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MRSA in the Bones
Posted by Verna Dougall
Last Reply May 11, 2008 at 22:02
Started May 10, 2008 at 17:13
Does anyone know how long a person has to live once MRSA is in the bones?

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Feedback on our infection control inspired fob
Posted by John Dutson
Last Reply May 9, 2008 at 18:50
Started May 5, 2008 at 12:44
Hi, we would like feedback on our new infection inspired fob watch, We have designed the fob to be fully washable to reduce decontaminate transient bugs, ie MRSA, C-difficile, Neuro, Micro-bacteria.

http://www.decon-time-inate.co.uk

It has come about because of the bare below the NHS bare below the elbows directive, stopping staff from from wearing watches, jewellery, Tie's long sleeves in clinical area's. The metal fobs can harbour Transient bugs.

It would be appreciated if you would give us your opinion.

http://www.decon-time-inate.co.uk

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mrsa and amputation
Posted by Jackie
Last Reply May 8, 2008 at 23:29
Started November 3, 2006 at 18:45
My Father In Law is 79 and wasadmitted to hospital with a UTI on August 25th'06. He has diabetes, treated with insulin and had both legs amputated belw the knee 10 yrs ago due to diabetes.

As he had urine retention he was transferred from the comm. hospital to a general hospital to have a catheter fitted. Whilst in this hosp. he had C.Diff and was very ill/

After a period in isolation and a catheter in situ he was transferred back to the comm. hosp.for rehab in preparation for his return home.

He was isolated 2 weeks later and had MRSA in his catheter site. He was given antibiotics etc. At this point one of his stumps had a small pressure area which was dressed.(20'09/06)
After 2 weeks he was moved back to the general ward and on reading his notes I saw he had tested positive for mrsa in the wound in his stump.

He now has necrotic tissue and requires further amputation to stop 'the infection' getting into the bone.

The hospital say it has got like this because of ... read more

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If vancomycin works, why so many deaths ?
Posted by Paul
Last Reply May 7, 2008 at 21:32
Started January 29, 2006 at 10:54
Hi.
I am so confused about all this MRSA information. maybe i am missing smething or can someone explain why they are saying that there are only a couple of reported cases of Vancomycin resistant Staph in the uk, so why are there so many deaths,,,,, why not give Vancomycin immediately instead of letting the problem kill so many people. if it works use it !!!!!

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absolotely disgusted
Posted by robyn
Last Reply May 7, 2008 at 17:20
Started May 6, 2008 at 14:59
my nanna has been very ill for a long time now and has been at home in ahospital bed, she recently had a bit off a turn and was talken into hospital we wanted her out asap we didnt want her to have to go alone in there. the absolotely disgusting nhs service took so long messing around to get her home she caught mrsa. ma nanna is not well enought o fite this disease i pray now she can and she doesnt die because of the state of our hospitals! i just wanted to express my absoloute disgust that this mrsa is so common! i pray fort you nanna everyday that this nasty infection wont take you and you can slip away at home n not surrounded by the disgusting hospital thats taking your life quicker than need be
i love you nanna x.x.

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my Father
Posted by chris
Last Reply May 7, 2008 at 15:35
Started May 3, 2008 at 21:43
My Dad had MRSA last August and at 85 and against the odds, he has pulled through. I thank my God that I still have him.

He has had sores on his legs as one of many symptoms since coning out of hospital.

However - today, May 3rd, my dads right leg seems to have gone thinner than his left leg?

Is this something that we should act on straight away? Has anyone else had similar experiences?

Please advise me

Thank you

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do mrsa stya in body after death
Posted by george
Last Reply May 5, 2008 at 21:28
Started May 3, 2008 at 04:30
Need to know for religous reason having to do with buriel

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MRSA Action UK
Posted by Bev
Last Reply May 5, 2008 at 21:23
Started January 18, 2006 at 12:38
as you know we are a group actively campaigning for safer standards in our hospitals ~ we have all been affected by the dreadful infections inflicted needlessly upon either ourselves or our loved ones

following on from handing the petition into No 10 downing St on 28th November 2005 we have now had a response from the Minister of State The Rt Hon Jayne Kennedy ~ in the letter she does acknowledge that many cases can be avoided by better practise in infection prevention and control. she also mentions the Health bill and the Healthcare commissions code of practise where compliance will be mandatory. this reponse would not have happened if we had not been given the amount of support we were by all those who took part in the petition ~ we now want to urge you to continue that support and urge you to join us

so far we have achieved meetings with the HCC, DOH, Health Select Committee, the Standing Committee, NAO and other various professional people who are now beginning to listen... read more

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MRSA Specialist
Posted by BDoyle
Last Reply May 4, 2008 at 21:36
Started May 4, 2008 at 21:36
Can anyone tell me who are the top MRSA specialists (worldwide)? I am outside the UK and I need a second opinion for a suffering friend.

