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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
"Götter in Weiß": Haben deutsche Kliniken ein Hygiene-Problem? - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In Deutschland haben jährlich etwa eine halbe Million Menschen eine Krankenhausinfektion. Bis zu 15.000 sterben an den Folgen.
HAI  hospital  acquired  infection  antibiotic  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  Superbug  mcr-1  public  health  profit  maximisation  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  prevention  food–industrial  aggag  animal  agriculture 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
England and Wales death rate rise linked to longer stays in hospital | Society | The Guardian
The sharp rise in the death rate in recent years could be down to the number of people being kept too long in hospital, inadequate social care and austerity-linked pressures on the NHS, academics say.

About 7,800 extra deaths a year in England and Wales are being caused by the dramatic increase in the number of people being forced to stay in hospital longer than necessary because they cannot safely be discharged, it is claimed.
NHS  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Council  social  elderly  care  ageing  chronic  sick  population  Austerity  STP  CEP  waiting  times  rationing  demographic  bubble  mental  health  loneliness  recovery  infection  Nurses  staff  shortage  Crisis  winter 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Uniklinik Frankfurt: Gefährliche Keime auf Intensivstation gefunden - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In der Uniklinik Frankfurt sind multiresistente Bakterien bei fünf Patienten nachgewiesen worden. Drei von ihnen sind mittlerweile tot - laut Klinik aber wegen anderer Grunderkrankungen. [...] Krankenhauskeime verursachen in Deutschland und vielen anderen Ländern große Probleme. In Europa sterben einer Studie zufolge mehr als 90.000 Patienten pro Jahr an Krankenhausinfektionen. Die Forscher gehen von jährlich rund als 2,6 Millionen Infektionen aus, die sich Menschen erst in einer Klinik zuziehen.
hospital  acquired  infection  antibiotics  NHS  public  health  economics  food–industrial  complex  McDonalds  lobby  Regulation  regulators  self-regulation  big  pharma 
may 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
Hospital visitors could soon help feed and clean patients in NHS Grampian | Press and Journal
guilting members of the family to care for patients in a hospital! LOL! // trialled in geriatric ward. now rolled out across. // already done in fife and lanarkshire // WITHOUT TRAINING. high risk of spreading of hospital infections! //
NHS  Grampian  Scotland  England  staff  shortage  Austerity  STP  bedblocking  bed  blocking  hospital  acquired  infection  adult  elderly  social  care  demographic  bubble  ageing  population  chronic  sick 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Scotland's largest health board flag up high levels of failure in dozen key areas including early cancer detection - Daily Record
And the report highlighted concerns about levels of bacterial infection, care of stroke patients, stop-smoking services, staff sickness absence and complaints.
NHS  Scotland  hospital  acquired  infection  Cancer  health  care  demand  Austerity  CVD  antibiotics  antibiotic 
april 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
Hospital bug infecting more patients of working age in Scotland
INFECTIONS with the hospital bug clostridium difficile are rising among patients of working age in Scotland - reversing a previous crackdown. New figures show consecutive increases in the number of people under the age of 65 falling ill with C-diff, [...] "Antibiotics can also cause C-diff infections so additional information on this has been shared with our staff to try to reduce the amount antibiotics prescribed routinely in our hospitals.
Hospital-acquired  infection  post-antibiotic  era  C.  diff  antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  OAP  ageing  population  premature  ageing  premature  death  demographic  bubble  health  care  cost  economic  damage  prevention  microbiome  Gut  Flora  food  poisining  food  born  pathogen  food  borne  illness  Meat  Industry  Poultry  Industry  kitchen  hygiene 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
New UK food poisoning figures published | Food Standards Agency
There are more than 500,000 cases of food poisoning a year from known pathogens. This figure would more than double if it included food poisoning cases from unknown pathogens.
Campylobacter was the most common foodborne pathogen, with about 280,000 cases every year. [...] Poultry meat was the food linked to the most cases of food poisoning, with an estimated 244,000 cases every year [... BUT ...] 10 million cases of infectious intestinal disease (IID) a year are not yet attributed to a specific pathogen. [ lack of backtracking, unable to backtrack to source ] &! &! Hidden Death Toll - //&! - 2014 excess of 1m cases.
UK  food  poisoning  food  borne  illness  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  Hospital-acquired  infection  Meat  Industry  livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  lobby  public  health  public  safety  Campylobacter  kitchen  hygiene  Poultry  Industry  E.  coli  C.  diff  Listeria  Salmonella 
march 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 -
antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  Hospital-acquired  infection  Meat  Industry  livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  lobby  public  health  public  safety  MRSA  premature  death  lobbying  lobbyist  Poultry  Industry  pharmaceutical  pharma  big  pharma  economic  damage  medical  profession  medical  research  medical  advances  Politics  Career  Politicians  prevention  livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  staff  shortage  sepsis  septicaemia 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Antibiotic-Resistant "Superbugs" in Meat |
So the dire phrasing from head officials may be warranted. There are now infections like carbapenem-resistant enterobacter that are resistant to nearly all antibiotics, even to so-called drugs of last resort. Worryingly, some of these last resort drugs are being used extensively in animal agriculture. [...] it never fails to shock me that the meat industry can get away with something so forcefully and universally condemned by the public health community. What other industrial sector could get away with putting people at such risk? It speaks to the combined might of the livestock industry and the pharmaceutical industry in holding sway over our democratic process, no matter what the human health consequences.
antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  Hospital-acquired  infection  Meat  Industry  livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  lobby  public  health  public  safety 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Vermeintlich harmloses Bakterium tötet 18 Patienten - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Elizabethkingia anophelis // Anopheles // dass Elizabethkingia anophelis im Jahr 2013 zweimal als Verursacher von Infektionswellen benannt wurde: Einmal in einer Intensivstation in Singapur und einmal in einem Krankenhaus in Zentralafrika. In beiden Fällen erwiesen sich die betreffenden Bakterienstämme als multiresistent gegen verschiedene Antibiotika, Elizabethkingia anophelis gilt seitdem als potenzieller Krankenhauskeim - eine möglicherweise wachsende Gefahr.
antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  Hospital-acquired  infection 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Triathlete died after doctor failed to diagnose meningitis | UK news | The Guardian
Hettiarachchi accepted he did not point out Penrose’s high blood pressure, low pulse and skin blotching to Ghoneim, but denied he had already reached a diagnosis. [...] During the morning of 12 August her daughter complained of pins and needles in her face, neck and back. An ambulance was called and took Penrose back to A&E. She was seen at 11.30am, but was not given antibiotics until 1pm – about the same time a scan revealed her body was shutting down. Penrose died a short time later. [...] Simpson criticised the delay in administering antibiotics, as well as the errors made by junior doctors.
sepsis  septicaemia  meningitis  immune  system  autoimmune  response  infection  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era 
february 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
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.
antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  era  superbug  Hospital-acquired  infection  infection  MRSA  E.  coli  C.  diff  Zoonotic  Diseases  zoonosis  pharma  pharmaceutical  industry  big  pharma  patent  Wall  Street  crony  capitalism  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Soziale  Marktwirtschaft  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  Career  Politicians  policy  folly  policy  error  Makers 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Superbugs Found Along Britain’s Surf - The Latest News
A proportion of the bacteria found along the U.K. coastline are pathogenic. Of these pathogen some, worryingly, are antibiotic resistant according to a new survey. Researchers have found that some of the Escherichia coli bacteria found floating at the surface of Britain’s coastal waters are resistant to antibiotics. Samples were taken from 97 different costal spots around Wales and England. Of these 97 sites, 15 contained E. coli that was resistant to third-generation cephalosporins, These are a class of antibiotics that are used as antibiotics of last resort, when the other antibiotics cannot be used. Although the actual proportions of antibiotic resistant bacteria was low (less than one tenth of one percent), this is still a dangerous number and poses a risk to people who swim with cuts or to aquatic sports enthusiasts. [...] The growing menace of antibiotic resistance is, arguably, the single biggest threat faced by the world’s population.
post-antibiotic  era  antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  E.  coli  Hospital-acquired  infection 
april 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.
post-antibiotic  era  antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  omnivore  Intensivtierhaltung  Massentierhaltung  abuse  of  power  Lobbying  lobbyist  lobby  industrial  agriculture  agriculture  industry  Farming  MRSA  C.  diff  Salmonella  Hospital-acquired  infection  public  health  policy  public  health  Listeria 
february 2015 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
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. +
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september 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Valley fever: An incurable illness in the dust
Valley fever. Endemic areas in Arizona, California, Utah, New Mexico and Texas, plus Mexico and Argentina
Valley  Fever  coccidioidomycosis  Lung  Infection  Fungal  Infection 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
More Than an Apple a Day: Preventing Our Most Common Diseases - YouTube
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july 2013 by asterisk2a
Flaxseeds & Breast Cancer Prevention - YouTube
Use of antibiotics reduces good bacteria in human intestine that converts plant lignin (Lignan (sigular, into human active lignin which fights the proliferation of cancer. Antibiotics misuse and abuse is having unintended consequences (side effects) on peoples life (ie long-term less quality of life and shorter life span).
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april 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.
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january 2013 by asterisk2a
How infection can trigger autoimmune disease
Is autoimmunity like friendly fire without someone in the upper echelons calling the immune soldiers back?

Scientists find the urgency and speed at which B cells mutate within the germinal centre, as well as the random nature of the process, could be at the heart of auto-immune diseases. Programing errors as well as false positives as far as identifying cells of the body as foreign intruders are therefore frequent and the control of rampant B-Cells appears to depend on the proximity to the germinal centre:

"When antigen is abundant and generally available throughout the body, rogue autoantibody-generating B cells are deleted and autoimmunity avoided. Conversely, when target antigen is located only in a tissue or organ remote from the germinal centre, B cells capable of reacting against both antigen and 'self' are able to escape the germinal centre and produce autoantibodies."
infection  immune  system  autoimmune  response  disease 
december 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Battling the bacterial threat to modern medicine
"Antibiotics are losing their effectiveness at a rate that is both alarming and irreversible," said the Chief Medical Officer for England and Wales, Dame Sally Davies, earlier this month.

Microbiologist at the University of Birmingham, Prof Laura Piddock, told BBC's Newsnight that antibiotics are miracle drugs which underpin all areas of 21st Century medicine.

"But if we allow resistance to proliferate, then we undermine all of those medical advances," she said.


They are concerned that we overuse these drugs, most recently through online sales on the internet.

Prof Piddock explained that when you take an antibiotic you are having an impact not only on your health, but potentially on that of other people too.

> Gonorrhoea that becomes problematic to treat
> Tubercolosis becomes problematic
Europe 'losing' superbugs battle
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december 2012 by asterisk2a

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