Fighting Infections Saving Lives

"Its not war, terrorism or global warming that will kill                        millions of people, but a tiny bug that we cannot see will" 

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Illness Or Illusion?

Hospitals, clinics, surgery, general practice of family medicine were established based on the assumption that people will know when they are ill and need of medical attention, seek help or use the service accordingly. After antibiotics were discovered in 1940, the service hailed as “Nobel Profession” was commercialised and now is the biggest industry that produce passive income to millions of people on earth. 

The cultural of dependence on doctors has escalated to catastrophic proportion that no country can afford to cater. We identified two major threat that will bring an end to our profession in a decade and so collected data, compiled list of bodily changes (symptoms) that make people become patients. The result show 76% people who didn’t need medical advice sought it, and when people who did need medical advice didn’t. 

Using the list of symptoms, we created a tool "MAYA (medical Advice You Access)" to help change behaviour, evaluate or interpret bodily changes and decisions about the most appropriate course of action. Researchers have been investigating for decades but no solution offered to help people differentiate minor from serious illness.

NHS (National Health service) established in 1948 is now creating a two tire system by match GPs to patients who are prepared to pay a fee to avoid the usual wait to see their GP. Doctors leaders warned this will encourage ‘queue-jumping’ for patients who can afford it. This service has been running in ten practices in the London boroughs of Barnet and Enfield, with around fifty GPs signed up to offer appointments at various times and will be implemented by 2018.

Interpreting Symptoms

The process of recognising a bodily change is not straightforward. People aren’t automatically alerted when something has changed - whether and when they notice that something is different depends on attentional and interpretive processes. If a person has competing priorities, it may take them longer to realise that something has changed because they are not focused on, or thinking about, their body.

In much the same way, when individuals have recognised a change, they don’t automatically know what it means or understand its significance - they have to bring meaning to it through a process of interpretation. Through this process an individual may link their bodily change to disease, in which case it becomes a symptom, or associate it with something entirely normal or benign.

Lots of different factors can impact on how a bodily change is interpreted; it depends on the nature of the change itself, as well as personal, social and cultural factors. The cultural expectations about which bodily disturbances require medical attention and which ones are ‘normal’’. An interpretation is not fixed, so if the bodily change worsens or another one develops, the interpretation can be revised.

People often look to other people to help them work out what their bodily changes might mean and how they could or should respond. Different people will use their friends, relatives, ask nurse, chemist or rush to hospital to help them in different ways and to different extents. It’s been shown to vary with age, gender, social class and health insurance.

The way in which an individual interprets their bodily change is important for how they act on it. Even if an individual interprets their bodily change as a symptom, there are many things they might do other than consult the doctor, for example, do nothing, decide to ‘wait and see’ or self-medicate. Research has found that people experience bodily changes on a very regular basis, but more than 50%e will be brought to the attention of health services (if the service is FREE) but very few will consult if they are expected to pay. 

Coming from the position that not seeking advice is the norm, rather than the exception, the question is not ‘Why did the person delay?’ but ‘Why go now?’, has suggested that people don’t seek help at their sickest point, but when they can no longer accommodate the changes they are experiencing. Unfortunately, the situation we are in is serious, if we do not act now and change millions of people will suffer and die.

"21st Century Crisis"

“The world is heading towards a major crisis. Its NOT war, terrorism or global warming but a tiny bug that has lived in and on us, learned from us and is now threatening our genetic vulnerability with lethal precision. Post-antibiotic era in which common infections we hailed to have conquered and killed have fought back and won. Sophisticated interventions, organ transplantation, joint replacements, cancer chemotherapy, minor surgery, IVF and care of pre-term infants, will become more difficult or even too dangerous to undertake and come to an abrupt halt very soon. This will bring the end of modern medicine as we know it. BBC Future asked experts to explain how we might avoid the worst effects of antibiotic resistance – a grand challenge of our age

The Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr Margaret Chan said “This is one of the greatest threats to global health today: the increasingly common problem of infections that do not respond to antibiotic treatment. It sounds alarmist, but it might actually not be alarmist enough”.

