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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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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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