March 4, 2013

Super Bugs

Posted in PARASITES, SUPER BUGS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:26 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
This is a warning, a solid one at that! I’m just not sure the CDC has the right recommendations for the CRE…
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http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/02/27/reports-rare-superbugs-increasing-in-us/print
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Rare superbug emerging in U.S. elicits advisory warning from CDC
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Published February 27, 2013
FoxNews.com
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is alerting clinicians of an emerging untreatable multidrug-resistant organism in the United States.
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There are many forms of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), but of the 37 forms reported in the U.S., 15 have been reported in less than a year.
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The CDC said the increase in CRE means health care providers need to “act aggressively to prevent the emergence and spread of these unusual CRE organisms.”
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Enterobacteriaceae lives in water, soil and the human gut. These “surperbugs” have developed high levels of resistance to antibiotics – even carbapanems. Individuals who usually develop CRE infections are those who are taking antibiotics and getting significant medical treatment for other conditions.
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The majority of CRE were “isolated from patients who received overnight medical treatment outside of the United States,” according to the CDC.
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Health care providers that encounter CRE infections should follow the CDC’s recommendations in the 2012 CRE toolkit.
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Persons who shared a room with a patient who has a CRE infection – and maybe even health care providers who treated the infected patient – should be screened to make sure they have not caught the infection.
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If the infected patient is transferred to another health care facility, the new facility should become aware of the CRE infection. Health care providers who care for infected patients should not treat other non-infected patients.
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CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/hai/organisms/cre/cre-toolkit/index.html
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http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/02/27/reports-rare-superbugs-increasing-in-us/
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Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/02/27/reports-rare-superbugs-increasing-in-us/print#ixzz2MbsRVmSo
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterobacteriaceae
The following inexhaustive list details bacterial genera classified as members of Enterobacteriaceae.
Genera:
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~ Alishewanella
~ Alterococcus
~ Aquamonas
~ Aranicola
~ Arsenophonus
~ Azotivirga
~ Blochmannia
~ Brenneria
~ Buchnera
~ Budvicia
~ Buttiauxella
~ Cedecea
~ Citrobacter
~ Cronobacter
~ Dickeya
~ Edwardsiella
~ Enterobacter
~ Erwinia, e.g. Erwinia amylovora, Erwinia tracheiphila, Erwinia carotovora, etc.
~ Escherichia, e.g. Escherichia coli
~ Ewingella
~ Grimontella
~ Hafnia
~ Klebsiella, e.g. Klebsiella pneumoniae
~ Kluyvera
~ Leclercia
~ Leminorella
~ Moellerella
~ Morganella
~ Obesumbacterium
~ Pantoea
~ Pectobacterium see Erwinia
~ Candidatus Phlomobacter
~ Photorhabdus, e.g. Photorhabdus luminescens
~ Plesiomonas, e.g. Plesiomonas shigelloides
~ Pragia
~ Proteus, e.g. Proteus vulgaris
~ Providencia
~ Rahnella
~ Raoultella
~ Salmonella
~ Samsonia
~ Serratia, e.g. Serratia marcescens
~ Shigella
~ Sodalis
~ Tatumella
~ Trabulsiella
~ Wigglesworthia
~ Xenorhabdus
~ Yersinia, e.g. Yersinia pestis
~ Yokenella
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PCOS Lady:
Google any of the listed items above and learn what they are in, symptoms, medical diseases, etc…
Be in the know!
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GOOGLE:
carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae
enterobacteriaceae
surperbugs
CRE organisms
multidrug-resistant organism
Enterobacteriaceae list

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September 18, 2012

Fungal Infections

Posted in INFECTIONS - FUNGAL tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:34 pm by PCOSLady

FUNGAL INFECTIONS
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http://www.bettermedicine.com/article/fungal-infections
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What are fungal infections?
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Fungal infections are infections caused by a fungus, a type of microorganism. Two common causes of fungal infections are a fungus called tinea and yeast infections caused by the fungus Candida albicans.
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Some very common types of fungal infections caused by tinea include:
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~ Athlete’s foot
~ Jock itch
~ Ringworm
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Common yeast infections, also called candida and candidiasis, can infect other areas of the body including:
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~ Digestive tract (gastroenteritis)
~ Lungs
~ Mouth (oral thrush)
~ Vagina (vaginal yeast infection, vaginal thrush)
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In most cases, fungal infections are treatable in generally healthy people. However, these infections are more likely to occur and can be more difficult to treat in people with weakened immune systems due to such conditions as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, or taking steroid medications or chemotherapy. In these cases, complications of fungal infections may become life threatening.
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Recurring fungal infections can also be a symptom of a serious, undiagnosed, underlying disease, such as HIV/AIDS or diabetes. Seek prompt medical care for recurring fungal infections including vaginal yeast infections.
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What are the symptoms of fungal infections?
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Symptoms of fungal infections differ depending on the type and severity of the infection, the area of the body affected, and individual factors…. Read more about fungal infections symptoms
What causes fungal infections?
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Different types of fungus cause a variety of fungal infections:… Read more about fungal infections causes at the site page…
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PCOS Lady:
Fungal Arthritis is something to consider, especially if medication(s) are not helping you…
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How are fungal infections treated?
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Treatment of fungal infections begins with seeking regular medical care throughout your life. Regular medical care allows your health care professional to assess your risks of developing fungal infections and promptly order diagnostic testing for fungal infections and underlying conditions as needed. These measures greatly increase the chances of diagnosing and treating underlying causes of fungal infections in their earliest stages…. Read more about fungal infections treatments at the site…
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SITES
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http://arthritis.about.com/od/fungal/Fungal_Arthritis_Mycotic_Cause_Diagnosis_Symptoms_Treatment.htm
~ About.com … Fungal Arthritis (Mycotic) – Cause – Diagnosis – Symptoms – Treatment

Infections of Internal Organs

Posted in BACTERIAL, INFECTIONS - FUNGAL tagged , , , , , , , , , at 4:21 pm by PCOSLady

INFECTIONS OF THE INTERNAL ORGANS
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PCOS Lady:
Found this piece to be interesting… People are dying from fungal and bacterial infections alot today!
Maybe we need to be checked by labs specializing in them every few years!
~ I know for a fact the general labs like Quest Diagnostics and Lab Corp do not test for much!
~ Something to consider here especially for those with asthma…
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I would add also if you have a weakened immune system, are sick or have burned the hairs in your nose at some point…
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http://www.janssen-cilag.com/bgdisplay.jhtml?itemname=fungal_symptoms
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INFECTIONS OF THE INTERNAL ORGANS
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Most internal infections are caused by the invasion of Aspergillus. The spores of this so-called ‘invasive’ fungus are found everywhere. They are breathed in and enter the body via the bronchi. A systemic infection with Aspergillus can be life threatening. Fortunately, not everyone is infected; it mainly affects people with damaged bronchi or those who have a weakened resistance.
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If fungal spores are breathed in, different symptoms may appear:
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~ Asthma, caused by an allergy for the fungus. These are occupational diseases that affect farmers, pigeon flyers, beer brewers, etc…
~ A fungal ball. This happens to people who suffered a pulmonary disease that left a ‘hole’ in the lung, e.g. tuberculosis. In this hole, the spores can grow into a fungal ball. In many cases, the patient will not be bothered by it, but sometimes this fungal ball causes other diseases.
~ Lung growth. In people with a seriously weakened resistance, the fungus can grow into the lungs and finally even into the blood vessels which can be fatal. Doctors will undoubtedly try to stop the growth of the fungus with medication but treatment is not always effective.

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