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An Open Letter to Larry Page and Eric Schmidt
By PHILIP LEDERER, MD Guys: You don’t know me, but I’m a physician and loyal gmail user writing for your help improving Google Scholar. As Google’s mission is to “organize the world’s information” and you are Google’s CEO and Executive Chairman, respectively, I’ll bet you can make this happen. As you probably know, academic medicine is focused on writing grants and publishing papers. Physician-researchers try to discover new knowledge but to do so we must apply for grants from the NIH or industry. In order to get a grant, we need to publish papers that will make the funders trust us with the...
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: THCB Source Type: blogs

I wish HIPAA had privacy settings
“There’s such an issue of privacy in health care, and yet they let all the patients walk around with their derrières sticking out.” This quote within an article by the National Post got me thinking about HIPAA. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is a big flat hammer with excellent intentions. Like EMTALA, however, it too has its side effects. Along with many other ER docs after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, I flew there to lend a hand. And after just a couple weeks, I really started to wonder how much we in the U.S. actually benefit from our quest for absolute privacy. Exposing preexisting...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 11, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Physician Emergency Source Type: blogs

Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 099
This study took a sample from healthy pregnant patients (n=760) at different stages of gestation. They found, unsurprisingly, that d-dimer increases with gestational age, congruent with limited prior literature. They propose a continuous increasing d-dimer in pregnancy. With PE experts such as Dr. Kline proposing gestation adjusted d-dimer, this is a research space to watch. Recommended by: Lauren Westafer Systems and administration Del Portal DA, et al. Impact of an Opioid Prescribing Guideline in the Acute Care Setting. J Emerg Med 2015. PMID: 26281819 As many EDs implement voluntary opioid prescribing guidelines, this...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - September 9, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nudrat Rashid Tags: Anaesthetics Cardiology Education Emergency Medicine Haematology Intensive Care critical care literature R&R in the FASTLANE recommendations research and reviews Source Type: blogs

When In Doubt, Ask A Family Member
Photo Cred: Max S. Gerber I learned a valuable lesson recently about how difficult it can be to make the correct diagnosis when you see a patient for a very short period of time. In the acute rehab setting I admit patients who are recovering from severe, life-altering brain events such as strokes, head injuries, and complex medical illnesses. It is challenging to know what these patients’ usual mental function was prior to their injuries, and so I rely on my knowledge of neuroanatomy, infectious disease, and pharmacology to guide my work up. However, I have learned that asking the patient’s family members about...
Source: Better Health - September 9, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Val Jones Tags: Health Tips True Stories ARU Autism Brain Injury Family Input Inpatient Rehabilitation IRF Mental Status Changes Stroke Source Type: blogs

The Atlanta Declaration: A 21st Century Vision For US-Based Global Noncommunicable Disease Research
The United States has been synonymous with innovation. Conducting research to better understand the world and to experiment with new ideas has been an important part of this country’s progress. However, at this critical juncture in history, when chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) (e.g., cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and mental health disorders) are rapidly becoming the largest global health burdens, affecting human welfare and productivity worldwide, US institutions must better align opportunities, pathways, and resources for 21st century scientists and future leaders in health policy. To this end, we ...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - September 9, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: Sandeep Kishore, John Bartlett, Gerald Bloomfield, Douglas Heimburger, Lindsay Jaacks, Kasia Lipska, Christine Ngaruiya, Robert Peck, Melissa Burroughs Peña, Karen Siegel, Olivia Manders, K.M. Venkat Narayan and Mohammed K. Ali Tags: Costs and Spending Equity and Disparities Featured Global Health Health Professionals Organization and Delivery Population Health Public Health Google HIV/AIDS NCDs Research Source Type: blogs

Update: September 9, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 7 to September 9, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (364 updates) 56 Diseases308 Country notesMap The post Update: September 9, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 9, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Stopping Ebola: It takes collaboration to care for a village
Photo story from Kambia, Sierra Leone with examples of what it takes to close down Ebola virus transmission in a quarantined village. (Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak)
Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak - September 9, 2015 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, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola Source Type: blogs

Health Affairs’ September Issue: Growing Burden Of Noncommunicable Diseases
The September issue of Health Affairs focuses on the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases. Increased wealth worldwide has reduced the frequency of some infectious diseases, while chronic diseases—heart disease, respiratory ailments, cancer, diabetes, mental illness, and others—are more widespread. The September issue was supported by Eli Lilly and Company. Tracking Global Mortality Over 30 Years: A Mix of Increases And Decreases Mohammed Ali at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and coauthors examined data on deaths as a result of ischemic heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory d...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - September 8, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracy Gnadinger Tags: Costs and Spending Elsewhere@ Health Affairs Equity and Disparities Featured Global Health Medicaid and CHIP Population Health Public Health Quality ACA DataWatch Global Mortality HSAs NCDs noncommunicable diseases WHO Source Type: blogs

Wanted: Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry Division Director
Search Committee Members: Helen Sunshine, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Chair René Etcheberrigaray, Center for Scientific Review Irene Glowinski, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Sherry Mills, Office of Extramural Research, NIH Philip Cole, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Judith James, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Scott Miller, Yale University With the recent retirement of Dr. Michael Rogers, the search is now open for an outstanding individual to serve as director of our Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry (PPBC). This positio...
Source: NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - September 8, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Monique Hall Tags: Job Announcements Source Type: blogs

Update: September 7, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 5 to September 7, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (121 updates) 44 Diseases77 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Antibiotic testing standards – Update The post Update: September 7, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 7, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

