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(Washington Post)   You know what's scary? Having a "superbug" that's killing patients in your hospital and you have to tear out equipment and building walls around the ICU to stop it   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 15
    More: Scary, National Institutes of Health, hospital-acquired infections, equipment, patients, hospitals  
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2012-08-22 11:46:06 PM  
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Gyrfalcon: Quantum Apostrophe: Franco: Honestly what do expect nature to do when the heard reaches 7,000,000,000.

I heard you can't spell "herd". Is that true?

Nether of you can. It should be "hurd".


No, the proper spelling is "hooered". Ex : She hooered 7,000,000,000 - and now she's REALLY sore.
2012-08-22 11:42:28 PM  
3 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: Franco: Honestly what do expect nature to do when the heard reaches 7,000,000,000.

I heard you can't spell "herd". Is that true?


Nether of you can. It should be "hurd".
2012-08-22 11:32:39 PM  
2 votes:

Franco: Honestly what do expect nature to do when the heard reaches 7,000,000,000.


I heard you can't spell "herd". Is that true?
2012-08-22 11:30:31 PM  
2 votes:
Forced rectal swabs? Is this what Akin was referring to?
2012-08-22 11:22:19 PM  
2 votes:
They eventually used rectal swabs to test every patient in the 234-bed hospital.

My ex had a bug up her ass the last couple of years we were together.
2012-08-23 11:10:43 AM  
1 votes:
I saw this on an episode of M.A.S.H. once. They just need to put in a concrete floor.
2012-08-23 01:11:21 AM  
1 votes:

ragekage: Aussie_As: Deathfrogg: The reason for this shiat is the fact that they don't circulate much fresh air into those places. Its recirculated, filtered but not necessarily sterilized air. Maybe they oughta start thinking about why these allegedly super sterile facilities have the highest rates of collateral infection of practically anywhere including slaughterhouses. Friend of mine works in a kosher slaughterhouse that isn't really that clean of a place, and he hasn't been sick in 20 years as far as I know.

The article is about antibiotic resistant bacteria. Your friend in the slaughterhouse would certainly encounter a lot of bacteria, but so do most people. As none of the cattle your friend is dealing with are likely to be sick with some sort of super-immune bacterial disease, he is unlikely to run into the bug in TFA. Hospitals, on the other hand, are where most people wind up when their usual course of antibiotics is not working. They are much, much more likely to have resistant bugs than a slaughterhouse. That said, I'm still concerned by the high use of antibiotics in agriculture.

The hospital I work at, since it's a teaching hospital and university, infection control got the bright idea to swab all the ED staff's noses to take a check of MRSA colonization rates.

They'll never do that again, I promise you that.


I can't decide which is more disconcerting: that you have a whole "staff" devoted to Erectile Dysfunction, or that they found so much nasty stuff in those dicksniffers' swabs that they never want to do it again.
2012-08-23 12:36:56 AM  
1 votes:
My life for you!
2012-08-23 12:01:24 AM  
1 votes:
images.wikia.com

Too obscure a reference?
2012-08-22 11:51:44 PM  
1 votes:
What is scarier still is what will happen when the good folks at The Asylum get hold of this, and we have an endless series of Superbug vs. X on SyFy Channel.
2012-08-22 11:44:20 PM  
1 votes:
You have an extra "ing" in your headline, subby.
2012-08-22 11:38:51 PM  
1 votes:
Nosocomial infections will increase every year. Indiscriminate antibiotics in food supply and farm animals adds to the resistance. Most of these are gram negative infections. Take a culture from a hospital bed or a trauma stretcher. Beds in particular are poorly sanitized. Hand washing between patients is also a known cause. You'd be wise to insist on aseptic technique during dressing changes and wound care measures... now scrub my tater.
2012-08-22 11:36:16 PM  
1 votes:
The article seems a bit deficient in describing how/why the hospital thinks the bug could spread even with all their measures against it.

Still, I am thinking Dustin Hoffman, Milla Jovovich? Or Matt Damon?

Maybe screenplay by Stephen King, and a discovery of Tak in Act II.
2012-08-22 11:34:08 PM  
1 votes:

Aussie_As: Deathfrogg: The reason for this shiat is the fact that they don't circulate much fresh air into those places. Its recirculated, filtered but not necessarily sterilized air. Maybe they oughta start thinking about why these allegedly super sterile facilities have the highest rates of collateral infection of practically anywhere including slaughterhouses. Friend of mine works in a kosher slaughterhouse that isn't really that clean of a place, and he hasn't been sick in 20 years as far as I know.

The article is about antibiotic resistant bacteria. Your friend in the slaughterhouse would certainly encounter a lot of bacteria, but so do most people. As none of the cattle your friend is dealing with are likely to be sick with some sort of super-immune bacterial disease, he is unlikely to run into the bug in TFA. Hospitals, on the other hand, are where most people wind up when their usual course of antibiotics is not working. They are much, much more likely to have resistant bugs than a slaughterhouse. That said, I'm still concerned by the high use of antibiotics in agriculture.


The hospital I work at, since it's a teaching hospital and university, infection control got the bright idea to swab all the ED staff's noses to take a check of MRSA colonization rates.

They'll never do that again, I promise you that.
2012-08-22 11:21:42 PM  
1 votes:
As my grandfather used to say, "a hospital is no place for a sick person". The man died of a second heart attack at 84, so I'm inclined to agree.
 
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