No matter how rich, poor, clean, dirty, strong, weak, famous and powerful you are, you are at risk. As we said in 2005, “This is a war that we may never win”. 12 Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria colonised in hospitals, fungus, TB, malaria spreading all over the world. The world is heading towards a post-antibiotic era in which common infections will once again kill.

This will bring the end of modern medicine as we know it. Obesity, diabetes and cancer are not a major cause but people with common infections (flu, asthma, cold, sore throat, chest infections, dry skin, cuts and wounds) will kill millions if not billions.

The bacterial that we killed using antibiotics are not dying because they are smarter, stronger and adapted to protect them selves.  Since life began from a single cell, 4.5 billions of years ago, bacteria have always flourished. They are tough, quickly adapt and so impossible to kill. About 100 trillion  bacteria, viruses and fungi that we cannot see live and thrive in and on our body. Most of which are harmless and very essential for us to survive but very few bacteria can make us ill. Since antibiotic “Penicillin” was invented in 1950s, the microbes have been fighting to survive and have now created an army of “Superbugs” that is threatening our profession and our very existence.

Inadvertently Created "Crisis Of 21st Century" By Human

Post-Antibiotic Era is here to stay and you will soon start hearing stories that shock you. Members of your family, friends and you are at risk if you do not learn how to prevent and manage and find ways to protect your family and your life. No matter how strong, intelligent, rich, famous, clean, dirty you are or believe you have the immunity or go to the best hospital on earth, you will not be able to fight infections. some doctors are using "Orphan drugs, chemicals claiming they can save life but it is un-ethical because they may result in complications that inflict pain and long term suffering. 

The day has come when people in power must stop wasting time and money trying to find a "Miracle Cure And Tests to Diagnose" infections and start creating a network to initially identify infected individuals and isolate them. Since we started raising concern in 1989, we are surprised at the rapidity of spread and the number of microorganisms that are now resistant. As we said in Medica 2006 "This is not a war that we may ever win". Unfortunately, the callous attitude of people in power, device manufacturers, healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies with vested interest has resulted in a major threat to humanity. 

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How will humanity cope?

Who Can Help?

These powerful bugs are our invisible enemies, seemingly spreading everywhere. Twelve bacterias that cannot be killed with antiseptics, antibiotics or prevented using vaccination are living in our body, lurking in hospitals and healthcare facilities. They are in our communities; schools, sports facilities, prisons, our farm animals and even on our pets and in our food. These bugs have become killing machines, because increasingly we have little left with which to fight them. These bugs are stronger, more intelligent and adapted to survive. 

When Ebola infection spread in West Africa, the WHO did not consider this as a major threat for almost eight months and so more than 50% of people who died are healthcare workers and so there was a major shortage of people who could help. This is not a one off infection and is we know emerging infections and an army of bacteria are waiting to start a major assault on us very soon.

So where is all this leading?

Should we be worried about superbugs and the threat they pose to our collective well-being?

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, WARNED & WARNED

  • "Antibiotic resistance is a worldwide problem. New forms of antibiotic resistance can cross international boundaries and spread between continents with ease. Many forms of resistance spread with remarkable speed. World health leaders have described antibiotic-resistant microorganisms as 'nightmare bacteria' that 'pose a catastrophic threat' to people in every country in the world" - Dr. Tom Frieden. Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the USA, 2013.

  • "We are losing the battle against infectious diseases. Bacteria are fighting back and are becoming resistant to modern medicine. In short the drugs don't work!" - Professor Sally Davies. The Drugs Don't Work—A Global Threat, Penguin, 2013.

  • "With a pandemic flu, the disease would be much more contagious than Ebola. The people who are contagious may not have visible symptoms. It could break out in a highly populous country that sends thousands of travelers a day to the US. It could be a country with megacities with tens of millions of people. And it could be a country where sending in the 101st Airborne isn’t possible." Ron Klain, WHO.

  • The World Health Organization's Ebola performance was a disaster because of slow response. The director general’s committee that declare a public health emergency was not convened until August, eight months after the first cases and five months after public warnings from Médecins Sans Frontières, whose doctors were on the front line and majority of healthcare workers died.​​​​

  • Cancer therapy, organ transplants, surgeries minor and major, and even childbirth all rely on antibiotics to prevent infections. If infections become untreatable we stand to lose most of the medical advances we have made over the past fifty years. Kadiyali M Srivatsa; American Interest. January 2017

"Maya Brings Tears Of Happiness" because she will help you to initially to identify infected individual and isolate them to protect healthcare workers, patients and you..........
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Dr MAYA App

Dr Maya is an app for patients to download and communicate with their chosen doctor. In UK, NHS patients demanding emergency and out of hours appointment early will be expected to pay to consult a doctor. This is un-ethical because this will create a two tire system. This App will help you decide when and whom you can consult and help you save money, time and antibiotic abuse. 

We identified delay, wrong diagnosis and treatment and antibiotic abuse by clinically untrained professional result in complications with devastating consequence and death. Differentiating common from serious illness is based on skill, knowledge and experience. Emerging and Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial Infections is threatening our very existence. To protect you family & you, we created Dr Maya...

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MAYA Dr App

Maya Dr and Maya Web Portal For Doctors was created to help doctors create their own Dr Maya Apps and create a local network of doctors and their patients. Once the doctor has created Dr Maya, his or her name will appear in Dr. Maya’s list of local doctors. Patients living in the same area can then choose their own local doctor.

Using Maya Dr App will help doctors share information, communicate and identify clusters of infection based on presenting symptoms. Preventing “Infected Patients” visit doctors, clinics, hospital is very important to prevent local spread that result in epidemics and pandemics in the very near future.

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Why Go Now?

‘Why did the person delay?’ but ‘Why go now?’. people don’t seek help at their sickest point, but when they can no longer accommodate the changes they are experiencing, and has suggested five ‘triggers’ for help-seeking:

1. Occurrence of an interpersonal crisis, such as death of a relative, prompt them to do something about the symptom

2. Perceived interference with social or personal relations – interferes with friendships, relationships and everyday living, prompting action

3. Sanctioning – family, friends or significant others agree that help-seeking is needed or justified

4. Perceived interference with vocational or physical activity – changes stop someone carrying out their job or other physically demanding activity

5. A kind of temporalizing of symptomatology – people place a time limit on their changes, and consult if they haven’t resolved by that time, for example “I’ll go to the doctor if this cough is still here in a couple of weeks”.

"When a patient is seeking medical attention, they are also reporting the story of an illness as they have lived, and remember it, and so it can vary. The duty of a doctors is to listen and offer a solution and not a prescription".

Dr Kadiyali M Srivatsa; QHC (BMJ)1996 Jun; 5(2): 121-122.

HELP SEEKING BEHAVIOUR

1. Visibility, recognizability, or perceptual salience of deviant signs and symptoms

2. The extent to which the symptoms are perceived as serious

3. The extent to which symptoms disrupt family, work, and other social activities

4. The frequency of the appearance of the deviant signs or symptoms, their persistence, or their frequency of recurrence

5. The tolerance threshold of those who are exposed to and evaluate the deviant signs and symptoms

6. Available information, knowledge, and cultural assumptions and understandings of the evaluator – knowledge about, and understanding of, what bodily changes may mean

7. Basic needs which lead to autistic psychological processes – anxiety about the perceived seriousness

8. Needs competing with illness responses – competing needs and priorities

9. Competing possible interpretations that can be assigned to the symptoms once they are recognized

10. Availability of treatment resources, physical proximity, and psychological and monetary costs of taking action (Mechanic, 1968; Earle, 2007).