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Seal Finger in Canada
A recent case of “seal finger” in Canada complements an increasing number of zoonotic bacterial diseases associated with animal bites. The following list is extracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com (primary references available on request) :   Bacteroides pyogenes  – case of bacteremia following a cat bite. Bacteroides tectus –  cat bites Bergeyella zoohelcum –  dog-bite infection Bisgaard’s taxon 16 –  animal bite wounds Canibacter oris –  dog-bite infection Capnocytophaga canimorsus –  dog-bite infection Capnocytophaga cy...
Source: GIDEON blog - May 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: General Source Type: blogs

Update: May 26, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 24 to May 26, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (10 updates) 10 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (24 updates) 10 Diseases13 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (51 updates) 1 Drug1 New Drug Synonyms Added1 Interacting drugs – New48 Drug interactions – New Microbiology – Bacteria (2 updates) 1 New Bacteria Synonyms Added1 Microbes – New The post Update: May 26, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Xylocaine and Lyme disease: A deer tick story
It was a small deer tick, hidden by the crus helix, embedded in the cymba conchae, the crevice just above the ear canal of my seven-year-old patient halfway through my Saturday clinic. He was worried that it would hurt. His parents hadn’t wanted to try removing it on their own. I had a hard time even seeing the small tick as it was sitting at an angle where I saw it from straight behind. “Let me get some stuff,” I said. 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 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/a-country-doctor" rel="tag" > A Country Doctor, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Update: May 24, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 22 to May 24, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (9 updates) 9 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (115 updates) 49 Diseases65 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (2 updates) 2 New Vaccine Synonyms Added The post Update: May 24, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Tick-borne Encephalitis in the Baltic Region
Rates of Tick-borne encephalitis reported by Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been strikingly similar for the past two decades.  See graph [1] : This phenomenon seems to have begun only after dissolution of the former Soviet Union, and could reflect similar ecology, weather or other regional factors. Reference: Graphs on Graphs The post Tick-borne Encephalitis in the Baltic Region appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Epidemiology Graphs Source Type: blogs

Hepatitis E in the United Kingdom
A recent posting in ProMED discussed the threat of Hepatitis E related to pork products imported into the United Kingdom from France, Germany and the Netherlands.  Indeed, all countries concerned have been reporting increasing rates for this disease in recent years – see graph [1]  : Reference: GIDEON Graphs Tool Note featured on ProMED     The post Hepatitis E in the United Kingdom appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Epidemiology Graphs Source Type: blogs

Update: May 22, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 20 to May 22, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (65 updates) 5 Clinical notes23 Diseases37 Country notesMap The post Update: May 22, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: May 20, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 18 to May 20, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (125 updates) 46 Diseases79 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (2 updates) 1 New Vaccines Added1 New Vaccine Synonyms Added Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria The post Update: May 20, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Travel-Related African Trypanosomiasis
During January 1970 to May 2017, 138 case reports of travel-related trypanosomiasis were published in the medical literature.  In 49 cases (36%) the patients were identified as Europeans, and in 49 (37%) the disease was acquired in Tanzania.  A chronology of these events follows below [1]. African Trypanosomiasis – A Chronology of Travel-Related Cases Year               Patient From                              Infected In                       ...
Source: GIDEON blog - May 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Epidemiology Graphs Source Type: blogs

Update: May 18, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 16 to May 18, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (9 updates) 9 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (159 updates) 1 Clinical note68 Diseases90 Country notesMap The post Update: May 18, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Antimicrobial Resistance: Where to from Here?
Conclusion Newer tools capable of informing these early decisions are under development, but integrating an awareness of AMR into both hospital and GP practice is a key component of winning the fight against superbugs. Throughout the development process, discussion between clinicians and researchers will ensure that diagnostic tools are effective, and also meet the needs of frontline staff. In the mean-time, cultivating an AMR aware mind-set is the best defence against over-prescription. Understanding and accepting the systematic, ubiquitous biases which affect our judgement of risk is particularly helpful. For example, do...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jarrad Hall Tags: Clinical Research Microbiology AMR Antimicrobial resistance ESBL MROs multi-resistant organisms multidrug resistant organisms (MROs) Source Type: blogs

Antimicrobial Resistance: Where to from Here?
Conclusion Newer tools capable of informing these early decisions are under development, but integrating an awareness of AMR into both hospital and GP practice is a key component of winning the fight against superbugs. Throughout the development process, discussion between clinicians and researchers will ensure that diagnostic tools are effective, and also meet the needs of frontline staff. In the mean-time, cultivating an AMR aware mind-set is the best defence against over-prescription. Understanding and accepting the systematic, ubiquitous biases which affect our judgement of risk is particularly helpful. For example, do...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jarrad Hall Tags: Clinical Research Microbiology AMR Antimicrobial resistance ESBL Joanna Tedeschi MROs multi-resistant organisms multidrug resistant organisms (MROs) Source Type: blogs

