Monday, August 31, 2015

Multidrug Resistant Cells - the Achilles Heel of Modern Medicine

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Destroy the multidrug resistant disease before it destroys us.

Today, after all our years of medical advancement and our treatment with pharmaceutical wonder drugs, disease after disease attacks us because of multidrug resistant cells forming in our bodies.

Ironically, the cause of this evolution of drug resistant cells was our excessive use of various prescription drugs given to us by our own health providers.  Of course, the drugs received approval from the Food and Drug Administration, FDA, who knew better and did nothing for years.

Multidrug resistant cells evolved from our greed to pump more and more medicine into the patients.  The next trend was to create prescription medication needed for life by the patient, thus guaranteeing more cash flow for the doctor, dentist, hospital, clinic, health diagnostic centers, drug companies, and insurance companies.


When humans started dying from overdoses and then from multidrug resistant diseases, the moneychangers shifted tactics and started prescribing the same antibiotics for animals when kept in confined quarters.  Well that included cows, chickens, and pigs.


Today more antibiotics sell for animal feed than to treat humans.  However, the saturation of animals with antibiotics has now made animals a greater source of the dangerous antibiotics entering the human body, than treatment from our doctors.

These are recent headlines this year.


Multidrug-resistant Shigellosis Spreading in the United States

Indian Woman Being Treated in U.S. for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Outbreak of drug-resistant infection could kill 80,000 in UK, report warns

Understanding CRE, the 'nightmare' superbug that contributed to 2 deaths in L.A.

Nations Failing to Combat 'Global Threat' of Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs: WHO

Dr. Keiji Fukuda, WHO's assistant director-general for health security. "All types of microbes—including many viruses and parasites—are becoming resistant to medicines. Of particularly urgent concern is the development of bacteria that are progressively less treatable by available antibiotics. This is happening in all parts of the world, so all countries must do their part to tackle this global threat."


These are some of the multidrug resistant diseases now in circulation.

The Original Superbug: Staphylococcus Aureus - MRSA

Almost everyone's heard of MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, yet few people understand just how pervasive the original superbug has become.

Roughly one in 50 people carries a strain of staph resistant to common antibiotics, according to the National Institutes of Health. If the bug invades a wound, it can cause an infection that is minor and localized, as in a pimple, or serious and widespread, involving the heart, lungs, blood and bones.

"MRSA continues to be the biggest threat because it could become more widespread," said Dr. William Schaffner, chair of prevention at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
MRSA infections usually strike elderly hospital inpatients or nursing home residents. But the number of MRSA cases out in the community is on the rise, according to the NIH.  The disease spreads between people working out at the gym through contaminated towels or equipment, and passed between children at day care facilities.


Most forms of cancer

Ebola

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes HIV infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

Flu (Influenza)

Malaria

Meningitis

Pneumonia

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STDs)

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia

Tuberculosis (TB)

Diarrhea

The Food Borne Bugs: Escherichia Coli and Salmonella

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Micrograph of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
(MRSA, brown) surrounded by cellular debris

Antimicrobial resistance: A growing health issue

The emergence of drug-resistant microbes is not new or unexpected. Both natural causes and societal pressures drive bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other microbes to continually change in an effort to evade the drugs developed to kill them.

Natural causes

Like all organisms, microbes undergo random genetic mutations, and these changes can enhance drug resistance. Resistance to a drug arising by chance in just a few organisms can quickly spread through rapid reproduction to entire populations of a microbe.

Societal pressures

Antimicrobial resistance is fostered by the overuse and misuse of antimicrobial drugs in people as well as animals; a lack of diagnostic tests to rapidly identify infectious agents; and poor hand hygiene and infection control in healthcare and community settings.

Together, these forces contribute to the problem of drug-resistant infections that are increasingly difficult and costly to treat. 


Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria, increasingly seen not only in hospitals and healthcare settings (hospital acquired or HA-MRSA) but also in the wider community, especially among people in close contact such as athletes (community associated or CA-MRSA).

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) bacteria are resistant to vancomycin, an antibiotic regarded as a drug of last resort.

Microbes increasingly resistant to drugs

SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Antimicrobial (Drug) Resistance.

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So why am I trying to upset you about the dangers in your life?  Two reasons drive me.  First, you need to be aware of how your respected institutions have poisoned you, maybe not intentionally, but the result is just as fatal.

Second, there are innovative projects underway across the nation to address the dangerous multi-drug resistant cells using natural compounds that were first used by the Chinese thousands of years ago.  One company in the Blue Grass Region of Kentucky, CBA Pharma, developed a natural compound to reverse the pumping action of multi-drug resistant cells which allows them to then be destroyed.


Just as important, researchers at a health clinic in Texas and at the Massachusetts General Hospital have recently announced results using a Chinese herbal compound to stop Ebola, and experiments are underway in other labs as well.  American patients and the medical world need to know the compound is in capsule form and seems to have been effective in treating many multi-drug resistant diseases.

If, in fact, the runaway multi-drug resistant diseases have become the Super Diseases of the 21st century, we must arm our medical community with the most effective tools possible to save lives in spite of the mutation capability of the disease.

NOTE:  The publisher has a very small quantity of stock in CBA Pharma, a privately held company, with nominal value. 
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