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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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in vagina help me please
Posted by whattodo
Last Reply September 13, 2006 at 14:17
Started September 7, 2006 at 20:09
i've just been diagnosed with this and it sounds horrific. how do I tell my partner and what does he have to do? or could it have come from him?

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Deppressed
Posted by Fay
Last Reply September 13, 2006 at 14:14
Started August 30, 2006 at 21:38
Hi every one, I am really at my wits end unlike some of you I have only had MRSA for 8 months but i am feeling so very low now.
Any advice
Fay

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I was in a Lincolnshire hospital in 2001
Posted by Geraldine
Last Reply September 10, 2006 at 23:21
Started September 4, 2006 at 20:42
I had major bowel surgery in July 2001 & during my stay in hospital the nurses use to go from one patient to another using their same scissors cutting stitches? I am now wondering if that is how I contracted MRSA? I also had a catheter in my bladder & it use to be left laying on the ground ( that is where I found if when I woke from surgery & it remained there during my 13 days in hospital).

I had an abdominal surgery which did not heal for five months and I was on antibiotics on and off for the five months, although they told me that my thyroid was low and that is the reason why my wound had not healed quickly. Foolish for me as I accepted as what I was told.

I kept having bladder infections on and off for the past four years and recently on many antibiotics . I was told last week that I am a carrier to the MRSA Super Bug & that it is in my bladder! I am fuming mad as someone should have tested me a long time ago and stop pumping antibiotics into my body making the MRSA ... read more

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It's back !!!!
Posted by Scott
Last Reply September 7, 2006 at 12:32
Started September 7, 2006 at 09:04
Just an update guys, the MRSA is back. GP done a second set of swabs just too be on the safe side and MRSA is back, so the Vancomycin did not fully work after all.

Bummer.


Scott.

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baby 6 days old
Posted by sarah
Last Reply September 3, 2006 at 18:39
Started September 3, 2006 at 18:39
my daughter was born with webbed feet on both and wythenshawe hospital didnt notice it they bathed her three times in special care they noticed when she was 6 days old.

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Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Now 'Epidemic'
Posted by Ruth Wollacott
Last Reply September 3, 2006 at 08:29
Started September 3, 2006 at 08:29
http://www.hon.ch/News/HSN/534715.html

From this week's edition of The Lancet.

The prevalence of an infectious antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria has now reached the level of a global pandemic, experts warn.

Hand hygiene is also extremely important, for health care workers and for "regular" individuals. "If we could, all of us, to do better at hand hygiene, I think that's far and away the biggest bang for the buck," Chapnick said.

IS THIS TOO HARD TO UNDERSTAND? WASH YOUR HANDS AND CONSIDERABLY REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF HAIS. THIS APPLIES PRINCIPALLY TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS CARING FOR VULNERABLE PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL. THEIR SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

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husband has mrsa
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply August 31, 2006 at 17:17
Started August 22, 2006 at 12:31
Dear all my husband has just phoned me from hospital, to tell me he has MRSA, infection control came round today and told him it has tested positive in his spit, infection control have told him he never caught it in the hospital"THE SAME BLOODY WELL RUBBISH THEY TELL EVERYBODY" i am so so angry i am going to go to town with questions this time, because i know what to ask now. i am not going to be that stupid gullible person this time, i am going to be direct, and this time i want my questions answered. my husband is in a main ward has not been isolated ,i am going for the jugular today, ruth comes to mind with her cruella ,i am not getting bloody well fobbed off today.

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Treatment
Posted by Sarah
Last Reply August 31, 2006 at 12:32
Started August 31, 2006 at 11:38
I am hoping to get some advice for a good friend of mine who has MRSA. He is a paraplegic and has been bed ridden for a considerable time. He has a large deep open wound on his bottom, which is the size of a fist. He has received no anti biotics for the MRSA which he has had for approximately 12 months. The health authority now wish to take him in an ambulance every two days for treatment in his local clinic, this is because of an ongoing dispute with one nurse who made a complaint against him whilst on a visit to dress his wound. He gets on very well with all the other nurses and the care ladies who come in twice daily. Being moved in and out of the bed is a big ordeal for my friend who is becoming very stressed at the idea of regular journies to the clinic, he is also concerned about the possibilty of passing on the MRSA as this is a local community clinic and is usually very busy. He would prefer treatment in his home and can anyone suggest how this could best be achieved and doe... read more

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Surport group
Posted by Fay
Last Reply August 30, 2006 at 21:41
Started August 30, 2006 at 21:41
Hi there I have just had a throught may be there are some other people in my area with mrsa. and would like to get together may be start a surport group. I am in Somerset.
Fay

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another call to HONOUR the HIDDEN victims of
Posted by Bev
Last Reply August 28, 2006 at 12:00
Started May 26, 2005 at 15:04
sorry folks its me again, but i felt the previous lists were getting a little too long and may be off putting to some

i wish to give a really big heartfelt thank you to all who kindly added their details

the list was handed to Tony Blair on 21st April and has since DOUBLED, adding more weight to the argument of HIDDEN victims and COVER-UPS

so far TB (quite apt) has not had the common decency to comment BUT the more NAMES the more DETAILS they will no longer be able to hide the VICTIMS behind the tailored published figures and the MORE names and details gives us the ammunition to back our views

so please give your LOVED one a NAME not a hidden number - lets show them we are no longer prepared to be kept in the dark

for all those wishing to give details but feel they cannot post on the forum please email me on swampduck24@hotmail.co.uk in confidence

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Ya beauty no MRSA.
Posted by Scott
Last Reply August 26, 2006 at 21:08
Started August 22, 2006 at 17:08
Just to let you know folks, the Vancomycin worked.. all infection and colonisation has gone from wounds and skin.


Phew....b back later got to go and tell the mrs.


:-)


Scott

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Pennine liars
Posted by Bev Hurst
Last Reply August 25, 2006 at 21:49
Started August 25, 2006 at 16:01
i have received yet another letter from Pennine and in this one they quote me what is written on my Mums DC they cannot even lift the correct wording from their own medical notes they have now written that COPD was on as cause of death. This is completely NOT what is written on as cause of Death. They also quote dates which are completely wrong how then is anyone to believe a word they say when they cannot even get simple facts like dates and wordings they have actually written right ! and they also deny saying things when i have got a complete digital recording of a meeting 5th June.

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Nurse risks spreading MRSA
Posted by Bev Hurst
Last Reply August 25, 2006 at 14:04
Started August 25, 2006 at 14:04

by Mark Coleman Slough Reporter
A NURSE who put her patient at risk of the deadly superbug MRSA has been banned from tending to wounds while she completes a course in infection control.
Saddy Brewer, dragged a single swab across a pensioner's four leg ulcers knowing that one was infected by the highly contagious disease.
The 58-year-old nurse then failed to create a sterile area when changing his dressings, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) heard on Tuesday.
Brewer was working on ward 15 of the Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot, when the incidents happened between August and October 2003.
She was found guilty of two charges of professional misconduct by the NMC at her hearing in central London on Tuesday.
But the committee decided to give the nurse until April next year to improve and will review her progress in six months.
chris Alder, for the NMC, told the panel Brewer should have cleansed each wound separately and should have worked from a completely sterile tray.
He ... read more

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MRSA POSITIVE
Posted by YVONNE
Last Reply August 24, 2006 at 18:47
Started August 24, 2006 at 18:47
IF ANYONE HAS CONTRACTED MRSA IN THE PAISLEY ROYAL ALEXANDER HOSPITAL OR THE PAISLEY MATERNITY I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

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