Update: May 16, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 15 to May 16, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (24 updates) 11 Diseases13 Country notesMap The post Update: May 16, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Malaria is not just a tropical disease
Nearly 30 years ago, I attended the labor of a Vietnamese woman on an island off the coast of Thailand. The woman had malaria. She died a few hours after giving birth to her stillborn child. That experience has never left me. It has fueled in me a passion for global health, and especially for alleviating suffering and death from tropical diseases such as malaria. It is also worth remembering, however, that malaria isn’t just a disease that happens in faraway places. It happens here in the United States as well. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/patricia-walker" rel="tag" > Patricia Walker, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Update: May 14, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 13 to May 14, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (173 updates) 64 Diseases108 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap The post Update: May 14, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: May 13, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 11 to May 13, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (11 updates) 11 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (143 updates) 46 Diseases94 Country notes3 New Disease Synonyms AddedMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Drug The post Update: May 13, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

The Little Louisiana Purchase
By ROBERT PEARL, MD “Pigs get fat, but hogs get slaughtered,” the saying goes. And so may it prove to be true for the pharmaceutical industry. Three articles, all published recently, illustrate the greed and egregious pricing by certain drug companies that are gaining public recognition and scrutiny. Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC serves as a case in point. Over the last 15 years, its chairman and CEO Jeffrey Aronin generated a billion-dollar valuation for the company. As reported in a Wall Street Journal article, “Drug Price Revolt Prods a Pioneer to Cash Out,” he achieved this milestone not by inve...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

The Louisiana Purchase
By ROBERT PEARL, MD “Pigs get fat, but hogs get slaughtered,” the saying goes. And so may it prove to be true for the pharmaceutical industry. Three articles, all published recently, illustrate the greed and egregious pricing by certain drug companies that are gaining public recognition and scrutiny. Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC serves as a case in point. Over the last 15 years, its chairman and CEO Jeffrey Aronin generated a billion-dollar valuation for the company. As reported in a Wall Street Journal article, “Drug Price Revolt Prods a Pioneer to Cash Out,” he achieved this milestone not by inve...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

New Checks and Balances For Big Pharma
By ROBERT PEARL, MD “Pigs get fat, but hogs get slaughtered,” the saying goes. And so may it prove to be true for the pharmaceutical industry. Three articles, all published recently, illustrate the greed and egregious pricing by certain drug companies that are gaining public recognition and scrutiny. Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC serves as a case in point. Over the last 15 years, its chairman and CEO Jeffrey Aronin generated a billion-dollar valuation for the company. As reported in a Wall Street Journal article, “Drug Price Revolt Prods a Pioneer to Cash Out,” he achieved this milestone not by inve...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Interleukin-7 and Immunosenescence
Researchers here examine what is known of the role of interleukin-7 (IL-7) in the gradual decline and malfunction of the aging immune system. In the old, the immune system is both more active, producing chronic inflammation that drives the progression many of the most common age-related diseases, and at the same time less effective at carrying out its tasks. This is a major component of the frailty of old age. In the bigger picture, this is a story of molecular damage, misconfiguration of immune cells, and resulting disarray in the regulation of the immune response, but the low-level details of this progressive functional ...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 12, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Flu and the Y chromosome
Disease and death caused by influenza virus are greater in human females than in males. But disease is more common in males from birth through age 15, after which more females are affected. In mice, genetic variation in the Y chromosome controls susceptibility to influenza virus infection (link to paper). Increased susceptibility does not correlate with increased viral replication, but an expanded pathogenic immune response in the lungs. A panel of mice (strain B6) with the Y chromosome from eleven different strains were used to determine the effect of infection. The mice fell into two groups with distinct high a...
Source: virology blog - May 12, 2017 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information disease susceptibility influenza mice sex viral virus viruses Y chromosome Source Type: blogs

