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Monthly Archives: March 2007

Meet My Friend Rhoda…

Rhoda has started blogging over at MRSA Story, about her family’s experience with MRSA. She hasn’t been at it too long yet – it will be easy to catch up and then you definitely will want to follow the story. … Continue reading

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Four Prisons in Connecticut Reporting MRSA

Boston.com is reporting that four Connecticut prisons have reported MRSA outbreaks in recent days: York Correctional Institution in Niantic, Bergin in Storrs and Osborn in Somers. They have notified the Department of Public Health, and we all hope they are … Continue reading

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All About Biofilms

In the study of MRSA, the word biofilm comes up a lot. This is the problem with the plumbed pedicure units – a biofilm forms on the pipes. Have you ever had to replace the plumbing under your kitchen sink? … Continue reading

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Fight MRSA With Your Immune System

Researchers are always looking for a new way to fight off these nasty bacteria. There is a very fine line between killing bacteria that are invading your body systems, and killing your body systems themselves. Therein lies the rub. Hot … Continue reading

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Anna Nicole Smith’s Autopsy Report – Infection a Contributing Cause

Dr. Joshua Perper, the Broward Co. Chief Medical examiner has released Anna Nicole Smith’s autopsy report: From the police chief – No illegal drugs were found – nothing unusual found on hotel security video, nothing on Stern’s computer – accidental … Continue reading

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Saskatchewan MRSA Rates Lower Than Many Places

Saskatchewan health officials want to warn their communities that although their infection rates are smaller than many other Canadian provinces, they are still as susceptable to MRSA as the rest of the world. Interesting as compared to the rates in … Continue reading

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MRSA in Santa Clara County, CA

This story, from MercuryNews.com, is the story of Laura Debell, a Santa Clara County Jail inmate, who, during a 2 week stay in the jail in 2005, got a small wound on her leg that let to an internal MRSA … Continue reading

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A Timeline of Anna Nicole’s Final Days

This may be of interest to some of you who have been through this – I know it brings back memories for Marshall and I. “As she boarded the plane for Miami, Anna Nicole developed a painful abscess at the … Continue reading

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More on Anna Nicole Smith’s Death

More details now after a little research – apparently Star Magazine and the National Enquirer have managed to get ahold of the autopsy report – bet they spent a fortune on it – but thats another story. Apparently Anna Nicole … Continue reading

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Anna Nicole Smith Dead From Septic Staph Infection and Drug Overdose

I have just heard that the reason for the death of Anna Nicole Smith (which is to be announced officially on Monday morning), is a Staphylococcus aureus infection in her bloodstream (septicemia), along with a drug overdose. You may remember … Continue reading

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Looking for Patients with Salon Associated Infections

I just want to direct your attention to a comment left on one of my earlier posts about salon acquired infections: I am writing to you about this website. I am an investigative producer with the ABC affiliate in Albuquerque, … Continue reading

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Breakthrough in Understanding the Body’s Response To Staph Bacteria

A University of Missouri-Kansas City researcher has discovered an important element of how Staphylococcus aureus disables the body’s immune system. Normally, when a threating bacteria enters the body, the body sends immune system protiens that break into smaller protiens and … Continue reading

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Disgusting Hospital in Alberta Closes

This is a horrible story and is appalling in this day and age. St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Vegreville, Alberta Canada has been closed down to new admissions and to visitors for two major reasons. There has been a recent … Continue reading

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How To Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections

If you need any sort of a surgical procedure, you run the risk of getting an infection, but there are many things you can do that will help prevent getting an infection. Please don’t be afraid to ask that these … Continue reading

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Copper – Next Material to Fight MRSA

We have heard lots about the antimicrobial properties of silver this past year, how it is being used on artificial body parts, and in pajamas to help kill MRSA, and now copper has the eye of the researchers. It is … Continue reading

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Nosocomial Infection in Central Florida?

If you are in central Florida and are the victim of a nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infection (doesn’t have to necessarily be MRSA), someone is looking for a spokesperson. If you will email me at christina@b5media.com, or leave a comment if you … Continue reading

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MRSA Inquisition Begins in UK Over Newborns Death

This is SUCH a horrible story, and one that probably hits close to home for a lot of us, I know it does for me. Little Luke Day, 36 hours old, died in a UK hospital 2 years ago, and … Continue reading

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Canada to Begin Reporting MRSA Infections

This is great news for Canada – I sure hope the U.S. will follow suit. Starting in January, 2008, the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation will compel virtually all acute-care hospitals — in addition to those nursing homes and … Continue reading

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General MRSA Information

These are just a few general MRSA informational links that have popped up across the web over the last week – basic MRSA knowledge – worth a look: MRSA Infections Becoming Resistant (US – Los Angeles) MRSA Cases on the … Continue reading

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New MRSA Statistics

Mike, The Mad Biologist , recently attended a Network on Antimicrobial Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus meeting, and came out with some new statistics that you will want to see. Here are a couple of highlights, be sure and read the … Continue reading

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Rhoda’s MRSA Story

We have a new story posted on MRSA Resources, this is the story of Rhoda’s experience with MRSA in her daughter, who was battling addiction, Graves Disease and Fibromyalgia at the time she caught MRSA. Hi. My name is Rhoda … Continue reading

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Frozen Dessert Recall in Quebec

I am a sucky blogger, I know. I hate it when I get lazy (or in this case overwhelmed) and wind up missing important information! But, just in case it still may help someone, here is some information about a … Continue reading

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Vancomycin Linked to Abnormal Bleeding

The lifesaving antibiotic for MRSA, Vancomycin, has been linked to thrombocytopenia, a disorder that affects the platelet numbers in the blood, and therefore the blood’s ability to form clots and stop bleeding, according to a new study in the New … Continue reading

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MRSA Poetry

A reader at MRSA Resources left this poem in the comments: I’ve never tried so hard to speak and found myself yet unheard Look out or you’ll die!! You’d think they’d stop at that word Die. Dead. Decaesed. Kaput. With … Continue reading

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b5media Science & Health Theme Day: Emergency Preparedness

And it has been another great Theme Day at b5media’s Science & Health channel. This month we are all talking about emergency preparedness – something that is *oh so* important. You don’t realize how important til you get in that … Continue reading

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