March 13, 2013

Antibiotics FYI

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Get Smart About Antibiotics
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http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/healthcare/learn-from-others/factsheets/antibiotic-use.html
~ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348
Antibiotic stewardship — the ultimate return on investment
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Get Smart About Antibiotics: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Did you know?
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~ Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most pressing public health threats.
~ Antibiotics are the most important tool we have to combat life-threatening bacterial diseases, but antibiotics can have side effects.
~ Antibiotic overuse increases the development of drug–resistant germs.
~ Patients, healthcare providers, hospital administrators, and policy makers must work together to employ effective strategies for improving antibiotic use — ultimately improving medical care and saving lives.
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http://www.qualityforum.org/Projects/i-m/Infectious_Disease_Endorsement_Maintenance_2012/Infectious_Disease_Consensus_Standards_Endorsement_Maintenance_2012.aspx
~ Quality Forum
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Infectious Disease Endorsement Maintenance 2012
View Endorsed Measures
Project Status: Current
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Infectious Disease Consensus Standards Endorsement Maintenance 2012
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The Opportunity
While many infectious diseases have been controlled or eradicated through the use of vaccines and advanced medicine, infectious disease continues to cause widespread morbidity and mortality, and rising health care costs. Specifically:
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In 2008, hospital charges for infectious disease averaged $96 billion per year with an average 4.5 million hospital days per year.
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An estimated 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS, and nearly 642,000 Americans have died from AIDS since 1981. Last year total federal spending on HIV/AIDS-related medical care, research, prevention, and other activities was $21.3 billion. For fiscal year 2013, President Obama has requested $22.4 billion to combat HIV in the U.S.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year the healthcare system spends $17 billion on sexually transmitted infections. It is estimated that in the U.S. there are roughly 19 million new infections every year.
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Providing resources, such as patient education and intervention programs along with continued scientific research for existing and emerging diseases, will reduce mortality and healthcare costs. Appropriate use of antibiotics and antibiotic stewardship are critical factors in management of infectious disease. Antibiotic stewardship provides an opportunity to not only shorten anindividual’s length-of-stay in the hospital and improve patient outcomes, but also has the potential to reduce healthcarecosts. A University of Maryland study indicated that over 8 years, an antibiotic stewardship program saved $17 million.
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NQF has endorsed a number of consensus standards to evaluate the quality of care for topic areas related to infectious disease over the past decade. As quality measurement has matured, better data systems have become available, electronic health records are closer to widespread adoption, and the demand for meaningful performance measures has prompted development of more sophisticated measures of healthcare processes and outcomes for infectious disease conditions. An evaluation of the NQF-endorsed® infectious disease measures and consideration of new measures will ensure the currency of NQF’s portfolio of voluntary consensus standards.
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About the Project ~
This project began in April 2012.
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Objectives
To ensure the currency of NQF’s portfolio of voluntary consensus standards for infectious disease, both newly submitted measures and consensus standards for maintenance review will undergo the consensus development process together, including review against the most recent NQF evaluation criteria. In addition to ensuring currency of specifications and evidence for the focus of the measure, endorsement maintenance provides the opportunity to harmonize specifications and to ensure that an endorsed measure represents the “best in class.”
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NQF is seeking performance measures that can be used for accountability and public reporting in the following topic areas related to infectious disease (viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections) for adults and children in all settings of care. Measures addressing screening, vaccinations, treatments, diagnostic studies, interventions, or procedures associated with infectious diseases including but not limited to:
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~ HIV/AIDS;
~ Hepatitis;
~ Respiratory infections including URI, acute bronchitis, influenza, tuberculosis and other respiratory infections (except pneumonia*);
~ Infections of the various organ systems including neurologic, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary or skin and soft tissues;
~ Sexually transmitted infections;
~ Opportunistic and atypical infections;
~ Sepsis and septic shock;
~ Adult immunizations (except influenza and pneumococcal**); and
~ Infectious disease threats: bioterrorism, pandemics and emerging infections.

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*Measures for pneumonia are being considered in the Pulmonary and Critical Care project.
**Measures for influenza and pneumococcal immunization have recently been considered in the Population Health project:
Phase 1…

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NQF is also soliciting performance measures related to antimicrobial use including appropriate care, antimicrobial stewardship and management of antimicrobial resistance such as MRSA.
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NQF Process
The candidate measures will be considered for NQF endorsement as voluntary consensus standards. Agreement around the recommendations will be developed through NQF’s formal Consensus Development Process (CDP, Version 1.9). This project will involve the active participation of representatives from across the spectrum of healthcare stakeholders and will be guided by a multiple-stakeholder Steering Committee.
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SITES
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GOOGLE:

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April 16, 2012

FYI – Medi Tid Bits

Posted in FYI BITS- MEDI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:33 am by PCOSLady

KEEPING AN EYE ON ‘STUFF” FOR YOU!