Update: May 11, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 9 to May 11, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (10 updates) 10 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (126 updates) 1 Clinical note47 Diseases78 Country notesMap The post Update: May 11, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: May 9, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 6 to May 9, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (10 updates) 10 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (66 updates) 28 Diseases38 Country notesMap The post Update: May 9, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: May 6, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 3 to May 6, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (11 updates) 11 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (150 updates) 41 Diseases109 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Drug The post Update: May 6, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: May 3, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 1 to May 3, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (64 updates) 1 Clinical note29 Diseases33 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (4 updates) 1 Drug3 Susceptibility database – New Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 New Bacteria Added The post Update: May 3, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: May 1, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 30 to May 1, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (9 updates) 9 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (122 updates) 1 Clinical note47 Diseases74 Country notesMap The post Update: May 1, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: April 27, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 25 to April 27, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (50 updates) 21 Diseases29 Country notesMap The post Update: April 27, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: April 25, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 25 to April 25, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (1 updates) 1 Country Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (9 updates) 9 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (27 updates) 12 Diseases15 Country notesMap The post Update: April 25, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: April 23, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 21 to April 23, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (9 updates) 9 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (91 updates) 37 Diseases54 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates) 1 Vaccine The post Update: April 23, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - May 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Even short term use of oral steroids (less than 30 days) linked to increased risk of severe infection (sepsis), blood clots and fracture
One in five American adults in a commercially insured plan were given prescriptions for short term use of oral corticosteroids during a three year period, with an associated increased risk of adverse events. Of 1.5 million adults, 21% received at least 1 prescription for oral corticosteroids over 3 period.The most commonindications for use were:- upper respiratory tract infections- spinal conditions- allergies.Within 30 days of drug initiation, there wasan increase in rates of:- sepsis- venous thromboembolism- fractureRisk over the subsequent 31 –90 days.The increased risk persisted at prednisone equivalent doses of ...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - May 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Allergy Infectious Diseases Pulmonology Source Type: blogs

Ebola vaccines for Guinea and the world: photos
Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, visited some of the communities who participated in the vaccine trial in the city of Conakry. (Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak)
Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak - May 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, African Region [region], Guinea [country], Photo gallery [doctype] Source Type: blogs

Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 180
This article reviews lavage cases called in to a state poison center and finds that while numbers are down, many of the ones performed were inappropriate. Bottom line, better education needs to be done to stress when and where it’s useful. Ingestions within 60 minutes of presentation of enough drug to have a serious toxic effect and where there’s no available antidote should prompt consideration for lavage in conjunction with a toxicologist when possible. Recommended by: Anand Swaminathan Toxicology Nelson CJ et al. Morbidity and mortality associated with medications used in the treatment of depress...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nudrat Rashid Tags: Education General Surgery Infectious Disease Intensive Care Microbiology R&R in the FASTLANE Resuscitation Social Media Toxicology Toxicology and Toxinology critical care Emergency Medicine literature recommendations research a Source Type: blogs

Leaders gather in Guinea to celebrate Ebola vaccine successes
“The world is far better prepared for another Ebola outbreak,” said Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, today at a celebratory event to recognize the Governments and people of the three most-affected countries for their contribution to the control of the Ebola ou tbreak in 2014-15. (Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak)
Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak - May 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, African Region [region], Guinea [country] Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 29-year-old woman with nodules over her lower extremities
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 29-year-old woman is evaluated for a 5-day history of nodules over her lower extremities. She reports that she regularly visits a local spa that uses whirlpool footbaths during her pedicure procedures; she always shaves her legs with a razor before these visits. Medical history is unremarkable, and she takes no medications. On physical examination, temperature is 37.0 °C (98.6 °F), blood pressure is 120/70 mm Hg, pulse rate is 70/min, and respiration rate is 14/min. BMI is 22. No inguinal lymph...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 29, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mksap" rel="tag" > mksap < /a > Tags: Conditions Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Chronic calcium blocker use and reduced mortality in sepsis
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - April 28, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: critical care infectious disease pharmacology Source Type: blogs

Towards Manufactured Blood
One of the near future goals in the tissue engineering field is the low-cost mass-manufacture of blood, removing the need for donations and blood banks. Development leading towards mass produced blood has proven a slower process than hoped, however. Here researchers report on a step forward in the generation of the necessary infrastructure technologies: Researchers have generated the first immortalised cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood cells. The team were able to manufacture red blood cells in a more efficient scale than was previously possible. The results, could, if successfully tes...
Source: Fight Aging! - April 28, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Dean Podcast on Politicalization of Health Care and Infectious Diseases
Welcome to a new blog/podcast series featuring Patricia Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. In this episode, Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, talks to Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, about health care in a new political environment, the impact of infectious diseases, immunizations in adults, and more. Click (Source: Nursing Blogs at Johns Hopkins University)
Source: Nursing Blogs at Johns Hopkins University - April 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Danielle Kress Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Tags: On the Pulse Consortium of Universities for Global Health Dean Fogarty Institute health care workers hiv immunization infectious disease Patricia Davidson podcast Vaccine Source Type: blogs

40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference
If you teach health law, come to the 40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference, June 8-10, 2017, at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta.  Here is the schedule: Thursday, June 8, 20178:00-12:00 AM Tour of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Separate registration is required. Participants meet in the lobby of Georgia State Law to take a shuttle to the CDC.) 9:45 – 11:15 AM Tour of Grady Health System (Separate registration is required. Participants meet in the lobby of Georgia State Law and will walk over to Grady as a group.) 2:00 – 5:00 PM Conference Registration – Henso...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 27, 2017 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Note to Congress: It ’s your fault there’s a physician shortage
When you go to the internet or phone book today, there are hundreds of physicians listed in most urban areas. In the next two decades, you can expect more difficulty finding a physician in your hometown — a major physician shortage is looming. In the last year, I have noted many mid-career physicians are leaving the practice of medicine. While the growth of mid-level hospital administrators has ballooned at nearly 3,000 percent, fewer students are entering medical school. In fact, according to Compdata Surveys, hospital administrators now account for a large proportion of the costs of health care. The impending physi...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 26, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kevin-r-campbell" rel="tag" > Kevin R. Campbell, MD < /a > Tags: Policy Heart Source Type: blogs

Am I or Will I Get Better?
I get asked often, am I getting better? Have any of my doctors found a miraculous treatment for me?The answers are and always will be a big fat'no'.There are different kinds of ailments out there. They are (in my non medical terminology):Acute - an ailment which happens and gets better. Think a cut, the flu, appendicitis, Lyme disease.Chronic - an ailment which occurs and lasts and lasts and lasts. Think things like arthritis, fibromyalgia, degenerating disks, etc.Terminal - an ailment which will kill you. "Terminal illnesses or infections are consideredincurable when there are no conservative therapies available whic...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - April 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ailments chronic conditions medical treatment pain management Source Type: blogs

Why vaccines are important for our country ’s financial health, too
Follow me on Twitter @drClaire Imagine there was a simple treatment that could be given to babies and toddlers that was not only remarkably effective in preventing illness, but also inexpensive. And imagine that this treatment was not only inexpensive, but also lowered overall health care costs. There’s no need to imagine; the treatment exists. It’s called immunization. It’s National Infant Immunization Week, a time to recognize and celebrate immunization. It’s during infancy that we give the most vaccines, but the benefits extend far beyond infancy and beyond those babies. The protection lasts for ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Health policy Infectious diseases Managing your health care Parenting Prevention Vaccines Source Type: blogs

Total Synthesis of ( −)‐Albocycline
AngewchemTotal Synthesis of ( −)‐Albocycline: The macrolactone natural product ( −)‐albocycline is a promising antibiotic candidate for the treatment of both methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin‐resistant strains. Herein... (Source: Organometallic Current)
Source: Organometallic Current - April 21, 2017 Category: Chemistry Tags: Total synthesis Source Type: blogs

Update: April 21, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 19 to April 21, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (63 updates) 32 Diseases31 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria The post Update: April 21, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: April 19, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 16 to April 19, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (32 updates) 12 Diseases20 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria The post Update: April 19, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Why President Trump Should Use Foreign Aid For Health To Make America Great
The Trump administration recently proposed to make major cuts to US foreign assistance, including the $10.3 billion a year that the federal government spends to advance global health through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United Nations. As practitioners with more than 60 years of combined experience, we believe that the Trump administration is making a terrible mistake. Investing in global health is essential to the safety, security, and future prosperity of the United States, in addition to being a highl...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - April 17, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Hecht and Sten Vermund Tags: Costs and Spending Featured Global Health Policy Population Health Public Health epidemics foreign aid humanitarian aid infectious diseases PEPFAR US foreign assistance Source Type: blogs

Update: April 16, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 13 to April 16, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (13 updates) 13 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (110 updates) 44 Diseases66 Country notesMap The post Update: April 16, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 44-year-old woman with a painless right neck mass
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 44-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-month history of a painless right neck mass. Medical history is unremarkable, and she takes no medications. She is a lifelong nonsmoker. On physical examination, vital signs are normal. A 5-cm right anterior neck mass is palpated. The remainder of the examination is unremarkable. An initial CT scan of the neck shows a 4.5-cm, partially necrotic, right-sided lymph node. Asymmetric thickening of the right base of the tongue is also seen. Subsequent laryngoscopy show...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 15, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mksap" rel="tag" > mksap < /a > Tags: Conditions Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Update: April 13, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 12 to April 13, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (55 updates) 26 Diseases29 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (3 updates) 3 Bacteria The post Update: April 13, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Disruptive Digital Technologies Will Change Blood Donation
Disruptive digital technologies could help in many ways in optimizing the process of blood donation. It could aid the recruitment of new blood donors, keep the returning donors motivated on the long run, or simplify and shorten the process of blood donation through robots or medical drones. Tissue engineers are even experimenting with artificial blood, so we might bypass blood donation in the future altogether. Bloody business If you cut your finger during chopping cabbage, you bleed. If you trip over a hole and fall, you bleed. This deep red fluid flowing in our veins occupies a central place in our organism – and t...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Biotechnology Future of Medicine Healthcare Design blood blood donation digital health GC1 Innovation medical drones social media tissue engineering Source Type: blogs

Update: April 11, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: April 8 to April 11, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (54 updates) 26 Diseases28 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Susceptibility database – Update The post Update: April 11, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - April 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs