Skip to comments.Drug-resistant bacteria on increase in U.S.: study
Posted on 11/23/2009 10:47:31 PM PST by UAConservative
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cases of a drug-resistant bacterial infection known as MRSA have risen by 90 percent since 1999, and they are increasingly being acquired outside hospitals, researchers reported on Tuesday.
They found two new strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- MRSA for short -- were circulating in patients and they are different from the strains normally seen in hospitals.
Ramanan Laxminarayan of Princeton University in New Jersey and colleagues studied data on lab tests from a national network of 300 microbiology laboratories in the United States for their study.
"We found during 1999-2006 that the percentage of S. aureus infections resistant to methicillin increased more than 90 percent, or 10 percent a year, in outpatients admitted to U.S. hospitals," they wrote in a report published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.
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Really? I don’t think that is the only cause. Try dirty hospitals. I’ve had MRSA & it wasn’t due to the fact I didn’t take all my meds. I picked it up after being in the hospital.
“Drug-resistant bacteria on increase in U.S.: study”
Not to worry.
MRSA will only be a problem for common people after Obamacare takes hold.
Only The President, Senators, and members of The House of Representatives
will have access to doctors that will prescribe antibiotics for MRSA.
Oh, and folks like the ones working for Goldman-Sachs (that got the
Under the new rationing scheme, the little people will at best just
get some medical-marijuana brownies to ease them through their terminal
Oh, I suppose some might survive with a good-old amputation of a
limb(s) infected with MRSA.
This is where I’d usually post a (/SARC), but I fear this is a very
likely outcome of Saturday night’s Senate vote.
But having narrowly missed amputation of a MSRA-infected leg,
or probably death...
I just can’t get jovial about the subject.
Does one have to be hospitalized for treatment of MRSA?
Not normally, but as the name implies this bacteria is Methacillin resistant, so they prescribe a different antibiotic like bacatrim.
I have/had it twice this year. Two major back surgeries later and lots of vancomycin and zyvox.
I’ve been hospitalized twice this year. Well over 200,000 in medical bills. Two epidural abscess removals and laminectomy. My zyvox pills are 100 bucks a piece. Twice daily for 42 days. I didn’t get mrsa in a hospital. I have NO idea where I got it. It doesn’t matter. The fact is that bacteria wants to kill me. I’m lucky I’m not paralyzed thanks to a couple great neurosurgeons.
Ill try to answer your questions one at a time.
I knew I had it due to severe left flank pain coupled with a fever of 104. I was completely immobilized by pain. An MRI is usually the common method of detection along with blood cultures.
Yes, the abscess was in the epidural space in the lubar region. The occurance is about 3 in 10000 hospital admissions with questionable prognosis.
I’m currently finishing up a 42 day course of treatment of Zyvox, an oral antibiotic.
Does it come back? I’ve had two bouts this year. I have followed decolonization protocol this time. Studies question the effectiveness of decolonization.
You don’t have to look anywhere. It will find you. Many people are carries of MRSA. It resides on the skin and the nasal passages.
I believe my immune system was compromised due excessive alcohol use. I pray every day this will not return.
Thanks. Ill check it out. I’ve never heard of manuka honey or any probiotic remedies.
Some of it is due to the fact that we are packing animal feed with tons of antibiotics. That needs to stop yesterday.
I don’t know if I’m stuck with it or not. I’m definately buying some of the honey. National Geographic did a story on it in September that confirms some of its properties. I wonder if it comes medical grade? (Less risk for other microbes, infection). Also looks good for IBS and other gastro problems. Thanks for all your info!
I am very sorry you have the MRSA problem. I have been on bactrim & rifampin for MRSA. The rifampin landed me back into the ER with the side effects. Since getting MRSA when I got my liver biopsy I’ve had it a few times. I now use Mesosilver when it looks like it is showing up. My doctor thinks I am nuts but I can’t take those pills.
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I was on Bactrim for 6 weeks via PICC line in January. However, the MRSA came back. What is mesosilver? You mention liver biopsy. Were you/are you a heavy drinker?
I’ve never had any skin symptoms. Mine has shown up in the spine. I believe my first introduction to MRSA was 20 years ago at 18 from a lancing of a pilonidal cyst and it was dormant all these years.
I hope you get better and beat this once and for all.
Mesosilver is a colloidal liquid silver that I have been drinking for a few years. MRSA can't live on silver so I pour it on infections I get. Although drs say it doesn't work so far it has for me. Raw honey works too. I swear the 2 saved my foot after a bug bite went into MRSA. I don't look blue either & my dr can't figure out how I get my hep C viral loads down. He knows I take it & says go ahead but you are wasting your money.....Yet he can't say it doesn't work either.
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