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    Old 12-15-2003, 01:17 PM   #1
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    mrsa and the flu

    mrsa means methicillin resistent staph aureus. this type of staph is predictably resistent to most other antibiotic, and if you have a doctor who does not keep up with the latest trends you are likely to receive the wrong antibiotic. staph pneumonia plus the flu can be fatal.

    the only antibiotic recommended for serious mrsa infections, is vancomycin and now they are seeing vancomycin resistant staph. remind your physician to culture serious staph infections. he/she may not be aware of this problem.

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    Old 01-02-2004, 11:14 AM   #2
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    Re: mrsa and the flu

    Hiya Bruce,

    What about Linezoild?

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    Old 01-02-2004, 03:26 PM   #3
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    Hiya Bruce,

    What about Linezoild?

    Panda
    i wondered what happend to you. I must admit you are more up to date then me. This drug is apparently a new class of antibiotics and is used as a last resort in treating vancyomycin rersistent E. faecalis and methicillin rersistent staph aureus.

    It does have the potential for some serious side effects such as lowering the wbc, and platlets.

    Are you still getting stressed out? I am glad to be out of that rat race. They call it increasing productivity.

    Take care, Bruce

     
    Old 01-03-2004, 06:04 AM   #4
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    Yeah i kind of go through phases on message boards - it probably coincides with my mood swings. Feeling pretty happy at the moment although so exhausted.

    How have you been recently?
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    Old 01-03-2004, 07:47 AM   #5
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    Yeah i kind of go through phases on message boards - it probably coincides with my mood swings. Feeling pretty happy at the moment although so exhausted.

    How have you been recently?
    Still having some pain with the shoulder. It's beginning to look like i am stuck with it.



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    Old 01-04-2004, 12:42 PM   #6
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    Re: mrsa and the flu

    Very good information that patients do need to be aware of. My father got a staph infection while in the hospital, MRSA. It was resistant to vancomycin and he went into multi-organ failure and died from complications of MRSA. So, everyone....listen to Bruce!

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    mrsa means methicillin resistent staph aureus. this type of staph is predictably resistent to most other antibiotic, and if you have a doctor who does not keep up with the latest trends you are likely to receive the wrong antibiotic. staph pneumonia plus the flu can be fatal.

    the only antibiotic recommended for serious mrsa infections, is vancomycin and now they are seeing vancomycin resistant staph. remind your physician to culture serious staph infections. he/she may not be aware of this problem.

    bruce

     
    Old 01-12-2004, 05:38 AM   #7
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    Hello again Bruce.

    Really down and depressed again today and been signed off work for a week. Feeling pretty rotten about it really but i'm sure things will pick up again - they usually do!

    Sorry to hear your shoulder is bad, I hope you can find something to alleviate the pain.

    Panda

    Going to get some sleep now.
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    Old 01-12-2004, 09:04 AM   #8
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    Hello again Bruce.

    Really down and depressed again today and been signed off work for a week. Feeling pretty rotten about it really but i'm sure things will pick up again - they usually do!

    Sorry to hear your shoulder is bad, I hope you can find something to alleviate the pain.

    Panda

    Going to get some sleep now.

    Their is a link between depression and parkinsons. I take prozac. It helps a lot.

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    Old 01-13-2004, 01:45 AM   #9
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    I am taking prozac and have just been prescribed diazepam as well to use when I feel anxious.

    I'm sure everything will be ok in the end.
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