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What happens to the body?
Posted by Allie
Last Reply April 1, 2009 at 14:55
Started April 6, 2008 at 17:59
Im studying my Alevels in Health & Social Care and i'm doing a coursework piece where you have to pick a communicable disease to study so as i'm a future student nurse I decided MRSA was going to be pretty pivotal in my future studies. One thing i'm strugging to find exact information on is how the body responds to MRSA. I know signs and symptoms but i really need to once MRSA is contracted what happens to the body? If anyone has any information it would be appreciated so much!
Thanks

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MRSA
Posted by mrs n
Last Reply April 1, 2009 at 02:27
Started March 31, 2009
HELLO,

I am going into hospital for a D+C, as my GP refered me because i am having problems with my periods.
When i went to have my pre ops done they found out that i have the MRSA bug and i have been given the hibiscrub and some nasal ointment to use for 5 days then i have to be checked again.
Can anyone please tell me if the hospital will still go a head with the op even if the bug has NOT gone??

I am so worriedas confused as i dont understand how i can get rid of it, just by washing and changing my clothes and bed covers, can i still get not get it back from my family??

please help anyone i am going in next week and i have just completed the 5 days today.

thankyou

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TREATMENT FORHEAD INJURIES
Posted by JONATHAN KEAR
Last Reply March 26, 2009 at 22:25
Started March 26, 2009 at 11:28
MY FATHER HAD BEEN ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER FALLING AND HITTING HIS HEAD ONE EVENING. HE HAD A HISTORY OF HEART PROBLEMS SO THE HOSPITAL TREATED HIM AS A HEART PATIENT AND NOT A HEAD INJURY.HE DIED OF A BRAIN HEMORRAGE IN THE HOSPITAL ALMOST TWO DAYS AFTER BEING ADMITED.WE TRIED TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW WITH THE HOSPITAL BUT HAVE NOT GOT BACK TO US WHAT SHOULD WE DO NOW?

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TREATMENT FORHEAD INJURIES
Posted by JONATHAN KEAR
Last Reply March 26, 2009 at 11:29
Started March 26, 2009 at 11:29
MY FATHER HAD BEEN ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER FALLING AND HITTING HIS HEAD ONE EVENING. HE HAD A HISTORY OF HEART PROBLEMS SO THE HOSPITAL TREATED HIM AS A HEART PATIENT AND NOT A HEAD INJURY.HE DIED OF A BRAIN HEMORRAGE IN THE HOSPITAL ALMOST TWO DAYS AFTER BEING ADMITED.WE TRIED TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW WITH THE HOSPITAL BUT HAVE NOT GOT BACK TO US WHAT SHOULD WE DO NOW?

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Dispatches
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 23, 2009 at 22:30
Started March 23, 2009 at 22:30
Did everybody watch tonight ? ohhhhhh how i get soooooooo angry my blood pressure goes sky high . i felt so sorry for the nurses complaining that they dident get a break ie; tea/break toilet/break, i think this was the genuine ones the caring ones , but the ones who sat at the nurses station at night going through e-bay even pole dancing to pass there time was disgusting to hear . that nurse on duty who thought putting her mother up for sale on e-bay was a hoot should never have been on watch in any hospital & before i get any replies to this post from any nurses as always defending there humour....... it is these nurses who give the "REAL" nurses a hard time & a bad name , hospitals like these shown tonight are where people have died because of incompetence & no amount of humour will lighten these facts .

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You Have married for years without a child con
Posted by ms anna
Last Reply March 21, 2009 at 13:45
Started March 21, 2009 at 13:45
You Have married for years without a child contact me to have one or two if u need .(miss1anna(at)yahoo.com )

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mrsa infection need advice!
Posted by michelle
Last Reply March 19, 2009 at 16:12
Started March 18, 2009 at 16:03
hi my name is michelle and i just had my second child a month ago. i have had two c-sections and after my first i had a severe mrsa infection in my incision and uterus. i was on bactrim for 5 months and decided my dr was an idiot so i stopped treatment. My water broke at 32 weeks into my 2nd preg. because i had mrsa and strep b in my amnio fluid-had an emer. c-section and after that i tested negative on all mrsa cultures. 1 week later they found mrsa in my urine and vaginal cultures. i am very sick and on 1000mg of oral vancomycin a day.im anemic and underweight and i have bloody stools. im only 18 and very scared. any advise will be much appreciated!


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House of Crime
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 17, 2009 at 22:58
Started March 17, 2009 at 22:58
I was soooooooo distressed tonight watching the news to see Julie Bailey speak about the shocking care not only to her mother, but to other poor souls that she witnessed at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust . this was truly another house of crime , the trust' chief executives, Martin Yeates, & chairman, Toni Brisby resigned earlier this month .........in my opinion they should have been charged with these death's & cruelty of those that suffered , Labour's Tony Wright (Cannock Chase )urged ministers to make enquiries into why a coroner refused to pass on information that could have hepled the investigation ....... in my opinion that coroner, should be charged & held accountable also .


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Do you want to tell your story?
Posted by Rebecca Speechley
Last Reply March 17, 2009 at 17:22
Started March 7, 2005 at 15:15
If you a woman in your twenties or thirties and have survived MRSA would you be interested in telling your story in Zest magazine?

I am currently looking for someone to share their story with me and be photographed for the magazine (you'll get your hair and make-up done and a stylist will pick out some great clothes for you to wear for the shoot - so it will be quite a treat).

We find that real life stories really bring issues home to our readers and make them aware of the risks of something like MRSA and how to prevent it. So your story could really help someone.

If you're interested please email me at beck_speechley@hotmail.com - I have a really tight deadline so if you're interested email me asap.

