CJD Following up: Patients never contracted brain disorder UW Hospital patients
In July, 53 UW Hospital patients were notified that they faced a tiny risk of contracting a deadly brain disorder because they were operated on with potentially contaminated surgical instruments.
The patients were told to contact the hospital if they began experiencing any symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, including difficulty walking, vision problems and memory loss. As of mid-December, none had reported any of the warning signs, hospital spokeswoman Lisa Brunette said.
She’s not surprised. Brunette said the always-fatal disease can take up to 20 years to manifest, and the notified patients faced an “infinitesimal” chance of contracting it.
The hospital contacted the patients after a woman who had undergone brain surgery for a tumor was later discovered to have the disease after her condition continued to deteriorate. Before the diagnosis, the 53 patients were operated on using the instruments, which had been sterilized but hadn’t undergone the enhanced sterilization recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for CJD-exposed instruments.
UW Hospital has offered free treatment if any of the patients contract the disease, although Brunette said chances of that happening are “very slim.”
— Dee J. Hall
> Brunette said the always-fatal disease can take up to 20 years to manifest,
> and the notified patients faced an “infinitesimal” chance of contracting it.
WHAT did anyone expect the spokesperson of the UW Hospital to say ?
ONE MUST REALIZE, all iatrogenic CJD is, is sporadic CJD, until a known route and source of the TSE agent is proven.
Considering the TSE prion agent can incubate up to 50+ YEARS, by the time one becomes clinical, and dies, the route and source is long forgotten.
It surely would have not been the complete truth, like, WE DONT KNOW, BUT, HERE ARE THE FACTS ;
1: J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1994 Jun;57(6):757-8
Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease to a chimpanzee by electrodes contaminated during neurosurgery.
Gibbs CJ Jr, Asher DM, Kobrine A, Amyx HL, Sulima MP, Gajdusek DC.
Laboratory of Central Nervous System Studies, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892.
Stereotactic multicontact electrodes used to probe the cerebral cortex of a middle aged woman with progressive dementia were previously implicated in the accidental transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) to two younger patients. The diagnoses of CJD have been confirmed for all three cases. More than two years after their last use in humans, after three cleanings and repeated sterilisation in ethanol and formaldehyde vapour, the electrodes were implanted in the cortex of a chimpanzee. Eighteen months later the animal became ill with CJD. This finding serves to re-emphasise the potential danger posed by reuse of instruments contaminated with the agents of spongiform encephalopathies, even after scrupulous attempts to clean them.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Human tissue, recovered from a donor history indicated increased risk factors for Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease Lions Eye Bank
Saturday, January 16, 2010 Evidence For CJD TSE Transmission Via Endoscopes 1-24-3 re-Singeltary to Bramble et al
Friday, November 20, 2009
SaBTO Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs Summary of the Eighth Meeting, 27 October 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Meeting of the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Committee On June 12, 2009 (Singeltary submission)
Monday, August 17, 2009
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection: Annex J,K, AND D Published: 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Revision to pre-surgical assessment of risk for vCJD in neurosurgery and eye surgery units Volume 3 No 28; 17 July 2009
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories Fifth Edition 2007 (occupational exposure to prion diseases)
Sunday, August 09, 2009
CJD...Straight talk with...James Ironside...and...Terry Singeltary... 2009
Tuesday, August 18,
2009 BSE-The Untold Story - joe gibbs and singeltary 1999 - 2009
R.I.P. MOM hvCJD confirmed DECEMBER 14, 1997
Monday, December 14, 2009
Similarities between Forms of Sheep Scrapie and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Are Encoded by Distinct Prion Types
Friday, January 15, 2010
New York Firm Recalls Beef Carcass That Contains Prohibited Materials (BSE)
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Human Prion Diseases in the United States January 1, 2010 ***FINAL***
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