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(4870) OP gelungen – Patient tot | Die Story im Ersten - YouTube
eine einzige nacht im mehrbettzimmer - Krankenhaushygiene // simplest example the stetoscope. how often is a stetoscope desinfected? // also needs more time for patients and staff. //&! - Der unsichtbare Feind – Tödliche Supererreger aus Pharmafabriken | Die Story im Ersten //&! - Die Antibiotika Falle | Doku
antibiotic  HAI  infection  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  MRSA  staff  shortage  patient  safety  excess  deaths  Superbug  MCR-1  prevention  public  health  food–industrial  complex  bigpharma  big  pharma 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
Almost untreatable superbug CPE poses serious threat to patients, doctors warn | Society | The Guardian
New figures show that four times as many people have died as had previously been reported in an outbreak in Manchester.

In 2009, the first cases of a type of CPE called Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase were detected. In 2014, the hospital trust confirmed that 14 people had died from this infection, contracted within the hospital, in the previous four years.

But the Bureau’s research shows that there have been 61 deaths in the last seven years, including a six-year-old boy with leukaemia who caught the infection while undergoing a bone marrow transplant.
antibiotic  antibiotics  NHS  public  health  Superbug  MRSA  CDC  UK  USA  Germany  hospital  acquired  infection 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
How economics killed the antibiotic dream - BBC News
it is estimated that more will die of antibiotic resistance infection in 2050 than by Cancer. Costing 1tn in economic damage.
antibiotic  antibiotics  profit  maximisation  neoliberalism  crony  capitalism  sustainability  environment  Environmental  public  health  policy  food–industrial  multinational  Campylobacter  E.Coli  Salmonella  ESBL  MRSA  superbug  super  bug  MCR-1  China  Germany  UK  USA  Meat  Industry  NHS  Cancer 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Rise of deadly super bugs in hospitals linked to Tory austerity cuts - The London Economic
An ‘appalling’ rise in deadly super bugs E.coli and MRSA is linked to the Conservatives cutting and outsourcing cleaning contracts, according to GMB.

Three thousand cleaners have been slashed from the NHS wage bill since 2011/12, new figures reveal – despite hospitals treating more than a million more patients every year since then.

Meanwhile in the past year cases of E.coli, MRSA and MSSA – a strain of the MRSA bacteria – have rocketed by more than 8,000.
Superbug  MRSA  antibiotic  antibiotics  hospital  acquired  infection  E.coli  NHS  Austerity 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Superbugs are on track to kill 10 million people by 2050 if things don’t change—fast
[under reported ] Today, 23,000 Americans die each year from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Across the world, the estimated annual mortality rate is 700,000. If these trends continue, by 2050, 10 million people globally will die each year, as the potent diseases of previous centuries return to their old force, according to the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported an estimated 450,000 new cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. The emergence of multiple drug-resistant pneumonia and E. coli bacteria strains are predicted to contribute significantly to increased mortalities due to their ability to spread rapidly through populations.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
OP gelungen – Patient tot - Reportage & Dokumentation - ARD | Das Erste
Jahr für Jahr infizieren sich rund eine Million Patienten in Deutschland an Krankenhaus-Keimen. Bis zu 40.000 Menschen sterben daran, so die Schätzung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene. Die Gefahr wächst durch neue Keime, gegen die kein Antibiotikum hilft. Der Blick hinter die Kulissen unserer Krankenhäuser zeigt ein erschreckendes Bild: Tagtäglich werden die gesetzlichen Vorschriften missachtet – und alle Beteiligten wissen das. // Krankenhaushygieniker - --- nicht angestellt weil Wirtschaftlicher druck. // Todesurteil durch einfachste infektionen. Eine rachenentzuendung wird zum todesurteil. //&! Video: Wie multiresistente Keime ins Essen kommen -
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
'Almost too late': fears of global superbug crisis in wake of antibiotic misuse | Society | The Guardian
Despite European Union regulations aiming to cut back on the unnecessary use of antibiotics, Dr Brown believes it will take more than just legislation to tackle the superbug crisis. Market forces will need to be compelled to cut usage, perhaps when prompted by a shift in public opinion, he said. “Those with a vested interest find ways around legislation. So, in addition to public policy we will need also the power of market forces,” he added. “When the public start demanding meat that has not seen antibiotics - because they understand that the meat may contain antibiotic resistant bacteria - only then will real progress be made. We need education about the threat.”
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Bacteria that resist 'last antibiotic' found in UK - BBC News
[ over 80% of antibiotic use - livestock farming. also use of colistin. self-regulated. ] Bacteria that resist the most common antibiotic of last resort - colistin - have been discovered in the UK. Officials say the threat to human health is low, but is under ongoing review. Scientists warned the world was on the cusp of a post-antibiotic era when such resistance was discovered in China last month. Now checks have discovered the same resistance on three farms and in samples of human infections. [...] Colistin-resistance was discovered in fifteen of them, including samples of Salmonella and E. Coli. [...] The DNA that gives bacteria resistance to colistin - the mcr-1 gene - can spread rapidly between species. The concern is that colistin-resistance will now find its way into other superbugs to create infections that doctors cannot treat. //&! //&! //&! //&! //&! 50-50 chance to salvage situation -
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Weltgesundheitsorganisation: 420.000 Tote jährlich durch Lebensmittelinfektionen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Pro Jahr erkrankt fast ein Zehntel der Menschheit durch den Konsum verunreinigter Lebensmittel, Hunderttausende sterben daran. Ein Bericht der Weltgesundheitsorganisation erfasst auch, welche Erreger in Europa die meisten Probleme bereiten.
WHO  food  poisoning  food  borne  illness  Campylobacter  E.  coli  C.  diff  Salmonella  MRSA  public  health  policy  public  health  food  industry  Meat  Egg  Fish  Poultry  Ehec  sick  day  kitchen  hygiene 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
E. coli infections 'rise by 1,000' across England - BBC News
Dorset and North, East and West Devon were the worst hit for the infection with 629 and 612 cases each between September 2014 and September 2015. Public Health England figures show there were 39,604 from September 2014 to September 2015, compared with 38,291 for the same period the year before. The health authority said it was working to reduce the rate. [...] [BBQ?] July was the worst month of 2015 for E. coli with 3,371 cases. Public Health England said the E. coli infection was one of the most common bloodstream infections in the UK. //&!
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK’s poultry industry | World news | The Guardian
17m birds slaughtered in UK alone each week. // " You are producing them more slowly." << That is how we talk about animal lives. & UK Regulator: "its the job of the industry to crack this problem." (neoliberal stance, please self-regulate yourself) [...] "It's a judgement call what we publish. [...] we don't want consumers to be mislead or confused" < that is out of the book of repeat messages from the food lobby. // TORIES, nasty party. Like Osborne tax credit cut is a "judgement call" in his own words in-front of select committee. // // consumer ask for those "standards" because they ask for lower prices. and unregulated capitalism will short shrift to make more profit no matter what. even if it is just a penny. // Lack of compassion. Empathy. Also reflective towards our fellow human beings.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
The REAL Dirty Secret of the Poultry Industry... - YouTube
consumer ask for those "standards" because they ask for lower prices. and unregulated capitalism will short shrift to make more profit no matter what. even if it is just a penny. // Lack of compassion. Empathy. Also reflective towards our fellow human beings.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Multiresistente Keime: Weniger MRSA, mehr ESBL - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Resistenzrate bei einem der häufigsten multiresistenten Erreger, dem MRSA (Methicillin-resistenter Staphylococcus aureus), geht laut RKI in Deutschland stetig zurück. Die Resistenzrate bei VRE (Vancomycin-resistente Enterokokken) bleibt seit einigen Jahren mit Schwankungen auf konstantem Niveau, das jedoch über dem europäischen Durchschnitt liegt. Bei anderen Erregern wie den ESBL (Beta-Lactamase produzierende Enterobakterien) gibt es einen leichten, aber stetigen Anstieg.
MRSA  ESBL  superbug  antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  era  Hospital-acquired  infection 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Reportage: Die Antibiotika-Falle | 45 Min | NDR - YouTube
10% of people harbour multi-drug resistant dormant bacteria. big difference between bacteria & virus! // 22:35 - Raw Meat! >> Kitchen Hygiene! >> Handle with care. It's deadly. Literally. - // Used utensils/tools cross-contaminate other foods that is eaten raw or touched with hands to mouth. // Always use smooth surface cutting board. Always use one for meat. One for greens & vegetables that are not going to be cooked. // min 37 - self-regulation of livestock farming/industry about use of antibiotics. LOL! // livestock industry staff harbour zoonotic diseases & are ranked as high-risk patients at hospitals! // min 41 regulator does not plan a ban of use of reserve-antibiotics (reserved/last chance option for multi-drug resistant bacterial infection for hospital patients) in the livestock industry. // min 43 medical, social, economic thread! //&! methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA) & extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Pig MRSA Superbug Spreading To Humans Through Pork - YouTube
