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Should a surgeon wear a mask
Posted by Law
Last Reply October 15, 2007 at 20:35
Started October 14, 2007 at 16:33
I am asking this because the surgeon who delivered my daughter did not. I am considering making a claim and i wondered if this was following the control policy thingy, sorry i cant remeber what its called, i dont hink it is in line with it, anyway my hubby actually took a photo of baby as she was born and it clearly shows in theatre with my stomach open and surgeon holding baby up (with no mask and a big smile) i wonder if this is why we both got mrsa? what do you think.

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MRSA coursework
Posted by Liam
Last Reply October 15, 2007 at 18:04
Started October 7, 2007 at 19:29
hi

i am a GCSE student and i am doing a case study called "MRSA - Is hospital the best place to go when you are ill?" and i would love to have some peoples opinions on it and what they think of the question.

I look forward to reading any replies.


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It will only get worse unles---
Posted by ClothKap
Last Reply October 14, 2007 at 11:33
Started August 4, 2007 at 16:08
It will only get worse because starting with John Reid, followed by Hewitt and no credible opposition, the NHS still refuses to accept that MRSA is PRIMARILY an airborne pathogen. - It lives and breeds in Sinuses and throats (and open wounds!), gets into the air by people breating out. It then lands on surfaces, where it begins to die, unless a kindly soul picks it up and moves it to somewhere it can breed again.
Now, it stands to reason that cleaning surfaces and hands cannot do very much to help, if the air remains contaminated, and that contamination is being increased by people breathing. Most antibacterials have little effect. (The 'R' stands for resistant).

The really frustraing thing is that three years ago a UK company built air filtration machine, with full HPA approval was on the market. The machine cirulated the air through a device that took all bugs and viruses out of the air an killed them (MRSA, c-dificile, e-coli, TB and more).
Now, once the air is clean, the bu... read more

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getting well
Posted by ruth
Last Reply October 14, 2007 at 11:17
Started September 18, 2007 at 02:11
doxycyclene and rifampin - 1 year how much would it cost? hard on body?

lactobacillus - for gut 1 year, in yogurt or pills russians did lots of research on this refrigerate? what about probiotics?

chlorhexidine - topical wash for skin lesions, (works by membrane disruption, both gram positive and gram negative)

Violeta De Gencianan - makes lesions dry up scab over takes a few weeks weepy sores? stiff neck?

alkalinize body - 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 times a day - get ph test from health food store never heard of it?

alkaline diet - 40% vegs, 40% fruit, 20% meat and carbs, drink lots of green tea and herbal teas. No coffee, sugar, alcohol, chocolate

build immune system - vitamins - a, b, c, d, e. minerals - zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium, selenium, cesium. Omega fatty acid - fish oil, flax oil

exercise - to get oxygen in body

Natural Remedies - Antibiotics found in plants which can be effective with fewer side effects or negative impact on the bod... read more

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Sub standard nursing?
Posted by Mr T
Last Reply October 14, 2007 at 11:12
Started October 13, 2007 at 23:28
My neighbour was taken into the MRI in Manchester with a broken hip ( and a heart attack) and ended up with MRSA after a week or so in bed.

During this time he was not only deprived of his oxygen ( the tube was left trailing on the floor by one nurse, but he was also given what I would call *bad hygiene nursing*.

Another nurse came to take his obs ( blood pressure and pulse rate and temperature. She kept the disposable ear insert that she had already used on another patient to read out his temperature and reused it on my friend. She DIDNT dispose of it and continued on to the next patient to usethe same platic disposable one HIM.
I asked her was this OK to not use a fresh one and she replied "Ill do it later"

Within a couple of days my friend had MRSA and had to be moved to an isolation ward. In his new isolation ward, ANOTHER nurse, cane in to adjust his pillows. She was wearing a platic apron(fine) and latex gloves ( also fine )

But when she had finished plump... read more

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Hospitals at fault?
Posted by Debra
Last Reply October 14, 2007 at 10:43
Started October 14, 2007 at 04:44
I am infected with MRSA and VRE. When I go to the hospital, the doctors touch me without gloves or gowns. I tell them every time. Yes, they put me into an isolation room, but that is the extent of it. Should they not gown up each and every time. I got both of these through surgeries

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Will it go away?
Posted by Debra
Last Reply October 14, 2007 at 04:40
Started October 14, 2007 at 04:40
One hospital says it's gone, another says I still have it. I am also infected with VRE.

