Monthly Archives: July 2014

Flesh Eating Bacteria | Maryland Man Leaves Hospital After Bout With Flesh-eating Bacteria

By John Clarke ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) – A Maryland man who nearly lost a leg and his life to a flesh-eating bacterial infection he contracted in Chesapeake Bay, has been released from hospital, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Rodney Donald, 66, was crabbing, swimming and kayaking in the Chesapeake Bay this month when a scrape became infected with vibrio vulnificus, an aggressive bacteria that    .. more …

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Mrsa | Carl Nicks, Still Affected From MRSA Infection, Steps Away From NFL

Carl Nicks was a first-team All-Pro for New Orleans in 2011, at age 26. By age 29, after just nine more NFL games, he might be done with football because of a MRSA infection suffered last year.Nicks was excused from Buccaneers camp for personal reasons on Thursday. By Friday the Buccaneers announced that they and the guard had agreed to part ways. Nicks suffered a toe injury as part of the MRSA    .. more …

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Mrsa | Councillor Who Fought MRSA Twice Praises IRH's Action

Published: 15 Jul 2014 11:30A COUNCILLOR who has twice picked up potentially deadly MRSA today hailed Inverclyde Royal’s new zero rate for healthcare-acquired infections.The Tele recently revealed how rates for clostridium difficile (C.diff) and bacterial bugs MRSA and MSSA are at an all-time low at the IRH.Jim MacLeod, pictured, who is the SNP’s health spokesman in the district, today    .. more …

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Flesh Eating Bacteria | Flesh-eating Bacteria Killed Teen After Surgery

PORTLAND, Maine ” A Portland teen who died after routine oral surgery in February was killed by flesh-eating bacteria.The chief medical examiner’s report said that 18-year-old Benjamin LaMontagne died of necrotizing fasciitis ” an infection that caused his neck and jaw to swell.The Portland Press Herald reports ( ) that the bacteria can be transferred through surgical procedures, getting blood    .. more …

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Flesh Eating Bacteria | The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation Says Current Standard Of Care For Flesh-eating Bacteria Is "Tragically ...

NNFF calls on medical associations like the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the American Professional Wound Care Association , to review the evidence supporting the use of new approaches to treatment, and then work with the NNFF on guidelines for their members to improve the standard of care. It also asks the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)    .. more …

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