Case of the Week 682
This week we have a special guest author, Hadel Go, a medical student (Class of 2024) who is greatly interested in parasitology. I ' m very excited that Hadel will be our first ever guest author! The following is our case that she will be teaching us about later this week.The patient is a young man from Madagascar who presented with a 1-week history of chest pain, night sweats, and fever. Chest X-ray showed a right upper lobe peripheral cavitary lesion. Work up for tuberculosis including AFB stained smears of sputum and sputum PCR using the Xpert MTB/RIF assay were negative. Therefore, a wedge resection of the abscess was ...
Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites - May 18, 2022 Category: Parasitology Source Type: blogs

Answer to Case 682
 Answer to theParasite Case of the Week 682:Schistosoma mansoniegg.The following post is from our first ever guest author, Hadel Go. I think you will all agree that Hadel did an outstanding job writing up the answer to the case of the week, and that this is truly one of the best case answers we have had on this blog.__________________________________Hadel Go, Medical Student, Guest AuthorThis is aSchistosoma mansoniegg in lung tissue as many of you correctly identified in the comments. The large lateral spine is a dead giveaway and creates the “quote bubble” morphology mentioned by Jacob @eternalstudying on Twitte...
Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites - May 17, 2022 Category: Parasitology Source Type: blogs

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 Answer to theParasite Case of the Week 682:Schistosoma mansoniegg.The following post is from our first ever guest author, Hadel Go. I think you will all agree that Hadel did an outstanding job writing up the answer to the case of the week, and that this is truly one of the best case answers we have had on this blog.__________________________________Hadel Go, Medical Student, Guest AuthorThis is aSchistosoma mansoniegg in lung tissue as many of you correctly identified in the comments. The large lateral spine is a dead giveaway and creates the “quote bubble” morphology mentioned by Jacob @eternalstudying on Twitte...
Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites - May 17, 2022 Category: Parasitology Source Type: blogs

There Is No Time for That
By ROMAN ZAMISHKA, MPA Some of the most important engineering lessons were demonstrated on the tank battlefields of World War II when German Tigers faced off against Soviet T-34s. The Tiger tank was a technical masterpiece of for its time with many features that did not appear in allied tanks until after the war. Despite its much heavier armor it was able to match the speed of lighter enemy tanks and keep up with its own light tank scouts. The armor featured almost artisanally welded interlocking plates. The ammunition featured innovative electric trigger primers and high penetration tungsten shells. The double diff...
Source: The Health Care Blog - March 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: CORVID-19 Health Policy coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic Roman Zamishka Source Type: blogs

Measles outbreaks: Getting to the root of the problem
Measles outbreaks across the United States have been identified with Texas being the 11th state so far to report an outbreak. The Philippines with over 2 million unvaccinated children has declared an  outbreak of measles after nearly 2,000 cases and 26 deaths since January alone. In Madagascar, more than 50,000 people have been infected by the disease […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/melvin-sanicas" rel="tag" > Melvin Sanicas, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

The mystery of lentivirus infection of lemurs
Lemurs are primates found only on the island of Madagascar and a few small neighboring islands. Some of these animals have endogenous lentiviruses in their genomes. How did these viruses infect the isolated lemurs? Madagascar split off from the African continent at least 100 million years ago, when there were no primates on Earth. Lemurs […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - September 13, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Information Uncategorized endogenous retrovirus HIV-1 lemur lentivirus Madagascar siv viral virology viruses Source Type: blogs

AT & T, Softbox and Merck Test Smart Drug Delivery Drones
Timely delivery of drugs to sites of disaster is one of the most important actions organizations can take to lessen the burden on the affected population. Diseases can spread quickly and stopping them soon after detection can help prevent a disaster following a hurricane, earthquake, or some other calamity. AT&T has now partnered with Softbox, a company that makes temperature control packaging, and Merck, a big pharma, to test out delivery of drugs in Puerto Rico. They’re using a drone with a so-called “Skypod” carrier in which the drugs travel. The Skypod features AT&T’s Internet of Thing...
Source: Medgadget - August 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Medicine Military Medicine Public Health Source Type: blogs

Zipline ’s New Medical Delivery Drones Fly Faster and Farther
Zipline, a drone company based in Half Moon Bay, California, is unveiling its fastest, longest range, and easiest to setup drone for medical deliveries. The company’s drones are already serving as couriers in Rwanda, delivering blood samples and blood units to and from 21 hospitals in the western part of the country. The new autonomous drones, which only take about a minute to program and launch, travel up to 80 miles per hour (128 Kph) and feature a roundtrip range of 100 miles (160 Km). Currently, the company is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as part of the agency’s UAS Integration P...
Source: Medgadget - April 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: etc. Medicine Pathology Public Health Source Type: blogs

Drone Lifelines: Interview with Zipline ’s Keenan Wyrobek
Keenan Wyrobek is the co-founder of Zipline, a California company designing, building, and deploying drones that deliver life-saving medical supplies and blood to the most remote and difficult to access places on Earth. He has a background in helping develop several tech products and patents in robotics, and is now leading product and engineering for Zipline. I had the opportunity to meet Keenan at TEDMED 2017 where he took the stage to share Zipline’s progress in East Africa and the vision they have for the future of their company. Following up on his talk, I asked a few questions to learn more about Zipline and the fu...
Source: Medgadget - March 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tom Fowler Tags: Exclusive Medicine Public Health Source Type: blogs

Starting School Early Affects Educational Attainment
A singular cutoff point for school entry results in age differences between children of the same grade. In many school systems, September-born children, begin compulsory education in September of the year in which they turn five, making them relatively older than summer born children who begin school aged four. Research on these annually age-grouped cohorts reveal relative age effects (RAEs) that convey the greater achievements accrued by the relatively old (RO) students compared to the relatively young (RY) students. RAEs are pervasive. Across OECD countries, in fourth grade, RY students scored 4–12% lower than RO stud...
Source: World of Psychology - January 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Staff Tags: Brain Blogger Children and Teens Publishers Research Academic Achievement Classmates classroom composition Education educational attainment educational experiences Expectations School school policy Social Factors Socioeconomic 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 John Sn...
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

Health Affairs ’ August Issue: Consumerism, Competition, Drug Approval, And More
The August issue of Health Affairs, a variety issue, includes a number of papers focusing on the role of consumers and competition in achieving a more efficient and higher quality health care system. Other issue studies address global health, Medicare savings, and the health gains of an FDA expedited review. Life expectancy and infant mortality in Appalachia versus the rest of the country: disparities widen Appalachia has long been recognized as a socially and economically disadvantaged part of the United States. Gopal Singh from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and coauthors compared disparities in ...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - August 7, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Lucy Larner Tags: Elsewhere@ Health Affairs Source Type: blogs

Medical Drones Will Thrive in Healthcare: A Safe Road to Health
Time is crucial in healing, no matter whether it’s about a natural disaster, heart attack or an organ transplant. In future medical emergencies, where urgent response will be necessary, drones will mean the fastest answer. They will fly the extra mile in delivering drugs, vaccines, blood or organs. Drones are the future of delivery According to my geek calendar, 2017 will be the year of the drone. These advanced versions of model airplanes or unmanned aerial vehicles are everywhere on the rise. According to the estimates of the Consumer Technology Association, 9.4 million units were projected to be sold in 2016 worl...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Mobile Health disaster relief drone drone delivery drones emergency GC1 Innovation technology Source Type: blogs

Medgadget ’s Best Medical Technologies of 2016
The year 2016 presented the world with a number of big surprises. Some positive, some negative, depending on whom one asks. Here at Medgadget, 2016 will be remembered for many amazing and pleasantly unexpected medical technology developments, many of which are foreshadowing cures for spinal cord injuries, effective treatment of diabetes, new ways to fight heart disease, and many other long sought-after medical solutions. Virtual and augmented reality systems, new imaging techniques, and innovative delivery approaches are changing the way doctors learn and take care of patients. Looking back on the past year, we selected wh...
Source: Medgadget - December 26, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Editors Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs

Vayu Drone Delivers Blood, Stool Samples from Patients in Remote Madagascar Villages
Only a few years ago flying drones were associated with dropping bombs. Now thanks to a company called Vayu, a drone designed to help bring medical care to remote places was successfully used to deliver clinical blood and stool samples from rural villages in Madagascar to a central laboratory for testing. There were numerous flights conducted to prove the viability of using the technology on a regular basis over hilly terrain. The Vayu drone takes off vertically, but flies horizontally, having combined characteristics of a quadcopter and a fixed wing airplane. It requires no runway and is designed to be fully autonomous o...
Source: Medgadget - August 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Editors Tags: Public Health Source Type: blogs