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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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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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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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MRSA Mission USA!!!!!!!
Posted by Mark Motsiff
Last Reply April 19, 2008 at 03:47
Started April 19, 2008 at 03:47
Dr. Mobashery,
My name is Mark Motsiff and I live in Atlanta, GA with my wife and now four year old son, who acquired MRSA when he was one years old. We were told we could not have children and when my son came down with MRSA – I had no idea what it was. It entered his lymphatic system at one years of age and he had a softball size population of MRSA sacks on his left side. Twenty pediatricians from Tampa Children’s Pediatrics could not tell me what was wrong with my son. I understand fully now what it is and I feel like I have my DR in MRSA study. My son is better due to one month on Rifampin and Cylindamyacin. It was up to me to give this to him five times a day. I don’t want this to be a long dissertation – but a true THANK YOU with tears in my eyes! Dr. Mobashery I am on a crusade to bring awareness to this terrible infection and have written to DR. Creech, M.D., M.P.H. Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Clinical Research Office at Vanderbilt Unive... read more

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£70,000 pay out
Posted by john
Last Reply April 18, 2008 at 23:33
Started April 17, 2008 at 22:41
i got £70,000 payout last week out of court for mrsa
it took me 5 years and if they is anyone who needs help,they can phone me and i will give them support and advice. 01702 291907

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manuka honey
Posted by lynn
Last Reply April 17, 2008 at 06:04
Started July 21, 2005 at 16:24
Hi, I'm Lynn. I've suffered with mrsa for 2 yrs now due to catching it in hospital after a life threatning r.t.a.
I ordered myself Manuka Honey after i read that it has been proven to kill mrsa. I've been taking it now for a week and it's slowly clearing.
Has anyone else heard of this honey? Is anybody using it now or have done in the past?
Please let me know.....Thanks

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My father's death from MRSA
Posted by A Stevens
Last Reply April 16, 2008 at 21:35
Started July 13, 2004 at 09:21
Due to appalling hospital practice and hygiene that my family and I observed, my father who was a previously very fit 70year old man, died from MRSA septicaemia last year. He had contracted the organism from another patient on the ward who had not been put into isolation. This patient was a readmission from a nursing home where MRSA is quite notorious. My father was admitted with pneumonia, responded very well to treatment but unfortunately the hygiene observed in this hospital was unbelievable. A formal complaint with much correspondence has taken place between ourselves and the Chief Executive of the hospital, who have now agreed that there is a case for a formal clinical hearing. I had listed all the practices that were observed, the staff were obviously not trained in any basic procedures. Is there anybody else going through a similar process or taking matters further? It is essential that we do this.

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My Brother has MRSA in his bloodstream and lun
Posted by Sarah
Last Reply April 14, 2008
Started March 2, 2008 at 01:01
and lungs...does anyone know anywhere I can find any statistics or prognosis on this. I need to make sure that my family is really prepared for what we are dealing with at this point.

In addition to the MRSA he is battling pneumonia and a few other pre existing issues that caused his immune system to be compromised.

Any ideas would be great....

Thank you

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Will Staph return with 2nd knee revision?
Posted by Jenny
Last Reply April 13, 2008 at 22:49
Started April 13, 2008 at 22:49
I had a second knee revision in June, 2006, due to staph. Now the bottom component has loosened. Does anyone know what the chances or percentages of the staph coming back when I have this surgery. I'm really concerned about it.

