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Antibiotic Resistant
Bacteria Rising in Hospitals

Bloomberg News, by Elizabeth Lopatto

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 3/5/2013 6:12:37 PM

A group of potentially fatal germs that are difficult to treat because they resist antibiotics are becoming more of a threat, according to a U.S. report. About 4 percent of U.S. hospitals and 18 percent of long- term acute care hospitals, such as those that provide ventilation and wound care, had an infection from carbapenem- resistant Enterobacteriaceae, in the first half of 2012, according to a report released today by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This family of germs includes organisms such as Klebsiella and E. coli. Healthy people usually don’t get infected from these germs.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 3/5/2013 6:48:11 PM     (No. 9210142)

So this proves Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D., D.Sc., to have been correct, in his attempts to avoid going to the hospital to visit Mrs. Wolowitz!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/5/2013 6:58:08 PM     (No. 9210155)

The arrival of Obamacare can turn this into an utter disaster. Overworked, underpaid, harried health care workers are the least likely to recognize carriers and limit spread of the disease. I´m truly surprised this hasn´t already become a disaster throughout much of Europe.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Wendybird, 3/5/2013 7:06:36 PM     (No. 9210162)

This is the millionth time I´ve seen this report over the past thirty years in medical practice. Congratulations, Bloomberg.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 3/5/2013 7:49:06 PM     (No. 9210223)

My beloved is now home in bed, recuperating after 13 days in hospital w/Klebsiella pneumonia and sepsis. He has other health issues that has him frequenting various hospitals for tests and such. Maybe he´s susceptable due to poor health, or maybe he picked up bug while in hospital - unknown. Almost lost him. Good doctorin´ and many prayers are why he´s home now.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 3/5/2013 8:01:56 PM     (No. 9210239)

When will CDC say they´re unable to do anything about these bugs because of the sequester? You know it´s coming.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: skedaddle, 3/5/2013 8:26:23 PM     (No. 9210268)

I´m tired of this same story year after year. The CDC and NIH should be spending some of their money fixing the problem. How about demanding cleanliness in all healthcare settings? And how about the pharmaceutical industry get busy developing new antibiotics?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1, 3/5/2013 9:05:38 PM     (No. 9210317)

#6, disincentives now that the gooberment is more involved via regulations and patent law. Helps drive them off-shore and .... laws of unintended consequences never seem to be something libtards are aware of, the meddlesome so-and-so´s.

Why are the pharmaceuticals manufactured in second and third-world countries, where the easy availability of the antibiotics and near-zero knowledge among the population on the correct usage, lead to the rapid development of resistant strains of bugs? As an example, look into how drugs are manufactured in India, and where the effluent is dumped, etc.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/5/2013 11:12:26 PM     (No. 9210470)

OK, I will say it. Lots of nurses and docs are thinking it but its pretty politically incorrect. There has been a general deterioration of just plain old CLEANLINESS in hospitals. Overworked, low skill workers trying hard just to get it done in a cost-effective manner. Watching them at work you realize thoroughness isn´t the primary thing. Bedrails often have half ripped off tape that people were too lazy to remove from who knows how many days/months ago? Germ catchers and breeders. Health care workers at all levels with dirty scrubs, dirty shoes and long hair hanging down. It´s disgusting to find a nice long dirty hair at bedside after a long-haired worker has just left. Blood stains not even cleaned off stand at pt. bedside from the last patient. Yes, we are hearing all about hand washing but it´s so much more than that. Political correctness IS killing us. BTW, this is seen whether you are in the top hospital in the city or the worst.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/6/2013 12:19:37 AM     (No. 9210519)

Let´s stop being PC and get to the point.
Americans are the only people that love to wash their hands constantly. As more and more immigrants pile into the country, expect to see more germs and disease.

Some foreign docs are as bad as the staff.
Wash your hands after using the restroom and take a shower before work.

How many medical personnel leave the hospital in scrubs to shop at Wally World and return to work ? Did they change their shoes or clothes ?

How many doctors leave one patient with who knows what, go into the next room, shake hands and then wash their hands ?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: provide, 3/6/2013 6:24:11 AM     (No. 9210663)

From the came people that gave us the bed bug infestation.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/6/2013 1:18:20 PM     (No. 9211567)

Hmmm, right on cue with Obamacare to take out the weak (We´re saving tons ´O´ cash boss!)

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