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Posted by vixma
Last Reply August 5, 2008 at 17:18
Started August 3, 2005 at 20:55
My father was taken into hospital with a disease named GBS on the 13th of May 2004. He later had pnumonia and breathing problems which meant he was placed on a ventilator and difficulties with his stomach. This lead to his stomache being operated on. In the operation apparently fluid had leaked from his stomach into other parts of his body and the staff left his wound open covering it with a transparent film to observe, he was placed into isolation where he became feverish. He died Sept the 13th 2004. We was told he had many infections and bug one of which was MRSA. We only found out when he was transferred to a different isolation unit in another hospital when different staff told us that he had tested negitive after previously having it. We did not know and that was after 3 months in ICU. The day before he passed away we was told by the staff that he had many infections and these with the GBS, Septis, a fistula and pnumonia we believe contributed to his death, but the bugs have no... read more

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MRSA - Doctor
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply August 5, 2008
Started July 21, 2006 at 21:49
Where can I find a doctor who specializes in the treatment of MRSA? I am looking for a doctor in either NYC or Boston. Thank you for any help you can provide.

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MRSA after a Knee Arthroscopy
Posted by Beeps
Last Reply August 5, 2008
Started May 30, 2008 at 12:25
I am filled with anger having contracted MRSA....

Back in Nov 2007 I went in for a routine Arthroscopy on my right knee at a private hospital here in the UK. By the way, I had had 3 or 4 of these kind of ops in the past. 2 days later I started having excruciating pain and a further 2 days later and having had another arthroscopy, I was diagnosed with contracted MRSA. Of course they tell me that I was carrying it on my skin and that's how I contracted it. They even told me that I has a non-uk variant because I has just traveled back from a trip in the USA. THIS CONCLUSION WAS WITHOUT EVER HAVING HAD A SWAB TEST!!!

It was just downhill from them. I was a fit and healthy 49 year old male with a steady and very rewarding career in IT.
To keep it brief, I had a total of 7 Arthroscopies just to try and clear the infection (they call it "Flush") and one open knee surgery because the bones also got infected. I had to have the infection scraped of the bones. I was in hospital for... read more

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MRSA in Sputum
Posted by John
Last Reply August 2, 2008 at 14:04
Started December 16, 2004 at 21:40
In May 2003 I had an operartion for gallbladder cancer and picked up MRSA in a Dublin hospital and was isolated for up to ten weeks. I was told when leaving that the fresh air would clear it up. Since then I have been passed positive with MRSA in my sputum and have had ongoing chest infections ever since. It is still not clear and I have lost almost two stone. Should I be worried?

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MRSA in children
Posted by MRSA Portugal
Last Reply August 1, 2008 at 11:25
Started August 1, 2008 at 11:25
My litle cousin have 2 years and pick MRSA with is grandmother. She have MRSA for more than 1 yera and she insists on touching in babe. Do you think this is correct? What can we do because itīs a strange situation for everybody... thanks

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Chances of getting rid of mrsa
Posted by Sophie Wall
Last Reply July 31, 2008 at 10:55
Started July 31, 2008 at 10:55
My Dad recently picked up mrsa while having a kidney operation. At first the hospital said it was colonised in his nose but after they relesed him they said it was also now in his drain wound.He has anti biotics and cream for it, does any one know the chances of this clearing it up? Also we have a small child and we're frightened to take her to see him, how much physical contact should we have with him, is it safe to kiss him hug him? Wil we all become colonised with mrsa and could we give it back to him if he gets better? The hospital havent really explained anything its very confusing

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Still sleeping
Posted by Shannon
Last Reply July 31, 2008 at 06:43
Started July 30, 2008 at 18:29
My son is still sleeping and it is 1 30 here.. He has MRSA and is on antibiotics orally and in his nose. I did wake him up to take his temp and it was fine. But i am getting nervous. Is it normal to be so tired with MRSA.. ? Please let me know right away... worried mom here.. I want to let him get rest but at the same time, I don't want the mrsa to get into his lungs or blood... Please help

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MRSA
Posted by deborah
Last Reply July 16, 2008
Started December 14, 2006 at 21:10
Is it common practice not to treat a patient who has MRSA even though the symptoms they have are causing pain & discomfort?

