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Another Tampa Bay player comes down with MRSA

Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Yes I know all about staph. I've literally admitted ER patients with cellulitis and went on rounds and placed I & Ds in the OR. That is why I was explaining to you how over prescription and incorrect usage of ABs can "create" MRSA.

Methicillin in the name MRSA is misleading, it groups all staph a. That is resistant to the penicillin family and one other family of ABs

Vancomycin is what we used via IV at out hospital. I never ran into a vancomycin resistant strain, but I heard about them.


I think we're saying similar things in a different way. I just disagreed with the notion that people "create" MRSA. That cat is already out of the bag, other than the gycopeptides, HA-MRSA will pretty much laugh at anything you throw at it, even then, the appearance of VISA and VRSA is incredibly worrisome.


I do think a lot of people neglect using antibiotics in the proper way and thus they end up with some form of pathogenic bacteria that survives and develops resistance to that particular antibiotic, through transformation, transduction or other forms of gene transfer. It also makes it more likely that the infection returns down the road with a vengeance and is far worse the second time around.


With the amount of antibiotics that we utilize in agriculture, that its kind of a losing effort though, hard to worry about a dripping faucet when your toilet is overflowing down the hall.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Oct 12, 2013 at 4:56 PM ]
The league and the players' union have jointly acknowledged the problem of MRSA infections at the Buccaneers' facilities, and vowed to work together to deal with it.




In a joint statement, the NFL and the Players' Association also acknowledged that Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks is the third Buccaneers player to contract a MRSA infection since training camp. "The NFL and NFLPA have worked together in response to the MRSA matter in Tampa Bay," the statement said. "The jointly retained specialist has met with the team, supervised the inspection of the facilities, conducted medical examinations and agrees with the team medical staff that Mr. Banks does not pose a risk of transmission to other players.

The specialist also met with team officials from the Eagles. All players have been advised of the process and we will continue to work together to jointly monitor the situation."

There was some talk that the union was so concerned about the potential spread of infection at the Buccaneers' facility that they would call for Sunday's game to be postponed or canceled, but the NFL has confirmed that the game against the Eagles will go on as planned.



With these acknowledgements by the NFL and NFLPA, Lawrence Tynes' case only grows stronger. At some point the Glazers simply ought to give in and do the right thing by him.



http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/11/4546903/former-chiefs-kicker-lawrence.html


Tynes, 35, has filed an injury grievance with the Bucs, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, saying he picked up the potentially deadly Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacterial infection (MRSA) during training camp.

The grievance, confirmed by league and team sources, states that Tynes, who entered the NFL as an undrafted Chiefs free agent in 2001, takes medicine daily to combat the infection. MRSA is known to be resistant to some common antibiotics, including penicillin.

The infection originated in August at the site of an ingrown toenail on Tynes' right, or kicking, foot, according to the Tampa Bay Times. A second Bucs player, guard Carl Nicks, 28, has a recurring MRSA infection at the site of a blister on his left foot, according to Tampa general manager Mark Dominik.

Worse still, the infections may not be limited to Tynes and Nicks. With concerns more players could be at risk, Bucs officials were working with representatives from the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network to determine the severity of the problem.

USA Today reported Friday that an NFL physicians survey documented 33 cases of MRSA in the NFL from 2006 to 2008, or an average of 11 per season. Among teams that had experienced cases were the St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Washington. 

Tynes' grievance states that the Bucs breached NFL protocol by placing Tynes on the Non Football Injury list after he became infected with MRSA, according to the CBS report.

Tynes' agent, Ken Harris, told La Canfora that Tynes is still receiving paychecks but can't receive 401k match funds or annuity benefits. He's also "blocked from accruing a season of service towards his pension, both which have significant financial ramifications," according to the report.
Carl Nicks, the Bucs top guard, also was infected by MRSA, but he remained on their roster and returned to action in Week 3. According to union sources, their grievance claims that Tynes was not cultured for MRSA by the team -- causing a delay of over two weeks between when his diagnosis was made, and treatment began -- while Nicks was placed on the correct battery of drugs right away. Furthermore, the NFLPA claims that at least three other Bucs players contacted staph infections around the time Tynes got MRSA, and the union continues to investigate whether a member of the Bucs' training staff was being treated for MRSA as players were reporting to camp.

The grievance also states, according to union sources, that head coach Greg Schiano was part of the decision-making process to put Tynes on NFI -- and thus claim that he contacted a strain of MRSA different from what Nicks got at the team facility -- and that decision led to a delay in the kicker's diagnosis and treatment and the level of care made available to him. And the grievance also notes Schiano's remarks that Tynes was doing well and recovering at a time when he was actually getting the PICC line to his heart to stave off the infection.

Schiano made no attempts to contact or communicate with Tynes throughout the ordeal, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, though GM Mark Dominik did at least once.


http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/jason-la-canfora/24036106/examining-the-mrsa-grievance-lawrence-tynes-filed-against-the-bucs
Cliff Notes-The Glazer's are cheap and Greg Schiano is a dick.
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Originally posted by PrisonOfGlass:
I haven't read into this at all, so I'm not sure who's been affected. Hopefully, for the Bucs, this is happening on the offensive side of the ball since they spend so little time on the field as is.

Good point, Their offense is down right offensive to watch!!





Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by NeonNiner:
Stay strong Goldy

LOL, this. Think Goldson is going "WTF did I get into" right about now? Feel bad for the guy, he went from a Superbowl appearance to rock bottom.

He wanted that cash... now he might end up needing it for treatment if he catches anything.
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Okay, I did some research for about 2 1/2 minutes and this is what I came up with.

http://www.ehow.com/about_5558952_mrsa-rectum-symptoms.html

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/opinions/55772/


Rumor has it, someone played a prank (to begin with) and that someone was infected--wiped some of his stuff on the toilet paper in each stall, just as a prank, then you know what happened next


http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-mrsa-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Originally posted by LVJay:
Okay, I did some research for about 2 1/2 minutes and this is what I came up with.

http://www.ehow.com/about_5558952_mrsa-rectum-symptoms.html

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/opinions/55772/


Rumor has it, someone played a prank (to begin with) and that someone was infected--wiped some of his stuff on the toilet paper in each stall, just as a prank, then you know what happened next


http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-mrsa-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus

So they could even contract Hepatitis C....god what idiots....
I had a staff infection under my armpit. It started out as a small pimple and then grew to the size of a golf ball. A surgeon cut it open and removed the puss. I changed the dressing twice a day on the open wound. It started healing and another grows underneath the original infection. Go through the procedure again and then a few days later another infection and then another. The surgeon tells me the infection is immune to antibiotics. It finally healed when the physician cleaned out the entire area. For athletes that are constantly getting bumps, scrapes, and bruises, an infected environment may have to be shut down if the infection continues.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
LOL, this. Think Goldson is going "WTF did I get into" right about now? Feel bad for the guy, he went from a Superbowl appearance to rock bottom.

But but but he got paid doe lulz
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Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by LVJay:
Okay, I did some research for about 2 1/2 minutes and this is what I came up with.

http://www.ehow.com/about_5558952_mrsa-rectum-symptoms.html

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/opinions/55772/


Rumor has it, someone played a prank (to begin with) and that someone was infected--wiped some of his stuff on the toilet paper in each stall, just as a prank, then you know what happened next


http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-mrsa-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus

So they could even contract Hepatitis C....god what idiots....

LOL good one!! They have a great coach, too
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
I think we're saying similar things in a different way. I just disagreed with the notion that people "create" MRSA. That cat is already out of the bag, other than the gycopeptides, HA-MRSA will pretty much laugh at anything you throw at it, even then, the appearance of VISA and VRSA is incredibly worrisome.


I do think a lot of people neglect using antibiotics in the proper way and thus they end up with some form of pathogenic bacteria that survives and develops resistance to that particular antibiotic, through transformation, transduction or other forms of gene transfer. It also makes it more likely that the infection returns down the road with a vengeance and is far worse the second time around.


With the amount of antibiotics that we utilize in agriculture, that its kind of a losing effort though, hard to worry about a dripping faucet when your toilet is overflowing down the hall.

was miley cyrus in the locker room?
Originally posted by boast:
you're gonna call someone a quack and then say that god stuff in the same paragraph about science? how f**king lame is that?

This ^ ya how f**king lame is that Phoenix49ers are you a doctor or you a scientist?????? You don't know jack about Colloidal Silver LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!
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why are they eating silver in the first place? lolwhat does that stuff do, those side effects are ridiculous lol