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Monthly Archives: November 2006

Pilot Testing the Isabel System for Diagnosis Support

Jason Maude has developed an online diagnosis support program in order to help doctors be sure they have not overlooked something in the course of diagnosis and treatment. This system is called the Isabel System, in honor of his daughter … Continue reading

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Perestane – A New Hospital Grade Disinfectant

Solvay, an international chemical and pharmaceutical group located in Brussels, has developed a biocidal product, Perestane, that is an effective disinfectant against MRSA and C. difficile. Perestane®, which Solvay is marketing presently in the European Union, is a disinfectant based … Continue reading

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4 Considerations Regarding Pets and Infection

Did you know that your pets and other animals can carry MRSA? Well, they can. The most notable example is the story of Bella and Jill Moss, well documented at The Bella Moss Foundation (photo is of beautiful Bella). Also … Continue reading

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APIC Holds “Grand Rounds” Across the U.S.

Beginning in December, and continuing throughout the next six months, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control are going to host “Grand Rounds: Elimination of MRSA Transmission” in Washington, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Dallas and New York City. “Leading institutions are … Continue reading

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Report on Newest Antibiotics for Resistant Bacteria

Thanks to DoctorRW, here is a link to a .PDF document regarding Vancomycin and the four most recent antibiotics for use with gram positive antibiotic resistant infections (yes, that is our MRSA). The drugs are Linezolid (Zyvox), Quinupristin-dalfopristin (Synercid), Daptomycin … Continue reading

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MRSA in the NFL

MRSA has taken the NFL by surprise this last couple of years, with several players being benched because of it. This article at California’s Monterey Herald, is a brief overview of MRSA in the NFL and the problems that the … Continue reading

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Louisville, KY Attorneys Drop MRSA Cases

There is a mighty lot of talk amongst the MRSA community about why they cannot find an attorney to take an MRSA case against the hospitals. At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist (again), there IS some reason … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t Hospitals Helping MRSA Go Away?

Dr. Betsy McCaughey, a friend of MRSA Resources and founder of The Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID), had an article published in the New York Times last week taking hospitals and the CDC to task and wondering why they … Continue reading

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MRSA in Hilton Head Athletes

IslandPacket.com has the story of several athletes on Hilton Head island in SC who have been fighting MRSA as a result of very normal scratches and wounds attained during football games and practices: The scratch on David Hutton’s left shin … Continue reading

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Boosting the Immune System

I get questions all the time about how to boost the immune system before surgery, after illness and even just in general. The very best answer is to eat a well rounded diet, getting all of the nutrients that you … Continue reading

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PS – The New Clean

  This is a new line of cleaning products from PS – including surface cleaners along with personal care items and cleansers for children. What makes these products a little different from others you have used is that they are … Continue reading

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AtomicTumor:

AtomicTumor, My heart goes out to you in ways I am not even close enough to a good enough writer to convey to you. Your loss is my loss and everyone who ever passionately loved someone’s loss. I wish I … Continue reading

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Your Prayers are Most Needed

As I mentioned last week, prior to our world falling apart over here, AtomicTumor‘s wife, BJ, has been suffering from a septic infection. As this week has gone on, it has been discovered to be, as I suspected, as an … Continue reading

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My apologies

…for the slow updating last week, and in advance for the slow first part of this week. My mother in law has been very ill, and I have been pulling a daily shift for the last week or so, sitting … Continue reading

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Do Bugs Need Drugs?

Here is a group after my own heart, promoting the educated use of antibiotics. Included in their web site, Do Bugs Need Drugs? is information for healthcare professionals, us regular folks, children, daycares and assisted living facilities. Do Bugs Need … Continue reading

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MRSA Skin Infections Can Lead to Bigger Troubles

Katy the Terrible has an MRSA skin infection and has been chronicling it in her journal. He said the patients who come in with it often think they might’ve been bitten by something – mosquito, spider, etc. Sometimes it can … Continue reading

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Panton-Valentine Leukocidin NOT the Cause of CA-MRSA

Well, you know I am not a scientist – and when it comes to talking about PVL (Panton-Valentine leukocidin) my ignorance does indeed show. I was under the impression that this toxin was a result of CA-MRSA, a toxin released … Continue reading

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The Handler – Keeps Nasty Germs Off of You!

This is a super cool new product I found via the Washington Post this morning: The Handler. This is a key fob with a little pop out thingy that will open doors, close doors, push buttons, turn on and off … Continue reading

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My Heart Goes Out to AtomicTumor

AtomicTumor, from my old hometown, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (well, I am from Knoxville, but they are absolutely right on top of each other) is blogging his heart out, as his wife is currently going through a horrifying battle with septicemia. … Continue reading

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b5media Science & Health Theme Day

Don’t miss this month’s Theme Day round up at A Hearty Life – we are sharing links to our favorite blogs and web sites! Here is mine, if you missed it earlier…

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One Woman’s Thoughts about MRSA

I have been talking a little bit to a woman who has her own thoughts about what helped her rid herself of her MRSA infection. Before you write her thoughts off, you might consider them. What she is saying worked … Continue reading

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Staph Vaccine Testing is Showing Promise

This is great news in the fight against MRSA! In a University of Chicago study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists believe they have created a vaccine that offers significant protection from most … Continue reading

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Theme Day: Sharing the Love with MRSA Watch

Welcome to another b5media Science & Health Theme Day! This month for Theme Day we are to share another blog that we love with you, our readers. For me, and for MRSA Notes, there is no other choice than Dave … Continue reading

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