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broomfield hospital, essex
Posted by nina
Last Reply February 25, 2007 at 22:29
Started February 25, 2007 at 22:29
hi my mum is due to go to the broomfield hospital for a breast operation due to recovering from breast cancer and i would like to know if there is any mrsa in the broomfield hospital.

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what do i do
Posted by sally
Last Reply February 25, 2007 at 22:09
Started February 25, 2007 at 22:09
hi,my name is sally and last year i went into hospital for bowl operation.was in the hospital for 2 weeks and was tested for mrsa about 12 times while i was there.every time the test came back that i didn,t have it.the morning before i came home a nurse came in and took another test for mrsa on me and another lady in the same room.the nurse did not wash her hands in between my test and the other ladys test she just did what she had to do and left.this same nurse was mad at me as we had argued about something else a few hours before this.i think she got my test and the other ladys test mixed up. after i was home about a week someone called me from the hospital and told me i was a carrier of mrsa.all i could say at the time was what the hell is it and when she told me all i could say was no,your joking right.i have 5 children and a grandson who was a few months old at the time.i didn,t know what to say so i just handed the phone to my husband and he asked a lot of questions.there was ... read more

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bacterial and virual infection
Posted by robert khoury
Last Reply February 25, 2007 at 19:52
Started February 25, 2007 at 19:52
My wife has had first a bacterial infection about 5-6 yrs ago and 3 months ago she has a virual infection. I had sexual relations with 2 women 5 months before my wife and I met and since then only with my wife. I understand that a virual infection can stay in the system for a long time. Is it possible that her bacterial infection (she said it stays in ones system for a short time) was really a virual infection. She is blaming me for having sexual relations since we've been married.

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Affects off mrsa on heart ?
Posted by mags
Last Reply February 25, 2007 at 11:22
Started February 24, 2007 at 18:38
Helo again
Iam considering going back to my doctors again ! iam begining to feel like a pest last time i Queeryd this with GP they took bloods to test heamaglobin etc which all came back normal !! she also used her stethascope to sound my heart or chest and said all was clear.
I mentioned in my earlier postings about heart fluttering / palpatetions and generally nachered to put it bluntly , yesterday was the first day that i felt i could breath properly and the fluttering heart ( only way to describe this ) had subsided a bit but is now back with a vengance.
My Q is....does MRSA have an affect on the heart and if so does this get better or do i need to see doc again , will i need more anti'B's
If it does have an effect on the heart does this do permanant damage ?
In saying MRSA iam not even sure if it is that , however was deff some infection in wound.
3rd swab takin yesterday from large open wound which is still being dressed every day by District nurse
Iam feeling dragged... read more

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Posted by D REAL
Last Reply February 25, 2007 at 04:52
Started February 25, 2007 at 04:52

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Posted by annon
Last Reply February 24, 2007 at 20:43
Started January 12, 2007
as a first time visiter to the sight i was amazed by how many people are affected by this bug,however it also seems that you are only allowed an opinion if certain other people share the same opinion.What happend to freedom of speech .

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Posted by suzanne
Last Reply February 24, 2007 at 20:08
Started February 21, 2007 at 01:16
new info today. Anyone treated with rifampin?

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Latest News
Posted by Tim Cheatle
Last Reply February 24, 2007 at 13:38
Started February 19, 2007 at 18:03
We finally heard from the CPS-and surprise surprise CPS's Anthony K.Johns at Portsmouth has thrown out our case!!We have a meeting with him on Tuesday Feb 27th at 10.00am-so he can explain himself!I have already told them that I believe him to be a coward-and I will tell him that to his face!
As we actually got our Dad's death certificate changed saying there is a lack of evidence is stupid-because we have the evidence in front of us!As for it being in the public interest-of course it is!!!
If anyone wishes to want to show us support then please contact in writing...
Anthony K.Johns
Senior Crown Prosecutor
Portsmouth TU
Crown House,
Winston Churchill Avenue,
Or you could phone 02392856210 or Fax at 02392856212.
It only takes one case to get to court and make a change.MRSA was deliberately left off my Dad's... read more

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Posted by suzanne
Last Reply February 23, 2007 at 23:12
Started February 23, 2007 at 23:12
side effects

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permanently sterile surfaces
Posted by chris gummer
Last Reply February 23, 2007 at 22:50
Started May 13, 2005 at 14:38
We have just carried out tests on our 'Lightclean' coating. With a one off application to some stainless steel door handles it kept them free of permanently free of bacteria.
The life of the active agent being 5 years. i.e. 5 years of clean handles. This works on all toilet handles, switches, pens, instruments, tea trolleys etc.......