Pigs, Antibiotics and Us: This Guardian report exposes the shocking conditions of the UK's intensive pig farms, and the horrifying risk they pose to your health. // animal source of MRSA found in newborns umbilical cord. // long-term catastrophic consequences of producing cheap mass market meat, poultry, dairy, eggs. >> abuse of antibiotics to scale. // meat itself is not only a dose dependent toxin (public health) but by 2nd and 3rd degree IS a public health threat and a environmental and ecological thread. // companies (global conglomerates rootless crony capitalistic tax avoiders) are no stakeholders and don't share the same economic interests (long-term) // once you get livestock associated MRSA, you are dependent on a strong antibiotics probably for life and will probably not get rid of it //
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC One - Panorama, Antibiotic Apocalypse ... last class of antibiotics against superbugs are carbapenem / penem antibiotics // // enlightened self-interest to put more money into R&D for antibiotics vs O-Ton 'we are here to make money, not save life's.' Roche exec about price for HIV drugs // pharma is a hits business // need to meet in the middle; a private public joint venture from G7/OECD money put in by % capita per head + % of GDP (50/50). // there seems to be no urgency. antibiotics are and have to be seen as a utility. life at large will not function without it. like electricity and running water. companies can not work without workers on indefinite sick leave, paid partially in some countries by government.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Putenfleisch - Viele Keime, kaum Geschmack | Servicezeit | WDR - YouTube
fekalien belasted!!! You are literally eating shit. ( )--- //Acht Produkte im Labor- und Geschmackstest: Trotz Skandale um Antibiotika-Missbrauch in der Putenmast und den Nachweis antibiotikaresistenter Keime auf Fleischproben ist Putenfleisch nach wie vor beliebt. Sechs Kilogramm verspeist jeder von uns durchschnittlich im Jahr. Doch wie steht es um die Frische abgepackter Ware aus der Kühltheke? Wir haben Putenfleisch auf Keimbelastung und Geschmack getestet.
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Video "Tödliche Keime im Krankenhaus: Tausende Todesfälle wegen Hygienemängeln" | Kontraste | ARD Mediathek
1 million infektionen im jahr/deutschland &! Gesundheitsamt (via Kommunen) oversees Hygienic conditions at Hospitals. But staffing low, affected by Austerity/Fiscal Pact. << Short-Term ism &! todesursache Krankenhaus // + //
Krankenhauskeime  post-antibiotic  era  antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  transparency  VRE  MRSA  Vancomycin-resistant  Enterococcus  public  health  policy  public  health  Career  Politicians  austerity  accountability  oversight  Fiscal  Pact 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
ZDFzoom: Gefahr aus dem Schweinestall: Tödliche Keime -- Machtlose Politik - YouTube
where is risk/rewards ratio and cost benefit analysis of antibiotics abuse of industrial agriculture and farming in relation to future public health cost to the economy of tomorrow!!?? << policy makers and politics influenced by profit driven lobby. But Policy Makers and Politicians are not following Democratic, Representative (Voters) Ethical and Moral Objective Truth.
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january 2015 by asterisk2a
Grillfleisch: Gefährliche Keime in Stichproben gefunden - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Der agrarpolitische Sprecher der Grünen sieht in den Testergebnissen dennoch einen Hinweis auf eine wachsende Gefahr. "Die verschiedenen Keimresistenzen sind eine tickende Zeitbombe", sagt Friedrich Ostendorff. Er kritisiert, dass die Bundesregierung keine entscheidenden Maßnahmen ergreift, den Missbrauch von Antibiotika in der Massentierhaltung zu stoppen. Ende Mai hatten die Grünen bereits in mehreren Wurstprodukten problematische Keime gefunden. In zehn von 63 Wurstproben seien ESBL-Keime nachgewiesen worden, die ebenfalls gegen gängige Antibiotika resistent sein können.
MRSA  post-antibiotic  era  antibiotics  Industrial  Farming  agriculture  agriculture  industry  agriculture  policy  Meat  unintended  consequences  unknown  unknowns 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally : Goats and Soda : NPR
"The concern is that the consumption of last-resort drugs has also gone up significantly since 2010. If drug resistance develops to these antibiotics, we have nothing else left to use." [...] Over the past decade, bacteria have evolved to evade nearly every type of antibiotic. Most of us are familiar with MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), which causes deadly skin infections. But there's also a superbug version of gonorrhea, and a vicious gut pathogen, called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, which may kill up to 50 percent of people it infects. Doctors still have a few potent weapons against these pathogens, such as cephalosporins for gonorrhea and polymixins for CRE. But to keep these antibiotics effective, we need to make sure their use is limited.
post-antibiotic  era  antibiotics  public  health  policy  public  health  WHO  health  crisis  MRSA  superbug  multidrug-resistant  gonorrhea  Gonorrhoea  regulators  regulation 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
New superbugs could make UTIs fatal, not just uncomfortable - Quartz
More broadly, drug-resistant diseases and infections are growing in part because of the widespread over-use of antibiotics and other drugs in people and livestock, according to the WHO:
post-antibiotic  era  multidrug-resistant  gonorrhea  MRSA  urinary  tract  infection  UTI  anti-microbial  resistant  WHO  UK  USA  Europe  E.  coli 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
Superbug MRSA found in Christmas TURKEYS and public warned to make sure festive dinner is properly cooked - Mirror Online
DISCLAIMER "HANDLE WITH CARE." Food Standards Agency policy director Steve Wearne said: "Any risk of contracting MRSA through meat from animals with these bacteria is very low when usual good hygiene and thorough cooking practices are observed. All poultry should be handled hygienically and cooked thoroughly." Check out all the latest News, Sport & Celeb gossip at Follow us: @DailyMirror on Twitter | DailyMirror on Facebook + See & &
MRSA  superbug  HAI  food  industry  agriculture  industry  FDA  food  hygiene  kitchen  hygiene  omnivore  post-antibiotic  era  antibiotics 
november 2013 by asterisk2a
▶ Dr. Paul Brandenburg: Kliniken mit Nebenwirkungen | SWR1 Leute - YouTube
book. discussion on high level about hospital care/health care seen on international level. still patient care lacks some corners because of the capitalistic nature of hospitals who have to be/aim to be profitable.
moral  Leistungsdruck  MRSA  society  Politics  post-antibiotic  era  ethics  public  health  policy  chronic  diseases  capitalism  book  financial  incentive  private  healthcare  health  policy  Germany  cancer  productivity  healthcare 
september 2013 by asterisk2a
Multiresistente Keime: US-Behörde CDC warnt vor tödlichen Bakterien - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Zum ersten Mal hat die US-Regierung schätzen lassen, wie viele Menschen in den Vereinigten Staaten jedes Jahr an Infektionen mit Bakterien sterben, die gegen mehrere Antibiotika resistent sind. Die US-Seuchenschutzbehörde Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spricht von 23.000 Todesfällen pro Jahr, das wären in etwa so viele wie bei der Grippe. +
C.  diff  antibiotics  superbug  hospital-acquired  infection  MRSA  post-antibiotic  era  complexity  UK  HAI  unintended  consequences  USA  Gonorrhea  CDC 
september 2013 by asterisk2a
Antibiotic-resistant diseases pose 'apocalyptic' threat, top expert says | Society | The Guardian
Changes in modern medicine have exacerbated the problem by making patients more susceptible to infections. For example, cancer treatments weaken the immune system, and the use of catheters increases the chances of bugs entering the bloodstream.