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mrsa i'm confused
Posted by danilo
Last Reply April 13, 2008 at 13:55
Started April 13, 2008 at 13:55
irecently had a boil on my chin last two weeks ago and i really feel sick so i went to the hospital to have it check up in the hospital they open the boil and drain it the doctor told me that they had to test the stuffs that they removed from my boil to a laboratory so thought it was already sorted because ive been given antibiotic and the boil had settle down after a day i was about to go to my work when i recieved a phone call from the doctor asking me to go back to the hospital to have me xray so ive been xray and got lucky because i dont have the infection the doctor said but after a few days ive noticed that one is about to come out(boil)in my chest so i went again to the doctor he gave me again two sets of antibiotics cause the bug that i got is resillient from the 1st antibiotic that i have and i have to take those antibiotics for ten days so i took it and the boil that has to come out from my chest stop after ten days i stopped taking the antibiotics cause its finished the ... read more

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MRSA Documentary
Posted by Jonathan Briggs
Last Reply April 13, 2008 at 13:19
Started April 20, 2005 at 06:03

I am a documentary filmmaker producing a film on the pressing topic of MRSA. I am looking for victims Or relatives of victims who may feel they are able to appear in the film and tell their stories. I understand that this is an emotionally charged subject for society and very difficult for many of the affected parties to discuss. But I also feel that for these reasons it is important to air the views of those most in touch with the subject – and that is you guys.
I wish to stress though that I will not relinquish my objectivity in this film – I am not looking to start a witch hunt or lay blame willy nilly for the current situation. For this reason I am also in contact with ward doctors and nurses, people who deal with cases of MRSA and are in charge of controlling it. I will be telling their stories too. I do however wish to gather your opinions on what should and could be done and how you think the current increase in cases can be stemmed and god willing eventually halted. ... read more

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Derby City Hosp
Posted by Jeanny
Last Reply April 12, 2008 at 18:35
Started February 22, 2008 at 20:59
Hi I had my band at Derby City on 13th February this year, I am feeling brilliant, got to stick to liquids for 4 weeks and doing ok on that at the moment, I was wondering if there were any others from Derby who would be interested in getting together, I see Shane has had it done there, if he wants to contact me. There is a fab site for gastric banding which is there is lots of advice and inspiration on there.

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Posted by dave
Last Reply April 11, 2008 at 21:00
Started March 4, 2008 at 19:44
i would like to know what the percentages of reported cases of mrsa are like in private hospitals compared to the to nhs hospitals per number of paitents treated

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Posted by william Shiebeck
Last Reply April 11, 2008 at 15:37
Started April 11, 2008 at 15:37
I have had 20 huge boils on my face aned now look like a cartoon character.20 different antibiotics have not helped, but the side effects are terrable.Their is no exact answer!! Good luck and study "your problem" NOBODY HAS A DEFINATE CURE ! No magic bullet. Sanitation is your best "bet" Let your immune system heal.After 20 antibiotics,sanitation was is my only help.I have over 2 years experience trying this and that to no avail!!

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Posted by Marie Morris
Last Reply April 11, 2008 at 14:55
Started April 11, 2008 at 12:45
Does anyone know if patients can be sent home with MRSA on antibiotics

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TV programme on C diff - 4 December
Posted by Alice
Last Reply April 10, 2008 at 11:53
Started November 27, 2006 at 14:16
Tonight with Trevor McDonald: The New Superbug
Monday 4 December, at 8pm on ITV1

Deadly superbug clostridium difficile now poses a greater threat to patients than MRSA leading to fresh concerns about hospital hygiene. But are hospitals being honest about the level of infection on their wards? Angie Mason, whose elderly father died after contracting C-Diff following an operation, investigates.

Reporter/Director: Angie Mason
Producer: Alice Yglesias
Editor: Mike Lewis

Thank you to everyone who contacted us and told us your stories. We hope you feel this film may help to get things improved in hospitals.

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Contact with MRSA
Posted by Christine
Last Reply April 9, 2008 at 20:36
Started April 9, 2008 at 20:36
I have been in contact with patients and a carrier of MRSA I am listed for laser eye surgery soon, should i be treated or am i over-reacting

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Infected knee IV therapy
Posted by sharon
Last Reply April 9, 2008 at 03:49
Started April 9, 2008 at 03:49
I am now completing IV therapy from Daptomycin , getting ready to get knee revision

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