Thanks, Leila. I sent questions I had to Occulus but haven't received a response yet. But your article is just what I need to share with my son's doctors in an explanation of how the substance works and that cllinical trails have been done.
Do you know if clinical trials are being considered for treatment or prevention of UTIs? ( I know you had asked Dr. Young about that long ago.)
Don't give up MaryJane. It's a long road and there's a lot of complacency to contend with. But if you keep your spirits up and just keep supplying more and more info, people will start to acknowledge the importance of Microcyn as a medical breakthrough. These videos contain much info:
I wish I could say that clinical trials for urology have begun but I fear we are caught up in entrepeneurial entanglements that may put this off for awhile. I don't know. But cllnical trials can cost up to a quarter of a billion dollars and Oculus is still pushing hard for profitability at this point. A lot of people are suffering because of this, but I try not to blame anyone.
Hoji Alimi, the founder and CEO of Oculus, is a good man--you might try expressing your concerns to him: firstname.lastname@example.org
You're a loving Mom--and your son is blessed with that gift.
most state it will disinfect if left wet for 10 minutes on non-porous surfaces.
the forst time i read instructional odnhand sanitizer, it stated at least a couple minutes and to let air dry for that time/
who does this----------- no body
i posted a new c diff treatment i saw on med page on this forum last night, it sounds strange, but check it out and you can always get more info from the people doing this technique. it is weird though, transplant of feces, but they said they had success.i will come back and edit with the link
My son contracted a UTI (club ciela(sp?)) at the trauma hospital that not only is resistant but required that we all wear isolation gowns not only for his trauma stay but also for his rehab stay (total of five months). We were very compliant about the gowns ad gloves and were told at then end of our rehab stay that we are the exception.
He evidently still has the germs since they were never killed. The only time I wear gloves while taking care of him is when I administer a bullet (for obvious reasons). I do, however, wash my hands 100 times a day. Yes my hand are dry ( a bit of EVOO before bed helps when I remember). No one at my house has gotten sick, nor has Ryan. It his urine gets on a open wound, there is probably a risk.
One of the nurses at his rehab facility told me that washing was better than gloves since the gloves are in the same room as the patient and exposed not only to his germs, but those of anyone touching the box without washing first. She also expressed the need for patients for skin to skin contact. How would you feel if no one was willing to touch you without putting on gloves? Washing before and after contact is the answer.
Ryan got his infection by doing bowel program in the bed (no option at that time) with a foley (again, no option at that time). I do still think that better hygiene could have prevented it (securing the foley area so that no contact with stool was possible). My big fear is that if he ever an inpatient again and they test him, it is back to isolation even though he has carried this for almost two years and no one has gotten sick. We used to joke that we were going to take the foley hose and swing it around the room to make them properly clean in the unit. Watching the cleaning person every day make me understand that they are not as diligent as I am in my kitchen and my kitchen is not a trauma unit.--eak
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