Tropical Travel Trouble 010 Fever, Arthralgia and Rash
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 010 Peer Reviewer: Dr Jennifer Ho, ID physician QLD, Australia You are an ED doc working in Perth over schoolies week. An 18 yo man comes into ED complaining of fever, rash a “cracking headache” and body aches. He has just hopped off the plane from Bali where he spent the last 2 weeks partying, boozing and running amok. He got bitten by “loads” of mosquitoes because he forgot to take insect repellent. On examination he looks miserable,...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda McConnell Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine arthralgia dengue fever rash Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 229
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog 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 FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 229 – musical medial conditions from http://www.songfacts.com. Question 1 “I stare into Some great abyss And calculate The things I’d miss If I could only Make some sense of this.” Sheryl Crow is singing about her experience undergoing treatmen...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five ACDC breast cancer cardiac arrest gonorrhoea heart attack heroin Leonard Cohen Madness radiation song Sheryl Crow Spiderbite The Flaming Lips The Jack Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 158
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 FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 158 Question 1 What disease is depicted in this Egyptian Stele and is only present in two countries in the world due to a WHO, Rotary International and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation vaccination campaign? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1763651125'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1763651125')) Polio – seen here in Ruma the Priest Pakistan and Afghanistan ar...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - September 8, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five Bagpipe lung Douglas Adams gonorrhoea Goyrand Fracture polio sleet Smiths fracture straun sutherland Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 138
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…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 138 Question 1 Which tyre company invented the surgical glove? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1922005745'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1922005745')) Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in 1890. With the publication of germ theory, William Halsted was using carbolic acid (introduced by Joseph Lister), to sterilize his hands and his nurse’s hands. She was sensitive to th...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 18, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five gonorrhoea Keraunoparalysis lethologica lightening seat of the devil signal node surgical gloves virchow's node William Halsted Source Type: blogs

Pathogenic Neisseria
John K. Davies and Charlene M. Kahler present a new book on Pathogenic Neisseria: Genomics, Molecular Biology and Disease Intervention The human pathogens, Neisseria meningitidis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are exquisitely adapted to life within the human mucosa, their only natural niche. N. meningitidis is the causative agent of rapidly transmissible meningitis and septic shock. Vaccines developed to control this pathogen can be rendered ineffective by the pathogen’s ability to undergo antigenic variation. In contrast, there are no current vaccination prospects for N. gonorrhoeae, the causative agent of sexually transm...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - January 31, 2014 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Fever, Friend or Foe?
The audio and slides for this SMACC talk are at the bottom of this blog post Fever is so hot right now… ‘Humanity has but three great enemies: fever, famine and war; of these by far the greatest, by far the most terrible, is fever’ — William Osler1 Fever is one of the cardinal signs of infection and — nearly 120 years after William Osler’s statement in his address to the 47th annual meeting of the American Medical Association on The Study of the Fevers of the South1 — infectious diseases remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality2. Despite this, it is unclear whether fever itself is truly the enemy or w...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 10, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Paul Young Tags: Emergency Medicine Featured Infectious Disease Intensive Care critical care Fever Friend or Foe ICU paul young SEPSIS SMACC Source Type: blogs

Death by Infection, the End of Modern Medicine
A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it. Things as common as strep throat or a child’s scratched knee could once again kill. ~ Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization Alzheimer's Reading Room In its recent annual report on global risks, the World Economic Forum (WEF) concluded that “arguably the greatest risk . . . to human health comes in the form of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. We live in a bacterial world where we will never be able to stay ahead of the mutation curve. A test of our resilience is how far behind the curve we allow ourselves t...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - February 10, 2013 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs