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MKSAP: 19-year-old man with a sore throat
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 19-year-old man is evaluated for a sore throat, daily fever, frontal headache, myalgia, and arthralgia of 5 days’ duration. He also has severe discomfort in the lower spine and a rash on his trunk and extremities. He returned from a 7-day trip to the Caribbean 8 days ago. The remainder of the history is noncontributory. On physical examination, temperature is 38.3 °C (100.9 °F), blood pressure is 104/72 mm Hg, pulse rate is 102/min, and respiration rate is 16/min. His posterior pharynx is notably injec...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 17, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

US Aid Workers Leaving West Africa Worsens Ebola Crisis
As US aid workers are leaving Liberia and other parts of West Africa, authorities are reporting that the Ebola crisis is widening with no one left to care for sick and dying. Clarine Vaughn of the aid organization Heartt and Raphael Frankfurter of Wellbody Alliance comment. The post US Aid Workers Leaving West Africa Worsens Ebola Crisis appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 17, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire aid workers Clarine Vaughn Ebola Heartt Liberia Raphael Frankfurter Wellbody Alliance Source Type: blogs

Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Linked to a Healthy, Restrained Immune System
With 58% of Americans disapproving of Obama’s foreign policy, mounting Ebola virus deaths, and flu season around the corner, I think it is important to synthesize an overlapping theme between how our country fights perceived threats, and how our bodies successfully or unsuccessfully fight disease. In short, I think Obama’s continued restraint and use of soft power is evidence of a good prognosis for the country. In this analogy, our bombs and military are the most caustic weapons of the country’s immune system, akin to a fever of 105 degrees and impending sepsis. Does “nuke them all” work? Diplomacy, espionage, s...
Source: The Examining Room of Dr. Charles - August 16, 2014 Category: Primary Care Authors: drcharles Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Macrolides and mortality in critically ill patients with community acquired pneumonia
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Source: Notes from Dr. RW - August 16, 2014 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Tags: infectious disease pulmonary Source Type: blogs

Update: August 15, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 13 to August 15, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (142 updates) 58 Diseases84 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 15, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Can Nano Silver Help Stop Ebola?
As the Ebola virus continues to spread in West Africa with recent information from the World Health Organization that Kenya is at real risk for disease spread, the search continues for possible treatment options for infected patients. Ebola is a viral hemorrhagic disease marked by nausea, vomiting , and diarrhea and in the end stages of disease is marked by cardiac, pulmonary, liver, and kidney failure. Most patients develop hemorrhages from the skin, mouth, nose, eyes, and rectum. There currently is no proven cure or antidote for the disease The World Health Organization this week convened an international panel of ethici...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 15, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease antiviral colloidal Ebola nano Nigeria silver Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, August 14, 2014
From MedPage Today: Beyond Asbestos: Autoimmunity, Pollution, and Particles. Recently, I wrote an article about some interesting research being done by Jean Pfau, PhD, of Idaho State University suggesting that workers who had been exposed to asbestos at the now-shuttered Zonolite mine in Montana were developing an as-yet undescribed autoimmune condition characterized by severe pain and restricted breathing. High-Dose Aspirin After MI Still Common. Many patients with myocardial infarction (MI) were discharged from U.S. hospitals on high-dose aspirin, even if they were at high risk for bleeding. WHO Ethics Panel Affirms Us...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 14, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News Heart Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Update: August 13, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 11 to August 13, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates) 4 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (161 updates) 58 Diseases101 Country notes2 New Disease Synonyms AddedMap Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria Microbiology – Mycobacteria (1 updates) 1 Mycobacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 13, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 043
This study claimed a sensitivity and specificity of 100% in this group of patients questioning the traditional “CT, LP” approach to managing patients with clinical suspicion for SAH. However, the study has flaws and we eagerly await external validation. Recommended by: Salim R. Rezaie Emergency Medicine Williams CM, Maher CG, Latimer J et al. Efficacy of paracetamol for acute low-back pain: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2014 Jul 23. pii: S0140-6736(14)60805-9. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60805-9. PMID 25064594 Should we continue to give paracetamol for lower back pain? In this Austral...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - August 12, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeremy Fried Tags: Anaesthetics Emergency Medicine Infectious Disease Intensive Care Neurology Pediatrics Pre-hospital / Retrieval R&R in the FASTLANE Radiology Toxicology and Toxinology critical care literature recommendations research and reviews Source Type: blogs

