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Posted by MICHELLE
Last Reply June 14, 2008 at 21:21
Started July 16, 2006 at 07:57
last year i was told i had mrsa in the nose, but the doctor who was treating me, did not lisen to me, i was treated with a pick line, that from the fist week i complain, about pain and i was ignored and from July to septemper, i got weak and sick, and the doctor thought nothing wrong about about my symtom, . i never ran fevers, and the pain in my arm gotton worse, for my husband searching a doctor at north western il, i probley would have died, after the meeting with this doctor , i took a somgram, and found i had a blood clot, also the msa, was in my blood, and i was summited that day to the hospital. . i was given the highest antibotic and my system has gotton better, i have mrsa , colnised, , not contagist. how i got mrsa, no one knows really, since my amune system is strong, i may have msa, over many years, but i am able to live with it. the mrsa attack me and weaken me, was from a forgn obect that my body resited, and for the months i had a pick line, my body fo... read more

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looking for advice
Posted by Glenn Samuels
Last Reply June 6, 2008 at 23:25
Started May 31, 2008 at 18:42
my uncle was admitted to hospital with symptoms that turned out to be Staphylococcus aureus (i believe)

he has been in hospital 6 weeks & endured aprox 6 operations on his knee trying to flush/rid him of the infection.

he has had iv antibiotics etc but the infection just doesnt seem to be clearing totally.

he has now been told that there is now a battle to save his leg (amputation has been mentioned if things do not improve)

as you can imagine he is horrified.

any comments of advice or names/contact info on specalist consultants in this field or even perhaps some new treatments available would be very much appreciated.

please leave replies or contact me direct at glennsamuels@hotmail.com

many thanks

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Hospital Scientist Stole Bacteria
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply June 4, 2008 at 18:45
Started June 3, 2008 at 17:28
Hospital Scientist Stole Bacteria To Kill Herself, Panel Told

Louise Radnofsky and agencies guardian.co.uk, Friday February 22 2008 Article history


[A biomedical scientist stole bacteria from the hospital where she worked in order to end her life by giving herself septicaemia, it emerged today.

Jennifer Bainbridge removed the bacteria - found in MRSA and E coli germs - from North Tyneside general hospital, a health regulator panel heard last week.

The 28-year-old said she planned to use the germs to kill herself when she "hit rock bottom" after suffering months of depression.

"I was basically going to give myself septicaemia," she told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

"I just took what was available in the lab, but I made sure they were organisms which were not going to put anyone else at risk."

At the last minute, she changed her mind and told her managers what she had done. She was suspended from her job last July and dismissed last month.

"Even thinki... read more

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my uncle has mrsa in the blood
Posted by kristeen
Last Reply May 29, 2008 at 20:18
Started June 22, 2007 at 04:46
Good evening! Today I just found out my uncle has MRSA in the blood and the hospital never told us until after we were all hugging and kissing him. I'm very concerned because I have a 5 yr old and a 7month old to come home too. My mom never washed her hands after leaving the hospital last night and decided to kiss my kids and share a drink with my son. I'm very concerned for him. Please tell me my kids are going to be okay! I mean we all had contact with him and the kids without knowing what he had. How long does it take for you to know you have this stuff? Is my mom at risk for kissing him? My son's doctor said its a waiting game but arent there tests to know for sure if the kids would have it instead of letting it get worst? SHould I call and speak with someone else in the office? What can we all do now that we didnt take precautions with my uncle? He is in bad shape.

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Swollen Glands
Posted by eddie
Last Reply May 29, 2008 at 20:13
Started May 28, 2008 at 04:16
My husband has mrsa under antibotics for the last almost six years. We are trying to get started on probiotics and yogurt. I had an abscess on my real, then hubby got a swollen gland under neck, and then I got a swollen gland in my groin. My husband isn't getting much better, I am (off and on). Has anyone experienced someone being so sick, glands swelling? We are going to try some cleansing and detox stuff from the Health Food Stores next.

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still suffering?
Posted by Dawn
Last Reply May 28, 2008 at 04:22
Started June 13, 2006 at 23:16
I was diagnosed with MRSA in July 2005 after a stay in hospital after an operation. I have now been told that I am clear of the infection yet I now suffer with stomach cramps and lethargy. The worst sympton is that I seem to be suffering from depression, something I have NEVER had a problem with. Everyday routine is a struggle. I used to be confidetn and extrovert. Is this possibly an after effect of this disease or does it stay in your system for ever?