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Posted by sivia
Last Reply February 23, 2007 at 21:45
Started February 10, 2007 at 20:20
Hi All
In november 2005 i had a stomach operation to repair a large hernia. My bowel was perforated during the operation but repaired.After the sutures were removed one week later the wound started leaking lots of red liquid. After a few trips to a&e they finally on xmas eve of 2005 took me seriously.
On xmas day they cut the wound back open with no anaethsthetic and on new years eve i developed blood poisoning.
The wound was left open for 7 months to heal itself and was cleaned and packed daily. I never want to go through anything similar ever again. the physical and mental scars still remain.
MRSA was not diagnosed until january 2006 and i feel so let down by the medical profession.If anyone else has suffered similar please reply thank you

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My son has CF and has contracted MRSA
Posted by Michael
Last Reply February 23, 2007 at 21:35
Started February 21, 2007 at 21:09
My son who is 25 has had Cystic Fibrosis since birth and has been in and out of hospital most of his life. He has been in and out of hospital more over the last year and half with chest infections. He was admitted again this week into hospital with another chest infection which he had to be put back on oxygen. It was not until he passed some sputum and was sent to the lab, and it has come back with the MRSA superbug. Can anyone give me any information on the seriousness of this to a CF patient.

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Starting to get worried!
Posted by Kerry
Last Reply February 23, 2007 at 10:20
Started February 23, 2007
Hiya all
i was just hoping for some advice and reassurance.

I had my 4th child by caesarean section on the 3rd October 2006, 3 weeks post natal i thought my wound was completely healed until one part started to go red, it was painful, smelt and started to ooze pus with a tint of blood. i went to the doctors who prescribed anti biotics, i finished the course and thought the infection had cleared, until two weeks later it opened via a small hole and oozed again. I tried another antibiotic but it didn't work. The hole closes over and the abscess or whatever it is fills up with pus then reopens releases the pus the closes again over and over again, It is red around the 'exit'hole and smells and it's painful. The doctor told me it would heal on it's own, the last time i saw him he said i would have to be referred back to gynae (which is has a 5/6 week waiting list for appointments)as it hasn't healed.

It concerns me that i still have an infection (nearly 5 months later) and no... read more

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sent away with mrsa
Posted by john
Last Reply February 23, 2007 at 08:33
Started January 30, 2007 at 14:04
has any one had mrsa and the hospital has not pick it up after blood test ect,and sent you home.or can you have mrsa and it can not be pickup with tests.

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Posted by ZAHIDA
Last Reply February 23, 2007 at 06:36
Started February 19, 2007 at 21:04
HI , My daughter who is 3yrs old is a carrier of the MRSA bug, she seems to be well one day and the next she is really ill. I mean she was so well on friday and on saturday she developed spots which to me looked like chicken pox, i took her to the hospital and found out that it is impetigo(severe skin infection), she cant seem to get away from this mrsa it is causing her to have infections after infections. Is there anything else that i can do for her, as she is always ill and in alot of pain.

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C. difficile
Posted by Margaret Stoll
Last Reply February 23, 2007 at 06:07
Started August 27, 2005 at 12:43
Interesting news item yesterday that another organism - C.difficile - has actually affected more people than has MRSA! It is even more difficult to eradicate - as it's a spore-bearing organism the spores can resist ordinary cleaning, sterilising with heat etc. They also resist alcohol hand-rub although they can be dealt with by thorough hand-washing (and how often do you see that happen in hospital?)

The over-use and misuse of antibiotics over many years is implicated in the spread of C. difficile as well as in that of MRSA. Which is what I was told by our senior tutor when I was a student nurse back in 1957 - that there would one day be a 'super-bug which could prove intractable' the likelihood was known 40 years ago.

C. difficile also mainly affects the over-65s. Well, I am 70. On 19th October I'm due to go into our local NHS Trust hospital at Southend to have a second revision of left hip replacement. For the past few weeks I've been very careful what I eat. We'... read more

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mums recovery
Posted by Emily
Last Reply February 21, 2007 at 19:16
Started February 21, 2007 at 01:50
hi linda ,
just to let you know how my mumis she is doing so well that her next appointment is 12 months.thankyou so much for your advice i think this was key in her doing so well, it isnt just mrsa it is all the other infections around as well , but taking simple precations can help greatly
thanks keep well

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mrsa and tx
Posted by suzanne
Last Reply February 21, 2007 at 01:42
Started February 21, 2007 at 01:42

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Posted by suzanne
Last Reply February 21, 2007 at 01:25
Started February 19, 2007 at 01:04
Is mrsa in your bloodstream and or lympnodes if you have been diagnosed with mrsa?

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meeting targets
Posted by Hazel
Last Reply February 20, 2007 at 20:15
Started February 18, 2007 at 02:51
dear all ,
i have just been checking on how some of the hospitals are meeting targets in reducing mrsa, i was gob smacked to find out that the hospital i am treated at has under acheived by 58.06% and my surgeon wants me to have more surgery i dont think so i am so annoyed , i know it is a very large hospital but i think they need to brush up their act .

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