Public Distrust of Pharmaceutical Industry Could Harm Research and Development of Important Antibiotics
A recent article in Forbes argues that misplaced public distrust of the pharmaceutical industry could harm the research and development of important antibiotics. Entitled, "Pharma's Poor Reputation Doesn't Help in the Fight of Superbugs," the article examines the industry's reputation in light of the antibacterial resistance epidemic. As a background, an April report published by the World Health Organization stated that antibiotic resistance is an increasingly serious threat in every part of the world and a "problem so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine." The report gets pretty gloomy: "A post-...
Source: Policy and Medicine - August 12, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs

Ebola in America: Stop with the hyperbole
To be quite blunt about it, Ebola is a very scary disease. Among those infected, the mortality rate is, as is perhaps now widely known, an appallingly high 90%. That would seem a very good reason to keep our borders closed to this scourge — and the consequences to the poor souls who already have it be damned. That, apparently, was just the kind of thinking behind at least one rather high-profile tweet. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 11, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Experimental Ebola Drug ZMapp Made Available for Priest in Spain
Expermental Ebola drug ZMapp has been made available to Spanish medical authorities, who retrieved the medicine from Geneva for use in the treatment of a priest stricken with Ebola who was airlifted to Spain for medical care. News stories are reporting that permission to make the dose available was given by the manufacturer MAPP pharmaceuticals. The medical aid organization MSF (Doctors Without Borders) helped in the transaction. Press reports last week claimed that Nigerian officials had asked about the availability of the drug and were told that no doses were available for use in West African patients. The post Experimen...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 11, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Doctors without borders Ebola experimental MSF Nigeria Spain spanish priest ZMAPP Source Type: blogs

Ebola virus
An ebook version of Ebola and Marburg Viruses (Eds: Hans-Dieter Klenk and Heinz Feldmann) is now available for instant download Ebola and Marburg Viruses: Molecular and Cellular Biology Editor: Hans-Dieter Klenk and Heinz Feldmann (Institute for Virology, Marburg and Canadian Science Centre, Winnipeg) Publication date: January 2004 Ebook: Only GBP 9.99 Pages: x + 370 Download now Ebola and Marburg viruses cause severe haemorrhagic fevers. Much research has been performed in recent years on the molecular and genetic properties of these viruses and in particular has focused on molecular structure, replication and virus-host ...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - August 11, 2014 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Update: August 11, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 9 to August 11, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (81 updates) 24 Diseases57 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 11, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Patrick Sawyer Knowingly Spread Ebola to Nigeria
News storiess coming out of Africa are reporting that naturalized American citizen Patrick Sawyer knew he was infected with Ebola while in Liberia and, disregarding the danger to others, evaded the authorities monitoring him in an attempt to reach the United States. Sawyer became ill on a flight to Nigeria on his way to America and came into physical contact with approximately 70 people. To date, one nurse in this group has died and eight others are ill from Ebola transmitted by Sawyer. The post Patrick Sawyer Knowingly Spread Ebola to Nigeria appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 10, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Ebola Liberia Nigeria Patrick sawyer spread Source Type: blogs

Bringing the two Americans back home with Ebola: Is it worth it?
Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever that causes death by what seems like a virally induced stigmata. That statement could be even shorter. With a fatality rate that can reach 80 to 90% we could just say that Ebola is death. The World Health Organization (WHO) says this most recent outbreak is “moving faster than our efforts to control it” and the CDC is calling this “The biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history.” The CDC has issued a level 3 travel warning for Guinea, Sierra Leona, and Liberia. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 10, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Update: August 9, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 7 to August 9, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (151 updates) 62 Diseases89 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 9, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Sarepta Therapeutics Has Experimental Ebola Drug Available for Use
Sarepta Therapeutics has experimental Ebola drug available for use claims CEO Chris Garabedian. The drug, dubbed AVI-7537 works against the VP24 protein in the Ebola virus organism. The drug has been tested for safety in a Phase I clinical trial. The manufacturer claims that if a request was made and the appropriate clearances were granted by government regulators, they could have AVI-7537 on the ground in West Africa within one week in sufficient quantity to start treating significant numbers of patients. Ebola patients often experience hemorrhaging from the eyes, skin, mouth, and rectum. Patients most commonly die of mul...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 9, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease 7537 AVI Ebola experimental drug phase I sarepta VP24 Source Type: blogs

