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Great book about MRSA
Posted by eva
Last Reply September 4, 2013 at 18:32
Started September 4, 2013 at 18:32
There is a new book, a thriller actually, where MRSA infections are the main plot, which
in my opinion is a great attempt by the author to direct more attention to the problem.
The book is called GOLDEN PLAGUE and is getting great reviews in the US, because it
teaches about MRSA in an entertaining way, and in the process fuels some vital
discussions about the dilemma of hospital's infections. It is available at Amazon for all
of you who want to check it out. We all should spread the word about this terrible,
terrible bacteria. Hope this book helps!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Golden-Plague-1-Sick-World/dp/1939866022/ref=sr_1_1?
ie=UTF8&qid=1378313473&sr=8-1&keywords=ila+monroe

Here what the press is saying:

NEW BOOK EXPOSES UNJUST DEATHS IN HOSPITALS
Author writes to spark a conversation about deadly infections
that occur daily in the medical wards, but go... read more

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MRSA heat and tropical countries
Posted by Irvin
Last Reply August 16, 2013 at 02:06
Started December 11, 2011 at 11:19
Hi! I'm from the Philippines and have been doing a research on MRSA. I noticed
that MRSA is not as popular here in tropical countries, such as the Philippines, as
temperate countries, such as USA and UK. Is MRSA killed by heat? Although, I
doubt that it is since heat-susceptible bacteria are not likely to be considered
superbugs; still, I would like to know if heat, at the least, contribute to inhibiting
the growth of MRSA. Thank you!

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c diff and imodium
Posted by carolyn evans
Last Reply August 14, 2013 at 03:05
Started November 11, 2006 at 15:31
Can any one help me.? My father is fading week by week, he contracted mrsa in Selly Oak hospital twelve months ago. He had suffered a large bleed in his brain and was given no chance at all.One year on ,paralised,incontinent,pressure sores on his bottom infected with mrsa and c diff he continues to fight.The district nurses who dress his wounds say because of his diarrhoea getting into his sores he must take imodium four times a day. With c diff the diarrhoea never goes away and to me ,taking imodium is just masking the problem. My father is 81 and fought in the D day landings for this country and to watch him slowly die with this dreadful disease breaks my heart. Some times i wish i could fly him to Switzerland and end it all for him.Is there any one else in the same position?

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mrsa
Posted by Angie
Last Reply August 7, 2013 at 11:04
Started July 19, 2006 at 22:50
In april i got mrsa on my stomach area. The abssesses looked like brown recluse spitter bites and they were very painful. I finally went to the emergency room and they lanced the abssesses and gave me clindamycin for two weeks.The abssesses went away. Then a month later another abssess showed up under my arm. I went to the docter and they gave me a penicilin antibiotic it seemed to work but the abssess never completely went away. A rash showed up under both of my arms a week later so i went to the doctor again and they gave me a weird cream and the doctor didn't realize the bump was still under my arm a little bit. A week later 2 abssesses showed up on my body again in differnt spots and the bump under my arm started growing again. Theses 3 abssesses became very painful and 1 of them started draining. I began to feel like i had a fever and really sick so I went to the emergency room again. It sucked because i was on vacation. They lanced all 3 of the abssesses and gave me vancomycin... read more

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mrsa in bloodstream
Posted by sasha_442000
Last Reply July 28, 2013 at 03:08
Started May 2, 2006 at 19:25
Do you know what the prognosis is for mrsa in the bloodstream? My brother in law is presently in icu with this. Is there anything they can give him for this. They are saying it is antibiotic resistant. He has multiple problems besides this. They say he is a very sick man. Please help.

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MUST A HOSPITAL INFORM PATIENTS THEY HAVE MRSA
Posted by BARRY BRANNIGAN
Last Reply July 15, 2013 at 23:36
Started March 8, 2008 at 02:44
HI WONDER IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME HERE.I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IF SOMEONE CAN AS AM AT MY WITS END HERE!!
MY FATHER WAS DIAGNOSED ON 17TH JAN 2008 WITH THROAT CANCER AND A FOLLOW UP CAT SCAN REVEALED A SHADOW ON HIS LUNG ALSO
THE NEXT DAY MY FATHER WAS PUT THROUGH BREATHING TESTS TO ASSESS HIS FITNESS FOR A BRONCHOSPY.THE TESTS SEEMED TO TAKE SO MUCH OUT OF HIM THAT HE COLLAPSED AND WAS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL BY AMBULANCE THE FOLLOWING DAY.
6 DAYS LATER HE WAS DISHARGED FROM HOSPITAL AND I ACCOMPANIED HIM FOR HIS BRONCHOSPY AND WHAT A SHOCK LAY IN STORE.WITH HIS TUMOUR IN THROAT AND BRONCHOSPY TUBE HIS OXYGEN LEVELS DROPPED SO LOW THEY HAD TO REVERSE THE SEDATIVE THEY GAVE HIM.THAT DAY HE WAS ADMITTED TO THAT HOSPITAL AND IS STILL THERE AND THATS 5 WEEKS PAST NOW ON 6TH MARCH.
THE HOSPITAL THEN DECIDED TO OBTAIN THE NEEDED BRONCHOSPY TISSUES SAMPLES BY PUTTING HIM OVER TO SLEEP.2 WEEKS LATER THERE WAS STILL NO RESULTS.WHEN I ASKED WHY THEY SAID THEY WOULD CHASE IT UP.AMAZINGLY TH... read more

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MRSA as Cause of Death
Posted by Ollie
Last Reply July 14, 2013 at 01:23
Started October 10, 2004 at 12:51
My husband died earlier this year because of MRSA, despite having been treated in hospital for it for 5 weeks, and being declared "clear" of it, and being home for over a week. On re-admission to hospital, he then died later that same day, when it was found that MRSA was right through his chest, but no one knew!

There is no mention of MRSA on his Death Certificate. I have heard other people make the same comment and I would really like to know how many cases like this there are throughout the country, as this would mean that all the statistics we are given could be totally under-estimated.

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MRSA
Posted by Rebecca
Last Reply July 3, 2013 at 09:13
Started July 29, 2007 at 20:06
my husband was diagnosed with MRSA, he underwent 50 days of IV therapy he was getting vancomycin. After his treatment has ended now he complains about headache, nausia, dizzyness, and he's always tired and sore, and he has moodswings now, he never had any of this before, and I can not find anything having to do with the long term effects of MRSA on the body can anyone tell me where to get this info?
Thank You IN advance

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Needs advise
Posted by Billy
Last Reply June 26, 2013 at 04:10
Started June 26, 2013 at 04:10
Hi,

I had a MRSA infection in my right leg at the bottom just above my
ankle. It was treated with many types of antibiotics and surgery.
After 3 months the wound eventually healed and i was left with quite a
large scar and a lack of tissue on my shine bone. This was all caused
by a blunt force trauma i had received playing soccer.

I find that now if i get hit in the same spot i will have pain in the
same area for weeks and it tends to hold some fluid and swell.

I want to know if this a common side effect of an area previously
effected by MRSA?

Any advise on treatment and prevention?

I worry as i feel i may have to give up my sport as it scares me every
time i get hit around the area.

any help would be much appreciated.

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mrsa in nose?
Posted by Sulette Winnan
Last Reply June 24, 2013 at 10:50
Started June 24, 2013 at 10:50
Ive been hospitalized for 3 months per year since 2008 due to mrsa. In 2010 the infected artificial hip was removed and I was left with only one hip, also artificial. The infection returned and I returned to hospital for the hip to get washed out in surgery, several times. 2011 I was stubborn, tired of hospitals. I bit the bullet and pushed through without any hospitalization. On the 27th December 2011 I landed in a research hospital where I was placed into isolation for six months. I also underwent 5 surgeries in this time to clean me out again. At last my white blood count dropped and I was allowed to go home with a temporary hip filled with antibiotics. I still have this and it is more comfortable than having no hip at all. But for the past two and a half months Ive been experiencing continious clotty nosebleeds, non stop, day and night. I also suffer from a continious runny tummy. This exhausts me. Thank goodness I'm retired. Why and what is happening to me now? My ears are also... read more

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Recommend doctors in NYC
Posted by Marg
Last Reply June 21, 2013 at 08:34
Started June 20, 2013 at 12:35
Can anyone recommend an infectious disease doctors in the New York City area. I have gone to two doctors in Long Island and neither doctor have been helpful. I've read others on the forum that talks about how their doctors give them blood test, swabs, etc. I suggested this to my doctor and was told it was not necessary.

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dad has mrsa
Posted by jenifer
Last Reply June 18, 2013 at 16:18
Started May 18, 2007 at 18:55
i would like to know if anyone can help me understand this ..my father who is elderly went into hospital march 06 with a heart attack and been in numerous times over the past year with chest infections difficulty breathing on the 17.5.07 he was admitted again with temperture and breathing problems when he got to the hospital they have put him in an isolation unit saying that he has mrsa and he has had it for since he was taking in last year just flabberghasted why his wife and family had not been informed of this by any medical proffessional,and is there anything we can do

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MRSA Superbug Forum
Posted by Sai Kiran
Last Reply June 16, 2013 at 20:40
Started June 5, 2010 at 06:48
MRSA Superbug News
A-Z Index > MRSA Superbug
MRSA Superbug News is an EIN News Service for health professionals.
Constantly updated news and information about health.

http://health.einnews.com/news/mrsasuperbug

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Fever
Posted by Lori
Last Reply June 2, 2013 at 16:56
Started June 2, 2013 at 03:06
After being released from the hospital with Mrsa and on antibiotics for a week, my
dad has a fever of almost 101degrees. Should he go to the ER?

