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Update: February 14, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: February 12 to February 14, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (24 updates) 24 Countries Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates) 3 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (362 updates) 114 Diseases247 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap Microbiology – Mycobacteria (1 updates) 1 Mycobacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - February 14, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: February 12, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: February 11 to February 12, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (109 updates) 109 Countries Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (1 updates) 1 DiseaseMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (2,220 updates) 28 Diseases2,192 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - February 12, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Media release: Travel-acquired infections and illnesses in Canadians: surveillance report
This study, then, provides information that until now we have had to infer from travel-acquired illness in other groups. The study uncovered a number of surprises for travelling Canadians and Canadian immigrants. For example, travel to visit friends and relatives carries a particularly high risk of illness. Serious diseases, like malaria, malaria or enteric fever, are in fact common imported illnesses. And diseases significant to public health, like hepatitis B and tuberculosis, are common as well among returning travellers. “In order to maximize opportunities for prevention of these types of potentially serious infectio...
Source: Open Medicine Blog - - February 11, 2014 Category: Medical Publishers Authors: Carlyn Zwarenstein Source Type: blogs

Update: February 11, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: February 7 to February 11, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (1 updates) 1 Country Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (666 updates) 1 Clinical note130 Diseases535 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - February 11, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Varicella – Thailand vs. United States
An increasing incidence of varicella in Thailand is almost the mirror image of American data (see graph [1]). In fact, rates in the United States had already been decreasing for several years before the introduction of routine vaccination. Seroprevalence studies in the two populations are not dissimilar, and the striking difference in disease rates are difficult to explain. The following data are extracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com and the Gideon e-book series. [2-4] (Primary references are available on request.) Varicella – seroprevalence surveys: United States 93.6% for persons ages 6 to 19 years, and 9...
Source: GIDEON blog - February 11, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology Graphs ProMED Thailand united states Varicella Source Type: blogs

February News in Health
The February NIH News in Health is now available.  Articles include: Stop the Spread of Superbugs Gripped by Gout Distracted Driving Raises Crash Risk Caring for a Seriously Ill Child Featured Website: NIDA for Teens Read these articles and access past issues: http://1.usa.gov/1fab6a9 (Source: BHIC)
Source: BHIC - February 10, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Articles Children and Teens General Source Type: blogs

Update: February 7, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: February 5 to February 7, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (316 updates) 97 Diseases219 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (6 updates) 6 Bacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - February 7, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Online course in Public Health Emergency Risk Communication
In conclusion, it’s definitely a course worth spending 2,5 hours on. As said it is not very theoretical or academic oriented, but it has great references if one feels like digging into more of that, and is relevant for students as well as public health professionals proned to get involved in public health emergencies in one way or the other. You get a nice little diploma when passing the final assessment test and can, if relevant also apply for official credits for the course. (Source: Biomedicine on Display)
Source: Biomedicine on Display - February 7, 2014 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Nina Bjerglund Andersen Tags: public health science communication emergency risk communication Northwest Center for Public Health Practice online course public health emergencies public health professionals Public Health Risk Communication Social media university of wa Source Type: blogs

Vibrio cholerae review
Excerpt from a book review of Vibrio cholerae: Genomics and Molecular Biology"This book reviews the most important highly topical facts of Vibrio Cholerae. Written by leading experts in the field, the book offers a broad overview of all facets of this microorganism. The comprehensive introduction makes it especially easy for non-experts to get into the topic. It provides a condensed overview of the subjects discussed in more detail in the subsequent chapters. All the chapters are built thematically and contain very detailed, but comprehensible, information ... I found this book to be a great resource for up-to-date informa...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - February 6, 2014 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Update: February 5, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: February 3 to February 5, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates) 3 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (339 updates) 50 Diseases289 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - February 5, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: February 3, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: February 1 to February 3, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (60 updates) 1 New Diseases Added1 Clinical note13 Diseases42 Country notes3 New Disease Synonyms AddedMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - February 3, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

GIDEON and Global Disease
We have developed an on-line system which follows the status of all Infectious Diseases – in every country – in real time. One of the Gideon modules contains an ongoing chronology of every outbreak / survey on a global / country-specific level. As of 2014, the site contains 32,000 incidence graphs + details regarding 33,000 individual outbreaks and 36,000 prevalence surveys. Sample graphs and maps follow (red dots are links to country-specific text notes in the program). The computer server has also been engineered to publish a series of 213 e-books (115,000 pages, 410,000 references) – with all titles up...
Source: GIDEON blog - February 2, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: General Source Type: blogs

