Re: A problem in hospitals

BrentB wrote:
Mark Probert wrote:
Roman Bystrianyk wrote:
Mark Probert wrote:

Two strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA),
termed epidemic strains (EMRSA-15 and EMRSA-16).

Why would they term it "epidemic strains".
Who is "they" and do you have a cite?

I've been in my fair share
of hospitals and from what I've been told the word is appropriate.
Got proof?

MARILYNN MARCHIONE, "Drug-resistant superbug spreading", Houston
Chronicle, August 17, 2006,

A once-rare drug-resistant germ now appears to cause more than half of
all skin infections treated in U.S. emergency rooms, say researchers
who documented the superbug's startling spread in the general

Many victims mistakenly thought they just had spider bites that
wouldn't heal, not drug-resistant staph bacteria. Only a decade ago,
these germs were hardly ever seen outside hospitals and nursing homes.

Doctors also were caught off-guard - most of them unwittingly
prescribed medicines that do not work against the bacteria.

"It is time for physicians to realize just how prevalent this is," said
Dr. Gregory Moran of Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, who led the study.

Skin infections can be life-threatening if bacteria get into the
bloodstream. Drug-resistant strains can also cause a vicious type of
pneumonia and even "flesh-eating" wounds.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paid for the study,
published in today's New England Journal of Medicine. Several authors
have consulted for companies that make antibiotics.

Researchers analyzed all skin infections among adults who went to
hospital emergency rooms in 11 U.S. cities in August 2004. Of the 422
cases, 249, or 59 percent, were caused by methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. Such bacteria are impervious to the
penicillin family of drugs long used for treatment.

The proportion of infections caused by MRSA ranged from 15 percent to
as high as 74 percent in some hospitals.

The good news: MRSA infections contracted outside a hospital are easier
to treat. The study found several antibiotics work against them,
including some sulfa drugs that have been around for decades. A
separate study in the journal reports the effectiveness of Cubicin.

However, doctors need to test skin infections to see what germ is
causing them, researchers said.

Thanks for proof. I note the OP did not have it.

is that all your going to say?

lmfao, gets better and better

It surely does, Smurf-boy. Roman IS a gentleman and courteously provided information.

Compare his post to yours, if you are capable, and see the difference in my response.