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Short-Term Calorie Restriction Boosts Innate Immunity in Flies
Calorie restriction slows aging, with the current consensus being that this is largely mediated through increased autophagy, the housekeeping processes that clear out and recycle broken components within the cell. Calorie restriction does, however, change more or less everything there is to be measured in cellular metabolism, so it is certainly possible that other mechanisms are relevant. In this context, researchers here present evidence to show that, at least in flies, the defense against infection mounted by the innate immune system is enhanced by short term calorie restriction. It is also worth considering that this so...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 16, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Update: October 16, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: October 13 to October 16, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (17 updates) 17 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (75 updates) 1 Clinical note29 Diseases44 Country notes1 New Agents AddedMap The post Update: October 16, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - October 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

The coming microbial apocalypse: Staph aureus in retreat?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - October 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Varicella vs. Monkeypox
Outbreaks of varicella and monkeypox in Africa are occasionally mistaken for “smallpox”   The following table was generated by an interactive tool in Gideon (www.GideonOnline.com) which allows users to generate custom charts that contrast clinical features, drug spectra or microbial phenotypes.       The post Varicella vs. Monkeypox appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - October 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Diagnosis Epidemiology Examples Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Rabies and Leishmaniasis in Algeria
Although high rates of rabies and leishmaniasis in Boghni district, Algeria could reflect a common dog reservoir (http://www.promedmail.org/post/5379441) , reporting statistics on a national level do not suggest that the diseases are related.  See chart: The post Rabies and Leishmaniasis in Algeria appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - October 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Epidemiology Graphs Source Type: blogs

Enterohemorrhagic E. coli in Scandinavia
Although rates of enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) infection have been increasing in Scandinavia since 2000, trends for E. coli O157 are less clear.  The following charts generated by Gideon (www.GideonOnline.com) display relevant data for Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.     The post Enterohemorrhagic E. coli in Scandinavia appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - October 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Epidemiology Graphs Source Type: blogs

Update: October 13, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: October 12 to October 13, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (22 updates) 22 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (110 updates) 44 Diseases66 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates) 2 Drugs Microbiology – Yeasts (1 updates) 1 Yeasts The post Update: October 13, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - October 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Human Metapneumovirus in India
As of October 2017, the Gideon database (www.GideonOnline.com) chronicles 57,331 prevalence- and seroprevalence surveys.  Data relevant to Human metapneumovirus in India follow below. 60% of New Delhi children below age 5 years were found to be seropositive toward Human metapneumovirus, increasing to>80% by age 55 years (2011 publication)   Prevalence surveys: 2004 – 2005 / Delhi / 12% of acute respiratory infections in children below age 5 years 2005 – 2007 / Delhi / 3% of children with acute respiratory infection 2005 – 2007 / Delhi / 3.6% of children (
Source: GIDEON blog - October 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: blogs

Digital Maps Help Fight Epidemics
Have you ever thought that it would be possible to monitor drug overdoses, Zika cases or the spread of the flu in real time? Have you ever imagined that satellites wouldbe able to tell how and where a malaria epidemic will happen months before the actual outbreak? It is mind-blowing how, in the last years, digital maps developed to a level where they serve as effective tools for evaluating, monitoring and even predicting health events. That’s why I decided to give a comprehensive overview of digital maps in healthcare. John Snow, cholera and the revolution of maps in healthcare Before Game of Thrones monopolized Joh...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Mobile Health digital health digital technology epidemics epidemiology gc4 Innovation interactive maps Source Type: blogs

Inappropriate anaerobic coverage for patients with pneumonia in the ICU
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - October 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: infectious disease pulmonary Source Type: blogs

Good news about the HPV vaccine
Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling Did you know certain viruses can cause cancer? Two common examples include hepatitis C (which is linked with liver cancer) and human papilloma virus (HPV, which causes cervical cancer). The discovery of these virus-cancer connections is particularly important, because if a vaccine can prevent these viral infections it may also prevent cancer. And there is preliminary evidence that the HPV vaccine is making this happen. More on that in a moment. What is HPV? HPV is a group of viruses that may cause warts (papillomas) and a variety of cancers, including those involving the throat, rect...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Infectious diseases Prevention Sexual Conditions Vaccines Source Type: blogs

