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mrsa
Posted by tony
Last Reply September 29, 2006 at 04:14
Started September 29, 2006 at 04:14
I have msra. I think I got it from the gym. My doctor put me on bactrim. Iam scared after reading and doing research with proper treatment will it go away. or is this life threating.

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MRSA
Posted by Helen Cleland
Last Reply September 28, 2006 at 23:24
Started September 28, 2006 at 15:34
I am expecting a baby in December. My grandfather is 96 and has MRSA in his wound from a supra pubic catheter. Is it ever safe to bring my baby to see him? I am aware he will not be around for very long

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Can anyone help?
Posted by jgbsum
Last Reply September 28, 2006 at 13:28
Started September 28, 2006 at 13:28
I am 32 and mother of 3, I had to have an emergency C section with my 3rd child and was quite poorly afterwards, after some tests I was told I had MRSA and was treated in the hospital - however I had recurring problems with the wound from the labour and had to have the district nurse visit the house to clean and dress the wound for several months. My baby is now 2 and thankfully the wound seems to have healed well, however I recently suffered with a severe UTI which caused severe pain in my groin and back, I had to have an X-Ray and have now been told I have kidney stones which will have to be futher investigated, I intend to go with some background information and wonder if anybody here knows if there is any link between MRSA and kidney stones?

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MRSA shown the door
Posted by leeminky
Last Reply September 28, 2006 at 12:40
Started September 25, 2006 at 11:13
Hi, my gran is in hospital and has contracted MRSA. All of the sudden (2 days after the MRSA was found) there is talk about sending my gran home and all of the sudden they are not sure about the MRSA anymore even though all the precautions are still being taken. We feel as though the hospital is trying to get her out of the hospital asap to either home or a carehome, so that that way the problem is not theirs anymore. We are not saying this is definitely the case, but everyone feels like it is. Gran by far is not strong/well enough to leave the hospital and up untill the MRSA there was no talk of her leaving. Has anyone had the same experience and is it possible to have an independent person come in to test and make sure there isor is no MRSA?

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I had three SWAB's taken yesterday for MRSA
Posted by Geraldine
Last Reply September 25, 2006 at 18:37
Started September 19, 2006 at 16:56
Hi everyone,

It's Geraldine here < yes I am a worry wart> but I do find all of your advice most helpful :)

I just wanted to let you all know that yesterday I had three swabs taken for MRSA.

One taken from nose, another from my throat and a further one from my groin area.

Does anyone know if this is the normal procedure prior to surgery & admittance to hospital? if so, how long will it take for results to come back.

Thanks ,

Gerrie

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Basildon hospital, Essex
Posted by Janet Ward
Last Reply September 22, 2006 at 21:10
Started January 22, 2006 at 22:21
My experience of the disclosure of my fathers' MRSA infection was appaulling and i just wonder if anyone else has had the same experience. My father is in hospital with a chest infection with an underline problem of COPD. He had spent a week in intensive care where he had to have a tracheaotomy then he was moved and it was disclosed to me as I finished a visit "oh you do know he has MRSA - don't you?" When I called the ward later that day to confirm that this was the actual case - the nurse tried to tell me he could have got it on the tube!!! There was obviously no admission that he could've have picked this up in the hospital. I'm am going to be talking to PALS about this comment and my fathers care but just wondered if anyone else is concerned about hygiene at Basildon Hospital.
Meanwhile my father remains very poorly from this infection which appears to be on his chest already, he is in a side ward but I am concerend about the recovery rate for my father & also that other patien... read more

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MRSA and Clean Hospitals
Posted by cas
Last Reply September 22, 2006 at 14:32
Started September 22, 2006 at 08:19
This was in the British Medical Journal this morning. Something to chew over

Study finds no link between hospital cleanliness and MRSA
Abergavenny Roger Dobson



New research has failed to find a link between hospital cleanliness ratings and rates of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Although the Department of Health has emphasised the importance of hospital cleanliness in reducing MRSA, researchers were unable to establish a consistent link in the data they analysed (Journal of Hospital Infection 2006;64:184-6).

“The authors believe, and the data support this belief, that there is no direct link between hospital environmental cleanliness measured by Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) scores and the risk of MRSA bacteraemia,” say the authors from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and the University of Leeds.

