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Posted by shaz
Last Reply May 22, 2007 at 04:34
Started September 21, 2006 at 17:08
i have just started as a healthcare assistant...i got peoples homes and make sure they are comfortable change their urinary pads etc...i have just been told that 1 lady has mrsa and that i have to sit and talk to her, i have to wear protective clothing ie: a plastic apron and vinyl gloves at all times...can i catch mrsa this way? i am asking this as im only 17 and just learning...thanks to anyone who responds to this

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Hospital Advert
Posted by Alastair McAlpine
Last Reply May 21, 2007 at 22:30
Started June 25, 2005 at 10:17
Want to put some of your anger into doing something positive about the current infection problems in hospitals?

This monday, (27.06.05), I am making the first advert of many, which are going to be shown in hospitals to encourage better hygiene practice amongst visitors, staff, and patients.

If you want to participate we are filming this monday and looking for anyone interested in being an extra or even playing a main role. We are filming in a hospital near Bromley and everyone is welcome.

Contact me on 07813752530 and do not be afraid of being on camera just imagine the headlines,

'People affected by HAI's do something positive and start to turn things around.'

If you are interested call me or reply to this as soon as possible.

Thank You

Alastair McAlpine

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Posted by Jessica
Last Reply May 19, 2007 at 16:59
Started February 2, 2007 at 15:24
My husband had several ankle reconstructions, and after his last surgery his aquired MRSA in his ankle. He battled it for a long time, and finally got over it. He now needs and new reconstruction in the same area of the ankle. Is it possible that MRSA could still be lying dormant and would resurface when he has the surgery, or is he at a greater risk of contracting it again? Every Dr we have spoken to seems to have a different perspective of it.

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advice on what to do now
Posted by cat
Last Reply May 19, 2007 at 16:37
Started May 18, 2007 at 20:41
Hi, my friend has just been told he has MRSA after a minor operation in Lewisham hospital. His dr has taken swabs but hasn't given him much info on what to do now. He has headed home to wash all his sheets and towels etc but what else should he do in the short term? Does he need to disinfect everything in his house? I am posting on his behalf as if he spends too much time online I think he will panic himself even more. Thanks so much for all your help. Cat.

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Posted by Lesley Haylett
Last Reply May 19, 2007 at 10:43
Started May 17, 2007 at 10:36
Hi just found this site. My brother is in hospital and has had major surgery for a perforated bowel. He has now been told that he has mrsa in the groin area. We are still in shock about it as the hospital doesn’t seem to tell us much. We are extremely worried it will spread to the wound area. Can any one please tell us any information?
Thank you Lesley

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Treatment for MRSA in the blood?
Posted by Nancy
Last Reply May 18, 2007 at 15:03
Started May 18, 2007 at 13:06
Can anyone help please; we are currently suing Tayside NHS Trust for negligence as my dad when into hospital for an operation and contracted MRSA in his blood (from blood cultures sent microbiology) and was given (from what we can astatine from his medical notes) five days of IV vancomycin, from his notes his blood was never checked and he was send home and died a horrible death 3 months late when MRSA got into the sections between his spine. His notes were sent through our lawyer to an so called expert who states that my father “appeared to receive the appropriate treatment”. I don’t think 5 days of IV vancomycin can be enough to try and remove the MRSA out of his blood stream and I know from his notes that after the initial finding of MRSA in his blood, no other cultures were taken. Can anybody tell me once someone is diagnosed with MRSA in the blood and the microbiology department know what it is sensitive to e.g. Vancomycin what is the antibiotic regime used and if not how I... read more

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Posted by laurie britt
Last Reply May 17, 2007 at 20:42
Started May 17, 2007 at 17:05
My husband had hip replacement surgery four years ago and got MRSA in the hip joint. He battled the infection and it went away for about one year, then it came back. They removed the hip and left it out for over seven months and then put a new hip in. He was on oral antibiotics for a year and then went off them for only two weeks before the MRSA came back, But this time it came back in his other hip. (He had that hip replaced back in 1998 with no complications till now). My husband is only 47 years old and now they are going to take his other hip out on the 25 of June and they do not intend to put another one in. We are very concerned that they will have to take out both hips in the end. The VA in Littlerock AR has talked to us about a girdlestone procedure that they say will work to help him be able to stand and even walk but I can't find any info on this being done to a person with bilateral hip infections. does anyone know anything about this procedure? thanks LJB