Tick-borne Encephalitis in Switzerland
Rates (per 100,000) of tick-borne encephalitis in Switzerland have increased somewhat since the year 2000, and are currently higher than those reported by surrounding countries.  The following image was created by a tool in Gideon (GideonOnline.com) that converts incidence data into population rates and combines user-selected graphs into a single chart.     The post Tick-borne Encephalitis in Switzerland appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - October 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Epidemiology Graphs ProMED Source Type: blogs

Update: October 11, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: October 7 to October 11, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (16 updates) 16 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (57 updates) 25 Diseases32 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates) 1 Vaccine The post Update: October 11, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - October 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

The money shows it is a man ’s world – how can we reduce the difference?
The “leaky pipeline” is a commonly used metaphor describing how there are fewer women at senior levels in academia, even when they dominate in certain subject areas at undergraduate level. For example, there are more female than male undergraduate medical students, and at the early-career researcher level of academia, the gender split is probably roughly even. There are, however, far fewer women than men in senior posts at universities in the UK. But there is also a “leaky funding pipeline”, with more funding going to men than to women. My own research has previously covered the amount of research f...
Source: BioMed Central Blog - October 10, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Dr Michael Head Tags: Uncategorized Ada Lovelace Day Gender bias science funding Source Type: blogs

LITFL Review 301
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 301st LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week How can we individualize learning for our learners and for ourselves? The Curbsider...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - October 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marjorie Lazoff, MD Tags: LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs

Why managing physicians is like herding cats
One cold winter night many years ago, someone dropped off a calico cat and her two kittens in our snowy driveway, and we went from a two cat family to a five cat household. I learned a few things from that. When I was a resident, two thirtysomething family docs had an office upstairs from the residency program. Ned and Peter precepted us, and they sometimes ran downstairs to ask the director, Dr. Pete, for his input when they had a tough case themselves. It was very clear to me that Ned and Peter had a shared vision of how a practice should run, even though I’m sure they weren’t clones of each other. They also ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 8, 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: Physician Infectious Disease Practice Management Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Update: October 7, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: October 5 to October 7, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (19 updates) 19 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (72 updates) 21 Diseases50 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Drug The post Update: October 7, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - October 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: October 5, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: October 5 to October 5, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (15 updates) 15 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (56 updates) 26 Diseases30 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Drug The post Update: October 5, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - October 5, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Bacterial Diarrhea in Norway
As noted in a recent ProMED posting, salmonellosis is the second most common cause of bacterial diarrhea in Norway.  The following charts were generated by a multi-graph tool in Gideon www.GideonOnline.com  As in many countries, Campylobacter is the leading pathogen in this group.  Note that for the past two decades, rates of salmonellosis in Norway have been somewhat higher than those in the United States, while those of shigellosis have been slightly higher in the United States.   The post Bacterial Diarrhea in Norway appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Net...
Source: GIDEON blog - October 4, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Epidemiology Graphs Source Type: blogs

Update: October 3, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: October 1 to October 3, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (20 updates) 20 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (49 updates) 1 Clinical note19 Diseases29 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 New Drug Synonyms Added The post Update: October 3, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - October 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Case of the Week 462
This week I am introducing an exciting new collaboration with Idzi Potters and theInstitute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp. This renowned institution has provided health care and research in the field of tropical infectious diseases for more than a century and has accumulated a wealth of marvelous instructive cases. We will share a case from their archives on thefirst Monday of each Month.This month's case is of a 60 year-old Belgian woman with a long history of travel to sub-Saharan Africa. She presented with persistent upper abdominal discomfort and radiologic imaging revealed a large liver cyst. Below are representative p...
Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites - October 2, 2017 Category: Parasitology Source Type: blogs

How the nurse makes it possible
The day drags on; you hang in there until the job is finally complete. You are exhausted, tired, and sure something is clearly wrong. Arriving in the emergency department is never one of those moments you expect. Staff greetings are quickly followed by people taking your vital signs, pressure on various parts of your body, and placing you under X-ray machines. Symptoms come and go, and verdicts are read. Good news or bad, you have just been put thru a million-dollar work up all made possible by the dedicated healthcare workers of America. Chances are one of the first faces greeting you was that of a nurse. From arrival to ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/john-green" rel="tag" > John Green, RN < /a > Tags: Conditions Hospital-Based Medicine Infectious Disease Nursing Source Type: blogs

Update: October 1, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 29 to October 1, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (16 updates) 16 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (63 updates) 17 Diseases46 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria The post Update: October 1, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - October 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: September 29, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 27 to September 29, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (14 updates) 14 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (109 updates) 47 Diseases60 Country notes2 New Disease Synonyms AddedMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Drug Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria The post Update: September 29, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 29, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Mastering Intensive Care 017 with Flavia Machado
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Flavia Machado – Improving communication, saying “I don’t know” and working with limited resources (DasSMACC special episode) Do you say “I don’t know” when you really don’t have an answer? Might seeking that knowledge help your patients? This is just one component of a wonderful conversation I held with Professor Flavia Machado when I interviewed her at the recent DasSMACC conference in Berlin. Flavia is doing a grea...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - September 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Davies Tags: Intensive Care Mastering Intensive Care Andrew Davies communication flavi machado limited resources Source Type: blogs

Baby Foreskin Is Being Used To Make Vaccines
Conclusion Vaccine companies have regularly used blood and body parts from killed cows, dogs, worms, mice, chickens, human babies, monkeys, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, rats, etc., to make these vaccines, so using foreskin from newborn babies may not surprise some. For many, it is appalling. [28] Circumcisions fuel multi-billion dollar industries. If you see neonatal foreskin for sale, which is very easy to find on the internet, remember that these newborn children didn’t consent to being circumcised and they didn’t consent for their foreskin to be sold, used for research purposes, or to be injected into the...
Source: vactruth.com - September 28, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Augustina Ursino Tags: Augustina Ursino Top Stories circumcision truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

Guarding against infection falls to families as care shifts to home
Angela Cooper arrived home from work to discover her daughter’s temperature had spiked to 102 degrees — a sign that the teenager, who has cancer, had a potentially deadly bloodstream infection. As Cooper rushed her daughter to the hospital, her mind raced: Had she done something to cause the infection? Cooper, who works at a Chevy dealership in Iowa, has no medical background. She is one of thousands of parents who perform a daunting medical task at home — caring for a child’s catheter, called a central line, that is inserted in the arm or torso to make it easier to draw blood or administer drugs. C...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/melissa-bailey" rel="tag" > Melissa Bailey < /a > Tags: Conditions Hospital-Based Medicine Infectious Disease Oncology/Hematology Source Type: blogs

Salmonellosis in Norway and the United States
A recent ProMED post suggested that outbreaks of salmonellosis in the Scandinavian countries are less common than in the USA.  Putting aside confounding factors related to differing surveillance systems, case definitions, etc the definition of “common” is problematic.  Thus the following chart generated by Gideon (www.GideonOnline.com) demonstrates that disease incidence is in fact much higher in the United States; but, when adjusted for population, Norway has experienced higher salmonellosis rates (per 100,000 population) through much of the past two decades. Similarly, the highest number of food-re...
Source: GIDEON blog - September 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Epidemiology Graphs Source Type: blogs

Flu shots during pregnancy
Is your head already spinning from all of the confusing information about the safety of routine vaccinations? Well, news of the latest findings regarding the flu vaccine during pregnancy certainly won’t help things. A group of researchers recently reported an association between a pregnant woman getting the flu vaccine and having a miscarriage. The authors were clear that the study could not establish that flu shots cause miscarriage. It could only report the observation that, in this small group of women, miscarriage was slightly more common within 28 days of getting the flu shot. But only in women who had also gott...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrea Chisholm, MD Tags: Cold and Flu Family Planning and Pregnancy Health Infectious diseases Prevention Vaccines Women's Health Source Type: blogs

Update: September 27, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 24 to September 27, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (16 updates) 16 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (87 updates) 30 Diseases57 Country notesMap The post Update: September 27, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

The challenges of leaving a positive impact while practicing as a physician in another country
He was approximately 75 pounds and appeared to be wasting away. Although he was only 43 years old, he had end-stage AIDS. Even in this cachectic state, he continued to refuse to eat the hospital food because he didn’t like it. After speaking at length with him, he said that he only wanted porridge with meat or “fat cakes,” both of which we did not serve in the hospital. He was told that his family was allowed to bring food to him in the hospital, yet day after day, the family was nowhere in sight, so he continued to starve. As a physician, how could I help this chronically ill man with the tools of modern...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/farrell-tobolowsky" rel="tag" > Farrell Tobolowsky, DO < /a > Tags: Physician Infectious Disease Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

Fighting For Breath: Access To Oxygen Therapy Should Not Be A Matter Of Location Or Luck
In June, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated its Model List of Essential Medicines and List of Essential Medicines for Children to include an additional indication for oxygen therapy, specifying that it should be used to treat patients with dangerously low levels of oxygen in the blood (hypoxemia). The new indication is the result of a proposal led by my organization, PATH (an international nonprofit organization leading in global health innovation), in collaboration with partners and expert advisers. It helps prioritize oxygen therapy for patients with this dangerous condition. The decision—and the need for ...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - September 26, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: David C. Kaslow Tags: Health Equity Public Health hypoxemia Model List of Essential Medicines oxygen therapy PATH United4Oxygen World Health Organization Source Type: blogs

Reference links in Drugs and Vaccines
Reference links have arrived to the GIDEON Therapy related modules: Drugs and Vaccines. Every drug and vaccine includes relevant clickable reference numbers that link to relevant source abstracts in peer-reviewed journals.   For example: The post Reference links in Drugs and Vaccines appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Uri Blackman Tags: Product Therapy Source Type: blogs

Hepatitis A and Israel
The potential benefit for Hepatitis A (HepA) vaccination in Jordan is illustrated by the following chart.  In 1999, Israel became the world’s first country to institute routine HepA immunization (blue arrow), and and has since largely eradicated the disease. [1]   Reference Chart generated by a Gideon multi-graph tool, see  The post Hepatitis A and Israel appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Epidemiology Graphs Source Type: blogs

The cost of drugs confounds this gastroenterologist
Most of us do not know the basics of economics, although we should. It impacts every one of us every day that we are alive. Yet, for most of us, once we get beyond the law of supply and demand, our knowledge of the subject starts to vaporize. I can’t explain fiscal or monetary policy. While I regard economics as a science, it seems that experts routinely interpret data differently, which confuses beginners like me. What are novices to think when one expert hails our continued job gains while another laments our anemic recovery? I have a general feel for market forces. If consumer demand for an item rises, then I will...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/michael-kirsch" rel="tag" > Michael Kirsch, MD < /a > Tags: Meds Gastroenterology Infectious Disease Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

Hopkins Researchers Deliver Blood Samples Using Drone in 161 Mile Journey
The last few weeks have been full of natural disasters striking Mexico, islands in the Caribbean, and the United States mainland. Roads are damaged and entire communities have been cut off from help for days at a time, while the potential for infectious diseases to thrive has skyrocketed. Moreover, patients often end up without their prescription medication and some meds that require refrigeration go bad. In many cases, as with people on insulin, this can be a life threatening problem. Drones may soon become part of future rescue missions. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have just demonstrated that they can sa...
Source: Medgadget - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Medicine Pathology Public Health Source Type: blogs

Mosquito controls with AGO bucket traps, Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap (AGO), tested by CDC
Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap (AGO) bucket trap is a standard 5-gallon bucket adapted in a specific way to capture mosquitoes.AGO traps are available for purchase online from Springstar. Two traps cost $75, free shipping:https://www.springstar.net/collections/mosquitoes/products/agoThe Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap (AGO trap), was developed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and has been proven to reduce populations of Aedes mosquitoes by over 80%. It is effective for the mosquitoes that transmit Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. No pesticides or pheromones required. Just add water and a little hay.From Springstar we...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - September 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: noreply at blogger.com (Ves Dimov) Tags: Florida Infectious Diseases Tropical Source Type: blogs

Update: September 24, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 22 to September 24, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (20 updates) 20 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (122 updates) 36 Diseases85 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap The post Update: September 24, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Thelaziasis
The following background data on Thelaziasis are abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com.  Primary references are available from the author. Thelaziasis (“oriental eye worm”) in humans was first reported in China in 1917, and autochthonous cases were initially limited to Asia.  Over 1,000 cases of human infection were estimated for Asia during a 20-year period (2016 publication)  Cases have since been reported in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.  The condition is most common during summer and fall, and involves proximity to dogs.  61% of patients are either elderly adult...
Source: GIDEON blog - September 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: General Source Type: blogs

Update: September 22, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 19 to September 22, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (17 updates) 17 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (186 updates) 63 Diseases123 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Drug Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates) 1 Vaccine Microbiology – Mycobacteria (1 updates) 1 Mycobacteria The post Update: September 22, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

