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How to End Aging: Aubrey de Grey at TEDxOxbridge
When it comes to extending the healthy human life span and eliminating the suffering caused by age-related disease - and indeed by aging in general - the overwhelming majority of the world's population lie somewhere in the midst of disinterest, disbelief, and ignorance. To a first approximation no-one really cares about medical science, for all that they owe their health to this field of research and development. Similarly despite living in the midst of an age of radical change, with completely new technologies and medical therapies turning up every few years, people generally assume that the rest of their lives will take ...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 20, 2014 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Activism, Advocacy and Education Source Type: blogs

Update: June 19, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: June 18 to June 19, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (149 updates) 54 Diseases95 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (3 updates) 1 New Bacteria Added2 Microbes – New (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - June 19, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 035
This study suggests that antiemetics are not nearly as potent as widely believed. These drugs have been shown to be effective in preventing nausea (i.e. pretreatment for chemo) but it’s appears that the mechanism for halting nausea is different than that for preventing it. Recommended by: Anand Swaminathan Read More: Nausea? We’ve Got Placebo for That The Best of the Rest Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary 1. Kew KM, Kirtchuk L, Michell C. Intravenous magnesium sulfate for treating adults with acute asthma in the emergency department. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 May 28;5 PubMed ID: 24865567 This Cochr...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 18, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Anand Swaminathan Tags: Anaesthetics Cardiology Emergency Medicine Evidence Based Medicine General Surgery Intensive Care Palliative care Pediatrics Respiratory Resuscitation Trauma critical care literature R&R in the FASTLANE recommendations resear Source Type: blogs

Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 035
This study suggests that antiemetics are not nearly as potent as widely believed. These drugs have been shown to be effective in preventing nausea (i.e. pretreatment for chemo) but it’s appears that the mechanism for halting nausea is different than that for preventing it. Recommended by: Anand Swaminathan Read More: Nausea? We’ve Got Placebo for That The Best of the Rest Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary 1. Kew KM, Kirtchuk L, Michell C. Intravenous magnesium sulfate for treating adults with acute asthma in the emergency department. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 May 28;5 PubMed ID: 24865...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 18, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Anand Swaminathan Tags: Anaesthetics Cardiology Emergency Medicine Evidence Based Medicine Featured General Surgery Intensive Care Palliative care Pediatrics Respiratory Resuscitation Trauma critical care literature R&R in the FASTLANE recommendatio Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, June 18, 2014
From MedPage Today: Is There an Rx for High Drug Prices? In the U.S., rising prescription drug prices are the law — at least that’s the way it looks to Leonard Saltz, MD, chief of gastrointestinal oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Targets Tightened for Kids’ Type 1 Diabetes. Tiered treatment targets in pediatric type 1 diabetes have been eliminated by the American Diabetes Association in favor of a single, lower goal. MERS: Serious But Not an Emergency. The Middle East coronavirus (MERS) remains a serious concern but is still not a global public health emergency, a Wor...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 18, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News Diabetes Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Considering Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis is a fearsome age-related condition, as it is quite possible to suffer the progressive build up of arterial plaque with few or no apparent symptoms all the way up until some of it suddenly ruptures to cause the catastrophic blockage of blood flow known as an infarction, and that either cripples you or kills you over the course of an exceedingly painful few minutes. If this affects your heart or your brain you will be lucky to survive, and luckier to recover. The various contributing causes of atherosclerosis are numerous, each layer of cause and effect feeding into the one above. An incomplete list might i...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 18, 2014 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Update: June 17, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: June 14 to June 17, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (250 updates) 78 Diseases172 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (2 updates) 1 Bacteria1 Microbes – New (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - June 17, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Should Premature Babies Be Included In The One-Size-Fits-All Vaccination Policy?
Conclusion Clearly, the one-size-fits-all vaccination policy does not fit premature babies. How can it be considered lawful or indeed moral to vaccinate premature babies with the same vaccinations that are administered to adults? We can see from the studies undertaken by Dr. Viera Scheibner and her late husband Leif Karlsson that many of the routine vaccinations used on premature babies today can cause them to suffer stress-induced breathing patterns. These studies are irrefutable and have been used worldwide to demonstrate the link between vaccinations and breathing difficulties in young babies. Despite this information, ...
Source: vactruth.com - June 17, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Christina England Tags: Christina England Top Stories premature birth truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

Medical futility, then and now
by Barron H. Lerner, M.D., Ph.D. When an article promoting the idea of medical futility appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 1990, my father was thrilled.  He believed the term was an apt description of the end-stage cases he too often saw as an infectious diseases consultant, in which he was expected to prescribe progressively more complicated antibiotic regimens to severely ill patients with no hope of recovery. The concept of medical futility has achieved mixed success.  Advocates have promoted it as a way to discourage aggressive treatment of medical conditions that are not reversible. … (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - June 16, 2014 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Barron Lerner Tags: Cultural End of Life Care Featured Posts Informed Consent medical history Source Type: blogs

Update: June 14, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: June 12 to June 14, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (374 updates) 43 Diseases331 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - June 14, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Books received this week
Bell's oral and facial pain /Jeffrey P. Okeson. 7th ed., Hanover Park, IL: Quintessence Publishing Co. Inc., 2014. Pain, especially chronic pain, is a major health care problem, a fact that has precipitated a recent dramatic expansion in pain-related research efforts. This revised edition of Dr Welden Bell’s classic text has been updated to incorporate the latest findings from these studies, including advanced understanding of the neurophysiology and central processing of pain and the resulting changes to diagnostic, classification, and treatment guidelines. The oral-systemic health connection: a guide to patient care /...
Source: DentistryLibrary@Sydney - June 12, 2014 Category: Dentists Tags: New books Source Type: blogs

Update: June 12, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: June 10 to June 12, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (362 updates) 1 Clinical note62 Diseases299 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates) 2 Susceptibility database – New Microbiology – Bacteria (17 updates) 2 New Bacteria Added13 Bacteria1 Microbes – New1 Microbes – Update Microbiology – Mycobacteria (2 updates) 1 New Mycobacteria Added1 Mycobacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - June 12, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Pharmacists and GPs complement each other – Keith Ridge
Dr Keith Ridge CBE, the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for NHS England, gives his views on best practice in action: One of the privileges of my job is being able to get out and about to see great clinical practice up close. Last week was one of those opportunities arose when, together with the Chief Executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Helen Gordon, I spent an enthralling few hours at the Old School Surgery in Fishponds, Bristol. It’s a modern GP practice with a growing list of 15,000 situated in the heart of the local community. Two things make the practice a bit different from the norm. Firstly, an independen...
Source: Fade Library - June 10, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NHS England Tags: Chief Pharmaceutical Officer gp Guest blogs Home keith ridge News Pharmacists Source Type: blogs

Update: June 10, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: June 8 to June 10, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (1 updates) 1 Country Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (88 updates) 32 Diseases56 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - June 10, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, June 9, 2014
From MedPage Today: Surgeons Not Very Involved in ACOs, Survey Says. Accountable Care Organizations have given little attention to surgery in the early years of the Medicare program, choosing to focus instead on managing chronic conditions and reducing hospital readmissions. Early Allergen Exposure Cuts Wheeze Risk. A new study confirmed that when inner-city kids were exposed to allergens they had an increased risk of recurrent wheezing and sensitivity to allergens. Death Risk Down With Pneumonia Antibiotic. Taking into account both death and myocardial infarction (MI), use of antibiotic regimens that included azithromyc...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 9, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News Diabetes Endocrinology Infectious disease Surgery Source Type: blogs

Update: June 8, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: June 6 to June 8, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (139 updates) 53 Diseases85 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - June 8, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: June 6, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: June 4 to June 6, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (359 updates) 74 Diseases285 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (9 updates) 6 Bacteria1 New Bacteria Synonyms Added1 Microbes – New1 Microbes – Update (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - June 6, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Find yourself a physician who is stingy with prescriptions
Antibiotic use is the direct cause of the rise of untreatable superbugs that are killing people. Antibiotic use is also the cause of most cases of C. diff colitis in kids, a potentially life-threatening, difficult-to-treat gut disorder. Antibiotics have also been linked with recurrent wheezing  in infants and inflammatory bowel disease. They can also trigger allergic reactions that can be severe or life-threatening. (I was going to link to photos of Stevens Johnson Syndrome, but decided not to be cruel. Go ahead and Google at your risk. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.) Continue reading ... Your patients are ratin...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 5, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Meds Medications Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

Eat Pooideae
Pooideae is a subfamily within the biological family of grasses, Poaceae. Grasses within the Pooideae subfamily include wheat, rye, barley, corn, and rice, as well as the rye grass and Kentucky bluegrass in your back yard and wild grasses in fields near your home. Pooideae grasses can be promiscuous. Some of the grasses in this subfamily are able to cross-fertilize and mate with each other. This is how, for instance, einkorn wheat from 10,000 years ago evolved to create emmer wheat, the 28-chromosome of the Bible. Emmer is the product of the natural mating of 14-chromosome einkorn with a 14-chromosome wild grass, Aegilops ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 4, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Grasses Source Type: blogs

Eat Pooideae (A Problem For Hungry Humans)
Pooideae is a subfamily within the biological family of grasses, Poaceae. Grasses within the Pooideae subfamily include wheat, rye, barley, corn, and rice, as well as the rye grass and Kentucky bluegrass in your back yard and wild grasses in fields near your home. Pooideae grasses can be promiscuous. Some of the grasses in this subfamily are able to cross-fertilize and mate with each other. This is how, for instance, einkorn wheat from 10,000 years ago evolved to create emmer wheat, the 28-chromosome of the Bible. Emmer is the product of the natural mating of 14-chromosome einkorn with a 14-chromosome wild grass, Aegilops ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 4, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Grasses Source Type: blogs

Eat Pooideae (A Problem For Hungry Humans)
Pooideae is a subfamily within the biological family of grasses, Poaceae. Grasses within the Pooideae subfamily include wheat, rye, barley, corn, and rice, as well as the rye grass and Kentucky bluegrass in your back yard and wild grasses in fields near your home. Pooideae grasses can be promiscuous. Some of the grasses in this subfamily are able to cross-fertilize and mate with each other. This is how, for instance, einkorn wheat from 10,000 years ago evolved to create emmer wheat, the 28-chromosome of the Bible. Emmer is the product of the natural mating of 14-chromosome einkorn with a 14-chromosome wild grass, Aegilops ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 4, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Grasses Source Type: blogs

Update: June 4, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: June 3 to June 4, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (10 updates) 10 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (246 updates) 82 Diseases164 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Interacting drugs – New Microbiology – Bacteria (2 updates) 2 Bacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - June 4, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: May 28, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 27 to May 28, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates) 4 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (209 updates) 69 Diseases139 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - June 3, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Improving health care: Are physicians knights or pawns?
How do we motivate physicians and other health professionals to work at their best? How do we create systems of high performance? Is it by a series of top-down highly specific mandates or by setting up general guidelines and providing tools? I believe it comes down to one’s vision of physicians. Are physicians knights to be empowered in their service of patients or knaves not to be trusted or pawns to be manipulated? 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 - May 29, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Policy Hospital Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Sovaldi - a "Revolution" in Clinical Care, or in Marketing and Public Relations?
DiscussionWashington Post/ Kaiser Health NewsOn May 12, 2014, in an article on the dilemma the drug's US price of $1000/ pill presents to Medicare, Richard Knox wrote this about a patient with the infection:Previous drug treatments didn't clear the virus from Bianco's system. But it's almost certain that potent new drugs for hep-C could cure him. In other words, the article asserted that Sovaldi and similar drugs cure nearly everyone with hepatitis C, even those not cured by previous treatment.  ReutersOn May 20, 2014, in an article about how US health insurers are balking at the price of Sovaldi, was this statement b...
Source: Health Care Renewal - May 28, 2014 Category: Health Management Tags: evidence-based medicine Gilead health care prices manipulating clinical research Sovaldi You heard it here first Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, May 28, 2014
From MedPage Today: SNRI Equal to Hormones for Hot Flush Tx. A low dose of the antidepressant venlafaxine (Effexor) appeared roughly as good as hormonal therapy to ease hot flushes in menopause. USPSTF Urges HBV Screening for High-Risk People. People at high risk for hepatitis B (HBV) should be screened for the virus, according to a new recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Latent TB Infection Seen Among Foreign Teens. Among teens who underwent tuberculin skin tests in a single U.S. school district, all of the students with positive results reported “non-American nationalities,”...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 28, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News GI Infectious disease Neurology OB/GYN Source Type: blogs

Brucellosis Rates in Armenia
The following graph summarizes rates of brucellosis in Armenia and neighboring countries. [1-3] References: 1. Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of Armenia, 2014. 383 pages. 82 graphs, 1,424 references. Gideon e-books, http://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-armenia/ 2. Berger SA. Brucellosis: Global Status, 2014. 137 pages, 136 graphs, 1,137 references. Gideon e-books, http://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/disease/brucellosis-global-status/ 3. Gideon graph tool – see http://www.gideononline.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/Gideon-Graphs.pps (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 27, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology Graphs ProMED Armenia brucellosis Source Type: blogs

Update: May 26, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 24 to May 26, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (324 updates) 95 Diseases229 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates) 1 Drug1 Interacting drugs – New (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 26, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: May 23, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 21 to May 23, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (9 updates) 9 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (156 updates) 62 Diseases94 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Interacting drugs – New (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 23, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: May 21, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 20 to May 21, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates) 3 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (88 updates) 36 Diseases52 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 21, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: May 20, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 17 to May 20, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (213 updates) 1 Clinical note69 Diseases143 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Drug (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 20, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: May 17, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 13 to May 17, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (11 updates) 11 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (364 updates) 1 Clinical note52 Diseases311 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 17, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Forthcoming Conferences June 2014
June 01 - 05, 2014   6th Singapore International Water Week SIWWSingapore, Singapore   Further informationJointly organised by the International Water Association (IWA) and PUB, Singapore's national water agency.Suggested reading:     Applications of Molecular Microbiological Methods   Microbial Ecological Theory   Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Pathogens June 01 - 06, 2014   BiopolymersNewport, RI, USA   Further informationGordon Research Conference. Biopolymers. Mechanisms of Biomolecular Interactions: From Physical Principles to Biological Insights.Suggested reading:   &...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - May 14, 2014 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Update: May 13, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 13 to May 13, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates) 4 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (24 updates) 10 Diseases14 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 13, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: May 11, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 9 to May 11, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates) 3 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (261 updates) 89 Diseases172 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 11, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: May 9, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 6 to May 9, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (9 updates) 9 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (297 updates) 34 Diseases263 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 9, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Some Authoritative Skepticism about the "Triumph" of Sovaldi to Add to Outrage about "Blood Money"
This report just appeared online in JAMA Internal Medicine [Ollendorf DA, Tice JA et al.  The comparative clinical effectiveness and value of simeprevir and sofosbuvir in chronic hepatitis C viral infection.  JAMA Inte Med 2014.  Link here.] The review found again that there were major limitations in the available data, and so much of it was based on a network meta-analysis and simulation studies,The review was limited to patients with genotype 1, 2, and 3 infections, which account for most HCV cases in the United States. At the time of the review, no head-to-head trials of the direct-acting antiviral d...
Source: Health Care Renewal - May 7, 2014 Category: Health Management Tags: evidence-based medicine Gilead health care prices manipulating clinical research pharmaceuticals Sovaldi Source Type: blogs

Update: May 6, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 4 to May 6, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates) 2 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (60 updates) 27 Diseases33 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (3 updates) 1 Bacteria1 New Bacteria Synonyms Added1 Microbes – New (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 6, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Boston ER Physician Loses Malpractice Suit Over Rare Condition
A Boston physician has been successfully sued in a malpractice case after missing a rare diagnosis for an untreatable condition in the emergency room. The judgement against Dr.Liang was for $4.8 million after he failed to miss a case of viral myocarditis in a 23 year old man. The post Boston ER Physician Loses Malpractice Suit Over Rare Condition appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - May 4, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Cardiology Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Source Type: blogs

Update: May 4, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 2 to May 4, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (257 updates) 91 Diseases166 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (5 updates) 4 Drugs1 Susceptibility database – New (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 4, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Legionella Found at UPMC Presbyterian
Officials at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital have disclosed that Legionella bacteria in the hospitals ice machines have killed one patient and sickened two others. The post Legionella Found at UPMC Presbyterian appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - May 3, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire UPMC University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Presby Source Type: blogs

Update: May 2, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 30 to May 2, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (146 updates) 64 Diseases82 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (8 updates) 8 Antibiotic testing standards – New Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 2, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Do Elite Academic Centers Provide Better Hospital Care?
A well-to-do patient recently boasted to me about an expensive insurance plan that he had purchased to “guarantee” that he had access to the best healthcare in the United States. Coverage included access to elite academic centers (all the usual suspects) and a private jet service for emergencies. He was utterly confident that his investment was worth the price, but I withheld my own misgivings. Hospital quality data suggest that “fancy, brand name hospitals” provide better patient care. But unfortunately there is no guarantee of good outcomes for anyone who sets foot in a hospital. My experience doe...
Source: Better Health - May 1, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Val Jones Tags: Health Tips Opinion Academic Medical Centers Attention Best Care Drug Resistance Electronic Medical Records EMR Health Insurance Hospital Quality Platinum Plans Private Jets Residency Training Super Bugs Source Type: blogs

Update: April 30, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 28 to April 30, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (105 updates) 42 Diseases63 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 30, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: April 28, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 26 to April 28, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates) 4 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (115 updates) 42 Diseases73 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 28, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

The why and how of public distrust of vaccines…Surely, questions worth asking
One of the biggest changes in healthcare in recent times is the emphasis on decision-making. Patients and doctors now work with big menus. It’s mostly a good thing, but a certainty with increased choice is increased conflict. As a doctor who works in a field–electrophysiology–that is almost exclusively preference-sensitive, I’ve grown increasingly interested in why and how humans choose things. After twenty years of bearing witness to medicine’s wins and loses, I’ve come to realize how little I know about this central theme of doctoring. The list of mysteries I think about is a long one:...
Source: Dr John M - April 28, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr John Source Type: blogs

Update: April 26, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 23 to April 26, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (11 updates) 11 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (455 updates) 86 Diseases368 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 26, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: April 23, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 20 to April 23, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (162 updates) 56 Diseases106 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 23, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Australia: Barmah Forest Disease vs. Ross River Disease
Rates of Barmah Forest disease in Queensland, and Australia as a whole, have now overtaken those of Ross River disease [1-3] – see graph 1. Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of Australia, 2014. 575 pages, 163 graphs, 3,658 references. Gideon e-books, http://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-australia/ 2. Berger SA. Australo-Pacific Arboviruses: Global Status, 2014. 33 pages, 20 graphs, 336 references. http://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/disease/australo-pacific-arboviruses-global-status/ 3. Gideon graph tool – http://www.gideononline.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/Gideon-Graphs.pps (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 22, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Epidemiology Graphs ProMED australia Barmah Forest disease Ross River disease Source Type: blogs

Pasteurellosis in England and Wales
Few countries publish reports of Pasteurella multocida infection on a national level. The incidence of human pasteurellosis in the United Kingdom increased from 172 cases in 1972, to 426 in 2006 and 466 in 2007. Five fatal cases were reported during 1993 to 2006. Reporting trends for P. multicida infection in England and Wales are depicted in the following graph: Reference: 1. Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of the United Kingdom, 2014. 1,154 pages, 959 graphs, 4,208 references. Gideon e-books, (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 21, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology Graphs ProMED England and Wales Pasteurellosis Source Type: blogs