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GETTING RID OF MRSA?? by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted Sun 03 Jan 2010 7:16pm MARGIE MASON and MARTHA MENDOZA Published: Dec 30, 2009 OSLO, Norway (AP) - Aker University Hospital is a dingy place to heal. The floors are streaked and scratched. A light layer of dust coats the blood pressure monitors. A faint stench of urine and bleach wafts from a pile of soiled bedsheets dropped in a corner. Look closer, ho ... Read on »
FDA Approves Teflaro–An Injectable Bacterial Treatment To Help Fight Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia to Include MRSA & Other by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 31 Oct 2010 10:49am This is certainly good news as the MRSA battle is something hospitals and us in the wild are dealing with more frequently today.  Doctors and patients have one more anti biotic arsenal in the fight against bacterial infections and pneumonia.  At UCI Irvine too there’s an interesting clinical trial starting with giving patients solutions to bru ... Read on »
You shall go to the ball! by Victoria Tremlett Patient Expert Posted Fri 05 Jun 2009 5:07pm I had a bit of a rough day yesterday. A lovely nurse came to see me from my hospital for a routine home visit. Everyone who attends the CF awards has to have a letter from their hospital that says they aren't growing certain nasty bugs. This is done so that cross-infection risk is minimised, and is important for the safety of everyone. I hav ... Read on »
Recognizing the Dangers of MRSA and CAMRSA by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 7:27pm Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ("MRSA") is a type of bacteria that occurs naturally in approximately 1 in 4 healthy individuals. In the general population, Staph. Aureus is harmless. It stays mostly in a person's nasal passages or on their skin. Occasionally, the bacteria becomes exceptionally resistant to the antibiotics that wo ... Read on »
Staph Aureus and MRSA by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am Where Does it Come From? Staph Aureus Skin or nasal mucus membranes of healthy individuals. Can be spread by person-to-person contact, or by coming into contact with a source of contamination. It is the most common “bug” that people acquire as hospital in-patients. MRSA Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus. It is a form of Staph ... Read on »
MRSA versus the plague by Dr. Zagreus Ammon Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:08pm While we are in the midst of a political and public relations panic, there is a story flying just under the radar that would be worthy of a real run-in-the-streets-screaming panic. A wildlife biologist from Massachusetts working in the Grand Canyon died of the plague. The story from a TV news outlet [for God's sake!] is more tho ... Read on »
Studies Pinpoint Key Targets For MRSA Vaccine by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 16 Aug 2010 3:12pm Two recent studies provide evidence for a new approach to vaccines to prevent infections caused by drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus — better known as MRSA – the leading cause of skin and soft tissue, bloodstream and lung infections in the United States. One demonstrates a way to counteract the bacteria’s knack for evading the immune system. ... Read on »
MRSA eradication-What we did. by Feeding problems Posted Tue 01 May 2012 12:39pm I am moving along from birthday proceedings due to a huge amount of reader questions regarding Sophie's MRSA eradication treatment. Rather than answer everyone individually as I really don't have the time currently, I thought I would just do a blog post outlining exactly what we did. Hope that is okay? Firstly I must stress that Sophie's cu ... Read on »
Scary statistics...32 invasive i ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:23pm Scary statistics...32 invasive infections per 100,000 people...BD   The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States says MRSA infections (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) are more prevalent and invasive than previously thought. In the CDC's first overall estimate of the invasive disease it is estimated that more than ... Read on »
Health Headlines - March 20 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Medicare Cuts Trigger Concerns About Healthcare Access: AMA Cuts in Medicare payments to doctors have eight out of 10 Americans concerned about access to care for seniors and baby boomers, according to a survey released Wednesday by the American Medical Association. On July 1, there will be a 10.6 percent cut in Medicare payments to docto ... Read on »