Nasal Endoscopy for Urgent and Complex ED Cases
​Fiberoptics and endoscopy have changed the way we treat patients in the emergency department. Endoscopes are relatively easy to use, and can aid your diagnosis and treatment plan. Endoscopy may be useful in urgent cases, such as epistaxis, nasal foreign bodies, and ear debridement. It may also be helpful when dealing with more complicated presentations and critically ill patients, such as those with Ludwig's angina, epiglottis, tracheostomies, or those who need intubation.Fiberoptic tools are not just for surgeons and consultants. The endoscope has many uses in the emergency department, and we have a few tips and tricks...
Source: The Procedural Pause - October 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

The Numbered Pediatric Rashes Revisited
​I have been seeing a lot of second disease and fifth disease—it's that time of year. School is back in session, and winter is just around the corner.The rash-numbering system for these diseases is now a historical footnote, but fifth disease is still commonly used by physicians to refer to erythema infectiosum, a parvovirus. I suspect that this system was created as a memory device for similar names and the obscure Latin terms used for these diseases. Erythema infectiosum is also easy to confuse with the many other erythema rashes such as erythema migrans, erythema marginatum, erythema toxicum, and erythema multiforme...
Source: M2E Too! Mellick's Multimedia EduBlog - December 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

TWiV 520: This old mouse
The TWiVidae review universal influenza vaccines that are in clinical trials, and discovery of an atypical parvovirus that causes chronic kidney disease in middle aged, immunocompromised laboratory mice. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Click arrow to play Download TWiV 520 (70 MB .mp3, 116 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Show […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - November 18, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology chronic kidney disease clinical trial HA stalk vaccine immunocompromised immunosufficient influenza kidney fibrosis parvovirus peptide tubulointerstitial nephropathy universal influenza vaccine viral viruses Source Type: blogs

Leaving Koch behind
For the past 40 years, certain laboratory mice in Australia and the US have been unexpectedly dying in middle age, but the cause has remained elusive. A novel member of the parvovirus family appears to be the culprit. These unexpected deaths of laboratory mice are caused by kidney disease, as these organs appear shrunken and […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - November 16, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information chronic kidney disease inclusion body nephropathy interstitial fibrosis intranuclear inclusion bodies koch's postulates parvovirus tubular necrosis viral viruses Source Type: blogs

Porcine Viruses
Hovakim Zakaryan presents a new book on Porcine Viruses: From Pathogenesis to Strategies for Control This book provides a comprehensive review of the current knowledge of the most important porcine viruses written by prominent scientists who have made great contributions in their respective fields of expertise. Topics include: African swine fever virus, classical swine fever virus, foot-and-mouth disease virus, porcine circovirus, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, porcine parvovirus, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, and swine vesicular disease virus. Each chapter covers the current knowledge on epidemiol...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - July 2, 2018 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Frankly my dear, I do give a damn
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: Paediatric Perplexity 016 An 18 month old girl is brought in by Gran after developing a very red rash over the last 2 days. She was seen by her GP a few days before with fevers, sore throat and lethargy and was diagnosed as a viral infection. However the rash then came up the following day and she seemed to deteriorate… What is the diagnosis? + Reveal Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet656783326'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink656783326')) Scarle...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Johnny Iliff Tags: Clinical Cases Pediatrics paediatric rash scarlet Source Type: blogs

TWiV 436: Virology above Cayuga ’ s waters
At Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Vincent speaks with Susan, Colin, and Gary about the work of their laboratories on parvoviruses, influenza viruses, and coronaviruses that infect dogs, cats, horses and other mammals. You can find TWiV #436 at, or listen below. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 436 (71 MB .mp3, 98 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 9, 2017 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology Cornell University coronavirus host range influenza virus parvovirus tropism veterinary medicine viral virus entry viruses Source Type: blogs