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Only 7 more days
Posted by Nancy R
Last Reply October 13, 2007 at 18:30
Started September 18, 2007 at 04:58
I'm getting very close to my next surgical date. Since contracting MRSA in February of this year, its been a battle and a nightmare for myself and my family. I am finally feeling well and am very hopeful that I'll actually come home sometime next week with a functioning hip.

When I look back over the last 7 months and realize how I came so close to death not once but twice, it makes me both frightened and proud. Frightened of medical care that I've received along the way, but proud that I got proactive and made changes and made demands that probably saved my life.

I used to trust any doctor. I had no reason not to, for up until now, I always got good care. However, I learned a lot. I learned that when doctors mess up, some willdo unethical and immoral things to cover up their mistakes. So, I no longer just assume that my physician is godlike. Nope, I now think of them as plumbers or electricians. Just guys who have studied my plumbing and have the tools to go in a fix leaks. ... read more

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How i got mrsa
Posted by Timmy
Last Reply October 12, 2007 at 15:59
Started October 12, 2007 at 15:59
I have this cause it is going around in monroe county W.V.
My name is timmy grimmett and i need a cure

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MRSA mental effects
Posted by Law
Last Reply October 12, 2007 at 01:02
Started October 11, 2007 at 20:09
My daughter and i contracted mrsa during my cesarian section 2 and a half years ago, i had it in my wound and she had it in her unbilical stump. I like alot of you have suffered with the fatigue aftermath, such a relief to read some of your comments and thank you so much for sharing them. Anyway, i was interested to hear of like me, any of you are suffering with panic attacks and anxiety, i get a sniff and i freak and think its something sinister, am i the only person who's mental state has been effected?

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331 KILLED AS BUG HITS FILTHY WARDS
Posted by Ruth Wollacott
Last Reply October 11, 2007 at 10:44
Started October 11, 2007 at 07:24
Crowded wards and the need to meet government targets above all else feature in this article (aka bed occupancy)


Hospitals blasted for worst ever outbreak
By Emily Cook Health Correspondent Emily.Cook@Mirror.Co.Uk 11/10/2007


Filthy wards contributed to the deaths of 331 patients in the worst outbreak of a killer superbug ever recorded in the NHS, a damning report revealed yesterday.

Crowded wards, a shortage of nurses and "Third World" hygiene standards led to 1,176 people contracting Clostridium Difficile (C.diff) over two and a half years at three hospitals.

Health watchdog the Healthcare Commission said that the infection probably or definitely killed at least 90 patients. It was a factor in the deaths of a further 241.

The report slammed the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust over the outbreak. It said there had been "significant failings" in infection control between April 2004 and September of last year.

Inadequate staffing levels and too muc... read more

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MRSA AT HOME
Posted by Mark Burgess
Last Reply October 10, 2007 at 06:55
Started October 7, 2007 at 22:36
Can someone please tell me what is the procedure when a patient comes home with MRSA and will have another operation later in the year - should they be checked and swabs taken so they know it has gone.

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cat fleas
Posted by NANNA
Last Reply October 9, 2007 at 22:45
Started September 20, 2007 at 22:27
Hi, I'm new to this but can someone help me please my grandson he is only three years old been hospitalized two times for MRSA which he never had until we moved into a house that had fleas left behind from a cat

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After MRSA
Posted by Diana
Last Reply October 9, 2007 at 18:51
Started August 8, 2007 at 17:31
I has a MRSA infection and had to have my prothesis knee removed because that was where the infection. I was septic and would like to know what to expect long term. I have went from having degenerative disc disease to Spinal Stenois within six months. I was hit by a 5 ton Army truck while active duty and have old injuries. Does MRSA affect the bones when infection is bloodborn?