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Screening NHS Staff for MRSA
Posted by Carol
Last Reply May 27, 2008 at 15:36
Started April 28, 2008 at 18:19
I work in the NHS. On several occasions I have requested to be checked for MRSA by my employers occupation health department. Yhey have refused stating that if we use universal precautions patients would not be at risk. I think dealing with staff have MRSA would be more of a problem. Say that 5% of your staff have MRSA. Thats 5% of your staff off sick being treated for the bug. That is about 2 weeks off for each member of staff. Also it has to ne repoted to the HSE. Mo wonder the NHS don't talk about staff with MRSA. Think of the cost.

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MRSA nearly killed me
Posted by Preet
Last Reply May 27, 2008 at 15:02
Started December 8, 2005 at 17:22
Aged 25yrs, I went into hospital in August 2005 with a treatable illness and ended up with MRSA. I receieved treatment for a period of 3months, which included the IV antibiotics Vancomycin and Teicoplanin. MRSA very nearly killed me. It has left me with permanent lung damage and has made it very difficult for me to live life to the full. Frequent chest infections and constant breathlessness are just some of the issues I am having to deal with. I am writing this in order to add weight to the argument that MRSA is rife in our hospitals and little is being done to improve the situation. This forum is giving the public a perfect medium in which to express their views and tell others what they have been through. If this sharing of information helps to save even one life then it will have been worth setting up. Also, can anyone tell me whether there have been any successful cases of legal action against any hospitals or NHS trusts by victims of MRSA. If anyone can be of any assistanc... read more

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Moya
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply May 27, 2008 at 08:33
Started May 26, 2008 at 23:47
Thank you for the return:

["moved to US forum
Started by moya Posted: May 26, 2008 at 23:32"]


I appreciate it.

ladyk

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Leslie Ash mrsa compensation
Posted by jennyr
Last Reply May 25, 2008 at 23:13
Started May 25, 2008 at 22:45
I notice that barrister Elliot Woolf has been quoted as saying that "the hospital may not have been at fault for Ms. Ash's original infection. The case in fact rested on the hospital's failure to spot that she was infected when she was discharged."

How interesting - I presume Mr Woolf was acting on behalf of the defendants. It is always fascinating how legal aid barristers are so happy to squander tax payers money on defending crappy NHS treatment as though they are "doing the NHS a favour". The money that they are paid comes from the NHS - ie the taxpayer. Why would he imagine that he was doing the taxpayer a favour by defending negligent treatment? Interesting that he is quite happy to pocket the tax payers money himself.

What an irritating little public servant he is.



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Irish History
Posted by linda mccaffertyt
Last Reply May 25, 2008 at 23:04
Started May 25, 2008 at 23:04
In the Independent ie, reports are that a man infected with mrsa in 2004 has been awarded a six fiqure payout .
Delighted MRSA and Families campaigner Theresa Graham says "I'm absolutely overjoyed about this, it is finally getting the legal attention it deserves this will really focus the mind because our legal experts have said getting the first succesful compensation claim is the most importent one .
" This guy's life has been destroyed by MRSA, a lot of other people will have to be looked after for the rest of there lives . if the health service isn't following there own hygiene rules, "Then tough luck she said "
( i take my hat of to you Theresa Graham what a statement .......... what a dame )

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Hospital acquired MRSA
Posted by Suzan
Last Reply May 23, 2008 at 21:03
Started May 23, 2008 at 11:13
Hi - my 85 year old mother became ill this year and I suspected a stroke (her 3rd). Our GP suspected something called temporal arteritis and started a whole period of blood tests and eventually a biopsy of an artery. In the meatime she was given steriods as a treatment in advance of a result. In the end we found out this was negative. She rapidly became more ill, incontinent and confused. Eventually she was taken into hospital with a serious urine infection. I had managed to keep her clean and dry throughout all this. Whilst in hospital they continued with antibitoics and towards the end of the first week she inproved. A cat scan revealed she had suffered not one but two strokes! She was just beginning to find the strength to stand with help and began to have stomach problems. They suspected a blockage and I visited to find a surgeon examining her. Fortunately it was not as feared but out of the blue I was told she would be placed into a side room for better monitoring and... read more

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Still Unwell!
Posted by Barry Kenyon
Last Reply May 21, 2008 at 14:08
Started May 21, 2008 at 13:55
After having MRSA twice - diagnosed 2002 and 2007 - both times hip removed to ensure antibiotics did their job, and had a temporary spacer. Whilst cleared September last, been suffering from bouts of dizziness/fainting, lethargic, tired all the time and generally feeling unwell. Body going from hot to cold quite frequently too. All signs as before, and in addition itchy and swelling bumps, like shingles appear on the legs and around the wound. In April given tablets for depression, which did not help, only made me feel more unwell! Not only was the hip infected both times, with custard-like puss oozing from the wound, the second time a Hickman line was put into the chest to administer large quantities of antibiotics for three months. This line also became infected (suodomonious)and further antibiotics to keep that at bay! All the blood tests apparently reveal nothing. Is there anyone out there who knows anything about post-MRSA? I still cannot move on with my life, and affect... read more

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Possible Cures
Posted by Mark Motsiff
Last Reply May 20, 2008 at 17:27
Started April 19, 2008 at 03:52
Try Manuka Honey it has Methylglyoxal in it after 10. Also, use straight Alcohol above 73% or ALOE to kill the MRSA Cells. My one year old son had it and I AM ON A MISSION TO BRING GLOBAL AWARENESS! The HOLY GRAIL is PBP2A protein that feed the MRSA virous.!!!!!!!

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Drug to kill MRSA
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply May 20, 2008 at 07:48
Started May 19, 2008 at 21:51
In the Scottish Daily Record Newspaper today it states that a drug that kills off the deadly mrsa bug could be used in Scottish hospitals within the next 3 years .
And reasearchers reckon the compound - codenamed XF-73 - could save 1600 lifes a year .

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mrsa of the bladder
Posted by nani
Last Reply May 19, 2008 at 17:59
Started May 15, 2008 at 02:08
i am really confused, my daughter was born with a birth defect of the bladder and has had several bladder problems. recently she has be diagnosed with mrsa after having had 3 surgeries since the beginning of the year. she has had other staff infections and has been treated with vancomyacin,gentamyacin, and a host of the other antibotics all of which she is now allergic to. can anyone give me some direction to take to try to help her. she has lost alot of weight and her blood pressure is really low. her doctor's act like this is no big deal. please help with any information.

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Elizabeth Millar
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply May 18, 2008 at 15:20
Started May 15, 2008
Elizabeth Millars case is to proceed in Scotland, Lady Clark was urged to dismiss a test case involving Elizabth Millar, but she ruled it should be allowed to proceed .i am over the moon for Mrs millar .

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its about time
Posted by NHS dress code daft, say doctors
Last Reply May 18, 2008 at 12:59
Started March 21, 2005 at 23:50
NHS dress code daft, say doctors

The dress code will apply to all staff and medical students
NHS staff have been banned from having unruly hair and dangly earrings in two hospitals to combat MRSA in a move branded daft by doctors.
All employees and medical students at Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals in north London are covered by the code.

Hospital bosses also said it was to ensure staff had a professional appearance, the magazine British Medical Association News reported.

The code also covers jewellery above-the-knee skirts and high heels.

Under the code, clinical staff must tie long hair back, but not with ribbons or combs.

The policy is a serious attempt to tackle infection rates, but also ensure staff look professional

Nick Samuels

Jewellery is limited to simple earrings and one ring and any clothing which exposes the midriff or cleavage is banned.

Breaching the code could lead to disciplinary action, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Tr... read more

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pacemaker mrsa
Posted by Jen
Last Reply May 16, 2008 at 22:25
Started May 4, 2008 at 09:04
Has anyone had any experience with a pacemaker with mrsa?
It is not responding to weeks of vancomycin.


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carrying MRSA?
Posted by Alexandra
Last Reply May 16, 2008 at 22:17
Started May 16, 2008
I recently had a test for MRSA as I am being admitted to hospital next week, and have had a very recent hospiral stay. I have been told that MRSA was found in my nostrils and have had cream prescribed for this. What I'm not sure of, does this mean I have MRSA or am I just carrying it? More importantly, am I at risk of passing it tp others? Any advice would be much welcomed, thankyou. Alexandra

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