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MRSA where is it? How do I know when better
Posted by Karen
Last Reply May 26, 2013 at 20:45
Started May 26, 2013 at 20:45
I went to see a Doctor for a physical because I was "just not feeling well and my ear's bothered me & I thought may need to be tested for Sleep Apnea. He looked at my ears said they were fine and ordered the Sleep Apnea test & now I have a CPAP maching. During this time I notice I had a lump on my vulva and was dx with Cellulitus - after that cleared up I had pimples in my perineum area. With my finance having tested positive for MRSA as a percaution I went back to my OBGYN and she ran a test - I have tested POSITIVE - at the same time I was dx with a inner ear infection and put on ear drops and an antibodics (by now there was pain and swelling) So now I am confused since I do not have any open wounds HOW will I know if the MRSA is gone? and where the heck is it and is some of my EXTREME exhaustion from my body fighting this? Also about 8 years ago I was admitted for SEPSIS s/p Surgery I had Strep B in my Blood & Urine.

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MRSA in Remission
Posted by Jay Simpson
Last Reply May 16, 2013 at 08:29
Started September 27, 2007 at 16:32
I have congenital MRSA. my father having suffered with bouts of it his whole life.
I have found a 'remission' cure. When little boils start to pop up, I take 3 grams or capsules of garlic and the boils dry up and go away. If I have a larger infestation due to my failure to take garlic early, I have found aloe vera to be an extremely good balm. Desitin, an anti-rash creme works well if an infestation gets out of hand.
I have gone through Z-pak treatment which is a megadosage of antibiotics. That works for a short while and then my MRSA pops up again. Only the garlic seems to have an effect, not a cure. But it's cheap, readily available at the grocery store and extremely effective, at least for this time.

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HORNETS NEST!!!!
Posted by GUJ
Last Reply May 15, 2013 at 10:15
Started February 22, 2006 at 15:14
Hi everyone
Yet another update on my CRUSADE for justice....
Yesterday, I phoned the police to report a crime,that crime being the Falsification of a legal document,my fathers Death Certificate!!!
I think this has totally bewildered the Thames Valley police.
As some of you are aware,I was issued with another DC after NOT accepting the first one.
I have had many phone calls in the last 24 hours from the police coroner and CID.The last call was to inform me that
they didnt think there was a crime to investigate and it was JUST a mistake on the hospitals part!!!
My reply to that was`Sooo,if i go to buy a car under a false name,with false ID,take the car having signed for it under an alias,the police then catch me...It would be ok for me to say it was a MISTAKE on my behalf and not a CRIME??.....I dont think so!!!
I smell COVER UP yet again

A special thanks to Tim Cheatle for supplying me with details for the police to investigate this further

GUJ

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Very familiar with MRSA
Posted by Amy W.
Last Reply May 7, 2013 at 03:50
Started May 7, 2013 at 03:50
I am a carrier for MRSA. I was about to have surgery on my hands after a car
accident, and I went in for my pre-op. They swabbed my nose for the testing, and
found out I'm positive for it. A week prior to the surgery I was on antibiotics and
had to wash my body with Hibiclens every night.
I had a hysterectomy in January of 2011. Everything looked fine. I got the staples
out. I noticed my scar looked red and inflamed. I put my hands on either side of it
then it burst open. Pus was everywhere. I called my doctor and told him. He had
me come in to look it it. He said it was fine. I called him every week for a month
saying it wasn't healing. I had a large open wound. My doctor said it would heal
and close up. It didn't. He had me coming in weekly to clean it with hydrogen
peroxide and put neosporin around it. Six months went by and it hadn't healed. I
went to a walk in clinic. The doctor there said it looked like MRSA. He did a
culture on it. Came back positive. ... read more

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Scared of this, help!
Posted by Michael
Last Reply May 5, 2013 at 20:03
Started May 5, 2013 at 20:03
Hello I am very terrified that I will contract this disease. I went to a hospital a
few weeks ago, went to the bathroom there. When I came home, I accidentally
put the shoes I wore to the hospital on top of my earphones. Thinking nothing, I
used those earphones to listen to music on the bed. The earphones touched my
lips many times, and when I looked in the mirror, my lips were very chapped and
bleeding. Now I am concerned I will get this disease from hospital to surface to
open wound contact, can Mrsa spread this way? Also, how long does it take
from the time of bacteria exposure to the infection? (incubation period) Thanks!

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Discovery Of Staphylococcus Aureus
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply April 16, 2013 at 16:10
Started January 22, 2009 at 19:49


S. aureus was discovered in Scotland in 1880 by Sir Alexander Ogston KCVO MB CM MD Scottish surgeon, who became famous for his discovery of Staphylococcus aureus in pus from surgical abscesses. He was born in Aberdeen in 1844, and died there in 1929.

Ogston began his medical training at Marischal College in 1862 and graduated in 1865 with honours in medicine and surgery. He obtained his MD a year later in 1866. He was Assistant Professor of Medical Jurisprudence and Materia Medica, Lecturer in Ophthalmology and Anaesthetist before being appointed as Regius Professor of Surgery in 1882. He is credited with introducing the carbolic spray to Aberdeen.

[Phenol has antiseptic properties, and was used by Sir Joseph Lister (1827-1912) in his pioneering technique of antiseptic surgery, though the skin irritation caused by continual exposure to phenol eventually led to the substitution of aseptic (germ-free) techniques in surgery. Lister decided that the wounds themselves had to... read more

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