In this era of increased globalization, infectious diseases show no boundaries
Devastating. That alone cannot fully describe the extent of the destruction of property, the displacement of tens of thousands of residents, the injuries and loss of life in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. As Americans, our hearts ache for those affected by the flooding. As a medical student, former international development worker in Afghanistan and EMT in South Africa, I also lay awake thinking about the many infectious diseases that take hold in disaster and flood settings. In major floods and other natural disasters, rising water levels and damage to sewage treatment plants lead to contaminated water supplies, ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/sarah-lawrence" rel="tag" > Sarah Lawrence < /a > Tags: Conditions Infectious Disease Primary Care Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

Notice: Concept Clearance for MIDAS Coordination Center
Watch the MIDAS presentation at the September Advisory Council meeting. At its September 2017 meeting, our Advisory Council endorsed the concept of a MIDAS Coordination Center. MIDAS, or the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study program, is a collaborative network of research groups that focus on developing bioinformatics tools and computational models to understand the interactions between infectious agents and their hosts, disease spread, prediction systems, and response strategies. Initially the MIDAS network consisted of research centers (U54s), research projects (U01s), and an information service group (U24). Thes...
Source: NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - September 21, 2017 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Dr. Susan Gregurick Tags: Concept Clearances NIGMS Advisory Council Source Type: blogs

Update: September 19, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 17 to September 19, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (13 updates) 13 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (21 updates) 9 Diseases12 Country notesMap The post Update: September 19, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Chikungunya Outbreak Halts Blood Collection in Parts of Rome
As a former blood banker, I often take notice of the relationship between blood donation and infectious disease, a sensitivity that harks back to the AIDS era. A recent article noted that blood donations were being halted in parts of Rome because of an outbreak of Chikungunya (see:Outbreak of disease carried by mosquitoes halts blood donation in Rome), Below is an excerpt from it:Italian health officials have banned residents across half of Rome from donating blood because of an outbreak of the painful, mosquito-borne illness Chikungunya. At least 17 people in southeastern Rome have been diagnosed with the virus since...
Source: Lab Soft News - September 18, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Blood banking Clinical Lab Industry News Clinical Lab Testing Medical Consumerism Medical Research Source Type: blogs

What does trust mean to a patient?
I have been working on this essay for some time now. It has been difficult for me to convey in words this complex issue of physician-patient relationships that, to me, is the crux of the art of medicine. The first time I met Rachel was when she showed up at my office with Mary, her closest friend for her first prenatal exam. When a year later, I walked into my office to find Rachel sitting there, I did a double take. “Where have I seen you before?” I asked after introducing myself. And before she answered, I responded, “Oh, wait, you’re Mary’s friend.” I was happy she remembered me and c...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/andrea-eisenberg" rel="tag" > Andrea Eisenberg, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Infectious Disease OB/GYN Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Update: September 17, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 15 to September 17, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (15 updates) 15 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (90 updates) 34 Diseases56 Country notesMap The post Update: September 17, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Filgen distributes GIDEON in Japan
We are pleased to announce that Filgen (フィルジェン株式会社) will be selling GIDEON in Japan. Filgen, Inc. was founded in 2004 at Nagoya, Japan. Filgen is a leading company of life science in Japan and offers various and cutting-edge analysis services by utilizing many technologies such as microarray, mass spectrometer, and next generation sequencing. The company also provides many biological reagents, instruments, and bioinformatics software. In addition, the company manufactures and provides machines for the nano-scientific field. More information from Filgen about GIDEON The post Filgen distributes GIDEON in ...
Source: GIDEON blog - September 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Uri Blackman Tags: Events Press Source Type: blogs

Hookworm in the United States
The following background data on hookworm in the United States are abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnlne.com.  Primary references are available on request. Hookworm was formerly common in the South and Southeast, with highest rates among children.  7,391 cases of ancylostomiasis were officially notified through optional reporting during 1967 to 1969, including 4,831 (65.4%) from Georgia.  In 1987, 68.7% of positive state laboratory reports were submitted from California, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Colorado and Washington. Prevalence surveys: Year(s) / Region / Details 1909-1914 / South / 40% of the general po...
Source: GIDEON blog - September 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: General Source Type: blogs

Update: September 15, 2017
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 13 to September 15, 2017 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (15 updates) 15 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (68 updates) 31 Diseases37 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (13 updates) 1 New Drugs Added2 Drugs1 New Drug Synonyms Added2 Interacting drugs – New7 Drug interactions – New The post Update: September 15, 2017 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs