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1st all clear!!!
Posted by alye
Last Reply May 1, 2007 at 20:19
Started May 1, 2007 at 11:00
I know there is a long way to go.........but have just had my first all clear from MRSA!!!! Feel like a million dollars!!!

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unsure
Posted by Ashley
Last Reply May 1, 2007 at 20:00
Started May 1, 2007 at 19:19
I was wondering if anyone could help me with some questions?
I have been gotting boils on my face mostly but I also get them on my buttocks, my chest and in the creases of my legs and I also believe that I have had them under my arm pits I have been doing this for 9 years and now I am constantly sick with a seaver sore throat and my eyes get infected they get very red and swelled up. I went to the ER resently with seaver lower stomache pain and I was told that I have a seaverly infected cist on one of my overies and I was wondering if I have MRSA Iam so tired all of the time and so sick I just want to know????

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MRSA & CDiff
Posted by Lyn & Su
Last Reply May 1, 2007 at 19:48
Started April 4, 2007 at 20:21
On 17th November, 2006 our mother died in Epsom General Hospital after having a back operation following a fall. She died from MRSA in which the consultant who operated admitted that she contracted it in the operating theatre the second person in a week!
On 17th March, 2007 exactly 4 months later our father died in Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford after contracting CDiff of which at the time we were not informed. We only found out from the Registrar when registering his death.
As you can imagine we as a family are devasted losing both our parents in such a short space of time, and especially when these deaths have been caused by lack of care and cleanliness in our hospitals.
Is there anyone who can tell us if we can do anything about this, possible suing for negligence.

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Killer on the Wards
Posted by Maria
Last Reply May 1, 2007 at 15:57
Started February 10, 2007 at 16:22
Sir Trevor McDonald searches for answers to your questions about hospital superbugs. His investigation takes him to a leading Dutch clinic to find out why the NHS is losing the battle against deadly infections which Europeans have stamped out.

Watch the ITV1 show on Monday, February 19 at 8pm.


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problem with enter to site
Posted by bloggerdad
Last Reply May 1, 2007 at 10:51
Started May 1, 2007 at 10:51
Hello.
I have problem with enter to this site via GPRS.
Please, help me.

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mrsa vaccine
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply May 1, 2007 at 01:13
Started April 22, 2007 at 18:59
Dear All , it has been reported in the usa that scientists are developing a vaccine for mrsa .

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PHLEBOTOMY DEPARTMENTS
Posted by ANNE GILES
Last Reply April 29, 2007 at 22:45
Started July 17, 2004 at 15:57
I have to attend the Phlebotomy Dept. at Mayday Hospital in Croydon once a month for a blood test. The room is tiny and crowded, hot and lacking in ventilation. The patients are usually quite dirty (this is the slummy area of Croydon) and the hospital is riddled with the MRSA bug. The staff tap each patient's skin prior to inserting the needle and go from patient to patient doing the same, without ever washing their hands. In the past alcohol wipes have been used to clean the area where the vein is - now they are no longer used. Should I report it?

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Recovered from MRSA
Posted by Bill H.
Last Reply April 29, 2007 at 09:44
Started April 28, 2007 at 21:08
I'm 48 and I've been hiv+ for 22 years. I've never had any serious health problems until two years ago, when I came down with a painful boil on the back of my neck. It was no bigger than a dime and my doctor put me on antibiotics. It was lanced, tested positive for MRSA, and cleared up after a week.

Two weeks later, I had this awful pain in my left leg with fever and was admitted to the hospital. The MRSA had gotten in my blood stream and settled in my knee.

I had fevers of 105 for nine days and wanted to die. It was truly awful. I started improving and was kept on Vanco for five weeks. A few months later I came down with a bad case of pneumonia, (don't know if it was mrsa). After three months, that finally cleared up with antibiotics, then I was diagnosed with kidney cancer.

I had the bad kidney removed, and fortunately, didn't need chemotherapy.

That was a year ago and I've had no more mrsa or major problems since. I suffer severe fatigue alot of the time, but so do o... read more

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farcical infection control
Posted by gordon downing
Last Reply April 28, 2007 at 13:37
Started April 27, 2007 at 14:13
i work as a cleaner on a hospital ward, at present we have a mrsa positive patient, who is in a barrier room. however while the domestic staff follow strict barrier procedures while cleaning the said room, and indeed the ward in general. the medical staff allow the patient to wander around the ward and mix with other patients as if nothing is wrong, the ward in question is a geriatric ward, so the patients here are vulnerable patients, it kind of macks a mockery of the whole barrier procedeur

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A new way of Reducing Superbugs?
Posted by john Richardson
Last Reply April 27, 2007 at 09:07
Started February 13, 2007 at 20:16
Whilst studying, and qualifying in, Pharmacy some thirty years ago, I well remember my first microbiology lecture when we were told that the most dangerously unhealthy place to be was in hospital. Why ? Because they are constantly maintained at body temperature, which is an ideal environment for viruses and bacteria to thrive and multiply. It seems that this is still the case today.

I also learnt during my studies that lowering room temperatures could dramatically reduce bacterial and viral growth, with resultant drop in spread and infection rates. Again, I assume this still to be the case.

Why then are these principles not being recognised in the battle against MRSA and other potentially lethal bugs that are rife in today's hospitals. I can understand that certain areas such as operating theatres and intensive-care wards may need to be maintained at body temperature, but why, do the rest of the wards, waiting areas and building need to be maintained at such stifling t... read more

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GUILT
Posted by Jessica
Last Reply April 25, 2007 at 23:21
Started April 13, 2007 at 02:46
i got mrsa about 2 years ago due to using drugs...i was hospitalized about 6 or 7 times because i would stop using just enough to have it gone but would later return...finally i gave my life back to the church and have been clean almost a year...my life was great...i restored my family relationships with my mother and father...about 3 weeks ago my dad started get bumps on his face...i said it looks like mrsa he went to the doctor they said they were cysts. so the gave him antibiotics and they went away slowing i felt bad i knew it was mrsa and i prayed it would just go away and my dad didnt have to go through that...mrsa is awful and painful..he later got a foot infection by jumping on a shovel too hard...the doctors said it was just a really bad bruise and may be sprained...the swelling got worse and puffy and red and i told my dad you have a mrsa infection you need to go to the doctor....doctors said no its not gave him more pain pills and antiotics...finally the pain got so bad a... read more

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Posted by MRSA ACTION UK
Last Reply April 25, 2007 at 10:04
Started February 8, 2007 at 22:50
MRSA Action UK
Registered Charity No. 115672

Notice of First Annual General Meeting to be held at:
Anthony Collins Solicitors
134 Edmund Street
Birmingham B3 2ES

On Saturday 10th March 2007
2.00 pm 5.00 pm

Guest Speakers include Phil Barnes and Daniel Bennett QC to talk about MRSA and Health and Safety Legislation

This meeting is open to the public

MRSA Action UK is the only UK-based charity dedicated to helping people affected by MRSA and other healthcare associated infections. We work with various government agencies and patient groups to lobby for change to eradicate preventable healthcare infections and make the healthcare setting safer.

We are seeking to elect a new Board of Trustees at the Annual General Meeting in March 2007. Working as a team, Trustees will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the Charity.

MRSA Action UK welcomes nominations from those who can make a positive contribution as regards publicity, fundraising, m... read more

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Mrsa 2nd time
Posted by Janet
Last Reply April 23, 2007 at 17:18
Started April 22, 2007 at 18:05
Hello l have just found this site and l am so glad. l have a indwelling catheter and in Dec tested positive for MRSA and now l have another urine infection and was told last Friday that l have MRSA in my vagina now. l am so worried as l am due to have a supra pubic operation on the 30th and my urologist said he will still go ahead with the op.
Do you think this is ok, l am also a diabetic so far l haven't been given any antibiotics to get rid of this and l have bad cramps in my stomach.


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mrsa
Posted by teresa kalkas
Last Reply April 23, 2007 at 09:07
Started December 26, 2004 at 23:57
no my husband is dead because of mrsa you can email me at teresakalkas@hotmail.com

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MRSA Support Annual General Meeting
Posted by Tony Field
Last Reply April 22, 2007 at 19:04
Started February 19, 2007 at 06:21
MRSA Support Annual General Meeting. Saturday 21st April. 10.30am - 4.00pm.

Formal business for members only 10.30 - 11.30am. Public session from 11.30 onwards. Guest speaker Cathriona Molloy, Leader of Patient Focus. The patient support charity for Ireland.

Members, guests, and the public are welcome but please contact Tony Field or Anne Johnstone for tickets as space is limited. Contact details on website http://www.mrsasupport.co.uk

The venue is The Hub (Community Centre) Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham.

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Newly Diagnosed and confused
Posted by Shell
Last Reply April 20, 2007 at 22:47
Started April 16, 2007 at 14:18
I had a boil that in 24 hrs developed into a large abscess, I was running an extremely high tempreture, chills, flu like symptons, I went to my local doctor who sent me to my local hospital, within 4 hrs I was in surgery having it drained under a general anasetic, I was sent home with antibiotics, within a week another boil had appeared then another, all in the same area, then another appeared in a completely different spot, I returned to my local doctor who prescibed more antibiotics, on return to the hospital 2 weeks later for check up the surgeon informed me that I had contracted MRSA gave me a script for another antibiotic and sent me on my way, the paper work says meth-res.S.aureus - profuse ..... I've tried to research it but only seem to be getting more confused ...... I'm a mum of 3 small boys and really need to know as much as I can .... I have so many questions ....Is having this bad ? are my boys safe ? Is my risk of other infections higher now ? anything you can tell me ... read more

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Top 'n' Tail of Linen
Posted by Anominous
Last Reply April 19, 2007 at 17:53
Started April 14, 2007 at 15:32
I wish to remain nameless, b ut in response to recent article in the Birmingham Evening mail. I wish to point out from the staff side that the practice of top 'n' tailing of linen is a common practice, BUT NOT BETWEEN PATIENTS. wHEN A pATIENT IS DISCHARGED THE BED AND SPACE AROUND IS CLEANED VERY CAREFULLY, AND IF THE PATIENT HAD AN INFECTION SUCH AS MRSA OR CDIFF IT HAD AN EVEN MORE INTENSIVE CLEANING COMPLETED. GOOD HOPE HOSPITAL ON THE WARDS I WORKED ON WERE EXTEREMELY CLEAN. IT MAKES MY BLOOD BOIL AT THE LACK OF KNOWLEGDE THAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE WHO THINK THEY KNOW ALL THERE IS TO KNOW AND KNOW NOTHING IN REALITY. BEFORE ANYONE MAKES SUCH ACCUSATIONS BE SURE OF THE FACTS FIRST.

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Ruth & Others: Need Your Help On US forum
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply April 18, 2007 at 20:08
Started April 17, 2007 at 14:00
Ruth & Others: Need Your Help On US forum

Dear Ruth and others who are vastly informed about MRSA carrier-colonized-infected status, could you please come to US forum and weigh in with factual information. I have tried to set the record straight to no avail, and Im concerned seeing repetitive misinformation. I could really use your help and input please.

I started a new topic thread due to seeing misinformation like the following...

-vanco is NOT effective for decolonization

-There are patients that do vanco and may never have another break out, but they are still decolonized.

-The ID, who is the chief of infectious disease at a huge hospital, states that he has had patients decolonize, and that the vast majority of his patients, when practicing this regiment, have never had mrsa breakouts return, whether they are decolonized or not.

-everyday FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, in the morning and in the evening, take a q-tip and put bacitricin ointment on it

Reply ... read more

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hybernation
Posted by cliff
Last Reply April 15, 2007
Started April 14, 2007 at 21:33
anyone know how long mrsa can hybernate in the body before it comes to light? i have had a water infection on and off for months somtimes my gp has treated it and sometimes not but last week i was told i had mrsa in my bladder this begs the question how long does it take to surface as mrsa, as i have had no hospital treatment for 9 months also i have a bad chest i have read that to could be mrsa in the lungs any information would be great. thanks

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fear of 2nd mrsa
Posted by laura
Last Reply April 14, 2007 at 02:30
Started April 12, 2007 at 01:33
I have a 13 year old Daughter who has a spot on her ankle that looks like a bite that is infected. Last year she had two bad infections on her belly that looked just like what is on her ankle. The doctors told me it was from bacteria she carried in her nose and scratched an open wound (tiny wound) and gave her antibiotics and a topical cream. She was alerigic to the initial antibiotic and it took a long time for her to heal. It left scars. I am trying to find vido or photos of this ugly infliction so I can compare. i am taking her to the doctor 1st thing in the am. I want to to know more about mrsa, please help.

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