“Programmes that target standards of hospital cleanliness alone are unlikely to succeed in l... read more

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mum got terminal lung and liver cancer
Posted by lisa
Last Reply September 21, 2006 at 18:24
Started September 14, 2006 at 10:24
i dont know what to say all i know is my life seems to be falling apart,my lovely mum was diagnosed with terminal lung and liver cancer and i cannot deal with it,im trying to be really strong dont know who to turn to,as i usually talk to my mum but i cant because shes in denial.my mum is only 50 it dont seem right...

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national NHS strike
Posted by Bev Hurst
Last Reply September 21, 2006 at 16:37
Started September 21, 2006 at 16:37
NHS national strike starts at 10pm tonight

Jackie Dent and agencies
Thursday September 21, 2006
Guardian Unlimited


Hundreds of National Health Service staff will go on a 24-hour strike this evening over the government's decision to privatise the supply of medical equipment to hospitals and GPs.
Around 800 staff at depots in Derbyshire, Cheshire, West Yorkshire, Kent and Suffolk will walk out at 10pm after voting to strike last month. A second strike is planned on September 26.

It will be the first national strike in the NHS for 18 years.

The government announced in early September that German delivery firm DHL had been awarded a 10-year contract to procure and deliver everything from latex gloves to breakfast cereals to hospitals and GPs across the UK.

As part of the deal, an estimated 1,650 workers from NHS Logistics and NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (NHS PASA) were given jobs with DHL, which takes over the contract on October 1.

The government says that... read more

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abscesses on face
Posted by Debbie
Last Reply September 21, 2006 at 03:39
Started October 18, 2004 at 04:24
Has any one experienced abscesses on their face infected with MRSA? What was your course of treatment and what was your experience?

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distric nurses are rubbish
Posted by Ally
Last Reply September 20, 2006 at 02:13
Started November 8, 2005 at 17:05
What can I do about my distric nurse? A lot of my friends have suggested I try Manuka honey dressings as I've had a pressure sore on my bottom since July. I have asked and asked about these dressings and they are used in the Community. So I've bought the honey but the head nurse refuses to put it in the drssings. Why doesn't she want the sore to heal surely she should try everything that's on the market?? Duhhhh.

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post op wound - par for the course/
Posted by rosi
Last Reply September 20, 2006
Started September 19, 2006 at 15:03
my partner had a right hemi-colectomy at southampton general at the end of august this year. He was discharged 5 days later and appeared to be making a good recovery although one of the wounds looked sticky. After a week this stickiness turned to pus and he went to a drop in centre which prescribed penicillin. Needless to say this did no good so he went back to his own doctor who took a swab which revealed - among other things - mrsa. The doctor did not seem unduly perturbed and seemed to think it 'par for the course' he now has 2 lots of antibiotics to take.

My questions are these

1 If it is in the wound is it likely to spread to his blood stream, if so what can we do to prevent it? (has anyone tried honey?)
2 IS it 'par for the course' these days?


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MRSA and impending operation
Posted by Eileen
Last Reply September 19, 2006 at 15:01
Started August 29, 2006 at 22:54
In August last year my husband had a cancer removed from his bowel and was given a temporary stoma. Several weeks after he left hospital he was still getting a discharge from the wound where his bowel was rejoined. So (September last year) he went to his GP who took a swab to test for infection. He was told everything was normal. Today (Tuesday)he has gone in for an operation for the reversal of the stoma. On admmision he was put in a side ward because he had tested positive for MRSA. This was as a result of the test done by the GP in September last year. To say we were shocked is an understatement. He has not been tested for MRSA today and the surgeon is going ahead with the operation tomorrow afternoon. Can anyone tell me if he should be tested for MRSA before the operation. Anyother advice would be welcome. We are situated on the Isle of Wight.

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Memorial Event
Posted by MRSA Action UK
Last Reply September 19, 2006 at 09:24
Started August 4, 2006 at 07:56
As you know we are a group actively supporting Victims and Campaigning for Safer Standards within our Healthcare System ~ we have all been affected by these dreadful infections inflicted needlessly upon either ourselves or our loved ones.