Update: February 1, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 29 to February 1, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (908 updates) 1 Clinical note112 Diseases793 Country notes2 New Disease Synonyms AddedMap Microbiology – Bacteria (3 updates) 3 Bacteria Microbiology – Yeasts (2 updates) 2 Yeasts (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - February 1, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

UPDATED Feb. 27: All You Ever Wanted to Know about Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis But Were Afraid to Ask
Why I Disagree with the IDSA Guidelines for GAS in Children Under 3   IDSA Statement: Diagnostic studies for GAS pharyngitis are not indicated for children under age 3 because acute rheumatic fever is rare in children under 3 and the incidence of streptococcal pharyngitis and the classic presentation of streptococcal pharyngitis are uncommon in this age group [emphasis added]. Selected children under 3 who have other risk factors, such as an older sibling with GAS infection, may be considered for testing (strong, moderate).   The prevalence of GAS pharyngitis is significantly lower for children under 3; it ranges from 10...
Source: M2E Too! Mellick's Multimedia EduBlog - January 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Update: January 29, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 27 to January 29, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (1 updates) 1 DiseaseMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (235 updates) 4 Clinical notes83 Diseases146 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym Added1 New Agents AddedMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 29, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: January 27, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 25 to January 27, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates) 4 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (322 updates) 1 New Diseases Added1 Clinical note101 Diseases214 Country notes5 New Disease Synonyms AddedMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Drug (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 27, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: January 25, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 23 to January 25, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates) 2 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (236 updates) 1 Clinical note76 Diseases159 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (7 updates) 1 New Drugs Added1 New Drug Synonyms Added1 Interacting drugs – New4 Drug interactions – New (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 25, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

A better business model for antibiotics
For the past couple of decades antibiotics have generally been a low margin, low revenue business that big pharma has stayed away from. Lack of new drug development activity combined with an increase in antibiotic resistance and the rise of “superbugs” are leading us rapidly to a frightening place where we lack effective drugs to stop many dangerous infections. A Wall Street Journal article (Drug makers tiptoe back into antibiotic R&D) provides the welcome news that drug makers are starting to invest in this area again. One reason: they are hopeful that when the new products get to market there will be a gr...
Source: Health Business Blog - January 24, 2014 Category: Health Managers Authors: David Williams Tags: Economics Pharma Policy and politics antibiotic resistance antibiotics new antibiotics Source Type: blogs

Update: January 23, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 22 to January 23, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (1 updates) 1 Country Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates) 3 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (185 updates) 9 Clinical notes62 Diseases111 Country notes2 New Disease Synonyms Added1 New Country Synonyms AddedMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 23, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: January 22, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 20 to January 22, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (1 updates) 1 DiseaseMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (286 updates) 61 Diseases223 Country notes2 New Disease Synonyms AddedMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (3 updates) 1 Drug1 Toxicity database – New1 Interacting drugs – New Microbiology – Bacteria (4 updates) 1 New Bacteria Added3 Microbes – New (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 22, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

The alphanumeric soup known as influenza
Robert Herriman, co-founder of The Global Dispatch, recently started a radio show called Outbreak News This Week. Robert calls the show “Your source for all the news about worms and germs”. He covers the latest news and information about infectious diseases and often includes interviews with expert guests. The show can be heard live Saturday mornings at 7:30 am EST on on The Tan Talk Radio Network: 1340 AM WTAN Clearwater, 1350 AM WDCF Dade City and 1400 AM WZHR Zephyrhills. You can also listen online. I have been a frequent guest on Robert’s Outbreak News This Week, most recently this past Saturday, when we had...
Source: virology blog - January 21, 2014 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information India influenza outbreak news polio poliovirus Robert Herriman vaccine viral Source Type: blogs

Update: January 20, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 19 to January 20, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates) 2 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (251 updates) 40 Clinical notes31 Diseases179 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (51 updates) 1 Drug1 New Drug Synonyms Added3 Interacting drugs – New46 Drug interactions – New (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 20, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: January 19, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 17 to January 19, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates) 3 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (465 updates) 1 Clinical note97 Diseases366 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (28 updates) 1 New Drugs Added27 New Drug Synonyms Added (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 19, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: January 17, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 15 to January 17, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates) 2 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (96 updates) 1 Clinical note44 Diseases51 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Interacting drugs – New (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 17, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Tips to Avoid the The Flu - Flu is Spreading Across the United States
Most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza like illness (Flu) according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Courtesy of the CDC http://www.cdc.govMayo Clinic specialists are offering advice and dispelling some misconceptions about the influenza to help people stay healthy.Here are some tips for avoiding the FluWash your hands thoroughly and frequently with water and soap or alcohol-based hanWoman sneezing and coughing with a cold of flud sanitizer. This is particularly important before leaving the bathroom, eating or touching your face.A good rule of thumb is to wash your hands for 20 seconds, a...
Source: I am an Alzheimer's Caregiver - January 16, 2014 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs

