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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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MRSA x 2
Posted by Michael
Last Reply April 7, 2008 at 23:40
Started April 6, 2008 at 13:32
I was in intensive care last year for 8 weeks following a bungled gall-bladder removal. MRSA was found in my sputum but was never referred to. I wouldn't have known had I not requested all my notes when I finally recovered after 15 weeks. I was due to go in for an incisional hernia repair 4 weeks ago and had the pre-admission swab tests and MRSA was found. Presumably I had it all the time. I was given all the equipment for body wash, dusting etc for 5 days and then swabbed again. This time they said I was clear. I was admitted and had the operation and the following day appeared to have a chest infection. A sample of sputum was taken. MRSA was back. No treatment was offered. I was discharged with no advice re MRSA so I guess I still have it. I have written to the Chief Executive of the hopsital telling her this lengthy story. My big concern is that I am obviously carrying it yet nothing is done about it. Worrying ?

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post op
Posted by aj
Last Reply April 7, 2008 at 21:55
Started March 27, 2008 at 20:19
im a nursing student in recovery,and whilst reading the policy noticed that patients with mrsa do not need to be isolated in recovery,unless they have open cheast surgery or mrsa in thier sputum(i was really surprised, mrsa is mrsa,what ever,right!)i asked around,every one agreed it was not right,but would not tell me why or what they though other than they did not agree with the policy, so i thought i would like through the resources my self.i found other policys for other hospitals all stating the same thing, but why ? what is the evidence to state that a patient is ok in recovery? yet patients on the wards are put into isolation?
if any one can bring light to this issue or knows of a good articel opposing the policy, i would be very greatfull as it seams i have hit a wall of silence, and no one has never made a comment about it.(from what i can see )

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FAO CLaude
Posted by Emma
Last Reply April 6, 2008 at 10:34
Started April 5, 2008 at 14:34
I have mislaid ur email address. could you please email me
Many thanks

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thank you
Posted by fao Linda
Last Reply April 5, 2008 at 23:51
Started April 5, 2008 at 21:54
thank you for letting me know. I had a call from Moya telling me that but had already left that message.
I feel dreadful now as I had no idea

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Long term effects of MRSA
Posted by Cindy D
Last Reply April 3, 2008 at 11:25
Started April 3, 2008 at 11:25
I had back surgery in 2002. At 7 days postop I developed a wound infection with MRSA that was completely down to the spinal cord and vertebral bodies in the lumbar spine. It traveled in my entire spine and probably in my brain as well.
I had to have another back surgery in 2003 and had another infection and spinal hematoma with this surgery. I have had 4 back surgeries in 4 years - 2 of these were to debride the wound of infection/hematomas. Since that time I have had 2 other bouts with MRSA infections; one cellulitis and one in my blood stream. MRSA has destroyed my health - I now have adrenal insufficiency - which has to be treated with steroids; from the steroids I now have diabetes. I am sure that I have suffered brain damage from all the high fevers from these repeated infections because I am unable to function cognitively to be able to work. My back pain is so severe that I sometimes am unable to get out of bed and walk. I finally had to go on disability because my... read more

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i won my case
Posted by john
Last Reply April 2, 2008 at 22:12
Started April 2, 2008 at 22:12
I used sarah coles from kester cunningham and john as my solicitor and she was good and barrister daniel bennett who did try very hard to get the best deal for me i won but pay outs in the uk are low for mrsa, because it is hard to prove
can not say what i got just yet but i will in 2 to 3 weeks
P.S.if you do start a case just do not give in and you will win.

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c diff
Posted by lorraine
Last Reply April 2, 2008 at 20:13
Started September 17, 2007 at 17:05
i posted previously about this disease, and urge other people not to let it drop, i know at the time you cant think of anything but your relative, but i lost my dad to this in March of this year after 20wks in hospital watching him fade away, i have now found the strength to fight his case and although it wont bring my dad back, maybe it will help others who are going through it now. Dont be afraid to ask questions.

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The patients are to blame!
Posted by Christie
Last Reply April 1, 2008 at 23:03
Started March 29, 2008 at 23:37
The health secretary, Alan Johnson, blames pushy patients for the spread of hospital superbugs across the NHS in England.

He said too many people were putting pressure on GPs to prescribe antibiotics for the treatment of coughs, colds and sore throats - in spite of medical evidence that the drug would not cure the complaint or relieve the symptoms...

Where's the research to support this argument??!

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Posted by pharm
Last Reply March 31, 2008 at 14:22
Started July 21, 2005 at 11:32
if anyone has any questions about mrsa i will be happy to help

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MRSA in lung fluids
Posted by Dexter Adderley
Last Reply March 31, 2008
Started March 29, 2008 at 04:39
Hi, I just came from the hospital where I was told tonight that my 10 year old son has MRSA in fluids that were taken from his lungs. My son fell and fractured his skull and has been medically maintained in an unconscience state. He is expected to recover from the head injury but now we don't know what to expect from this MRSA. Can someone please give us some guidance. Thanks.

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Rates of MRSA in hospitals
Posted by Karen
Last Reply March 30, 2008 at 19:03
Started July 28, 2004 at 09:29
Does anyone know where I can get the rates of MRSA which has occurred in each hospital. My mother has to go into hospital and would like to go in one with a low rate of MRSA, as she is having a rather large op.

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Posted by carol
Last Reply March 28, 2008 at 23:09
Started March 28, 2008 at 15:08
my mother is 8 weeks post opp after a sucsesfull removal of a BCC to her right temple,she had a full depth skin graft which seems to have taken. within 23 hours of comming out of hospital she had an infection in the wound, her GP precribed 10 days the stitches were removed and a swab taken, the infection was still there. nothing more was mentioned about the swab results at her 5 week post opp apointment. she has since has a further 2 or 3 courses of antibiotics and a further swab was taken on the 11tn march and the results came back last week saying she has MRSA suprise suprise! she has been given a prescpiption of Bactro- Ban cream to use 2/3 times a day and has to cover the wund with a gauze dressing and a micropore tip to hold it in place.the wound is not fully covered. is enough being done to get this under control.she has another rodent ulcer on her ear and has to have that removed too.

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Posted by Ruthie
Last Reply March 28, 2008 at 01:25
Started March 24, 2008 at 07:57
Two years ago I fell and skinned my knee...the resulting scrape didn't heal and over time any scrape, bump or bruise I got became an infected sore. I went the doctor and was diagnosed with MRSA. I took my antibiotics carefully and correctly, six months later I had a recurring infection on my left hip, again I was diagnosed and treated for the same. In another six months the same thing happened in a very close location. It has now been three months and I have infected open sores on my arms, fingers, face and hip. I do not have insurance this bouncing back and forth from doctor to home has literally put me deep in debt. I have also had an odd addition of numbness in my feet and hands often accompanied by severe cramps (bad enough to wake me out of my sleep) again in my feet hands, and sometimes knee and hip joints. Could all of this be related? Is there anything I can do so I can resolve this problem for good? I am tired of being sick and broke!!!

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Posted by Lady R G Long
Last Reply March 25, 2008 at 05:18
Started March 25, 2008 at 05:18

I have MRSA I have had it now for 10 months now,I went to hospital for one thing and then get mrsa while in there, the put me in to an isolation room,was not allowed out of that room,I spent 4 weeks in there in just the one room,all they was doing is covering me with some forum of gel from top to toe twice a day,I even had to go to bed covered in it,it was horrid yet it did not do any thing for me,I had to ask the doc to let me go home,he did let me go home,but I was not allowed out.
But while in hospital,I was having hallucinations and not knowing were I was,I told the staff that I was with the RSA and also I had my camera crew waiting to interview them, I just did not know that I was saying these things,I also acused a nurse of giving me knock-out drugs,I was saying alsorts of things I was told... and since I was in hospital and gone home,I could hardly do any thing as all my muscles was aking and more so when I climbed the stairs they hurt more I was shattered by time I had go... read more

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Medical files
Posted by tasmin
Last Reply March 23, 2008 at 12:08
Started November 7, 2007 at 15:50
hi all,

i've just recieved a letter from the hospital in reply to me asking for mums medical files...and i'm fit to be tied!!!!!!!

apperently i have to fill out a form now, because THEY want to know why i need these files and then THEY will decided if i should be given access to them.

now from what i was told by mums doctor i just had to write in and ask for these files with some identifaction to show that i am mums next of kin.

and now this!

can they stop me getting mums files?

u know, all along i though maybe i was just being over sensitive about what went on with mum in the hospital before she died, but now i am really starting to wonder!

what do i do if they refuse to pass on these files to me?
is there anything i can do?

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my father in law Ray
Posted by john
Last Reply March 22, 2008 at 20:49
Started March 22, 2008 at 20:49
Ray went into the James Cook University Hospital on Teesside in May last year for a routine prostatem op, he contracted MRSA and the severity led to septiceamia and injury to his spinal chord in his neck,having seen a solicitor with a view to a claim to help him financially as he is now 76 we require 4000 to start the case as he can't get any state help, how do i go about raising the money to progress his claim? do i need to register as a charity,how do i start a web page dedicated to him as a vehicle, is oit a good idea to involve the press?
Whilst any compensation would be helpfull what we all want is someone in the local NHs trust to take responsibility, he has gone from an able and active man to a disabled man unable to care for himself, this is NOT FAIR AND SOMEONE NEEDS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS!!!! if you can help with practical ideas, thanks all

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Poll on mrsa
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 20, 2008 at 23:58
Started March 20, 2008 at 23:58
I am so shocked to learn that 1 in 5 GPs admits having a poor knowledge on mrsa according to a survey today. the poll of a 169 doctors revealed 62% had not recieved any information on what to do if they suspected someone had the bug, and those with the details had mostly requested it .

When asked to rate there knowledge of MRSA, 21% said good, 2% said excellent, 59% said fair , 17% said poor.

God help us all .

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Posted by gs
Last Reply March 20, 2008 at 21:47
Started March 8, 2008 at 14:40
What do u do when uve found out its spread to your lungs? It's already in my bladder. I feel like giving up....

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