FYI
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MEN
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92% of men cheat for emotional reasons… Many of those women have hormone imbalances… See separate post in FYI – Tid Bits…
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WOMEN
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http://health.yahoo.net/caring/are-you-about-to-have-a-heart-attack-7-heart-attack-signs-women-and-doctors-often-miss
~ Yahoo Health
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HEART:   Have a Cardiac CT Scan ~ 3D view of your heart, 98% accurate …

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CANCER
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5/1/2012 Rachel Ray show…
Quote from Ryan O’Neal “Cancer loves sugar, (Farrah) she was starving on the inside”…
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wwww.Mercola.com
~ Turmuric is king of spices, the pure turmuric powder… Not curry powder… It helps in preventing cancers …
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IMPORTANT: Keep your vitamin D level high to fight cancer!
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F.Y.I. ~ Cancer Centers of America create a treatment meant specifically for “YOU”!
~ I am serious, they truly care!
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COPD ~ Found out recently if it reaches the 4th Phase you run the risk of lung cancer… In order to ward lung cancer off be sure your selenium level is at the proper level or abit above…
~ To much can be toxic!
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POO – STOOL – #2
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PCOS Lady:
Your body passes all bad stuff through your liver and out in your poo! Explains why we have to pay attention to it… Like it or not, looking could save your life!
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http://www.continence.org.au/pages/bristol-stool-chart.html
FORUM: http://www.continence.org.au/forum/
~ Continence Foundation of Australia … Bristol Stool Chart …
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CELLULITE
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A woman just read the book Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food. She was fascinated to learn that the reason we get cellulite is due to a lack of collagen…
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SKIN, HAIR and NAILS
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You need Keratin and Collagen to keep them all in great conditions…
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MSG and Rosacea
http://www.msgtruth.org/rosacea.htm
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Morgellons and GMO Foods
~ Bacterium is effecting humans…
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YEAST
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Yeast will leach out of your body through yeast infections… Breakouts experienced under breasts, in the groin, repeated yeast infections, etc… Do a yeast cleanse every 3 years!
~ Every antibiotic leaves yeast behind that will grow in you!
~ Bras may turn an off white, yellow, blueish or black in colors…
~ “Fishy” smell from your panty area… (Yeast or an STD)
~ Smell “fishy” under breast = yeast infection! You will see wet to blue to black staining on bra under your breast…Most likely from antibiotics through life… Do a yeast cleanse from a health store… Yeast is leaching out of you…
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NAILS
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Your finger nails will clue you in to some medical conditions…
~ Pitted means a lack of keratin…
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HAIR
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Marian once heard Dr. Judy, a talk show host who gives love/sex advice, say that hormones can cause *pubic* hair to be straight. She didn’t say what hormones.
~ http://faqpcos.com/pcos-symptoms/curly-hair-2369772.html
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Hair loss can be from a vitamin deficiency… (Mercury poisoning, “bad” parasites, low testosterone levels, etc…)
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Tabitha – Tabitha Takes Over TV show – 1/3/2012
~ For stressed out and hormonal thinning …. Viviscal Supplement- extra strength… $50
~ For gray – dull and blondes … Aveablue Malva Shampoo
~ For brittle unhealthy … Joico K Pak Revitaluxe … $22
~ Daily you can take GLA – 800 mgto add fat
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Anemic Test: Look under your eye beneath your eye lid…
~ if red = good
~ if pink = anemic
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Apple Cider Vinegar Spray for Dandruff
Combine ½ C of apple cider vinegar and ½ c of water into a spray bottle. Spritz onto the scalp and wrap head with a towel. Wait 15-minutes and then wash. The acid in the vinegar will break down the bacteria that dandruff thrives on. Do this 3 days in a row and then do for twice a week.
~ PCOS Lady: Knowing this is an ongoing thing it means what causing it in in you! “Bad” parasites come to my mind… www.ParasiteTesting.com
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HYSTERECTOMY
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Do you know some women have PCOS and do not need a hysterectomy? All because the doctor never tested all her hormones, etc…
~ True there are cases where because of PCOS a hysterectomy is needed…
~ I asked about this years ago in a forum and a woman confirmed 1st hand! (story in my blogdrive blog)
~ Question your tests and options, be sure!
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METFORMIN:
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– Metformin is the generic for the brand name Glucophage…Per Bristol Myers Squibb!
– IF anyone gets headaches or nausea from Metformin, stop taking it! Your body is rejecting the Met, it’s telling you it can’t tolerate the ingredients… Your doctors are lying to you saying its just your body getting used to the Met! Add Met to your list of allergic drugs….
– Docs get $ kickbacks, plus they may have no clue about Met!
– You should ask/demand Glucophage XR then, try it for a week or a month… You should not experience any ill symptoms!
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DEPAKOTE
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The legal limit for Depakote in your body is 100… If over by 3 points you will experience passing out, minor stroke symptoms that progress to sever stroke symptoms…
~ Have your drug levels checked when you have your blood tests done once a year atleast!
~ Doctors miss it and deem you a mental case (tough getting anywhere then unless a person – advocate helps) or misdiagnose you!
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Valproate or divalproex (Depakote®), a drug used for epileptic seizures and some mood disorders, has been associated with a higher incidence of polycystic ovaries and hyperandrogenism.
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http://www.wdxcyber.com/dxinf001.htm
~ Women’s Health Resource ….
~ *Google: Depakote PCOS …. Depakote hyperandrogenism
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THYROID
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~ IF
~ You’ve had thyroid surgery…
~ You’ve had treatment with radioactive iodine or anti-thyroid medications…
~ You’ve had radiation therapy to your head, neck or upper chest…
~ You need to have your thyroid checked periodically…
~ Consider checking your pituitary gland as well…
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BREAST
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Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash with redness and warmth, but not necessarily a physical breast lump. This type of breast cancer should be considered as an uncommon possibility for certain types of breast symptoms…
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http://www.breasthealthproject.com/breast-cysts.html

~ * Breast Health Project … FIBROCYSTIC BREASTS … LOOK and READ up on this…
~ “In holistic medicine and Chinese medicine theory, pain is caused by energy stagnation. People are always amazed at how easy it is to get the energy moving again. Movement in our breasts can effect a surprising amount of change.”
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PREGNANCY DEFECTS
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http://newyorkcity.injuryboard.com/medical-malpractice/us-docs-rarely-test-for-parasite-that-causes-miscarriage-premature-birth-and-congenital-birth-defects.aspx?googleid=300308
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Scientists have identified the strains of the Toxoplasma Gondii parasite most often associated with miscarry, premature birth and birth defects, but testing of pregnant women in the United States is rare.
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DIZZY
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Feeling dizzy, light headed is a lack of blood or oxygen to your brain… A pulse ox meter will measure the oxygen at those times…
http://www.pulseoximeter.org/
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DEPRESSION
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Niacin No-Flush 500mg for depression…
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CONSTIPATION
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Magnesium Citrate, oral solution … Pasteurized sparkling laxative… Lemon or Cherry flavors … Drink a couple ounces or a full 10 ozs… Depends on your need…
~ It comes in a prescription at same strength…
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MOUTH
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Dr Oz ~ August 22, 2013 Show
~ Per Dentist
~ 600 species of bacteria are in your mouth…
~ Gum inflammation can cause inflammation in other body areas…
~ Gum disease to heart disease is possible!
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Gum Disease and Other Systemic Diseases
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Osteoporosis
Researchers have suggested that a link between osteoporosis and bone loss in the jaw. Studies suggest that osteoporosis may lead to tooth loss because the density of the bone that supports the teeth may be decreased, which means the teeth no longer have a solid foundation.
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Respiratory Disease
Research has found that bacteria that grow in the oral cavity can be aspirated into the lungs to cause respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, especially in people with periodontal disease.
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Cancer
Researchers found that men with gum disease were 49% more likely to develop kidney cancer, 54% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, and 30% more likely to develop blood cancers.
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Bacterial Endocarditis
Gum disease exists in about 75% of Americans, and many do not realize that risk factors associated with serious health concerns such as heart disease and stroke have been associated with gum disease. Researchers have found that people with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease. This type of heart disease occurs when plaques (deposits of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other material) form in the walls of the coronary arteries, causing the walls to become thicker. That essentially makes it harder for the blood to flow through, limiting the amount of oxygen and nutrients that are necessary for proper heart function.
~ Bacterial endocarditis is a dangerous infection that involves the lining of the heart and is commonly caused when bacteria enters the blood during medical procedures. During dental treatment, a common organism found in the mouth known as Streptococcus Viridan may enter the bloodstream and travel to the heart. This may cause infected blood clot formations that are able to travel to the brain, lungs, kidney, and spleen. Fifty percent of bacterial endocarditis cases are caused by Streptococcus Viridans.
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TESTS:
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HEART
Cardiac CT ~ 3D scan is 98% accurate
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SITES
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Oral Sex Smell of Bad Scent
http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/10552-oral-sex-bad-scent-fungal-infections-and-metformin–delicate-embarrassing-question
~ Diabetic Connect by Alliance Health Community … Sick of having a smelly fungal rash under my breast. Even sicker about smelling fishy, I know that’s a sign of yeast infection but that …
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Gum Disease and Heart Disease – Cardiovascular Disease
http://dentistry.about.com/od/issuesandemergencies/a/heartdisease.htm
~ dentistry.about.com › Health › Dental Care › Dental Emergencies ‎… Jan 23, 2011 – Gum Disease and Oral Hygiene May Be Connected to Heart … Bacterial endocarditis is a dangerous infection that involves the lining of the heart …
~ Usually requires heart surgery, not sure if the open way…
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GOOGLE:
gum disease heart disease
bacterial endocarditis

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