What is This Thing Called Neuroplasticity?
And how does it impact addiction and recovery?Bielefeld, Germany—The first in an irregular series of posts about a recent conference, Neuroplasticity in Substance Addiction and Recovery: From Genes to Culture and Back Again. The conference, held at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at Bielefeld University, drew neuroscientists, historians, psychologists, philosophers, and even a freelance science journalist or two, coming in from Germany, the U.S., The Netherlands, the UK, Finland, France, Italy, Australia, and elsewhere. The organizing idea was to focus on how changes in the brain impact addiction and reco...
Source: Addiction Inbox - January 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dirk Hanson Source Type: blogs

Update: January 15, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 14 to January 15, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (222 updates) 83 Diseases138 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 15, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: January 14, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 11 to January 14, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates) 4 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (241 updates) 68 Diseases172 Country notes1 New Country Synonyms AddedMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 14, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: January 11, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 9 to January 11, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates) 3 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (364 updates) 1 Clinical note95 Diseases268 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 11, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: January 9, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 5 to January 9, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (482 updates) 80 Diseases402 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 9, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: January 5, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 3 to January 5, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (1 updates) 1 Country Infectious Diseases – Diseases (155 updates) 64 Diseases91 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 5, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: January 3, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: January 1 to January 3, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates) 2 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (524 updates) 2 Clinical notes93 Diseases429 Country notesMap Microbiology – Mycobacteria (1 updates) 1 Mycobacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 3, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: January 1, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 29, 2013 to January 1, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Diseases (29 updates) 9 Diseases20 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates) 1 New Vaccine Synonyms Added (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - January 1, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, December 31, 2013
From MedPage Today: Antibiotic Use in Animals Under Fire. Every day, Americans use some 51 tons of antibiotics. But only about a fifth of that is to treat human illness. Testosterone Level Affects Flu Shot Response. Men with high testosterone and a certain gene cluster may not experience an antibody response after a flu shot, researchers suggested — a finding that could affect men taking prescription testosterone. 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 - December 31, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: News Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Update: December 29, 2013
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 25 to December 29, 2013 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates) 4 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (345 updates) 57 Diseases288 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - December 29, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

The ethics of a blood test after a needlestick injury
It was late on a Friday afternoon in November. I was a 21 year-old medical student diligently waiting for an opportunity to practice some medical procedures when a patient was admitted who was happy for a student to “have a go” at taking blood. Cue a bit of anxious excitement (clinical medicine was still new to me) before some inner steeling and a formal consent process. Then, in went the needle, out came the blood. Job done. However, just as I was allowing myself to feel self-satisfied, I noticed some blood on the inside of my latex glove. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Mana...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 29, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Hospital Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Jailed for HIV work in Iran
Brothers, Kamiar and Arash Alaei were imprisoned in Iran in 2008 for their work with HIV. Under a new government, Iran’s health minister, Hassan Hashemi, has blamed “misinformation and unscientific claims” for a dramatic rise in the number of people with HIV. Kamiar Alaei looks at the HIV crisis in Iran and a country facing up to some uncomfortable home truths. Before 1997 there was a huge stigma attached to HIV/AIDS in Iran. Policy-makers said it was only concentrated in people with blood transfusions, HIV was a western disease and Iran was a Muslim country, that “we don’t have those issues”. But for ten yea...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 29, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Update: December 25, 2013
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 23 to December 25, 2013 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates) 3 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (113 updates) 40 Diseases73 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (631 updates) 631 Bacteria Microbiology – Mycobacteria (65 updates) 65 Mycobacteria Microbiology – Yeasts (108 updates) 108 Yeasts (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - December 25, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: December 23, 2013
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 22 to December 23, 2013 Infectious Diseases – Diseases (27 updates) 13 Diseases14 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (707 updates) 679 Bacteria24 New Bacteria Synonyms Added1 Microbes – New3 Microbes – Update Microbiology – Mycobacteria (62 updates) 62 Mycobacteria Microbiology – Yeasts (96 updates) 96 Yeasts (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - December 23, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: December 22, 2013
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 19 to December 22, 2013 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (826 updates) 87 Diseases738 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Drug (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - December 22, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

What to Eat and How to Live: Government as Your Nanny?
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Source: Bioethics Discussion Blog - December 22, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 70-year-old man with night sweats, weight loss, and cough
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 70-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-month history of night sweats, weight loss, and increasing cough. He is a retired miner, and his medical history is significant for a diagnosis of pulmonary silicosis made 15 years ago based on exposure history and characteristic chest radiographic findings. He is a lifelong nonsmoker. On physical examination, temperature is 37.9 °C (100.2 °F), blood pressure is 120/65 mm Hg, pulse rate is 84/min, and respiration rate is 22/min. Pulmonary examination reveals diffuse inspi...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 21, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Conditions Infectious disease Pulmonology Source Type: blogs

Pitt Research Program Receives $70 Million To Develop Hiv Prevention Products
Based out of the University of Pittsburgh and the Magee-Womens Research Institute, the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) is one of five HIV/AIDS clinical trial networks sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Since 2006, the MTN has completed 13 clinical trials, and 11 more trials are in progress or will commence within 12 months. The MTN is focusing research on the development of microbicide devices applied inside the vagina or rectum to prevent HIV transmission. Although progress in the field of HIV prevention and treatment has been nothing short of breathtaking over the last decade, there ...
Source: aids-write.org - December 21, 2013 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: aidswrite Tags: current news aids Source Type: blogs

Twin U.s. Studies Unlock Mystery Of How Hiv Causes Aids
Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, said the papers offer an “elegant” solution to a question that has eluded scientists since the virus was first identified in 1983. Greene said for years, scientists had thought that HIV killed immune system cells by infecting them directly, hijacking their DNA machinery and turning them into virus-producing factories. But this only happens to a small portion of CD4 T cells. In a series of experiments in human spleen, tonsil and lymph node tissues from HIV-infected patients, the Gladstone scientists discovered that the real d...
Source: aids-write.org - December 21, 2013 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: aidswrite Tags: current news aids news Source Type: blogs

Medicine is like twenty questions
Adrian Bell didn’t look dehydrated, but his diarrhea had come and gone for a week and a half when I saw him a few weeks ago. “Is anyone else sick with the same thing?” I asked, beginning my usual line of questioning. “No,” answered Eleanor, his wife. “Have you had any water to drink from a new or unknown source, or have you traveled away from home?” “No,” both answered in unison. 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 - December 20, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Conditions GI Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

INFOGRAPHIC: A Close Look at How Prepared We Are for the Next Outbreak
From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: From antibiotic-resistant superbugs to the seasonal flu to Salmonella, infectious diseases are a serious health threat that also cost individuals and the health care industry billions. A new report from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases, assesses gaps in our public health system that could severely limit our ability to effectively respond to an outbreak. For the complete report, visit the Outbreaks report page: http://bit.ly/1bcG27m For the infographic, visit the RWJF website: http://bit.l...
Source: BHIC - December 20, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Naomi Gonzales Tags: Public Health Source Type: blogs

Update: December 19, 2013
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 17 to December 19, 2013 Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (23 updates) 23 Signs and Symptoms Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates) 2 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (241 updates) 78 Diseases163 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (15 updates) 2 Drugs13 New Drug Synonyms Added Microbiology – Bacteria (3 updates) 2 Bacteria – Phenotypic tests1 Microbes – Update Microbiology – Yeasts (6 updates) 6 Yeasts – Phenotypic tests (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - December 19, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Hepatitis C in Egypt
The following background data on Hepatitis C in Egypt are abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com and the Gideon e-book series. [1,2] Primary references available on request. Incidence and Prevalence: Hepatitis C is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in Egypt. The nationwide carriage rate in 1997 was estimated at 6 to 8 million, or 18.1% of the population – the highest rate in the world. A study published in 2010 estimated the yearly rate at 500,000 new cases (0.7% of the population); while a study published in 2013 estimated the yearly rate at fewer than 150,000 cases. An analysis published in 2009...
Source: GIDEON blog - December 19, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology ProMED Egypt hepatitis c Source Type: blogs

Outbreak Week
It’s Outbreak Week on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Public Health website. Are the public health community and the rest of the nation prepared to handle the next big outbreak of infectious disease? See ideas, infographics, videos and more information on their website: http://bit.ly/1jiBOVI (Source: BHIC)
Source: BHIC - December 18, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Public Health Source Type: blogs

Best Post of September 2013
The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from September 16, 2013Two UC Davis Neurosurgeons Resign After Intentionally Infecting Intracranial Glioblastomas with Bowel Bacteria The Sacramento Bee recently reported that two UC Davis neurosurgeons who intentionally infected three glioblastoma patients with bowel bacteria have resigned their posts after the university found they had "deliberately circumvented" internal policies, "defied directives" from top leaders and sidestepped federal regulations, according to newly released university documents.Neurosurgeon J. Paul Muizelaar, MDDr. J. Paul Muizelaar, 66, the former he...
Source: neuropathology blog - December 18, 2013 Category: Pathologists Tags: Best of the Month series therapies Source Type: blogs