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Update: August 23, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 21 to August 23, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (112 updates) 37 Diseases75 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 23, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Ebola Spreading In Nigeria
Ebola spreading in Nigeria, health officials in that country are reporting. To date, all cases can be traced back to the attempt of naturalized United States citizen Patrick Sawyer to knowingly elude his Ebola isolation to travel back in the US. In the most recent development, spouses of two Nigerian healthcare workers who were infected by Sawyer have also developed the disease. As none of the spouses were put into isolation before this recent diagnosis, several dozen more people who were in contact with the infected spouses are now being asked to monitor themselves for symptoms. The post Ebola Spreading In Nigeria appeare...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 23, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Ebola healthcare workers Nigeria Patrick sawyer spouses spreading Source Type: blogs

Proton pump inhibitors and the risk of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - August 22, 2014 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Tags: gastroenterology infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Update: August 21, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 19 to August 21, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates) 3 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (121 updates) 50 Diseases71 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 21, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Kent Brantly, MD, Leaving Hospital Today
Kent Brantly, MD, is leaving Emory University Hospital today, cured from Ebola, the deadly hemorrhagic fever he contracted in Liberia. Ebola is marked by initial symptoms such as fever, muscle pains, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It then progresses to organ system failure including the cardiac, renal, liver, and pulmonary systems. In some patients, uncontrolled hemorrhage occurs from the skin, eyes, mouth, and rectum. The post Kent Brantly, MD, Leaving Hospital Today appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 21, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease cured discharge Ebola Emory kent brantly leaving hospital Source Type: blogs

Experimental Drug Shown to Be Effective in Marburg Virus Disease Similar to Ebola
Reports published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine have shown that an experimental drug being manufactured by Tekmira pharmaceuticals was very effective in halting the disease process of the Marburg virus in monkeys. Marburg virus is an RNA virus very similar to Ebola that causes a hemorrhagic illness that is almost always fatal. Thomas W. Geisbert and colleagues have shown that a drug using RNA interference was able to save all monkeys infected with Marburg virus while none of the monkeys who did not receive the drug survived. The post Experimental Drug Shown to Be Effective in Marburg Virus Disease Sim...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Ebola experimental drug filovirus Marburg RNA interference tekmira Thomas Geisbert Source Type: blogs

Ebola Animal Vector Likely Bats
Ebola animal vector is likely bats, according to the most recent thinking from disease ecologists. This would explain how the Ebola Zaire strain of the disease disease, which before the current outbreak, was unknown in West Africa, migrated from the Congo, almost 2500 miles away. African fruit bat The post Ebola Animal Vector Likely Bats appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire animal bats Ebola vector Zaire strain Source Type: blogs

Myanmar and Vietnam Testing Patients for Ebola
Myanmar and Vietnam are holding several patients in isolation after testing them for the presence of the Ebola virus. Reportedly, patients arrived from Nigeria and developed fevers. Myanmar has only the most rudimentary healthcare system and likely would have resources quickly depleted if there a significant number of patients developed the disease. The post Myanmar and Vietnam Testing Patients for Ebola appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Ebola myanmar patients testing vietnam Source Type: blogs

California Patient Being Tested for Ebola
Officials at the South Sacramento Medical Center are being tight-lipped about a patient being tested for Ebola virus infection. The California patient is not being identified by gender or age and Kaiser Permanente officials are only saying that the patient may have been exposed to Ebola virus and every precaution is being taken to insure the safety of the hospital caregivers and community. The post California Patient Being Tested for Ebola appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Ebola Kaiser Permanente Sacramento tested Source Type: blogs

Ebola Patients at Emory No Longer Contagious
In a report from Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Ebola patients Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are recovering so well from Ebola that they are now considered to be immune and no longer able to transmit the disease to another person. The post Ebola Patients at Emory No Longer Contagious appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire contagious Ebola immune kent brantly nancy writebol Source Type: blogs

Cameroon Closes Borders with Nigeria in Ebola Crisis
Cameroon has closed all borders with Nigeria in an effort to prevent the spread of Ebola into Cameroon, which has yet to report a case of the hemorrhagic viral fever. Government official Issa Tchiroma Bakary comments. The post Cameroon Closes Borders with Nigeria in Ebola Crisis appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire borders cameroon closed Ebola Issa Bakary Nigeria Source Type: blogs

Air France Flight Attendants Refusing to Fly to West Africa
Some flight attendants working for Air France are refusing assignments and calling for a suspension of flights to the West African nations of Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. British Airways and Emirates have already curtailed flights to the region, but Air France is notable as it is the largest European carrier to West Africa. Employment rules covering the flight attendants allow for refusal of assignments if the person feels their health is in immediate or grave danger. Sophie Gorins of the Air France flight staff union SNGAF comments. Please also see Ebola Expert Never Told of Experimental Drug Before His Death The p...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Air France flight attendants guinea Nigeria refusing SNGAF Sophie Gorins west africa Source Type: blogs