The viruses in your blood
If you have ever received a blood transfusion, along with the red blood cells, leukocytes, plasma and other components, you also were infused with a collection of viruses. A recent study of the blood virome of over 8,000 healthy individuals revealed 19 different DNA viruses in 42% of the subjects. Viral DNA sequences were identified among the genome sequences of 8,240 individuals that were determined from blood. Of the 1 petabyte (1 million gigabytes) of sequence data that were generated, about 5% did not correspond to human DNA. Within this fraction, sequences of 94 different viruses were identified. Nineteen of the...
Source: virology blog - March 24, 2017 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information blood viruses transfusion viral virome Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 130
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 130 Question 1 Lady Windermere Syndrome (named after Oscar Wilde’s play) refers to infection of the right middle lobe of the lung (or lingula) with Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in elderly women. What predisposing activity does this eponym allude to? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1247768050'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1247768050')) Voluntary cough suppressio...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - December 19, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Niall Hamilton Tags: Frivolous Friday Five Tocoloshe MAC exanthems heroin Rinderpest Mycobacterium avium complex Lady Windermere Syndrome Source Type: blogs

TWiV 361: Zombie viruses on the loose
On episode #361 of the science show This Week in Virology, the TWiVsters discuss Frederick Novy’s return from retirement to recover a lost rat virus, and evidence for persistence of Ebolavirus in semen. You can find TWiV #361 at (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - November 1, 2015 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology bacteriology ebolavirus Frederick Novy Kilham rat virus meningitis parvovirus Paul De Kruif persistence semen sexual transmission University of Michigan viral Source Type: blogs

Infant Dies Following 5 Vaccine Doses
Life after losing a loved one to vaccines is very painful. With a heavy heart, we share Sebastian Ryan Morley’s story. He was a healthy boy whose life ended after routine vaccinations. Sebastian’s mother and grandmother have worked many years in both the veterinary and human healthcare fields. What they were taught in school led them to believe vaccines were safe, but now they will never vaccinate again. We thank his family for coming forward and sharing very important information the public isn’t usually made aware of. Sebastian’s grandmother, Valerie Murfin, shared: “On December 11, 2002, when my grandson Sebas...
Source: - September 5, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Augustina Ursino Tags: Augustina Ursino Human Top Stories adverse reactions dtap Hepatitis B vaccine Sebastian Ryan Morley truth about vaccines Vaccine Death vaccine injury VAERS Valerie Murfin Source Type: blogs

Fifth Disease in Japan
The following background material on Fifth Disease in Japan is abstracted from Gideon and reference 1   Primary references are available on request to the author. Epidemics of Parvovirus B19 infection occurred in Japan every ten years prior to 1980, and every five years since 1981.  Most cases occur during spring and summer, with highest rates among children ages 5 to 9 years.   See graph: Parvovirus B19 infection causes an estimated 107 fetal deaths and 21 hydrops fetalis cases per year (2014 publication) Eight cases of transfusion-associated Parvovirus B19 infection were reported during 1999 to ...
Source: GIDEON blog - July 12, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology Graphs Outbreaks ProMED Erythema infectiosum Japan Parvovirus B19 Source Type: blogs

TWiV 315: Must be something in the water
On episode #315 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, Rich and Kathy discuss the association of a virus with sea star melting disease, and the finding of a phycodnavirus in the oropharynx of humans with altered cognitive functions. You can find TWiV #315 at (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - December 14, 2014 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology algae asteroid chlorovirus cognitive function densovirus oropharynx Paramecium bursaria parvovirus phycodnavirus sea star sea star wasting disease viral virome Source Type: blogs

A virus that melts sea stars
Sea stars are lovely marine invertebrates with a round central body connected to multiple radiating legs (photo credit). In the past year millions of sea stars in the west coast waters of North America have melted into piles of slime and ossicles. Sea star associated densovirus might be the cause of this lethal disease. Sea star wasting disease (SSWD) is characterized by lesions, limb curling and deflation, and death as the animals rapidly degrade or ‘melt’. The current outbreak began in June 2013 and has killed sea stars from Baja California, Mexico, to Southern Alaska. SSWD might be the biggest marine wildlife ep...
Source: virology blog - November 17, 2014 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information densovirus echinoderm marine invertebrate parvovirus Pycnopodia helianthoides sea star starfish viral Source Type: blogs