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Update: January 16, 2013
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 13 to January 16, 2013 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates) 4 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (549 updates) 88 Diseases461 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 16, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in South Africa
The following background data are abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com and the Gideon e-book series. [1,2] Time and Place: The first indigenous case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in South Africa was reported in 1981 – fatal infection acquired in Transvaal. - At the time of the report, 7% of persons in the area were found to be seropositive. - Highest incidence is reported in the Karoo, the Western Free State, the Northern Cape and North West Province. - Most patients are farmers, farm laborers, hunters or abattoir workers. - 101 cases were reported during 1981 to 1992; 81 during 1993 to 2010. - 16 ...
Source: GIDEON blog - January 16, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology Graphs ProMED Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever South Africa Source Type: blogs
An Upcoming Workshop On Benefits Management In Health IT - Late February 2013.
Workshop Objective. To understand how to manage the benefits of health IT and the fact that this depends on understanding the dynamics of learning to improve health systems. Details. There are places available for the 2 day and 5 day workshop in Sydney. The title is: Dynamic Modelling: What, Why and How? Examples from New Technology Adoption, Infectious Disease and Health Care. Two world expert practitioners and trainers Nate Osgood, ex MIT, and Andrei Borshchev, from St Petersburg, will be visiting from 18th to 26th Feb. They specialise in combining different dynamic modelling methods including Discrete event, ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 16, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Dr David More MB PhD FACHI Source Type: blogs
Is Obesity An Infectious Disease?
Like many people, I have a weakness for "We've had it all wrong!" explanations. Here's another one, or part of one: is obesity an infectious disease? During our clinical studies, we found that Enterobacter, a genus of opportunistic, endotoxin-producing pathogens, made up 35% of the gut bacteria in a morbidly obese volunteer (weight 174.8 kg, body mass index 58.8 kg m−2) suffering from diabetes, hypertension and other serious metabolic deteriorations. . . . . .After 9 weeks on (a special diet), this Enterobacter population in the volunteer's gut reduced to 1.8%, and became undetectable by the end of the 23-week tr...
Source: In the Pipeline - January 15, 2013 Category: Chemists Tags: Diabetes and Obesity Source Type: blogs
New post up at theHeart.org: My Take of the Bystander Effect in Medicine
Healthcare looks much different than it did just a few years ago. When you let your mind wander about where we were, it’s shocking really. There’s cultural changes, including an explosion of complexity of care, an infusion of young doctors with different ideas about life, an evolving set of incentives, employment models and a heck of a lot more bureaucracy to muddle through, not just those dreaded computers. In-hospital care looks the most different. For starters, there’s many more people involved in the care of a patient in the hospital. Call them bystanders if you will. I live in this world everyday. To...
Source: Dr John M - January 15, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr John Source Type: blogs
Update: January 13, 2013
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 10 to January 13, 2013 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates) 4 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (698 updates) 111 Diseases587 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 13, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Avoiding Blood Transfusion as a Hospital Quality and Cost-Savings Measure
Tucked into a recent news article about the use of multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) at the Cleveland Clinic was the interesting mention of the goal of reducing blood transfusion as both a cost-savings measure and to reduce complications and survival after heart surgery (see: Approaching Illness as a Team). Below is the relevant paragraph: Data analysis to evaluate how well treatments work is also a big part of the [Cleveland Clinic] medical practice. For instance, the clinic analyzed outcomes for heart surgery patients and found that those who had received blood transfusions during surgery had higher complication rates...
Source: Lab Soft News - January 11, 2013 Category: Pathologists Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Blood Banking Clinical Lab Industry News Clinical Lab Testing Medical Research Quality of Care Source Type: blogs
What patients can learn from the flu outbreak
Get your flu vaccine now, if you haven’t already.And in the future, be sure to get it early in the season.Read more in my column on CNN, In the future, get vaccinated earlier:One reason why the flu outbreak is so prevalent this year is that the predominant strain, H3N2, hasn’t been this widely circulated since 2002-03 and is associated with a more severe illness.But another reason is the relatively low percentage of patients who received a flu shot. This year’s vaccine is well matched to the circulating viruses and, while not perfect, provides good protection. Flu shots are about 60% effective. But more t...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 11, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Potpourri Infectious disease Primary care Source Type: blogs
Gonorrhea Tx Fails at High Rate
In a report from Canada and on the CDC website, Cefixime treatment failure occurred in 6.77% of patients who returned for a test of cure of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection in a retrospective cohort study. Note that this study was performed in a single sexual health center that treats high-risk individuals. Of 133 patients who returned for a test of cure following cefixime treatment, 6.77% had a treatment failure, defined as infection with a Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolate identical to the pretreatment isolate and a denial of re-exposure through sexual contact, according to Vanessa Allen, MD, MPH, of Public Health Ontario Lab...
Source: Dr. Buttery's Public Health BLOG - January 10, 2013 Category: Epidemiologists Authors: cbuttery Tags: Community Health infectious diseases Prevention Surveillance Source Type: blogs
Synthetic Stool Stymies Stubborn C. Difficile
A number of sources today reports that fake feces may fight Clostridium difficile infection just as well as the real thing, researchers found. In a small proof-of-concept trial, two patients with refractory C. difficile infection got back to regular bowel movements within 2 or 3 days of receiving a substitute stool mixture, and remained symptom-free at 6 months, Elaine Petrof, MD, of Kingston General Hospital in Ontario, and colleagues reported online in Microbiome. The synthetic stool was comprised of 33 bacterial strains cultured from the feces of a healthy donor. Compared with a standard fecal transplant, having a clean...
Source: Dr. Buttery's Public Health BLOG - January 10, 2013 Category: Epidemiologists Authors: cbuttery Tags: epidemiology infectious diseases Technology Translational Research Source Type: blogs
Update: January 10, 2013
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 2 to January 10, 2013 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates) 4 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (806 updates) 131 Diseases675 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (3 updates) 3 Bacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 10, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Notes from talk by Stephen J. O'Brien at #UCDavis
Stephen O' Brien talked at UC Davis a few days ago. I met with him in the afternoon before his talk. It was one of the more interesting discussions I have had in a long time. He has done some very interesting and important work (e.g., comparative genomics, HIV, feline evolution) though most of what we talked about was not work per se (e.g., we talked a lot about baseball and big cats since my kids are obsessed with big cats). Anyway, below is a "Storification" of tweets from his talk. Best part - he signed a copy of his Tears of the Cheetah: The Genetic Secrets of Our Animal Ancestors book with a dedication to my kids. ...
Source: The Tree of Life - January 9, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs
Medical malpractice: Equating standard of care to best practice
I review a lot of cases in my professional life. Some of them are just ones that our QA group comes across in our practice. Some are cases related to our liability policy. Some are cases I’m sent for review, or educational cases I present. We see a lot of cases which could have been done better, or in which the documentation is imperfect (or even downright bad). But, fortunately, most of the cases that pass across my desk are within the standard of care.Continue reading ... Follow KevinMD.com on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 8, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Emergency Infectious disease Malpractice Source Type: blogs
Top stories in health and medicine, January 8, 2013
This series is brought to you by MedPage Today.1. Flu Season Gains Momentum. The influenza season, which started about a month earlier than usual, is picking up in intensity, according to the CDC’s latest FluView report.2. Retired Athletes at Higher Risk of Brain Deficits. Retired football players appear to be at increased risk for experiencing cognitive deficits and depression as they grow older, and for developing abnormalities in brain white matter and blood flow.3. Rx Ads, Promos to Docs Still Work. When patients ask for a brand-name drug, many physicians give in rather than prescribe a generic, according to a na...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 8, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: News Infectious disease Neurology Source Type: blogs
The recipe for a great hospitalist program
Internal medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the internal organs in adults. It also involves dermatology, minor surgical procedures, general psychiatry and preventive care of well people. It is an excellent field, full of opportunities to think and feel and connect with people, mysteries to be solved and an endless variety of stuff to be learned. Internal medicine contains the subspecialties of nephrology (kidneys), cardiology, oncology and hematology (cancer and blood), infectious diseases, pulmonary and critical care medicine, endocrinology (glands), rheumatology (joints), gastroenterology (gut...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 7, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Hospital Hospitalist Source Type: blogs
Doctors need to learn is how to help more while doing less
One of my doctor friends and I were talking the other day about her cold symptoms – stuffy nose, nasty mucous, facial congestion. No fever. It had only been going on a couple of days but she said to me: “I think I might need some antibiotics.” Now, in our profession, we realize that there is no scientific reason to treat a patient who might be developing sinusitis but has not yet had symptoms for an extended period of time (usually 7-10 days).Continue reading ... Follow KevinMD.com on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 6, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Conditions Infectious disease Source Type: blogs
FDA approves 2 new drugs at the end of 2012
On the last day of 2012, the FDA approved 2 new drugs: Fulyzaq (crofelemer) to relieve symptoms of diarrhea in HIV/AIDS patients taking antiretroviral therapy, a combination of medicines used to treat HIV infection. Fulyzaq is distributed by Salix Pharmaceuticals, based in Raleigh, N.C. under license from Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Sirturo (bedaquiline) as part of combination therapy to treat adults with multi-drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) when other alternatives are not available. Sirturo is manufactured by Janssen Therapeutics, a division of Janssen Products LP, based in Titusville, N.J. (So...
Source: Medicine and Technology by Dr. Joseph Kim - January 2, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Tags: FDA new drugs AIDS infectious diseases HIV Source Type: blogs
Cardiac device associated infections
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - January 2, 2013 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Tags: infectious disease cardiovascular Source Type: blogs
Top stories in health and medicine, January 2, 2013
This series is brought to you by MedPage Today.1. ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Bill Passes, Medicare Cuts Averted. The 26.5% cut in Medicare reimbursement mandated by the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula was averted in a literal 11th hour vote Tuesday in the House of Representatives.2. AAP Releases New C. Diff Guidance. Even when infants have a positive test for Clostridium difficile, clinicians should search for other causes of disease.3. AAP: All Work and No Play Bad for Kids. Recess during school offers children cognitive, social, emotional, and physical benefits they don’t get through academics alone. Follow K...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 2, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: News Infectious disease Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
Update: January 2, 2013
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 30, 2012 to January 2, 2013 Infectious Diseases – Diseases (299 updates) 36 Diseases263 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (12 updates) 4 Drugs1 New Drug Synonyms Added3 Toxicity database – New1 Interacting drugs – New3 Drug interactions – New Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (5 updates) 5 Vaccines (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 2, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Vaccination Uptake in Afghanistan
Although childhood vaccination has registered considerable success during the past three decades, Afghanistan continues to lag behind other nations in the region. In the following charts I have contrasted WHO estimates of vaccine uptake in Afghanstan with those of bordering countries. [1-3] References: 1. Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of Afghanistan, 2012. 326 pages, 37 graphs, 1239 references. Gideon e-books, http://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-afghanistan/ 2. Berger SA. Pertussis: Global Status, 2012. 340 pages, 506 graphs, 401 references. Gideon e-books, http://www.gideononline.com/ebooks...
Source: GIDEON blog - January 2, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology General Graphs Outbreaks ProMED Afghanitan Pertussis Vaccination Source Type: blogs
FDA Implementation Timeline and Tracking for the Food and Drug Administration, Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA)
In recent post on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) FDA Voice Blog, two members of FDA’s Office of Policy announced a new Web Page that will track how the agency is implementing the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA)—which included the fifth reuauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act. The legislation also authorized user fees for medical devices, generics, and biologics and included provisions to help combat drug shortages and patient focused drug development. The FDA officials explained that the requirements of the 11 Titles contained in FDASIA vary: “some direc...
Source: Policy and Medicine - January 2, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs
Indiana University Hospital Fires Eight Who Refuse Flu Shots
In an ominous development for the autonomy of healthcare workers, Indiana University Goshen hospital has fired eight staff members who refused to get the influenza vaccine, saying that doing so put patients with potentially compromised immune systems at risk. There was no indication in the statement issued by the hospital that it would require patient visitors who might come in contact with those with compromised immune systems to get the vaccine before visiting their friends and family in the hospital. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - January 2, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire fired flu vaccine Indiana University refused Source Type: blogs
Update: December 30, 2012
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 26 to December 30, 2012 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (365 updates) 54 Diseases311 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - December 30, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Drink coffee, cut your nasal MRSA carriage rate in half
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - December 30, 2012 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Tags: infectious disease Source Type: blogs
Study Shows This Amazingly Simple Act Reduces 2 Leading Childhood Diseases by 50% or More!
Conclusion What’s the moral of the story? The data revealed by Stephen P. Luby in the Karachi Health Soap Study is nothing short of spectacular. Children who washed their hands and skin with plain soap had 52% less diarrhea and 50% less pneumonia. Good hygiene has a significant impact on decreasing disease, and I think it is something we take for granted in the United States. Please remember this point: If better nutrition and sanitation were added as components of this or a future study, I suspect that Karachi, Pakistan, would see a more dramatic drop in diseases, much like in the United States—and I would highly enco...
Source: vactruth.com - December 29, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Jeffry John Aufderheide Tags: Jeffry John Aufderheide Top Stories diarrhea Dr. Stephen P. Luby Hand Washing Karachi Health Soap Study pneumonia World Health Organization (WHO) Source Type: blogs
ICU Admission Ominous Sign for George H. W. Bush?
Although none of the editors of InsideSurgery are treating former President George H. W. Bush, we are following with interest news reports of his recent medical stays in a Houston hospital and today’s announcement that President Bush has been transferred to an ICU for “complications.” What is wrong with President Bush? World class medical care is available in Houston and one presumes that President Bush is being treated by the top docs that are available. One also presumes that these physicians know full-well that critical care outcomes are not improved for patients if they are admitted for a diagnosis t...
Source: Inside Surgery - December 27, 2012 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Critical Care Infectious Disease Musings C diff Clostridium difficile diarrhea fever George Bush hospital ICU infection intensive care Source Type: blogs
Update: December 26, 2012
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 24 to December 26, 2012 Infectious Diseases – Diseases (322 updates) 49 Diseases273 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - December 26, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Update: December 24, 2012
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 21 to December 24, 2012 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (622 updates) 51 Diseases571 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - December 24, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Protect Your Children – The AAP and WHO Want to Keep Poisonous Mercury in Vaccines
Doctors and health officials are protesting taking thimerosal, a neurotoxic vaccine ingredient, out of vaccines. We know that mercury is a toxin. We know that it was removed from most vaccines more than a decade ago. End of story, right? Wrong. The debate has resurfaced. If the AAP and the WHO have their way and can successfully influence the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), some vaccines will still contain thimerosal. The UNEP, as part of an effort to reduce mercury exposure, is considering banning thimerosal worldwide. The AAP and the WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization are aski...
Source: vactruth.com - December 23, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Jennifer Hutchinson Tags: Jennifer Hutchinson Top Stories American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Autism Safe Minds Thimerosal World Health Organization (WHO) Source Type: blogs
The Independent on Big Bad Pharma - by Kathryn Abel
Over the past few decades, the pharmaceutical industry has dramatically changed shape. And as a society, our relationship with it has altered alongside. The pharmaceutical industry is dominated now by a few giant companies which merged with smaller competitors giving us the likes of Novartis, Wyeth, Glaxo Smith Kline and Bristol Myers Squibb. The majority of the pharmaceutical market in the United States and the UK, as well as globally, is controlled by a handful of companies. There is obviously good reason for such a business model. In an industry whose upfront costs are enormous, (it costs on average around $1 billion to...
Source: PharmaGossip - December 21, 2012 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
Credit Card Germs: 1 of 10 of cards has fecal bacteria
Here is what a Cleveland Clinic ID specialist has to say: "You know all that money you're spending over the holidays? It's jam-packed with germs. So keep your hands clean and your credit cards wiped down. Avoid touching your eyes and mouth when out shopping." What are the 8 germiest places in the mall? The 8 germiest places in the mall, according to CNN, are: 1. Restroom sinks 2. Food court tables 3. Escalator handrails 4. ATM keypads 5. Toy stores 6. Fitting rooms 7. Gadget shops 8. Makeup samples The filthiest area in a restroom (and therefore in the whole mall) isn't the toilet handle or the doorknob - it's the si...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - December 21, 2012 Category: Professors and Educators Tags: Infectious Disease Video Cleveland Clinic Source Type: blogs
Should we screen all admissions for nasal MRSA?
I am on service at the VA once again. The VA screens all patients with nasal swabs and then institutes isolation precautions. So we must ask two questions: Does this activity decrease dangerous MRSA infections? In 2012, the great majority of MRSA is the "so-called" community acquired MRSA – i.e. sensitive to sulfamethoxazole/trimetheprim, doxycycline and clindamycin. What are we gaining through isolation? What do we lose when we isolate patients? Adverse effects of isolation in hospitalised patients: a systematic review. We found 16 studies that reported data r...
Source: DB's Medical Rants - December 19, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: rcentor Tags: Attending Rounds Source Type: blogs
Should Thimerosal Ban In Vaccines Be Lifted?
Here is a recommendation that may prompt still more debate about vaccine safety. Earlier this week, the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed a World Health Organization position that proposed using the thimerosal preservative as an ingredient in vaccines. The move would undo a ban that has been in effect, with few exceptions such as for some flu vaccines, for two decades as a safety precaution. In 1999, thimerosal was removed over concerns that children would receive too much exposure to methyl mercury from multiple vaccines containing thimerosal and develop autism or other neurodevelopmental problems. As a result, the ...
Source: Pharmalot - December 19, 2012 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: Ed Silverman Tags: Uncategorized Autism Thimerosal Vaccines Source Type: blogs
Update: December 19, 2012
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 16 to December 19, 2012 Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (3 updates) 3 Countries Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (1,611 updates) 186 Diseases1,425 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - December 19, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Update: December 16, 2012
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 13 to December 16, 2012 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates) 3 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (387 updates) 1 New Diseases Added1 Clinical note67 Diseases317 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates) 1 Drug1 New Drug Synonyms Added Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates) 1 New Vaccine Synonyms Added (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - December 16, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Publication of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
(GBD 2010) is a landmark event for the Lancet and for health outcome analysis. The collaboration of 486 scientists from 302 institutions in 50 countries has produced an important contribution to our understanding of present and future health priorities for countries and the global community. Comment: this fascinating study is published in the Lancet this week and could be extremely useful to epidemiologists interested in population dynamics. The major difficulty in understanding this publication is a huge amount of data and the statistical manipulations necessary to present the data in the various tables. It is more data t...
Source: Dr. Buttery's Public Health BLOG - December 14, 2012 Category: Epidemiologists Authors: cbuttery Tags: Chronic Disease Community Health Economics epidemiology International Health policy Prevention research The future Source Type: blogs
He used to be a boxer. Those days were long-gone, though. Now he was a shell of his former self. The hands that formerly knocked opponents to the mat were now contracted and full of arthritis. Dementia had taken away his ability to tell the stories about his career. Metastatic lung cancer ravaged his body. Multiple bed sores ate away at his sacrum and his heels. Repeated courses of treatment for his MRSA and other drug-resistant infections had caused him to get clostridium difficile colitis. The diarrhea made the bed sore on his sacrum even worse. Now he was in respiratory distress. Paramedics tried to intubate him, but hi...
Source: WhiteCoat's Call Room - December 14, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: WhiteCoat Tags: Patient Encounters Source Type: blogs
Update: December 13, 2012
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 12 to December 13, 2012 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates) 2 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (213 updates) 1 Clinical note72 Diseases138 Country notes2 New Disease Synonyms AddedMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - December 13, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Herpes simplex is a commonly occuring virus that can cause a host of different lesions. The following is a table summarizing lesions caused by the herpes simplex virus. Condition Age Signs and Symptoms Subtype Comments gingivostomatitis 6 mo to 4 yrs Sore mouth, red and bleeding gums HSV-1 Enlarged submandibular lymph nodes, Refusal to eat Labialis (cold sore, fever blister) After puberty Pain, burning, itching 24 hr before vesicle erupts, resolves in 6-10 days HSV-1 Commonly recurrent, usually on outer lower third of lip ocular Children Unilateral conjunctivitis, pain in eye vesicles on eyeli...
Source: Inside Surgery - December 13, 2012 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs
Pathophysiology 1) disease state caused by infection with one of two different viruses (HSV-1, HSV-2) 2) infection causes a lifetime latency, which can intermittently reactivate 3) virus invades nerve endings and travels to ganglia where it becomes dormant – when reactivated, virus travels back down nerve to periphery and reinfects epithelial cells 4) secondary infection is usually less severe or even asymptomatic but shedding can occur Histology/Gross Pathology 1) Cowdry type A bodies 2) linear double-stranded DNA with envelope glycoproteins that allow penetration into cells Associated Conditions 1) increased incide...
Source: Inside Surgery - December 12, 2012 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Surgpedia Cowdry type A bodies genital herpes herpes labialis HSV-1 HSV-2 Source Type: blogs
Update: December 12, 2012
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 5 to December 12, 2012 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (10 updates) 10 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (480 updates) 84 Diseases394 Country notes2 New Disease Synonyms AddedMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Susceptibility database – New Microbiology – Bacteria (2 updates) 1 Bacteria1 Microbes – Update Microbiology – Yeasts (2 updates) 1 New Yeasts Added1 Yeasts (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - December 12, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Clinton unveils global “AIDS-free generation” plan.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s release on Thursday of a global blueprint to reduce and eventually, eradicate, the number of new HIV cases was covered extensively. Neither Clinton nor the blueprint provided any indication as to how much it would cost to achieve the goals set forth in the document. Comments From the Lancet (Dec7) are well worth reading. However, eradicating a disease goes far beyond scientific advances, which will go unrealized without strong social support and public health actions as well as substantial and sustainable investments. Comment: this continued political use of a disea...
Source: Dr. Buttery's Public Health BLOG - December 10, 2012 Category: Epidemiologists Authors: cbuttery Tags: epidemiology infectious diseases policy Prevention The future Source Type: blogs
Who let the dogs in?
Those who visit this site regularly will know one of my strongest nursing mentors is Smudge (the wonderdog), a 6 year old Shih Tzu, Poodle cross. Or as I explain to anyone who asks…he is a ShitPoo. My Amigo. Regular readers will also know I have a bit of a soft spot for all animals, and as it turns out….. I have had several experiences where animals have been (covertly) used for their anecdotal therapeutic effect in the emergency department (and ….no I will not disclose any more on this). But should there really be a place for pets or companion animals in the hospital setting? One person who definitely thinks not...
Source: impactEDnurse - December 10, 2012 Category: Nurses Authors: impactEDnurse Tags: reflective practice. Source Type: blogs
Mother Jones on the FDA - Tom Philpott writes
Only Obama Can Revive the Tattered FDA Fer Gregory/Shutterstock President Obama is enjoying a pleasant end to 2012—a successful election and a winning hand in his fiscal cliff fight with the Republicans. But his Food and Drug Administration is having a rough slog. In On Earth Magazine—and reprinted in Mother Jones—Barry Estabrook has a searing article establishing the FDA as woefully underfunded and reluctant to stand up to Big Food to protect the public from food poisoning. And remember the voluntary new rules FDA proposed in April to curtail antibiotic use on factory farms—you know, the practice that drives th...
Source: PharmaGossip - December 9, 2012 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
Nick A. Saunders and Martin A. Lee present a new book on Real-Time PCR: Advanced Technologies and Applications This essential manual provides both the novice and experienced user with an invaluable reference to a wide-range of real-time PCR technologies and applications and provides an overview of the theory of this increasingly important technique. Renowned international authors present detailed technical insights into the underlying principles, methods and practice of real-time PCR. The initial chapters cover the important aspects of real-time PCR including choosing an instrument and probe system, set-up, nucleic acid sy...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - December 7, 2012 Category: Microbiology Tags: Molecular Biology publications Microbiology publications PCR Applications PCR publications PCR Technology PCR Troubleshooting Real-Time PCR Source Type: blogs
Update: December 5, 2012
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 4 to December 5, 2012 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (451 updates) 91 Diseases360 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - December 5, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Great ape protection act
I received the following email today from Judith S. Bond, President of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB): Dear Colleague, We need your help to counter a serious threat to the humane use of animals in research. The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (S 810), which would prohibit the use of chimpanzees in medical research, may be voted on in the Senate this week (it was approved by a Senate committee in July)! Passage of this bill could have devastating consequences for ongoing research into human diseases such as hepatitis C, as well as studies benefiting the great apes themselves....
Source: virology blog - December 4, 2012 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Commentary Information chimpanzee great ape great ape protection act HCV hepatitis C viral virology virus Source Type: blogs