Ebola Expert Never Told of Experimental Drug Before His Death
Ebola expert Dr. Sheik Umar Khan was never told by his physicians that a dose of an experimental drug that likely saved two Americans was at his bedside and available for use. One dose of ZMAPP happened to be in Sierra Leone when Dr. Khan fell ill. There was a wide-ranging discussion between the World Health Organization and his bedside doctors concerning the ethics of trying a drug never before tested in humans. Despite disagreement as to the proper course, the bedside physicians decided against even discussing the possibility of its use with Dr. Khan, who worsened and died 48 hours later. The day after Dr. Khan’s p...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire ethics kent brantly nancy writebol Sheik Umar Khan Sierra Leone world health organization ZMAPP Source Type: blogs

Update: August 19, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 18 to August 19, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (278 updates) 28 Diseases250 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 19, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Nigerian Doctors Continuing Strike During Ebola Crisis Fired
Nigerian officials have fired 16,000 physicians who continued their strike as the Ebola virus hit Lagos. The physicians went out a nationwide strike before the first case of Ebola was diagnosed, but ignored requests from the government to resume their duties to help contain the disease. The post Nigerian Doctors Continuing Strike During Ebola Crisis Fired appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 19, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Ebola fired Nigerian physicians strike Source Type: blogs

Big and Little Pharma Race for Ebola Vaccines and Cures
For a really good summary of what drug manufacturers big and small are doing to develop Ebola vaccines and drugs to stem the growing catastrophe of the Ebola virus outbreak, read this article by Scott Gottlieb, MD. He discusses the recent donation of 1000 doses of a vaccine developed by the Canadian government, the status of the ZMAPP drug given to Americans Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, vaccine efforts by Danish firm Bavarian Nordic, phase I clinical trials being planned for a vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, and the unfortunate discontinuation of an Ebola treatment made by Sarepta because of a lack of fund...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 19, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Bavarian Nordic Canadian government Ebola sarepta Scott Gottlieb vaccines ZMAPP Source Type: blogs

Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 044
This study looks at the agreement between radiologists in reading CTPAs for pulmonary embolism. They found that more than 10% of studies initially read as positive were later read as either negative or indeterminate. Many of the change in read occurred in subsegmental embolisms. This study throws further doubt on starting patients on long term anticoagulation based on the presence of a subsegmental pulmonary embolism. Recommended by: Anand Swaminathan Education Raemer DB. Ignaz semmelweis redux? Simul Healthc. 2014 Jun;9(3):153-5. PMID: 24401925 As a rabid in situ simulationist it is good to be tempered now an then by a...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - August 18, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeremy Fried Tags: Cardiology Education Emergency Medicine Haematology Infectious Disease Intensive Care R&R in the FASTLANE Resuscitation critical care literature recommendations Research and Review Source Type: blogs

Looters Steal Ebola Infected Sheets in Liberia
Looters in the West Point slum of Monrovia broke into a holding center housing about 30 patients and looted the clinic of grossly soiled mattresses and sheets that undoubtedly harbored the deadly Ebola virus. The looters, some of whom were armed, threatened the infected patients, forcing them to flee. The post Looters Steal Ebola Infected Sheets in Liberia appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 18, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Ebola Looters mattresses Monrovia West Point Source Type: blogs

The ethical dilemma of saving the American Ebola patients
It was with much fanfare that two American aid workers were airlifted from across the world and brought to Emory University Medical Center where they began experimental treatment for Ebola. We hope for a full and speedy recovery for them and others like them who do God’s work. 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 18, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Update: August 17, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 15 to August 17, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates) 2 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (310 updates) 43 Diseases267 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 17, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Are Vaccines Right for Your Child? Debunking the Myths of the DTaP Vaccine
Conclusion As a journalist and a mother myself, I found Dr. Lewis’s paper to be poorly written, lacking in substance and containing very few credible references. If parents are given poor information and very few facts, how can they ever make an informed decision about vaccinations? Parents are continually being lied to by the medical profession, the mainstream media, the pharmaceutical industry and world governments, and it needs to stop. How can we trust a person paid to vaccinate our children? Let’s face it – Dr. Karen Lewis is, after all, the Medical Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. She is h...
Source: vactruth.com - August 17, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Christina England Tags: Christina England Top Stories Dr. Karen Lewis DTaP vaccine dtp Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

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
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
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