Monday, February 10, 2014
18 Forsyth Medical Center patients exposed to CJD; apology issued UPDATED 5:27 PM EST Feb 10, 2014
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center publicly apologized Monday after improper sterilization led to more than a dozen patients being exposed to a rare and possibly deadly disease.
Hospital president Jeff Lindsay said 18 patients were exposed to Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease following an operation that was performed on Jan. 18.
There's no known cure for CJD, which can change proteins in the brain and lead to death. It could take years if not decades for symptoms to show up.
Dr. Jim Lederer, Novant vice president for clinical development, said the operation was performed on a patient that was suspected to have sporadic CJD. Novant received the positive test results on Thursday.
While CJD has been associated with mad cow disease, Lederer emphasized this particular strain isn't mad cow.
There's a low risk for CJD transmission, even during brain surgery, but Lederer emphasized that any risk for disease transmission is unacceptable.
Following the possible exposure, Lederer said Novant will sterilize surgical instruments at a higher temperature for a longer time during CJD surgeries.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Commons Science and Technology Committee announce new inquiry on blood, tissue and organ screening Parliament exposure vcjd and blood risk while still ignoring recent risks factors of sporadic CJD
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
NHS failed to sterilise surgical instruments contaminated with 'mad cow' disease
Thursday, January 2, 2014
*** CWD TSE Prion in cervids to hTGmice, Heidenhain Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease MM1 genotype, and iatrogenic CJD ???
Friday, January 10, 2014
*** vpspr, sgss, sffi, TSE, an iatrogenic by-product of gss, ffi, familial type prion disease, what it ???
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Medical Devices Containing Materials Derived from Animal Sources (Except for In Vitro Diagnostic Devices) [Docket No. FDA–2013–D–1574]
WHAT about the sporadic CJD TSE proteins ?
WE now know that some cases of sporadic CJD are linked to atypical BSE and atypical Scrapie, so why are not MORE concerned about the sporadic CJD, and all it’s sub-types $$$
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease CJD cases rising North America updated report August 2013
*** Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease CJD cases rising North America with Canada seeing an extreme increase of 48% between 2008 and 2010 ***
Sunday, October 13, 2013
*** CJD TSE Prion Disease Cases in Texas by Year, 2003-2012
Sunday, January 19, 2014
*** National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center Cases Examined1 as of January 8, 2014 ***
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Possible Patient Exposure to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Announced New Hampshire DHHS
Friday, July 19, 2013
Beaumont Hospital in Dublin assessing patients for CJD
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
11 patients may have been exposed to fatal disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease CJD Greenville Memorial Hospital
Thursday, August 02, 2012
CJD case in Saint John prompts letter to patients Canada CJD case in Saint John prompts letter to patients
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Another Pathologists dies from CJD, another potential occupational death ?
another happenstance of bad luck, a spontaneous event from nothing, or friendly fire ???