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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Absolutely!: Go to this medicare url for checklist of questions to ask prospective nursing homes http://www.Medicare.Gov/nursing/checklist.Asp.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Wrong question: What you really need to know is: what is the precise diagnosis, not the type of bacteria. Is this the best treatment? Is this the best DR. for me? It ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience in Family Medicine
More dangerous staph: Mrsa stands for mehticillin resistant stapholoccus aureus. A staph that is resistant to many common antibiotics. Often it is also more aggressive than ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
26 years experience in Podiatry
MRSA: Methicillin resistant staph aureus- ever growing difficult to treat bacterial infection.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Antibiotics ICU: Your baby will require intensive antibiotic therapy in the ICU. The docs and nurses will take good care of your baby. Hang in there.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Probably not: Some pneumonia is very aggressive and even with treatment may cause death. Age, smoker, lung disease, heart trouble. Other illnesses.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience in Wound care
Staph aureus: Staph aureus is a common bacteria that practically all of us have on our skin. This is called colonization. There are some staph that are more resist ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Christopher
Specializes in Psychiatry
Yes, but....: An allergy to vancomycin can cause this reaction. However, depending on the timing of the original infection, peeling skin can be from the original i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Respiratory failure.: Respiratory failure means that the person was unable to effectively take in oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide. This could be due to a failure in an ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Similar: Septic shock can occur with many types of bacteria including Meningococcal bacteria, other bacteria, fungal infections and even viruses. They have in ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
S. lugdunensis: This coagulase-negative malignant organism possesses many of the severe disease creating mechanisms as staph aureus and is also a producer of biofilms ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Potentially: If someone was chronically aspirating the concern would be that is a large amount of stomach contents was somehow aspirated the lungs would be more se ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Alcohol wipes should be enough. Do not get too fussy with cleanliness of the child's environment. A sterile environment may not be good. See this site ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Somewhat: Mrsa can cause cellulitis. The antibiotics you take for cellulitis or to treat MRSA infection can cause c. Difficile overgrowth disease.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Don't know : Percentages, but likely very small as most infections are staph and not everyone has amputations.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
It varies: If you see people who are drowning, they really struggle at the beginning. People who develop resp failure from sepsis or copd, they suffer initially, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tchaka Shepherd
22 years experience in Trauma Surgery
GSW: Gunshot wounds that are complicated by an infection are not uniformly fatal but certainly can at times lead to mortalities. Mortality rates and infect ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible: Both MRSA especially if in the blood as well as antibiotics used to treat that can cause your GFR to drop as you described.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Memory: Looks like you are wondering if staph and congestive heart failure can interfere w/memory. The stress of that certainly can. As things resolve memory ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
34 years experience in Critical Care
Endocarditis. : What you describe is endocarditis. The vegetations harbor the bacteria that are identified when blood cultures are obtained. Sepsis, heart failure as ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Possible, not likely: Staph (whether MRSA or non-MRSA types) is not a common cause of dental abscesses, although it could happen. All abscess symptoms are pretty much the s ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Aging population: People are living longer, and there is a wave of aging baby boomers. This causes an increase in the numbers of the elderly, a group that is at increas ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes there are!: The location, depth, contamination, and health status of the individual with the cut all play a role here. Not to mention the tetanus status. When in ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe: Any child or adult with a bacterial infection, who is not getting better while taking oral antibiotics, should be rechecked by the doctor to see what ... Read More

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