We are holding a special memorial event in September to pay tribute to all those Innocent Victims who have contracted Healthcare Associated Infections. We are mindful that Healthcare Associated Infections have no respect for age or gender and we wish to include all in this tribute. This is a Special tribute to those Special people who still hold a Special place in our hearts ~ every single Victim whether they be young, old, ‘survivors’ or sadly no longer with us ~ it is a chance to give them the tribute they so deserve and to show that no matter what they are not forgotten

If you would like to take part in this event or would like a flower laid on your behalf for your loved one then please contact info@mrsaactionuk.com for full details



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MRSA INQUEST
Posted by ANN
Last Reply September 18, 2006 at 17:50
Started September 18, 2006 at 13:56
HI
SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW ME I HAVE CONTACTED THIS SITE BEFORE IN THE PAST RE MY HUSBAND WHO DIED FROM MRSA IN THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL BELFAST ON 21/2/2004
I HAVE FINALLY GOT A DATE FOR HIS INQUEST ON 30/10/2006, IT IS GOING TO BE A JURY INQUEST AND IS LISTED FOR 3 DAY'S, I HAVE OVER THE PAST MONTH BEING BUSY CONTACTING ALL THE MEDIA RE HIS INQUEST AS I AM NOT GOING AWAY, I AM OUT TO PROVE THAT IT WAS NEGLIGENCE THAT KILLED MY HUSBAND AND MAYBE THE HOSPITAL CONCERNED WILL SIT UP AND DO SOMETHING TO PREVENT ANOTHER FAMILY GOING THROUGH WHAT WE HAVE WENT THROUGH. IT HAS BEEN A LONG AND EXPENSIVE STRUGGLE TO GET THIS FAR AND IF THERE IS ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN THROUGH THIS MAYBE YOU COULD GIVE ME A BIT OF ADVISE.

COULD I ALSO ASK DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ACINETOBACTER JUNII AS MY HUSBAND WAS ALSO DIAGNOSED AS HAVING THIS IN THE CENTRAL LINE WHICH HE WAS HAVING HIS ANTIBIOTIC'S THROUGH TO THREAT THE MRSA


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pregnancy and mrsa
Posted by joanna
Last Reply September 17, 2006 at 17:50
Started September 17, 2006 at 17:50
i work in a residential home and we have a resident come back with mrsa and i was wondering if my unborn child is at risk if i contracted it

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mrsa
Posted by dawn wilson
Last Reply September 17, 2006 at 10:12
Started September 17, 2006 at 10:12
Hello dawn hope you got my reply let me know or e mail me at address on my forum

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Is there and Quality of Life after Mersa
Posted by CClasby
Last Reply September 14, 2006 at 19:17
Started September 14, 2006 at 19:17
First off before MRSA I was a healthy 36 year old female with type 1 diabetes, needed max 4 hours of sleep, had oodles of energy, weight was ideal. Got MRSA as a bladder infection (not sure what strain), was treated with heavy antibiotics - two different ones, also had the whole battery of STD tests done because of the location of MRSA all cam back negative.

Since then I have been diagnosed with Perniscious Anemia (take B12 shots)(this is considered an autoimmune disease), Sleep Apnea (use a cpap machine and take Provigil-an upper to keep me awake), and have been tired every since even with the treatments - however atleast I can function using the treatments if I don't do anything I can barely get out of bed as I am just so tired. Multiple kidney infections the first 6 months after MRSA so was on a maintenance antibiotic for 5 months and since then no more kidney infections. Also my birth control pill cycle got all screwed up and can no longer take any birth control, which l... read more

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VRE SUSEPTABILITY?
Posted by MIKE
Last Reply September 14, 2006 at 08:50
Started September 13, 2006 at 23:24
AFTER MY WIFE'S ABDOMINAL OPERATION WHICH CONFIRMED SHE HAD AN MVT AND HAD LOST 150 METRES OF HER SMALL INTESTINES DUE TO NECROSIS, I WAS TOLD SHE WOULD NOW BE MORE VULNERABLE TO INHFECTION. SHE WAS ADMITTED TO AN OPEN WARD OF THE ICU, WHERE SHE CONTRACTED VRE. THERE WAS A PATIENT WITH VRE IN THE WARD TWO BED AWAY FROM HER. QUESTION: SHE SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN AN ISOLATION ROOM IMMEDIATELY AFTER HER OP TO MINIMISE THE RISK?

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does it ever go away
Posted by michele
Last Reply September 14, 2006 at 04:07
Started August 27, 2006 at 04:04
I was diagnosed with MRSA in early June, but have been battleing it since January 06' the last boil was my worst one yet. i have since seen a infectious disease doctor, and have had no more "break-outs" since the last one in June, until this past Sunday, after being bit by some ants, I put myself back on my antibiotcs, but my question is this,Is this something that i will have forward looking at for the rest of my life will it ever subside, I can't fatham being on antibiotcs for ever does any one have any info on this, sure would appreciate it, michele

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