Experimental Ebola Drug Tekmira Cleared by FDA for Additional Study
Experimental Ebola drug Tekmira has been cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration for possible use in the recent outbreak raging across Africa. Tekmira is one of three possible anti-Ebola drugs that are being considered as possible antidotes. A small phase I clinical trial of Tekmira in the last year was halted due to safety concerns when the drug was given at high doses. Ebola is a viral hemmorhagic disease marked by hemorrhage from the mouth, anus, skin, and eyes and multi-system organ failure including the heart, liver, kidneys, and lungs. Nurses and physicians caring for Ebola patients are at risk of c...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 8, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease antidote drug Ebola experimental Mark Murray study tekmira Source Type: blogs

Doctors Without Borders Nurse Monia Sayah Talks Ebola
Doctors Without Borders Nurse Monia Sayah talks Ebola and her experiences in Guinea. In this interview she discusses the eleven weeks she spent in the field working with other nurses and physicians and the extraordinary steps she took to prevent contracting Ebola. Staff of humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders To date no member of Doctors Without Borders has contracted Ebola, which can cause liver, kidney, cardiac, and pulmonary failure, as well as uncontrollable hemorrhage from the skin, eyes, mouth, and rectum. Please also see Can Gingko and Turmeric Help Stop Ebola? The post Doctors Without Borders Nurse Mon...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 8, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Ebola guinea monia sayah nurse physicians prevent ebola transmission Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 102
Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia. Question 1 What obstetric condition/procedure may have this baby christ gone through? + Image of Madonna and Child 1496 - Albrecht Durer expand(document.getElementById('ddet689633127'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink689633127')) Reveal Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet656767995'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink656767995')) Erb’s palsy Albrecht Durer painted Madonna and Child depicting an infant with an Erb’s palsy Other differen...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - August 8, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Arcanum Veritas Frivolous Friday Five Albrecht Durer Auenbrugger Disco Felon FFFF osteopoikilosis Source Type: blogs

Update: August 7, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 5 to August 7, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates) 3 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (86 updates) 32 Diseases54 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 7, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Campylobacteriosis in Iceland
A recent posting in ProMED belies the fact that Iceland reports the lowest rates of campylobacteriosis in that region of Europe. [1-2] See graph [3] Note that an earlier outbreak (436 cases) was reported in 1999. References: 1. Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of Iceland, 2014 371 pages, 75 graphs, 1,455 references. Gideon e-books, http://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-iceland/ 2. Berger SA. Campylobacteriosis: Global Status, 2014 104 pages, 96 graphs, 1,073 references. Gideon e-books, http://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/disease/campylobacteriosis-global-status/ 3. Gideon graph tool at http://www....
Source: GIDEON blog - August 7, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology General Graphs Outbreaks Campylobacter Iceland Source Type: blogs

Can Ebola Be Transmitted By Contaminated Money?
While Ebola is readily killed by using standard hospital disinfectants, the Ebola virus is known to live for up to two weeks outside of the body on non-disinfected surfaces. For instance, epidemiologists have tracked cases in Uganda where the disease was spread by multiple persons using the same blanket over several days One concern among health officials is the possibility of Ebola transmission on currency being handled in communities where the use of credit cards is non-existent. If people are afraid to handle or exchange money, the ramifications for local communities are devastating. This would bring a halt to most dai...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 6, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Ebola exchange money transmission Source Type: blogs