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Help,i have questions.
Posted by Natasha long
Last Reply May 17, 2007 at 19:02
Started May 16, 2007 at 11:51
Hi,im just after some advice.I was admitted to hospital last year after badly breaking my ankle.I had an op,which required an incision being made on both the outside and inside of my ankle.I was sent home aftr a few days with the hope that the op would ammend the injury.However,when i went to my follow up appt i was immedietly sent back to the hospital who treated me,one reason being that i had a bad infection in the left incision.
I was admitted and put in a side room,and told i needed the incision re-opened and cleansed thoroughly,but i wasnt giving any more detail on the infecton,just palmed of with being told it was just an infection.I also had to have further work done on the other side of my ankle.But the left incision is what worries me.I have since found out that a family friend ,who stayed on the exact same ward and we think may have even been in the same side room,contracted MRSA from that ward.
I wuld like to know if i can find out if i did indeed have MRSA,if that is t... read more

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Cancer and MRSA treatment
Posted by Alastair
Last Reply May 16, 2007 at 18:09
Started May 16, 2007 at 10:26
My dad was rushed to hospital, illness turned out to be Multiple Myeloma. He is in Australian, I'm in the UK
Within a day he developed an infection at a catheter site. He's had 4 types of intravenous anti-b, the infection is getting worse. I haven't seen the infection, but it is described as looking like Mnt Vesuvius.
The hospital have been photographing the infection, and sent a plastic surgeon to examine it.
I guess they are planning on scraping out all infected tissue. Is this normal?

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Posted by Dave
Last Reply May 14, 2007 at 06:21
Started April 6, 2006 at 21:18
I have been trying to get through to people that handwashing and taking drugs to combat MRSA has not reduced it in hospitals...the simple reason why this is because the NHS is so stupid as to not recognise that there is another factor...THE AIRBORNE FACTOR.

The link below was printed in the "TIMES" one year ago and was 'signed' by six top professors of microbiology...please read and digest.,,59-1509376,00.html

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Posted by Dave
Last Reply May 14, 2007 at 06:05
Started July 6, 2005 at 20:49
In my recent posting with the heading "INFECTION CONTROL TRAINING" I mentioned that the " clinical staff must be a bunch of idiots"

If you click the link below and scroll down to the heading "Hand Hygiene Behaviour...." I have been proved correct.

I cannot believe this is TRUE.

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Posted by Alex
Last Reply May 12, 2007 at 23:54
Started May 9, 2007 at 21:10
Hi can anyone help me? When I was pregnant I found out by accident that the osteomyelitis that damaged my Spinal cord in childhood was caused by MRSA. I went in for a routine Op for my Kidney reflux and immediatelyafterwards started getting the symptoms of this. I was only 12, my parents and I were never informed. This is still causing me back problems 19 years later. II wish to get an admission and an apology. Where do I begin? thanks

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Posted by julie
Last Reply May 12, 2007 at 22:21
Started April 29, 2007 at 14:56
i caught mrsa while 7 months pregnant. my son is now almost 4 and has been diagnosed with autism. i emailed a professor in america for advice who replied that during pregnancy the developing brain is susceptible to infection and therefore the infection that hit me while pregnant has played a significent role in my sons autism.
could i have someones opinion or views on this please.

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MRSA - Cover - up?
Posted by Prof. Sydney J Bush
Last Reply May 12, 2007 at 22:02
Started May 12, 2007 at 15:45
Google for - Biant Bush - and the top result is my letters to the British Medical Journal quoting Japanese research proving that MRSA succumbs to vital "C" (sodium L-ascorbate)
'Google' for - MRSA Bush - and the result is No 3.
MRSA is a non-event but as Dr Klenner stated "Some physicians would stand by and see their
patients die rather than use ascorbic acid."

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MRSA & heart disease.
Posted by Prof. Sydney J Bush
Last Reply May 12, 2007 at 16:17
Started May 12, 2007 at 16:17
In addition to my note about MRSA killed by vital "C" (it is not a vitamin at all because it is incorporated into body tissues e.g. collagen and phagocytes) MRSA almost certainly helps to damage the heart. Nutritional Preventive CardioRetinometry(R) is expected to prove that so called 'vitamin' C ends cardiovascular disease as is clearly seen in sequential photographs of diminishing cholesterol in the retinal arteries with improved nutrition and I am training optometrists and doctors in this. When retinal arterial disease is building (it exactly mirrors coronary - heart - arterial disease) it signals vulnerability to MRSA and every other infection. I agree with Dr Thomas E Levy MD DJD in his new book - Stop America's #1 Killer now" (proving that scuvy is the cause of heart disease) amd Dr Uffe Ravnskov MD PhD in his book "The Cholesterol Myths - Exposing the fallacy that saturated fat causes heart disease." CardioRetinometry(R) supports both perfectly. 'High cholesterol' people ar... read more