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Recurrent MRSA infections
Posted by Bev
Last Reply May 3, 2008 at 03:59
Started May 3, 2008 at 03:59
I'm interested in finding out more information on the reoccurance of MRSA infections. I was diagnosed with MRSA about 4 weeks ago, given an injection of Rocephin and 5 days of Bactrim. This seemed to clear things up. My son was diagnosed with MRSA this week and I was cautioned to take care to avoid reinfection.
Also, is there a "most" effective length of antibiotic treament for MRSA? Thanks-

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Life after MRSA
Posted by Royce
Last Reply May 2, 2008 at 17:09
Started May 2, 2008 at 17:09
About a month ago I was bitten by a Black Widow Spider that went into the Bursa on my elbow. MRSA setup and I had to heve an operation to have it drained of the infection. I was put on Vancomycin at 200 units twice daily for four weeks. I am now on 100 MG of Doxycycl, one twice daily. There has been no sign of the infection for two weeks.
I want to know if I have to continue my life being treated as a Leper, Can I have sex with my healthy wife, can I safely be around other people and can I return to my previous normal life?
royce.cheek1@verizon.net

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Full facts of MRSA
Posted by elise
Last Reply May 2, 2008 at 10:49
Started May 1, 2008 at 12:23
what parts of your bodies can you get MRSA?

Can you get it in your throat or ears etc?



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Bedding
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply May 1, 2008 at 12:04
Started April 30, 2008 at 12:12
Can MRSA live in a matress and for how long? My friend offered us a mattress from her mother who contracted MRSA in the hospital during her final days. She came home for four days before being taken to the hospice home. We have been offered her matresses.

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vancomycin resistant MRSA.
Posted by Andrew Jenkins
Last Reply May 1, 2008 at 05:10
Started April 23, 2008 at 16:03
hi after some advice please.
i had anal fistula surgery 7 years ago i also suffer from
behcets Disease,the wounds took ages to heal (around 8 months)but never fully healed i started getting tested for MRSA and they came back negative then out of the blue it came back postive short time later i was rushed into hospital with sepsis.basically after messing me around with various antibiotics the MRSA is still rampant and its now
vancomycin resistant i had another bought of sepis and apparently it was after that treatment of vancomycin is became immune to it.
is theres a doctor dealing with MRSA in the uk anyone can suggest i feel basically im just being left to rot last night 3 huge chunks of flesh from around the anus fell away again im dosed up on morphine now almost 24/7.
any advice would be wonderful


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MRSA Infection...with no advice
Posted by Jordyn
Last Reply April 27, 2008
Started April 24, 2008 at 08:53
About a month ago, I had a boil on the inside of my upper right arm that just wouldn't go away, and then I began to notice a red ring forming around it (cellulitis as I understand it). I went to the hospital and they figured it was a staph infection of some kind, so they gave me antibiotics and told me to pick up this special antibacterial soap that I should wash the wound with, which I did, until it finally went away about 8 days later with no sign of resurgence. They also cut it open and drained it at the hospital, and planned on packing it, but it was too small to pack. They took a culture of it and told me they'd send it to my family physician and that I should followup with him. Well, I ran into some money problems and I couldn't go to get the results, so I don't really know for sure if I have MRSA or not.

The day before yesterday I woke up and noticed a small boil on my arm forming, and by yesterday I noticed that cellulitis was forming around it, so I went to the hospi... read more

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MRSA at Home
Posted by Jessica
Last Reply April 24, 2008 at 14:41
Started March 19, 2005 at 19:35
My great-grandmother is 97 and had been in the hospital for 6 weeks. First for bleeding ulcers, which was treated, then she was released. Two days later she was admitted with pneumonia. It was very bad. She has since been in the hospital. Now, 3 days ago, the hospital told us she would be released. Now just before going home, she has MRSA and is in isolation. She had a catheter in and we figure that is how she contracted this bacteria. They may relaese her before they can get rid of it. How do we deal with this at home. It is very stressful.

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c-diff
Posted by donna
Last Reply April 22, 2008 at 20:59
Started April 20, 2008 at 19:17
HI THIS IS PAINFUL i have just berried my dad 2 weeks ago he contracted c-diff in hospital we know he tested postive on the sataday he was then tranferd by ambulance to anouther hospital on the sunday and died later that night septasemia on his death certificate im so angrey can someone tell me why this has happend why arnt we told befour we send our loved ones in to hospital about c-diff and mrsa my dad was a cancer patient on chemo can someone answer my question.

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Can it reoccur?
Posted by Window cleaner
Last Reply April 21, 2008 at 21:27
Started April 18, 2008 at 10:42
My baby became ill when 5 days old and was diagnosed with MRSA and menengitis. She was in hospital for about 3 weeks and on antibiotics and then we were allowed her with oral antibiotics for a further 2 weeks. She is now 16 weeks old and seems very well. I'm just scared that she could get an infection again. Can anyone tell me if this is any more likely than a baby who hasn't been infected before? By the way, we don't know how she got the infection, my husband and I were swabbed and came back clear, as did all the staff involved in her delivery - which was normal and full term.

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CDIFF
Posted by Morris Owen
Last Reply April 20, 2008 at 18:59
Started April 20, 2008 at 10:52
My mother in law aged 84 years has been diagnosed with CDIFF but as the motions are now normal after 48 hiours we are told that she is fit for discharge to a residential home but the home insist that they need 3 negative CDIFF
reports before my mother in law can be accepted


The hospital say that as long as the motions are normal then there is no risk of CDIFF but any tests over the next few months would show a positive result for CDIFF


Can you tell me who is right and what are the guidelines for
people going into care who have had CDIFF


Thank you


Morris Owen

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school project
Posted by MARVIN
Last Reply April 19, 2008 at 17:08
Started April 19, 2008 at 17:08
hello my name is marvin and ia ma doing a school projectabout mrsa and i am gathering some information about it.
do you know if hospitals are the best place when you have mrsa
please answer back if you want, to thank you very much

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