Controversy is Growing Over Who Gets Ebola Secret Serum?
Contoversy is growing over who gets Ebola secret serum. Many African leaders, health officials, and citizens are outraged that an experimental “secret” serum called ZMAPP was made available to Dr. Kent Brantly and nurse Nancy Whitebol in an attempt to fend off the deadly Ebola virus. Please also see Can Gingko and Turmeric Help Stop Ebola? Many critical of this distribution point out that over 60 African doctors and nurses fighting the disease have perished from contracted Ebola infections without the drug being offered on an experimental basis. Now, three prominent Ebola experts are calling for experimental dr...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 6, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease africans doctor Ebola kent brantly MAPP Nancy Whitebol Nigerian nurse Peter piot secret serum vaccines WHO ZMAPP Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, August 6, 2014
From MedPage Today: Advocacy Groups Take Obesity Naysayers to Task. Two obesity advocacy groups took to the pages of the Archives of Internal Medicine this week to castigate a report that questioned the legitimacy of obesity as a disease and cast an unfavorable light on new weight-loss drugs. Shoulder Pain: PT Works Well and Costs Less Than Shots. Patients with shoulder pain receiving corticosteroid injections (CSI) versus manual physical therapy (MPT) had the same amount of symptom improvement, but the corticosteroid group used more healthcare resources. OSA Exam Best for ‘Unexplained Daytime Sleepiness’. Sl...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 6, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News Infectious disease orthopedics Pulmonology Source Type: blogs

Physician Payments Sunshine Act: Over 100 Medical Associations and Societies Urge CMS To Reconsider CME Exemption and Open Payments Timeline
Medial associations and specialty societies have been understandably frustrated with the way the Physician Payments Sunshine Act has rolled out so far. Yesterday, over 100 medical societies including the American Medical Assocation--49 state medical societies and 64 medical specality societies--sent a letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) asking for redress over three problematic issues: (1) the expansion of reporting requirements for educational activities, (2) Open Payments’ condensed timeframe for physician registration, and (3) the complicated r...
Source: Policy and Medicine - August 6, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs

Most Gains in Life Expectancy are Now Realized Late in Life
Much of the gain in life expectancy at birth over the past two centuries was realized through reductions in early mortality. This was achieved through sanitation, increased wealth, and control of infectious disease. As this paper notes, that trend is largely done with now, and the gains in life expectancy overwhelmingly arrive in later life due to advances in medical technologies aimed at treating the diseases of aging. The authors, economists rather than biogerontologists, see this as a potential problem because of increased length of retirement. In reality retirement is just a tradition, however, already unjust where it ...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 6, 2014 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Kent Brantly, MD, First US Physician with Ebola
Kent Brantly, MD, has contracted the Ebola virus while on a Christian Medical Mission in West Africa. He is now recovering in Emory University Hospital after receiving two doses of experimental serum. The post Kent Brantly, MD, First US Physician with Ebola appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 5, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Ebola kent brantly medical mission west africa Source Type: blogs

Intense Heat, Mosquitos, and Unsafe Drinking Water Test EP in Haiti
By Jon Virkler, MD   Arrival in Haiti was a stark contrast from departure in Miami.   I had my passport scanned by an electronic sensor and rode two moving sidewalks and a train to gate D55 in Miami. I deplaned in Haiti at one of the two gates at the only international airport in the country, walked down the steps from the airplane onto the tarmac, and got onto a standing-room-only bus that took us to customs. Our bags arrived on the only baggage carousel in the airport.   The airport in Haiti.   We left the airport as a group, and fought through the throng of porters hoping for a tip of one or two American dollars, p...
Source: Going Global - August 5, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Ebola Deaths In Africa Being Under Reported
Ebola deaths in Africa are being under reported, claims a physician on the ground in West Africa. His estimation is at least 50% more people have died than the 887 reported by the World Health Organization as of today. The post Ebola Deaths In Africa Being Under Reported appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 5, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Hematology Infectious Disease deaths Ebola physician west africa world health organization Source Type: blogs

Saudi Arabia Ebola Testing Underway on Patient
Saudi Arabia Ebola testing is underway for a man who returned from West Africa and is now showing signs of a viral hemorrhagic fever. He is reportedly in critical condition and is under strict isolation after the World Health Organization recommended obtaining samples to test for the Ebola virus. He has been ruled out for Dengue fever. The post Saudi Arabia Ebola Testing Underway on Patient appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 5, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease dengue Ebola hemorrhagic fever Saudi Arabia viral Source Type: blogs