tuberculosis  antibiotics  superbug  MRSA  gonorrhea  post-antibiotic  era  public  health  policy  NHS  WHO  public  health 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
The last antibiotic: Drug companies run out of weapons against the very same superbugs they helped create
Just how bad is the situation? Even Dr. Margaret Chan, the director general of the World Health Organization, couldn't deny the reality of the situation. "Things as common as strep throat or a child's scratched knee could once again kill," she said in a recent keynote address ( "Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in Europe, and elsewhere in the world. We are losing our first-line antimicrobials... For patients infected with some drug-resistant pathogens, mortality has been shown to increase by around 50%," she said.


Prospects for turning this situation around look dim. A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it.
WHO  Lobby  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  vaccine  public  health  public  health  policy  medical  advances  medical  research  medic  post-antibiotic  era  CPE  ESBL  MRSA  infection  superbug  CDC  antibiotics 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Superbug MRSA identified in US wastewater treatment plants
Wastewater plants are incubation facilities for MRSA. Pretty sure policy makers will use this as a means to enforce chlorination.
december 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC iPlayer - Horizon: 2012-2013: Defeating the Superbugs
Documentary about scientists who are tracking the emergence of 'superbugs' - dangerous bacteria resistant to antibiotics - around the world.

- MRSA and other antibiotic resistant infections and diseases (some recent new cases of Tuberculosis in South East Asia) pose a major public health risk.

History doesn't repeat, but it rhymes. Another similar case of Black Death which will decimate significant percentage of world population will occur again one way or the other.

Finding new antibiotics is of critical concern. But Drug companies incentives to research isn't matched by a 'possible threat'.

Prevalent use for negligible illnesses (using a cannonball to shoot a bird) and abuse of antibiotics in meat and poultry industry makes current antibiotics useless against new superbug strains.

- Rise in UK drug-resistant tuberculosis cases
The [Health Protection Agency (HPA)] agency said it was disappointed by the increase which "remains a concern".
evolution  pharma  pharmaceutical  industry  unintended  consequences  superbug  tuberculosis  Multi-drug-resistant  tuberculosis  E.  Coli  C  diff  public  health  Food  antibiotics  MRSA 
september 2012 by asterisk2a
Toxic Megacolon Superbug |
MRSA is killing more people in USA than AIDS.
C.  diff  antibiotics  MRSA 
august 2012 by asterisk2a
Odysso - Das will ich wissen! | Verseuchte Geflügelfleischpackung - YouTube
Abuse of antibiotics in mass food production of meat ... comes back with a vengeance as resistance increases. Means that antibiotics will not work any longer in the long run for simple infections treating people.
antibiotics  MRSA 
april 2012 by asterisk2a

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