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Posted by Anominous
Last Reply April 19, 2007 at 17:53
Started April 14, 2007 at 15:32

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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

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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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MRSA death
Posted by Sam
Last Reply April 12, 2007 at 19:53
Started April 12, 2007 at 16:11
My grandfather was admitted to hospital in December for removal of a small cancer in the bowel. Following internal bleeding, he had to be operated on a further three times in three weeks. He was intensive care. In the next bed was a man with MRSA. Days later, over the New Year period, we were informed he had MRSA. We were told that it was the 'least of his problems' and that it would be treated with antibiotics. We were told not to worry, and to discard the 'media hype'. The infection was suspected to have entered his body through the lines from medication and fluids in intensive care. Eventually, grandad started to get better, although at least three other patients in intensive care had now by this point contracted MRSA. Grandad was moved to a ward, where he was kept in a seperate room. He was not given any treatment for the MRSA at this point, and seemingly was beginning to recover. Seven weeks ago he started complaining about an ache in his neck and shoulders, making it difficult... read more

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Infection Prevention and Control Event
Posted by Sarah Kemm
Last Reply April 12, 2007 at 09:27
Started April 12, 2007 at 09:27
Subject: Best Practice: Infection Prevention and Control
Share Innovative Ideas and the Latest Developments for Reducing MRSA and C.Difficile

Date: Thursday 5th July 2007, Thistle Hotel, Manchester

Summary: Urgent action is required to control the growing problem of Clostridium difficile infections and manage MRSA, so dont miss out on this event which will address:

The National Picture Captured: Where is the DoH going? How will the Government Directives impact? What has the Healthcare Commission learnt from their investigations? Whats the reality of reducing MRSA and C. difficile?

Scientific Development vs Trust Practice: focusing on C. difficile, MRSA and ESBL, the importance of scientific research will be compared to the reality of Trust implementation taking you from the research bench to the wards.

Innovative and Practical Approaches: master the best approaches for training and changing attitudes and behaviour. Share new ideas on how to tackle problems an... read more

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ruth wollacott
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply April 11, 2007 at 22:04
Started February 27, 2007 at 23:55
Dear ruth , how are you ? hope everything is alright with you and james , i see you have not been on for a while, i hope everything is alright with your house etc, etc as i know this must have been a worry to you , i just wanted to post to say how are you ,i hope you can replie ruth and let us know you are ok . hope to hear from you my best wishes .

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Out patient infection control
Posted by kerrygold
Last Reply April 11, 2007 at 11:09
Started September 29, 2006 at 13:10
I am a long-time patient at the heamatology day unit at basildon - I attend for treatment on a regular basis and am finding in more and more worrying that the staff on the unit go from patient to patient to take and give blood without cleaning their hands (they do not wear gloves for their own protection either). Does anyone know if that is standard procedure or are they ignoring the rules?

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MRSA infection
Posted by Anthony
Last Reply April 6, 2007 at 21:39
Started April 5, 2007 at 17:00
My 83 year old father has been in hospital for various ailments since February. He has had a bout of pneunomia -which seemed to have been cleared-up. However, we have now been told that MRSA has been found in his sputem. Is there a way to discover if he has recently been infected or hosted the MRSA for some time?

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Giving Birth With MRSA
Posted by Maddy
Last Reply April 5, 2007 at 14:51
Started April 3, 2007 at 15:05
I have been diagnosed MRSA positive in a surgery wound which has been ongoing for about six weeks now. After antibiotics and washes and creams there is still no improvement.
I am due to give birth in 6 weeks. If I still have MRSA then, could it be a risk for my baby? Will any tears get infected also? Will I be isolated from the other mother, or even my baby? I have asked my nurse but she doesn't seem to know and I'm getting more and more worried as my due date approaches.

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MRSA and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
Posted by Angela
Last Reply April 4, 2007 at 20:01
Started April 4, 2007 at 08:58
Hi there
My 19 year old daughter has been battling ALL since July last year and got through various infections, 6 months of chemo and radiotherapy. She has just gone back into hospital for the Consolidation phase of chemo and we've been told that they've found MRSA on a nose swab. I'm obviously really concerned and was wondering if there is an further information anyone can give me?

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Query MRSA ?
Posted by mags
Last Reply April 4, 2007 at 04:58
Started February 12, 2007 at 13:12
Hi..just found the forum and iam looking for answers really as i dont seem to be getting any from the NHS hopefully somebody on the forum can help me & thank you in advance for any help.
I had an op on the 22nd off dec to remove a lypoma , everything was ok untill the 30th when i was really ill with a fever (intermitantly sweating/freezing) the wound area ( back off shoulder) was red and swollen and the redness was traveling down my arm

I called NHS 24 & they gave me appointment to go to local hospital ( 4am in morning ) when i was finnally seen by a nurse she gave me antibiotics.
I took these for 2 days then the wound started leaking puss & blood i called NHS 24 they said i had to give anti B's time to work and if the puss is yellow rather than green !!! then it was ok (in highnsite iam raging)
On the 4th jan i couldnt stand it any longer & called my GP she sent a nurse out.
The wound was swabbed and apparently the results are the puss is sterile (am i correct in thinking th... read more

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Journalist Enquiry
Posted by Waseem Mirza
Last Reply April 3, 2007 at 17:41
Started April 3, 2007 at 17:41
I'm looking to make contact with people who have been affected by MRSA (or other superbugs) in the Cambridgeshire area.

Please email me at wamirza at

Many thanks

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MRSA superbugs
Posted by Tony Malory
Last Reply April 3, 2007 at 14:01
Started April 3, 2007 at 14:01
If the most vulnerable people are the elderly does it not seem that as the elderly population increases (the baby boomers) then surely the superbug rates will increase in line with population?

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Hospital discharge
Posted by Janet
Last Reply April 3, 2007 at 01:02
Started August 15, 2004 at 22:46
I dont have MRSA but I am going in to hospital in a fortnight for a gallbladder op. I have a very low immune system and I am terrified of what might happen. I want to leave the day after the operation although I've been told I will have to stay in 2 - 3 days. Does anyone know what happens if I discharge myself then become ill or infected??

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Cause for concern?
Posted by Shaye
Last Reply April 2, 2007 at 23:37
Started November 7, 2006 at 03:55
I was wondering if there was anyone out there that was diagnosed with MRSA that may have had a reoccourence and what I should look for. I was hospitalized for a period of 2 1/2 weeks with MRSA at the end of last year (late nov 06) and as treatment continued out of the hospital, i learned that the infection had settled in my spine. Recently I have had excruciating back pains and lack of mobility. After many tests, I have learned that the t8 section of my spine is being slowly deteriorated. This is where the infection had settled.
Basically, I was wondering if there is any way to know for sure if this is the MRSA presenting again or if it could be something else. Anyone?

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Police action and other queries
Posted by Mike
Last Reply April 2, 2007 at 09:58
Started March 28, 2007 at 20:13
Hi all,

My mother died suddenly of MRSA whilst recovering from an operation in January. At the time we thought C-Diff was responsible but the samples of her faeces taken from her were lost and nothing could be proved.

After mom had been cremated, I got a call from the hospital to say that the results of her blood tests had shown that MRSA had been found in her blood stream. To be honest, her death came as such a shock that I hadn't asked about blood (or other) tests at the time. So mom is another death where MRSA has not been recorded on her death certificate.

My questions are, is there an estimated figure of how many deaths are caused by mrsa and not recorded? What is the estimated overall death rate by hospital acquired infections thought to be?

And the other one that is troubling me: Have any investigations by police ever been carried out? How is it known whether or not any crime has been commited if no legal investigation is carried out?

Does anyone else think tha... read more

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6 Year Old With MRSA
Posted by Beverli
Last Reply April 1, 2007 at 04:23
Started March 24, 2007 at 02:47
HELP ME!!! I am at the end of my rope. My 6 year old daughter was diagnosised with MRSA last summer after having strep throat. She began experiencing pain in her hips knees, ankles and wrist and a lack of appetite. The pain was so bad that she had to be carried from the bed to the bathroom in the morning. However, as the day went on she was able to walk on her own but, at night she would begin to experience the same joint pain all over again. She was treated with clyndimicin (sp?) for two weeks and she seemed to be ok. I am sad to say that, as of this writing, she is again complaining about hip, knee, wrist, finger pain, rib pain, stomach aches and a hard time breathing. I have taken her to the doctor to be tested for MRSA several times but, the results come back normal. Just tonight I discovered that there is a form of MRSA that infects the bones and joints and based on the information one that has this form of MRSA should be treated with IV antibotics and not oral. Does ... read more

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Posted by moderator
Last Reply March 31, 2007 at 15:07
Started March 28, 2007 at 22:37
simon tricia hazel josie what next at least use one name please

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the problem with the NHS
Posted by A concerned health worker
Last Reply March 30, 2007 at 22:10
Started March 11, 2007 at 23:58
Reading various posts it seems to me that people want to find out if the hospital is responsible.
I work in a hospital, and my opinion is that it's very hard to prove mistakes.
I regularly see specimens getting lost and therefore delayed results and treatments.
Do you know that some hospitals don't process MRSA screening on the weekend. that means that the patient and ward won't know if someone has MRSA for 2/3 days!
The public don't know the half of it. It makes my blood boil when people 'thank' doctors and nurses etc. The NHS can do so much better. It's criminal that nobody will acknowledge it's failings. Unless this happens, it won't improve.
The whole thing's a lottery!

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