Dr Chris Burton, Medical Director at North Bristol NHS Trust, has released this statement:
'In August a premature baby sadly died in Southmead Hospital neonatal intensive care unit and pseudomonas infection contributed to the death. In light of experience in other neonatal Masteron Mental Effects ICUs where this has happened North Bristol NHS Trust immediately put in place measures to review infection control procedures in Primobolan Xbs the unit and minimise the risk to other babies.
One measure has been to screen/test babies on the unit and since the first case, 12 have been found to have pseudomonas bacteria on the skin. On its own this does not cause illness or require treatment but presents a risk if bacteria gets into the blood stream. One baby has had treatment for a minor infection but the others remain well and eight have been discharged home. Three babies with the bacteria on their skin remain in the unit but are being treated in isolation.
Pseudomonas bacteria have been found in the water supply in the neonatal ICU and this is the most common source when similar events have happened in other units. To minimise the risk "Gensci China Jintropin" to patients, strict infection control measures have been instituted for staff, parents and visitors. Babies are washed in sterile water and the tap water is being filtered to ensure that any pseudomonas bacteria "Gensci China Jintropin" is removed. Other 4-chlorodehydromethyltestosteron measures that have been adopted include more regular testing and enhanced cleaning regimes.
Whilst these measures have reduced the risk to babies the hospital estates team are reviewing the water supply and considering other work that could be done to reduce the risk of pseudomonas. The actions that we are taking are based on national guidance and we are being supported in this work by the expertise of the Health Protection Agency.
Parents of babies in the unit have been given information about the infection and the reasons that strict precautions are in place. Admissions to the unit have been reduced while "Anaboliset Aineet" this is being resolved. '
Dr Mark Evans, from South West (North) Health Protection Unit said:
'Following the discovery of the bacteria, the HPA has provided advice and support to North Bristol NHS Trust to help protect the health of babies in the unit.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is commonly found in soil and groundwater and it is a recognised healthcare associated infection that affects people with weakened immune systems.
The people most at risk are those with depleted immune systems such as cancer patients, people with severe burns and premature 4-chlorodehydromethyltestosterone babies in neonatal units. The bacteria can be spread by contaminated water, inhalation of aerosols (water droplets), Equipoise Racehorse touching contaminated surfaces or person to person through poor hand hygiene.
The HPA has provided advice to the trust on measures to reduce the risk to other babies in the unit and we will continue to work with the trust to monitor the situation until confident that the risk has been minimised.