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New and having a look.
Posted by zzaaronzz
Last Reply October 3, 2007 at 07:14
Started October 3, 2007 at 07:14
Hi All,

Just new not sure where to post. Having a look around.
Nice too see all the good stuff. I'll be back for more soon.


Regards,

Aaron

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hi there linda
Posted by sharron
Last Reply October 2, 2007 at 20:22
Started September 18, 2007 at 16:58
hi there linda
sorry havent been on for a while, how are yous all doing, how is bev not seen her on for a while well linda wat have you been up to hope you and your husband are ok and how is he getting on by the way i think my band has slipped so am waiting to go back for my next band fill and then i will say tae them about it i can eat anything and it does not stop it going throw and as before it did so a have tae wait and see how things will go well have been helping with my son moven into a new house in cranhill where i come from the new houses dont no if you have seen them i have been in mine for 7 years now so my son has got one him and his girlfeind and baby son he is comeing on now he is 5 months now doing going really good great wean so i will be back on very soon look after yourselfs and tell your husband keep well
best wishes
sharron

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mrsa and chest infections
Posted by clifford
Last Reply September 30, 2007 at 23:01
Started September 30, 2007 at 20:10
can anyone tell me if mrsa gives you a bad chest,and breathing difficulties?????

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mrsa
Posted by nathan hunnam
Last Reply September 29, 2007 at 23:20
Started September 29, 2007 at 22:21
my nanna is in hospital, with a bleed two her eye's which was coursed by a burst blood vessel , now she has MRSA in her blood stream. can you tell me if this can is worse than getting it in you nose or a wound ? and can the rest of my family caught it from her while we vistor her ??



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MRSA .
Posted by KEITH WAKEFIELD
Last Reply September 28, 2007 at 14:12
Started September 25, 2007 at 13:58
I think to help decreace the risk of germs being transfered from one person and or place , nurses should not be allowed or stopped from traveling to and from hospital in there uniforms.
How can you not tranfer gems and bugs back to the hospitals and patients when they wear the uniforms at home in there cars ,buses and pubs. and then take all these gems and dirt straight back to our sick patients.
Ithink this is the next big step the NHS should take to try and clean up our filthy and deadley NHS.
PLEASE ,PLEASE WE MUST PASS A LAW THAT MAKES ALL NHS WORKERS CHANGE IN TO CLEAN UNIFORMS WHEN THEY ARRIVE AT WORK AND CHANGE AGAIN BEFORE THEY LEAVE FOR HOME, AND MUST WEAR A CLEAN UNIFORM EVERY DAY.
I can not see why this has not been brought to light, ,i mean these nures bring germs from children and babies and animals and then jump in to a dirty car or bus MY GOD it is so obvious why has no one spotted this before or do they just not care that our loved ones are being killed from the... read more

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MRSA
Posted by Raymond A Johnson
Last Reply September 24, 2007 at 20:15
Started September 20, 2007 at 08:50
I find it a little distressing that people are all to willing to point the finger at NHS staff. Over the recent outbreaks of MRSA

My wife has suffered chronic ill health oer the past thirty years. With numerous in patient terms for a number of complaints. Cancer, three times, requiring Radio and Chemo' therapy, along with major surgery. Renal failure and fortunately renal transplant. All this along with other less intensive in patient terms.

All this has taken place in different hospitals. So the risk of MRSA is foremost in my mind.

However In my observations, the greatest risk of infection does not come from the hospital staff. It comes from the unhygienic patients. Then the other scruffy and unhygienic visitors. Walking in and out by the hour every day.

There may be room for improved cleanliness in some hospitals. But to me this is where the infection is getting into our hospitals.

Would you believe, when my wife had her transplant and was recovering somewhat and ... read more

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