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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

Anaplasmosis in Germany
The following data on Anaplasmosis in Germany are abstracted from the Gideon e-book series. [1,2] (primary references available on request). Prevalence surveys: 5.3% of rodents and 1% of Ixodes ricinus in Stuttgart (2008 publication) 3.2% of Ixodes ricinus adults and 2.3% of nymphs. 0.9% of infected ticks were found to carry Borrelia spp. (Hanover, 2011 publication) 61.8% of blood samples from European hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus), 73.4% of associated Ixodes ricinus and 26.6% of Ixodes hexagonus (2007 to 2008) 3.2% of bird-feeding and 1.1% of rodent-feeding ticks in central Germany (2007) 1.4% of bird-fee...
Source: GIDEON blog - April 20, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology ProMED anaplasmosis Germany Source Type: blogs

Update: April 20, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 18 to April 20, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (338 updates) 48 Diseases290 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 20, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: April 18, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 16 to April 18, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (9 updates) 9 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (156 updates) 51 Diseases105 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 18, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: April 16, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 13 to April 16, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (313 updates) 42 Diseases271 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (2 updates) 2 New Vaccine Synonyms Added Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 16, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: April 13, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 11 to April 13, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (127 updates) 1 Clinical note47 Diseases79 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (3 updates) 3 Bacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 13, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Unraveling the NEIDL
The NEIDL (National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory) at Boston University is a newly constructed biosafety level 4 facility which can be used to study the most dangerous human pathogens. The facility is amazingly safe, as we documented in our film about the facility, Threading the NEIDL. Some members of the Boston City Council think otherwise and have moved to stop the facility from opening. In January 2014 a draft ordinance was introduced to the Boston City Council that would prohibit BSL-4 research within the city limits. The first public hearing on the proposed ordinance is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16, 201...
Source: virology blog - April 11, 2014 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Commentary Information biosafety BSL-4 ebolavirus National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory NEIDL viral Source Type: blogs

Update: April 11, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 9 to April 11, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (141 updates) 59 Diseases82 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (3 updates) 2 New Bacteria Added1 Microbes – New (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 11, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Surveillance of infectious disease
The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) -This briefing describes current surveillance efforts and examines new technological developments and their likely impacts on UK and international public health. Report POST - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - April 10, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Update: April 9, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 7 to April 9, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (125 updates) 1 Clinical note47 Diseases77 Country notesMap Microbiology – Yeasts (2 updates) 1 New Yeasts Added1 New Yeast Synonyms Added (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 9, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: April 7, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 4 to April 7, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (13 updates) 13 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (489 updates) 97 Diseases392 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 7, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

FDA Accepts Biologic License Application for Fibrocaps Hemostatic Agent
The Medicines Company has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the filing of a biologic license application (BLA) for the investigational hemostatic agent Fibrocaps, a dry powder formulation of fibrinogen and thrombin being developed to aid in hemostasis during surgery, where control of mild or moderate bleeding by conventional means is ineffective or impractical. The FDA action date (PDUFA date) for Fibrocaps is January 31, 2015. In August 2013, The Medicines Company announced that the Phase III trial, FINISH-3, which studied a total of 719 patients across 54 sites in the U.S. and W...
Source: Medical Hemostat - April 5, 2014 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: hemostatguy at gmail.com (hemostat guy) Source Type: blogs

Update: April 4, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 2 to April 4, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (688 updates) 1 Clinical note142 Diseases545 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 4, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: April 2, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: March 31 to April 2, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (133 updates) 1 Clinical note44 Diseases88 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (3 updates) 2 Interacting drugs – New1 Drug interactions – New (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 2, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: March 31, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: March 29 to March 31, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (182 updates) 73 Diseases108 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - March 31, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Botulism in Italy
The following background information of botulism in Italy was abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com and the Gideon e-book series. [1,2] (primary references are available on request). Botulism has been a notifiable disease in Italy since 1975. Mean disease rates are similar to those reported in the United States – see graph [3] : Vegetable preserves are implicated in 57% of cases, and ham and sausage in 15%. Recent outbreaks have been related to mushrooms in oil, pickled olives, fresh-cheese mascarpone and roasted eggplant in oil. In 2012, a man in England acquired botulism from imported Italian olives. Three cas...
Source: GIDEON blog - March 30, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology Graphs Botulism Italy Source Type: blogs

Update: March 29, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: March 28 to March 29, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates) 2 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (139 updates) 1 New Diseases Added1 Clinical note52 Diseases84 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - March 29, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: March 28, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: March 25 to March 28, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (197 updates) 73 Diseases124 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - March 28, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Hashtags … the ones that don’t get published
Healthcare conversations on Twitter are often formed around hashtags. These hashtags enable connections between individuals, foster the effective sharing of ideas, and help entire online communities to form and flourish. Ultimately, we hope that these hashtags are submitted here at Symplur to The Healthcare Hashtag Project where they can become archived, discoverable, and analyzed. During that submission process you’ll be prompted to provide several bits of information about your hashtag depending on what type it is (regular, tweet chat, conference, or disease). Once done, you’ll press the “Submit” ...
Source: Fox ePractice - March 27, 2014 Category: Health Managers Authors: Thomas M. Lee, B.S., NHA Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Newsletter Hashtags The Healthcare Hashtag Project Source Type: blogs

Update: March 25, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: March 23 to March 25, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (146 updates) 3 Clinical notes49 Diseases94 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - March 25, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Ebola Case Possible in Canada
Ebola case is possible in Canada, according to Saskatchewan health officials. A man who had recently traveled to Liberia is critically ill and in intensive care with preliminary test results suspected to be available in the next 24 hours. Somewhat inexplicably, health official Denise Werker said the risk of Ebola spreading to another person is low. The post Ebola Case Possible in Canada appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - March 25, 2014 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Canada Denise Werker Ebola Liberia Saskatchewan Source Type: blogs

NK cell testing – yet another way to exploit the vulnerable infertile patient!
This is a guest post from our expert patient, Manju.I get mails from patients saying that their NK cell number or NK cell activity is high and hence their doctor has asked  them to undergo  immunotherapy , using either IVIG infusion ; or intralipid therapy; Lymphocyte Immunotherapy (LIT) ; or tumour necrosis factor alpha blocking agents and steroids , or a combination of these, in order to 'treat' this abnormality.  They are advised that, by doing this, they can improve their chance of having a baby. Is this claim justified ? What are NK cells ? What are their functions in human body ? How are they connected...
Source: The Patient's Doctor - March 24, 2014 Category: Obstetricians and Gynecologists Tags: Asia Biology Biotechnology Blood Cell Biology Embryo immune therapy ivf NK cells NK testing Pregnancy Stem Cells Source Type: blogs

Update: March 23, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: March 21 to March 23, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (9 updates) 9 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (455 updates) 1 Clinical note77 Diseases371 Country notes6 New Disease Synonyms AddedMap Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - March 23, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Aerosolized colistin as an adjunct to IV colistin
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 23, 2014 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Tags: infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Stethoscope contamination after patient contact
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 22, 2014 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Tags: hospital medicine infectious disease quality and safety Source Type: blogs

Antibiotic overuse: The role of infectious disease specialists
The CDC’s report on the overuse of antibiotics raises concerns that the infectious disease community has been aware of for decades. Unfortunately, systemic action to address these concerns is hindered by misperceptions about antibiotic therapy: that it is safe, inexpensive, easy to prescribe, and that early administration is the best approach. 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 - March 22, 2014 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Meds Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Mercy adopts new blood cell transfusion guidelines
SIOUX CITY | Mercy Medical Center -- Sioux City has stepped up efforts to conserve red blood cells.All hospitals in the Trinity Health network have applied the new national recommendations developed by The Joint Commission and the American Medical Association -- convened Physician Consortium of Performance Improvement that advise adopting a "more restrictive" practice of red blood cell transfusion to produce better patient outcomes."We want to give just what is necessary, one unit at a time," said Dr. Gregg Galloway, a pathologist and vice chair of the Infectious Disease Committee at Mercy. "Give him a unit of blood. It wi...
Source: Medical Hemostat - March 22, 2014 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: hemostatguy at gmail.com (hemostat guy) Source Type: blogs

Metal Layered Shrink Wrap Makes Fluorescent Markers Glow Brighter
Close-up images of the new shrink wrap nanostructures taken with a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Each image depicts the shrink wrap’s surface with a fixed amount of nickel (5 nm) and different thicknesses of gold in the metal coating. Top: 10 nm thick. Middle: 20 nm thick. Bottom: 30 nm thick. The black arrows in the top image indicate a nanogap. Credit: Optical Materials Express. Many current methods of detecting pathogens and biomarkers involve fluorescent particles that bind to their targets that then can be spotted using photodetectors while being in excited state. While this technique is continuing to revoluti...
Source: Medgadget - March 21, 2014 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Editors Tags: Nanomedicine Source Type: blogs

Early goal directed therapy: unbundling the resuscitation bundle
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 21, 2014 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Tags: critical care infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Viral etiology of nosocomial pneumonia
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 21, 2014 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Tags: hospital medicine infectious disease pulmonary Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, March 21, 2014
From MedPage Today: More of the Bugs Kids Get Are Resistant. The rate of antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections in children is increasing in inpatient and outpatient settings. Salt, Obesity May Prematurely Age Young Cells. High sodium intake and obesity may act synergistically to accelerate cellular aging in adolescents, according to new research. Breast-Sparing Tops Mastectomy in New Analysis. Breast-conserving surgery led to improved cancer-specific survival in early breast cancer as compared with mastectomy, with or without radiation therapy. BMI Loss Lasting With 3 Bariatric Surgery Options. Three co...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 21, 2014 Category: Family Physicians Tags: News Cancer Infectious disease Obesity Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

Update: March 21, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: March 18 to March 21, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (243 updates) 79 Diseases164 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - March 21, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

This is why doctors practice cover your ass medicine
A small case with big implications almost escaped my notice this week.  The Boston Globe reported a case in which a family sued after a 23-year-old man died after being diagnosed with a lung infection. 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 - March 20, 2014 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Emergency Heart Infectious disease Source Type: blogs