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Well done Moya!
Posted by Claude
Last Reply July 15, 2008 at 21:25
Started July 15, 2008 at 19:06
Moya Stevenson has been interviewed by My Weekly (out this week 19 July). Moya is a MRSA survivor and has been interviewed by the press, local and national, on many occasions.

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NHSLA Seminar - Guest speaker Cherie Booth
Posted by Ruth Wollacott
Last Reply July 15, 2008 at 08:58
Started September 9, 2005 at 01:10
http://www.kennedys-law.com/media/sponsorship.htmSponsorship and events

NHSLA Seminar
11th November 2004
Kennedys will be hosting an NHSLA Seminar, with Guest speaker Cherie Booth.

Old news, but interesting, very interesting.



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MRSA in hospital staff
Posted by sean
Last Reply July 14, 2008 at 10:00
Started February 13, 2007 at 11:02
I have developed a suspicion that screening hosptal staff, though expensive, would hugely reduce MRSA transmission. Has anyone seen any evidence supporting this?

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MRSA after giving birth
Posted by Lauren
Last Reply July 14, 2008 at 09:23
Started July 14, 2008 at 09:23
Hi,
I have just had my second baby and while in hospital they informed me that i had MRSA when i had my 1st child 4 years earlier. I was extremely ill after having him but they just told me i had an 'infection'. Now im worried re who have i passed it too etc. i often dress my sons cuts and bruises and have even looked after my mum after her brain surgery. Should all my family be tested? also - could the MRSA have effected my new born? can it pass through to her? (i had a section.) im very confused and angry with the hospital for not telling me and i dont understand enough about it .. they just said dont worry.. most people carry it anyway? is that right? should i stay away from other peoples wounds or not?? or can it be passed even easier than that?? please help me understand what i had/have.
Thanks
Lauren

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MRSA and family
Posted by Joee
Last Reply July 14, 2008 at 08:45
Started July 14, 2008 at 08:45
in a horrific accident my brother in law was crushed ...Only by the grace of God did he survive that ....then to my sisters horror while in the hospital he contracted MRSA ....but his strong will has kept him alive...He gets boils still....my sister told me tonight that now she gets a boil when he does ....ummm I would assume this means she too has contracted it ....any advice ?

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Fiqures
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply July 14, 2008
Started July 14, 2008
Fiqures for NHS Ayrshire and Arran show that they were 24 deaths were C-Diff was recorded as either the primary or contributory cause between April 2007 and March this year. in total, they were 658 cases of the bug in the health board area between june 2007 and May this year .

"An average of two deaths a month from C-Difficile in Ayrshire and Arran is both frightening and unacceptable.

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Did my daughter have MRSA?
Posted by Janet C.
Last Reply July 12, 2008 at 17:44
Started May 10, 2005 at 21:11
In september of 2003 my daughter (then aged 8)went into hospital for a tonsilectomy & addenoidectomy. I followed the after care to the t,my daughter seemed to have recovered very well and returned to school 2 weeks after the op. After her first day back at school she came home with flu/cold like symptoms,by the next morning she had a rash under her nose and a high temperature.I took her to the GP who, without any examination told me that she had Impetigo and prescribed antibiotic medicine.By the following morning she was very ill,she was hilucinating and the rash had spread to her underarm and groin area.Her face was very swollen and her eyes were sunken.A different GP came out to see her and sent her straight away to casualty whereby she was admitted.She was immediately put into an isolation room and was given antibiotics and penicillin intravenously, piriton and painkillers orally. The follwing 3 days were hell, I was beginning to think that my daughter was going to die,she couldn... read more

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Thinking of you
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply July 10, 2008 at 20:10
Started June 25, 2008 at 15:03
Iv recieved sad news today that Claude Newson's Father has sadly passed away this morning , Claude has been a good friend to many on here that know her & my thought's are with her & her family at this sad time .

