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MRSA Watch
Posted by Dave Roberts
Last Reply October 21, 2006 at 17:41
Started July 16, 2004 at 08:03
I have launched a web site which tracks all the news about MRSA on a daily basis. MRSA is also considered under several different categories. Visitors to this page may find it a helpful resource.

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MRSA in the Bones
Posted by Chris
Last Reply October 21, 2006
Started September 28, 2006 at 12:16
Hi can anyone tell me if you can contract the MRSA in your bones? My father has MRSA and the doctors have told him he has it in his bones, does this mean he will need an amputation?

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Mum
Posted by Jill Waters
Last Reply October 20, 2006 at 20:07
Started April 5, 2006 at 10:26
My Mum was admitted to Wiagn Infirmary as she had to have an emergency op on her bowels. While in the hospital her legs swelled, blistered and these burst and she was allowed to sit in a pool of fluid until they eventually decided to bandage them. They tried to tell us that she was admitted with legs in this state! She then developed MRSA in her wound, which is going from bad to worse. She was not barrier nursed and couldn't understand why she was not getting better test results. Communication in this hospital is next to nil - my brother asked the nurse if Mum had a heart attack as she said she had. They replied that as far as they wre aware she had not. This made brother think she was ramblinfg - she is 87 years old. The next day the nurse on duty said to my sister - by the way - you do know your mother has had a heart attack don't you!!
On one visit I asked another nurse about the MRSA - she was putting a cannulae in Mum's arm, without using gloves. She said she had no idea if s... read more

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How Contagious Am I?????
Posted by Susie
Last Reply October 20, 2006 at 16:33
Started October 20, 2006 at 16:33
I have MRSA since May of 2006, and have had about 8 or more boils sporadically since then. I do the Bactrim, Bactroban as directed, and get cleared up. Once off the meds, about 2 - 4 weeks I get yet another one. I bleach everything in my home. Clean TV remotes my phone, and computer with alcohol. I have become a Lysol Freak!!! And am constantly using Hand Sanitizers. But yet....

My Doctors, both the ID and Dermatologist, tell me that as long as my sores are clean and covered, and my hands are clean then I should be fine.

However, my ID told both my Mom and I, that if I touch my kitchen table, and my Mom touches the same spot and accidentally touches a scratch that she may have, she too can become infected.

Also, I went to my dermatologist a week ago Thursday and after my visit, the Dr. told his staff that the room that I was seen in cannot be used for 3-4 days, it must be sterilized, and sanitized before the room can be used to see other patients.

My employer ... read more

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Just diagnosed
Posted by Daniel B. Wheeler
Last Reply October 20, 2006 at 13:24
Started October 18, 2006 at 13:12
I am a 54, male, diabetic who has just gone on injected insulin about 6 months ago.

On Sept. 28, had a high fever. Couldn't get warm, even though running a fever and under several layers of blankets. Also getting over gout, so left my right leg uncovered for part of the night.

The next morning, noticed what appeared to be a spider bite on lower right leg. Tiny. But with a surrounding halo of red tissue. Maybe 3mm across.

I remember it started to itch about Sept. 30, and area around it got progressively inflamed, so contacted GP for appointment. Saw GP on Oct. 1, who diagnosed a bacterial infection. Took culture from then weaping 4cm crater.

On Oct. 4, got the bad news: MRSA. Have been off work since. Worried about spreading it to others.

Cleaning/draining the sore 2-3 times daily, burning affected bandage material/tape/cotton balls.

Currently being treated with bacitrin or Bactrin, which appears to be helping this outbreak. Nonetheless, worried about long-term surv... read more

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Dr Rita Pal
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply October 20, 2006
Started October 20, 2006
Dear rob or moya , i have been looking for Dr Rita Pal's posts have they been removed ?

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Newly diagnosed
Posted by Christa
Last Reply October 13, 2006 at 04:30
Started August 29, 2006 at 15:44
Hello everyone. My Dr just informed me yesterday that I have MRSA. I had a kidney infection a little over a month ago that would not get better. The Dr continued to switch my antibiotics because it wasn't clearing up. I ended up with a 105 fever and in the hospital. I was in the hospital for about a week. I was home for about a week and noticed a red knot come up under my arm. That night, the lump started hurting and I had swelling and redness around it. I went to the Dr the next day and he immediately scheduled the surgery to have the abscess removed. He mentioned MRSA- but he wasn't sure. I went back to the Dr today for a follow up and was informed that I tested positive for MRSA. I have two holes under my arm that are still draining puss and blood. He was disappointed in the healing progress and asked for me to come back in a week. I am not familiar with MRSA and would like to get some feedback. Like- Will I ever get rid of MRSA? What are my risks? What should I d... read more

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Sick of MRSA!
Posted by Carly
Last Reply October 13, 2006 at 04:27
Started September 8, 2006 at 05:12
I have had MRSA now for over two years....i have been in the hospital for it on two separate occasions which were both very long stays. To this date I have had 18 sores,one of which is just now healing.I've been told I can't get rid of it,there's no reason why I get it and that there's nothing I can do to prevent the sores from reoccuring...if anyone has any information help b/c I'm sick of having this! I'm only 18 and it makes me feel like a freak and I'm tired of being in the hospital so much! The only health care you can recieve in my area is very poor and I need some information on where I could possibly even go to get good treatment.Thanks so much.

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klebsiella/enterobacter
Posted by Geneva
Last Reply October 12, 2006 at 19:50
Started October 12, 2006 at 19:07
Just got my latest results back - no MRSA that I know of, but they did show klebsiella/enterobacter, two more hospital superbugs.

Does anyone know anything about these bacterium?



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annual health check
Posted by Bev Hurst
Last Reply October 12, 2006 at 16:35
Started October 12, 2006 at 16:20
Hospital failing to control MRSA
A check-up of Lancashire's health services has revealed improvements need to be made.

Performance ratings published by the Healthcare Commission, rated Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as underachieving when it came to reducing cases of MRSA infections.

Preston Primary Care Trust, which has now been replaced by Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust, also came under fire for underachieving when it came to making sure cancer patients wait no longer than two months for treatment after being urgently referred by their GP.

The trust received a rating of "fair" for its quality of services and "good" for its use of resources. Chorley and South Ribble Primary Care Trust received the same rating.

Lancashire Ambulance Service underachieved when it came to increasing the proportion of heart attack patients who receive thrombolysis within 60 minutes of calling for help.

Tony Curtis, chief executive of Lancashire Teaching Hospita... read more

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MRSA Carrier-Vancomycin
Posted by BWright
Last Reply October 12, 2006 at 15:47
Started October 12, 2006 at 15:47
I've been recently diagnosed as a MRSA carrier and have passed it to my boyfriend. He just had a serious outbreak which resulted in a PICC line and vancomycin home iv treatment. I want to cure this all together. Anyone have any advice on curing me and if this is goin to work for him?? Please help-scared.

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C.Diff & MRSA
Posted by JoanLT
Last Reply October 11, 2006 at 10:41
Started September 28, 2006 at 12:41
I am due to have a gall bladder op in a few weeks and would mention that I am totally symptomless and the problem was discovered after an ultra sound to determine the state of my liver (which is normal), I am a healthy 69 yr.old "wrinkly and having already lost a relative to MRSA and with this C.Diff.do you think it worth taking the risk of an op when I have no pain or symptoms

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Teenage daughter with MRSA
Posted by Carol
Last Reply October 9, 2006 at 19:05
Started October 9, 2006 at 19:05
I'm getting increasingly worried by reading various entries here! My daughter has been diagnosed with MRSA after having suffered for the past ten weeks with a large cyst/boil under her arm which has now discharged!(Which I am keeping covered with a dressing) We have been told not to worry and to practice good hygiene (which we do anyway). We have been offered no advise other than that she isn't allowed into school until the infection control nurse gives us permission! Can anyone give me advise?

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mrsa
Posted by anne nish/davidson
Last Reply October 7, 2006 at 09:15
Started August 17, 2006 at 09:54
My father was admitted to glasgow royal infirmary on hogmany 2003/2004 for a bowel cancer operation . He was let out within one week where his wound re-opened he was admitted and left in accident /emergency for hours then put up to a ward where he was not seen by any doctor for 2 1/2 days he contracted mrsa which i blame to poor cleaning and being left with an open wound after major surgery. I had a meeting with the surgeon and staff involved and they admitted he should not have been out so soon. Although it was a public holiday they were understaffed but had he not been on holiday my father would most certainly would not have been let out. After the opertion we were told the cancer went into his liver and maybe at most with chemo we could have at least 6 months. Those months could have been precious to us but MRSA killed what happiness we could have had. It wont bring him back but something must been done anyone who knows of any protest towards the goverment please let me k... read more

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Post Mortem Report
Posted by Barbara
Last Reply October 5, 2006 at 20:41
Started October 4, 2006 at 13:24
I mailed back in February this year, regarding my mum, who had caught MRSA. This was after having her bladder removed for Blader Cancer. The operation went well and had been a success regarding getting rid of the cancer.
She was taken to a side room, etc After about 3 weeks watching her get worse and weaker & thin # we were then told she had C Diff aswell eventually she became stronger (not with the help of the nusing staff) who until I complained verbally & by letter) They used to put her meal on the table & leave & of couse she was unable to reach it , so went unfed.
I started going in at meal times and feed her , she did get stronger.
Nearly 5 months later they discharged he to a rehbiltation hospital, On getting in the ambulance the driver put a mask on my mum - even though we were told she no longer had MRSA or CDiff ! The next hospitaL SHE WAS PUT INTO A SIDE ROOM & WHICH POINT WE WERE TOLD SHE HAD cDIFF STILL
Oh it goes on & on all the awful things that happened.
BUT sh... read more

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Help/Advice please
Posted by Geneva
Last Reply October 5, 2006 at 13:51
Started October 5, 2006 at 13:13
I am getting a second abcess now, and still the docs havent put me on antibiotics. He said he wants to wait for culture results. Fair enough, but the first culture didn't grow anything, so they are doing another tomorrow. Waiting another 5 days for a culture could mean serious trouble for me. I asked for some Vancomycin, an antibiotic that is known to fight MRSA, but he still says he wants to wait for the culture. I don't want to have emergency surgery again.

The first abcess isn't healing, and in fact the tissue is breaking down, which mean that the infection is causing the hole to grow and not heal. Everyday a bit more flesh is gone.

Can someone please tell me what I need to do in this country to get some fucking antibiotics? Are they going to wait til it overtakes the rest of my abdomen?

I am tired, weak, and fed up. Maybe I should consider seeing another GP in another surgery?

Please can anyone give me some advice?

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mrsa in lower left lung
Posted by Ian
Last Reply October 5, 2006 at 12:50
Started July 25, 2006 at 01:04
I have been told the lower part of my left lung is damaged [likely to have been so since childhood]' A sputum sample I gave showed mrsa. Any comments would be help as I battle through unknown fears.

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Food for thought.
Posted by Ali
Last Reply October 5, 2006 at 04:07
Started February 9, 2005 at 04:55
I would like to share with you some information that I have been given from a nurse about MRSA.

My Grandmother is in hospital right now, very simmilar to a lot of the cases on this Forum. She had her hip replaced and was sent home, nobody told us she had MRSA untill she fell over again and was re-admitted. It was then that we found out what the sores were on her leg and why her legs were so swollen. My Mum had been asking the doctors in the hospital and the district nurse, Who visited my Nans house, for weeks to look at my Nans legs.My Mum kept asking why the sores would not go away on her leg. My Mum was ignored,she left notes for the distrct nurse, there were no replys, she wasn't even told what the dressing was for, or even what to do with it when my Nan was first sent home. It is only resently that a nurse told my Mum, in the hospital, where she could wash her hands while visiting my Nan and what to wash her hands with.I myself told my Mum to wash her hands before any nurse ... read more

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my mum
Posted by terry
Last Reply October 4, 2006 at 21:41
Started July 12, 2005 at 11:37
hi my mum has mrsa and is very sick, has a bad cough,blood transfusions 5, clot in shoulder now,kidneys are failing due to intravenous drugs.so they are taking her off them.i dont know what i can do for my mum im so upset.thanks for listening. terry
ps. i dont know a great deal about mrsa even though im trying to find things on the net.

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Hygiene code established
Posted by HCC Newsletter
Last Reply October 4, 2006 at 18:28
Started October 4, 2006 at 18:27
NHS trusts must ensure that they comply with the Government's hygiene code, which comes into effect this month and will form part of the annual health check from April 2007. The code explains how organisations can work to ensure that patients are cared for in a clean and safe environment. It brings together good practice recognised and required by many other initiatives. The code outlines trusts' duties to establish appropriate systems, assess and manage risks, implement clinical care protocols, ensure healthcare workers' access to occupational health services, and provide induction and training. We have duties to assess compliance with the hygiene code, along with powers to issue improvement notices and to recommend sanctions. The draft code is available on the Department of Health's website.

"http://healthcarecommission.cmecrm.com/action/r.cfm?m=5050&s=12671&e=13479&
t=1"

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