Best regards

Rebecca Speechley

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working after having MRSA
Posted by Emily Walling
Last Reply March 17, 2009 at 16:50
Started March 17, 2009 at 16:50
Hi I have been having a hard time getting a job. And I got MRSA back in 2007. Is it a good idea to work after having MRSA? I don't know if people are scared they are gunna get it, im ok now. I think im just scared of getting again, but it's good to ask questions. Please someone help me. Email me at b0nnienclyde_23@yahoo.com Thanks!!! I have also applied for SSI.

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Water Coolers
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 11, 2009 at 20:57
Started March 2, 2009 at 01:18
It has been reported that water coolers are carrying bacterial contamination . at a hospital clinic appoinment recently for a abdominal scan i was told i had not drunk enough water, i was led back out to the sitting area to drink more water from the water cooler ( 6 cups ) while sitting i noticed the staff filling up there empty bottles & thought nothing of it !!!! but to now read that residues of saliva at the neck of the bottle touching the tap could cause bacterial contamination makes me feel really queezy ..........you learn something everyday .

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Hope
Posted by J
Last Reply March 10, 2009 at 01:57
Started March 10, 2009 at 01:57
2 years ago I lived in fear. I had MRSA and I got other minor infections that were treated by antibiotics. I prayed, all the time. the experience brought me closer to God and I am grateful for it. I have not had infections in a year and I just want to give hope to those who feel trapped and scared. I will pray for you. Have faith and find strength. God Bless.

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Hope
Posted by Tom
Last Reply March 9, 2009 at 16:27
Started March 9, 2009 at 16:27
I just came across this film it sounds amazing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3zbjgmxazo

Itís new hygiene technology that can be used to clean and protect hospitals and people from MRSA



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Take part in documentary
Posted by Emma
Last Reply March 9, 2009 at 11:22
Started March 9, 2009 at 11:22
I'm a postgraduate journalism student making a short documentary film about groundbreaking genetic research into detecting and preventing MRSA.

I'm looking for people willing to share their experiences and comment on how new findings could affect their lives.

The film features synthetic biologists from Imperial College who are developing bacteria to combat MRSA.

It's a great opportunity to raise awareness of MRSA and support scientific research.

Please email me if you are interested in getting involved, at: ejreynolds34@gmail.com

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MRSA
Posted by BRENDA
Last Reply March 8, 2009 at 19:51
Started March 1, 2009 at 23:12
My dad was in the hospital 4 a heart attack and got mrsa in his sputum.The only precautions the nurses used was hand washing and we were told this was all that was nessasary.Is this true?They released him home on antibiotics.

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wrong toxins
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 5, 2009 at 20:31
Started March 2, 2009 at 01:02
Scientists battling the deadly hospital bug C-Diff have spent decades aiming at the wrong targets , a new study shows the researchers have focused on the wrong illness-inducing toxin released by the bacteria .
C-Diff is a spore-forming bug, first discovered in 1978 , which has been sweeping through hospitals around the world .
Professor Dale Gerding from Hines Hospital in Illinois said " For 20 years, we have been focusing on Toxin A but it turns out the real culprit is Toxin B , this is a major finging in how C-Diff causes disease in humans .

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Manuka Honey
Posted by glen
Last Reply March 1, 2009 at 11:05
Started February 23, 2007 at 07:00
Hi there,
I know this probably sounds crazy but has anyone used manuka honey??? I first heard about this product on radio 4 and then did a little internet research for my partners grandma who had an ulcer that would not heal and they were suggesting an operation - not such a great idea at 85. The consultants had never heard of it as a treatment but the district nurses had used it for burns. A ulcer that had got steadily worse over 2 1/2 years healed in 3 weeks. Manuka honey impregnated dressings are an approved NHS product and available but you have to ask for them.These honey impregnated dressings are proved to

1). KILL MRSA
2). PREVENT CROSS INFECTION

If you require surgery demand these dressings to be used post operatively

These are no wild claims
Please refer to www.bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/. Dr Peter Molan, the university and his team have dedicated 19 years to discovering all of the healing properties of this specific honey especially for infected and difficult to... read more

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Patients Complaints
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply February 26, 2009 at 01:07
Started February 26, 2009 at 01:07
It is shocking to read that patients complaints are being ignored & that it takes months for investigations in other complaints to start . the Healthcare Commission issued warnings to 30 of the 42 trusts that it assessed.

what hope have we, on giving advice to people to complain coming to this site , it is just a case of going round & round in circles & nothing being learned by these trusts .

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Emerging Highly Resistant 'Gram-Neg' Pathogens
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply February 24, 2009 at 21:41
Started February 24, 2009 at 17:04
Emerging Highly Resistant Gram-Negative Pathogens
http://www.idsociety.org/badbugsnodrugs.html

Bad Bugs, No Drugs
http://www.idsociety.org/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=13478


A new crop of drug-resistant superbugs is in our midst, and experts believe that they could rival the deadly superbug MRSA.

A new report from the Infectious Diseases Society of America says these superbugs are creeping onto the radar in hospitals across the country, and our ability to fight them is next to none.

Are these new superbugs poised to be the next MRSA?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical News Correspondent: They just may be, according to that new report by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. MRSA is still a much bigger problem.

Define these new superbugs. They're called "gram-negative" bacteria. They are extre... read more

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mrsa and sudamonaes
Posted by christine
Last Reply February 23, 2009 at 11:28
Started November 7, 2005 at 17:21
I caught mrsa in my lungs 5 years ago, never been the same I was treated got rid of it but it comes back again and again, when I was in hospital the conditions were appaling nobody ever cleaned in the Kent &sussex hospital in TW, loos were left blocked etc, my next stays also delivered me another bug Sudamonas this is worse and it will kill me in the end why does nobody talk about this one it is deadlier than mrsa and not many now its excistence

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