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Where do we start
Posted by Michele
Last Reply July 10, 2008 at 18:02
Started April 1, 2008 at 14:41
My dad went into hospital just after christmas with pneumonia and dehydration. After 2 weeks they were thinking of discharging him. The following week he started to deteriorate again and in the end ended up in intensive care on a ventilator and dialysis machine. On his 3rd day there he deteriorated and the hospital advised us that he was gravely ill as he had pneumonia and sepsis and now a secondary infection in his blood which was hospital acquired MRSA. Dad responded to the antibiotics etc. and seemed to be improving. He tried his best to fight and spent 6 weeks in ICU until in the end another infection came which for some reason they weren't able to tell us what or where it was. Each time they completely played down the MRSA and effect it was having on Dad. He died very quickly. We had no explanation as to why he ended up in intensive care and no explanation as to why he died. A post mortem had to be carried out as the doctor confirmed to the coroner that dad had died du... read more

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death certification
Posted by Bev Hurst
Last Reply July 7, 2008 at 20:31
Started June 25, 2006 at 11:47
Over half of death certificates are inaccurate

Amelia Hill
Sunday June 25, 2006
The Observer


Questions were being raised over Britain's death certification system last night after experts estimated that more than half of all the certificates issued each year - around a quarter of a million - are inaccurate.
The statistics came to light after an investigation by Angie Mason whose father, Thomas Stobbs, 87, died last year, 90 days after going to Barnet hospital in north London for a hip operation. The surgery was a success but within days he was writhing in pain and screaming to be allowed to die.

After his death, it emerged that Stobbs had picked up two hospital-acquired infections - MRSA and Clostridium difficile. His death certificate, however, listed the causes of death as pneumonia and a bleeding duodenal ulcer. 'I wanted an accurate description of how a fit and healthy man had a routine hip operation that went wrong, and died,' Mason said.

In her battle to fin... read more

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"What killed my Dad" BBC TV
Posted by Tina Rowley
Last Reply July 7, 2008 at 18:23
Started June 24, 2006 at 10:42
This Real Story Special aires on Tuesday June 27th BBC 1 10.35pm. TV producer Angie Mason searches for the truth about her father's death. In Dec 2004 her 87 year old father went into hospital for a rountine hip operation, four months later he was dead after picking up MRSA and the less known Clostridium Difficile.
Two years earlier his wife had picked up an unspecified deadly infection after being admitted to the same hospital following a minor stroke. With this in mind Angie decided to secretly film the care her father received when he was admitted. When he passed away, his death certificate cited Pneumonia as the cause of death, but heartbroken Angie continued to pursue the truth.
A "MUST WATCH " programme
Tina Rowley



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Corrupt medico-legal process
Posted by Jenny
Last Reply July 5, 2008 at 22:48
Started August 7, 2006 at 15:06
As so many seem to have discovered, the NHS Complaints Procedure is pretty much a sham. Unfortunately, as no doubt many are also aware, the medical negligence route is equally corrupt - particularly if legal aid money is involved. Basically, what happens is this: in order to succeed with a medical negligence case, it is necessary to obtain a report written by a medical "expert" which is critical of the treatment. Guess what? The medical experts, medical consultants well versed in the cover-up culture of NHS Trusts, see that there has been a bungle and a cover-up and continue the white-wash by writing a report that covers up the errors and saves embarrassment, as well as money in compensation. In this way, injured patients' are denied access to fair legal redress for NHS incompetence. And yes, the bill for all this NHS back-covering is picked up the the tax-payer while the injured patients receives not one penny. Nice work if you can get it! My daughter suffered from an improperly tr... read more

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