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Posted by for my 2 kids
Last Reply May 11, 2007 at 06:41
Started May 8, 2007 at 01:00
first let me tell you what exactly has been happening. I have always had problems with my sinuses, asthma, some type of autoamune disease. So predisone has been my best friend at times. Last year I had to help take care of my mother in law who was terminally ill with cancer. she contracted the mrsa infection. drs said that she would probaly keep the bug. she was bed ridden so many times I had to change her etc.. I had been battling a sinus infection since december. I had my first endoscope surgery in march. Still have the infection. my dr did another surgery last week and is concerned of the mrsa I was around. antiobotics are not touching the infection i am keeping in my sinuses. Can you please let me know something about this bug and how long it actually takes to get the results on this. also is it possible to keep it in there for months... please help anyway you can .. thank you

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I only went in hospital to have a baby...
Posted by Tina
Last Reply May 8, 2007 at 15:23
Started December 6, 2005 at 22:27
...and came out with having MRSA in 2000. I underwent tests over a period of a few months and it apparently gone so when I went back to the same hospital in Jan 2005 I didn`t think about telling them about the MRSA I had as I thought it had gone so I was allowed to roam around the wards, toilets, etc. When I gave birth about three days later the midwife said to me that I had had MRSA, and I explained to her that it had gone (I had previous swabs taken), she went ballistic and ordered me to have more swabs done after I had the baby and for the baby to be tested, thankfully the baby was clear but I still had MRSA in my nose?.
I don`t understand it I`m 30, very hygenic and can`t understand why this bug has come back, I have never had hospitalization (apart from having babies) so why did it go and come back?, also am I just a carrier as I have heard so many horrible storys reguarding this bug that it`s left me feeling a bit lost, please help.

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Had Mrsa
Posted by Tina
Last Reply May 7, 2007 at 13:52
Started May 7, 2007 at 04:19
Had is the word its been 7 months and it has not shown up at all. I have posted here a few times, I had gotten MRSA from my c-section when I had my twins.I then spread it to the twins and my 2 year old.We moved twice and threw everything away, still didnt work. Then last year we almost lost our baby girl twin to it when she caught a cold and then the boil broke out and we couldnt control it. Well its gone now, we couldnt afford all the vitamins and the expensive garlic every month, that all of you where taking. I am not a big sales person, but I did join this company cause the only way I could buy the product was to go through someones link. You just have to sign up as a customer. Its silver solution. Its the only patent pending silver out there. Here is the link to go read about it. We have not had MRSA for 7 months, I never posted earlier cause I wanted to make sure it works and it does. You can even put it on bandaids like we did when the boils would start and within 2 weeks of t... read more

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Working with the NHS
Posted by Graziella
Last Reply May 7, 2007 at 13:44
Started April 25, 2006 at 14:50
Firstly I would like to say what a fantasic job you have all been doing.

I have just set up the Clostridium Difficile Support Group and as we are all working for the same cause thought you might be interested to hear about my experience.

I lost my Grandmother last year after she contracted C diff. After a long battle with the hospital in question I must admit I finally feel that I am getting somewhere and changes are being made at this particular hospital. I cannot go into too much detail at this point but wondered if any of you have tried this approach of working with your local hospital because I do think that this can work. I know that you have been meeting with some high powered officials and have been doing a wonderful job but have any of you thought about this approach. If we all try and work with our local hospitals we can make a difference.

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Posted by silverlucian
Last Reply May 6, 2007 at 11:47
Started May 6, 2007
l posted about two weeks ago saying that l had been told that l have mrsa in my vagina, l was at the time waiting for results of swabs and urine test to come back.Well they came back and l now know l have mrsa in my nose, throat, urine, vagina, armpits, and groin areas.l have been to the hospital to see my urologist because l was booked in to be admitted on Mon 30th April. My uro dr rang for my results and it's a good thing he did, as l mentioned my results came to my gp only on Tuesday of last week. So when my uro dr read my results he told me that he has to cancell my operation because l have mrsa on my skin and he needs to get in touch with the infection control team to see what they suggest l do, he sent me out of the room which l thought was odd as what was he going to say l wonder.
l was given a solution to wash my hair and body in for 5 days, and some cream to put in my nose 3x a day for 5 days, and powder to use under my arms and in my groins for the same time. l finished t... read more

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