Update: August 5, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 2 to August 5, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (125 updates) 44 Diseases81 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Interacting drugs – New Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 5, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, August 5, 2014
From MedPage Today: Ebola: Hunt On to Treat, Prevent the ‘Merciless’ Virus. In the summer and fall of 1976, two outbreaks of a previously unknown hemorrhagic fever took place in Sudan and Zaire. There was — because of its very novelty — no specific treatment and no vaccine. Four Things Mummies Tell Us About Atherosclerosis. A series of articles on the Horus study of mummies from around the world appearing in Global Heart showed just how universal atherosclerosis appears to have been across the millennia. Survey: 1 In 5 Uninsured Don’t Want Coverage. Though millions of people gained health co...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 5, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Why is there no cure for Ebola?
The deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa is the worst on record, with over 603 deaths reported as of July, 2014 (according to the CDC Ebola outbreak update). The virus is confirmed in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – and the crisis appears to be far from over. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 4, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Infectious disease Medications Source Type: blogs

Microbiology Conferences September 2014
September 2014 September 01 - 04, 2014   Food Micro 2014Nantes, France   Further information24th International ICFMH Conference, Food Micro 2014. From single cells to functions of consortia in food microbiology. Major topics will include fermented foods and beverage, foodborne pathogens, spoilage bacteria and non bacterial foodborne microorganisms (virus, parasites, molds...). SFM (French Society of Microbiology).Suggested reading:     Real-Time PCR in Food Science   Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Pathogens September 01 - 05, 2014   Total TranscriptionCambridge, UK   Further informati...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - August 4, 2014 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Can Herbs Help Stop Ebola
For a discussion of which herbs might be effective  against Ebola. There currently is no cure using conventional drugs and there is no vaccine. The post Can Herbs Help Stop Ebola appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 4, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Uncategorized cure Ebola herbs stop vaccine Source Type: blogs

FDA to Propose Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified Congress that it intends to issue draft guidance to propose a risk-based, phased-in framework for oversight of laboratory developed tests (LDTs) and has provided the anticipated details of the LDT guidance in the notification. The notification sent on July 31 was required by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), which requires notification to Congress at least 60 days prior to the issuance of draft or final guidance. Shift in FDA Policy Started in 2013 As reported by Regulatory Focus: FDA marked a shift in policy in 2013 when Commiss...
Source: Policy and Medicine - August 4, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs

Can Acupuncture Help Stop Ebola?
Stimulation of acupuncture points by some other modality will not kill the Ebola virus. It can be used however to help support the body’s organ systems and heighten the body’s immune defenses. Needles should not be used to puncture the skin in patients with hemorrhagic diseases. However, the points can be accessed by placing high gauss magnets on the points and leaving them in place for several days All points listed below should be stimulated bilaterally except where indicated.: Large intestine 10 and 11 kidney 3 kidney 27 bladder 60 heart 3 governor vessel 14 kidney 9 large instestine 15 Left stomach chi ...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 3, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease acupuncture cure Ebola kidney large intesting magnets meridian needles stomach Source Type: blogs

Ebola Healthcare Workers Need to Double Glove
Although we are not participating in the care of those stricken with Ebola, we are watching with alarm multiple news stories showing healthcare workers wearing only one pair of usually ill-fitting non-sterile gloves touching infected patients. This should never be done when trying to protect from exposure to bodily fluids. Numerous published studies have shown that medical gloves even without a noticeable break or tear have about an 8% rate of loss of integrity, thus providing a route for fluids to reach the wearer’s skin. In fact, news video of Dr. Brantly show him wearing only a single pair of gloves. He has stated...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 2, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Ebola healthcare workers prevention protection Source Type: blogs

Ebola Health Care Workers Need to Double Glove
Although we are not participating in the care of those stricken with Ebola, we are watching with alarm multiple news stories showing healthcare workers wearing only one pair of usually ill-fitting non-sterile gloves touching infected patients. This should never be done when trying to protect from exposure to bodily fluids. Numerous published studies have shown that medical gloves even without a noticeable break or tear have about an 8% rate of loss of integrity, thus providing a route for fluids to reach the wearer’s skin. Please also see Can Gingko and Turmeric Help Stop Ebola? In fact, news video of Dr. Brantly whe...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 2, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Ebola healthcare workers prevention protection Source Type: blogs

Update: August 2, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 2 to August 2, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (107 updates) 36 Diseases71 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 2, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Can Gingko and Turmeric Help Stop Ebola?
Summary There is no known pharmaceutical currently available that specifically treats Ebola disease. One treatment modality that should be considered is the use of herbal medicines, which have both centuries old anecdotal success as well as recent modern biochemical and formal research rationales for their use. Five areas of action that could be addressed by the herbal medicines as it relates to Ebola would be: VP24/immune system evasion GP protein/replicatio; herbal strategies effective against similar hemorrhagic disease beneficial modulation of patient immune and inflammatory response systems prophylactic use for heal...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 1, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease ayurvedic baicalen cathepsin b dengue Ebola gingko herb Quercetin resveratrol rosemary sage st johns work turmeric Source Type: blogs

Can Rife Therapy Help Stop Ebola Disease?
Ebola disease. As the world watches with increasing horror the slow but sure spread of this killer, health authorities are struggling with how best to treat the afflicted while maintaining strict isolation and quarantine. Distressingly, many healthcare workers taking care of ill Ebola disease patients have themselves been infected and are in mortal danger, including Americans Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, aid workers for the charity Samaritan’s Purse. The Ebola disease is highly infectious, meaning once a patient comes in contact with the virus, a severe illness almost always develops. Patient commonly develo...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 1, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease cure Ebola kent brantly nancy writebol PERL Rife samaritans purse treatment vaccine Source Type: blogs

No Treatment or Vaccine for Ebola, but a $1000 Pill for Hepatitis C
The Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa continues to grow, and now appears to be the worst known epidemic of that disease to date.  In the US and Western Europe, press reports are now raising concerns that the disease could spread there.  For example, CNN, in an article entitled "Ebola Fears Hits Close to Home," was a section headed "Could Ebola spread to the US?" An ABC article was entitled, "How the US Government Could Evacuate Americans with Ebola."Reasons for fear of spread are the increased mobility of people made possible by air travel, and the lack of specificity of early symptoms of Ebola, so infectious p...
Source: Health Care Renewal - July 31, 2014 Category: Health Management Tags: Ebola virus economism hepatitis C neoliberalism pharmaceuticals Sovaldi Source Type: blogs

Update: July 31, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: July 28 to July 31, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates) 4 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (195 updates) 67 Diseases128 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - July 31, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, July 29, 2014
From MedPage Today: Smoking Worsens Psoriatic Arthritis. Patients with psoriatic arthritis who smoke have worse patient-reported disease features at baseline and don’t respond as well as nonsmokers to anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) treatment. Heart Defects Still Often Found Late. Prenatal diagnosis of critical heart defects has increased, but more than one in 10 are still discovered only after discharge home. Drug Combos Prove Potent as HCV Therapy. The all-oral combination of two approved drugs for hepatitis C (HCV) — now widely used off label — cleared the virus in 92% of patients. HIV Tx: Cognition...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 29, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Meds Heart Infectious disease Rheumatology Source Type: blogs

Lyme Disease in New York
The incidence of Lyme disese in New York State has changed little over the years, in contrast to increasing rates reported on a national level. [1,2] See graph References: 1. Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of the United States, 2014. 1145 pages, 478 graphs, 12,294 references. Gideon e-books, (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - July 29, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology Graphs lyme disease united states Source Type: blogs

I suppose I should say something about the Ebola outbreak
There's been considerable alarm in the blogosphere about the outbreak of Ebola virus in west Africa. Naturally, the occasion for people in the U.S. to take notice is that two U.S. citizens have become infected. It was no big deal that about 660 Africans have died from the disease. Yes, that's a bummer and horrific for the people affected. However . . .We need to get a grip. The chances that this will become a global pandemic, or even a major cause of death in Africa, are infinitesimal. Why do I say that? Although I have heard the elocutionists on National Pubic Radio call Ebola "highly contagious," actually it isn't. Trans...
Source: Stayin' Alive - July 28, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, July 28, 2014
From MedPage Today: Time to End Lethal Injection? The third botched execution of a death row inmate in a year should serve as proof enough that lethal injection won’t work as an execution modality. HIV Cure Still Years Away. The African journalist asked a simple, clear, and direct question: When, people want to know, will there be a cure for HIV? High Urate? Get Moving, Study Finds. Regular exercise significantly lessened the excess mortality risk associated with elevated serum uric acid. Does Healthy Pitcher’s UCL Size Matter? San Diego teenager Brady Aiken was in line to become an extremely wealthy man, unt...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 28, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News Infectious disease orthopedics Source Type: blogs