picks back up again.
Does anyone know the outcome of no more treatment with Anti-biotics?

Thanks

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MRSA on Fabric Furniture
Posted by KC
Last Reply August 25, 2009 at 02:36
Started August 6, 2009 at 14:47
Blood from an MRSA sore got on a fabric chair of mine. Is there some way to disinfect the chair? How long will it take the MRSA to die naturally?

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Please Sign
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply August 25, 2009
Started August 20, 2009 at 19:23
http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Dcertification/#detail

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Vale of Leven
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply August 22, 2009 at 01:00
Started August 22, 2009 at 01:00
http://news.scotsman.com/health/New-appointment-to-Vale-of.5577511.jp

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New Superbug
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply August 19, 2009 at 22:52
Started August 18, 2009 at 13:28
http://news.scotsman.com/health/New-superbug-found-in-UK.5554080.jp

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Avoid hospitals for 2 years
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply August 19, 2009 at 20:18
Started August 10, 2009 at 09:30
http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2009/08/09/avoid-hospital-for-two-years-if-you-re-worried-about-c-diff-says-professor-78057-21584164/

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6 months of MRSA
Posted by Petrus
Last Reply August 17, 2009 at 10:02
Started January 10, 2005 at 23:39
Thank you for this site.

I caught MRSA from my wife, after she caught it by shaking hands with a parolee who caught it in a New Jersey jail.

I've had it four times since July, 2004. The first time was the worst.

This is what I have learned in my four "encounters"...

The body seems to "learn" to fight the bug somewhat. The boils in Round 1 of the bug were the worst -- huge, golf-ball-size jobs deep in the flesh of my buttocks. Afterwards, they were small and in different parts of the body. It's as though the previously-infected areas had T-cells "on alert" in them.

In Round 2, the bug took up residence in my scrotum. It was during Round 2 that I noticed that healed boils leave little "BBs" behind in the flesh, ranging in size from a pinhead to a marble. It takes a long, long time for the body to absorb these. T... read more

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MRSA in NHS (UK)
Posted by oompalumpa
Last Reply August 17, 2009 at 01:01
Started July 24, 2009 at 04:53
Can you believe that they stopped testing staff in hospitals for MRSA a couple of years back. This includes GPs, and all other health care professionals.

Apparently it seems to be because of a lack of funds!!! Wont all the docs/nurses/staff keep passing on the virus to us patients and end up costing nhs more as hospitals keep giving it to vunerable patients who could end up dying

In 2005, i had pneumonia and pleural fluid in both lungs. I had a tube inserted to drain the fluid in both lungs. Well, guess what. I nearly died for 6 weeks and basically got 10times worse than i was before these tubes were inserted.

After 6 weeks of iv antibiotics, i was moved to an isolation ward and they told me i had mrsa in my lungs. Great!! I thought

I was given the washes and relevant antibiotics to clear mrsa. But isnt it futile when you get treated by a gp/nurse/hospital worker you have a huge chance of being reinfected?

Guess what? I recovered and went home. 3 months later, i had i... read more

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Private hospitals
Posted by Legman
Last Reply August 16, 2009 at 16:34
Started July 10, 2009 at 01:03
Has anyone caught MRSA in a private hospital? I caught it in a Nuffield hospital and they did not tell me! It would be interesting to hear if anyone else has caught MRSA in a UK Private Hospital

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