How coordinated care can reduce hospital-acquired infections
It was a week into my elderly patient’s hospital admission when he began to have fever and profuse diarrhea, some 10 to 12 bowel movement a day. The diagnosis was not hard to make: a stool test showed he had C. difficile. Another patient, a thin women in her late 40s who had become paraplegic after a gunshot wound decades ago, came in from a nursing home when her urinary catheter became clogged. She had high fevers and an infection caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria called CRE (carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae). The irony of modern health care is this: Hospitals and nursing homes, the pillars of our healt...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 6, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Hospital Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

CCC Update 012
You’ve probably barely recovered from the last update to the LITFL Critical Care Compendium… tough, here’s another. The big news is I have finally updated the searchable table on the CCC home page, which disturbingly shows that there are now over 1650 entries in total (and counting…). Anyway, remember you can search for CCC entries by using search keywords in the CCC table, by googling “litfl ccc searchterm” or by searching GoogleFOAM. Oh and before I forget, constructive feedback is a highly sought after prize – hit me with it! Here’s what is new in the CCC since CCC Update ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - September 6, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Critical Care Compendium Emergency Medicine Intensive Care AAA apnoeic oxygenation cardiac arrest cardiac surgery CCC update cognitive impairment Crtical Care Compendium ECMO FOAMcc vascular gas embolism Source Type: blogs

Arthropod-borne Viruses of Senegal
A recent outbreak of suspected viral infection in Kedougou Region (http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=3626668) highlights the complexity of establishing a specific etiological agent in West Africa.  At least twenty arthropod-borne viruses are associated with known or suspected human infection in Senegal.  The following alphabetical list is abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com and the Gideon e-book series [1]   (Primary references are available from Dr. Berger on request) Bagaza – Bagaza virus has been recovered from mosquitoes in Senegal (Aedes fowleri, Culex neavei, Cx. Poicilipes and Mansonia, Mimomyia ...
Source: GIDEON blog - September 6, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology Outbreaks ProMED Senegal Source Type: blogs

Update: September 5, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 3 to September 5, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (138 updates) 48 Diseases90 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (8 updates) 6 Antibiotic testing standards – New2 Interacting drugs – New The post Update: September 5, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 5, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Health Affairs Event Reminder: The Growing Burden Of Noncommunicable Diseases
While growing wealth has reduced the burden of infectious diseases both globally and here at home, it has increased the risk factors for some chronic diseases. Heart disease, respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes, mental illness, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) demand our attention. The September 2015 issue of Health Affairs, “Noncommunicable Diseases: The Growing Burden,” takes a broad look at the global impact of NCDs and responses to them. You are invited to join us on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at a forum featuring authors from the new issue at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. Panels...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - September 4, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: Lucy Larner Tags: Costs and Spending Drugs and Medical Technology Elsewhere@ Health Affairs Featured Global Health Organization and Delivery Population Health Public Health Cancer chronic diseases Community Health Diabetes economics Health Affairs Source Type: blogs

Update: September 3, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 1 to September 3, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates) 4 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (867 updates) 120 Diseases747 Country notesMap The post Update: September 3, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 3, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: September 1, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 30 to September 1, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (1,490 updates) 186 Diseases1,304 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (3 updates) 3 Bacteria Microbiology – Yeasts (1 updates) 1 Yeasts The post Update: September 1, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 1, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

October 1st is International Longevity Day: Events are Planned
October 1st is the UN International Day of Older Persons, but our community would like it to also be Longevity Day, a time to remind the world that research into human rejuvenation is practical, that near-future therapies are plausible, and that all of this will move much faster with greater funding and support. This year, as last, grassroots advocates will hold events around the globe, many of which are coordinated through the International Longevity Alliance and related groups. October 1st is also the launch date for this year's Fight Aging! matching fundraiser in support of the rejuvenation biotechnology programs coord...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 1, 2015 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Activism, Advocacy and Education Source Type: blogs

Update: August 30, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 28 to August 30, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (301 updates) 41 Diseases260 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates) 1 Drug1 New Drug Synonyms Added The post Update: August 30, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 30, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: August 28, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 26 to August 28, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (230 updates) 155 Clinical notes25 Diseases49 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (47 updates) 2 Interacting drugs – New45 Drug interactions – New Microbiology – Bacteria (5 updates) 2 New Bacteria Added1 Bacteria1 Microbes – New1 Microbes – Update The post Update: August 28, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 28, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Global Health Security Agenda pilot assessment of the United Kingdom
This report follows a self-assessment and a week-long assessment visit to the UK in June 2015 by a panel of international experts. The report concludes that, overall, the UK has demonstrated a strong baseline position across all areas. One key area of strength was the cross-government and organisational coordination and response to the Ebola crisis. Report Associated documentation (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - August 28, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

More Life, Less Severe Illness, but More Years of Illness
Global trends in life expectancy, at birth, at 30, and at 60, continue onward and upward at a fairly slow but steady pace: approximately two years every decade for life expectancy at birth and a year every decade for remaining life expectancy at 60. The research linked below crunches the numbers for the much of the world from 1990 to 2013, an extension of similar past studies to include more recent data. The authors show that lives are longer and age-related illness less severe, but the period of time spent in disability or illness has grown. We are machines. Very complex machines, but nonetheless collections of matter su...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 27, 2015 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Update: August 26, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 24 to August 26, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (167 updates) 1 Clinical note59 Diseases106 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap The post Update: August 26, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 26, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

From Sub-Saharan Africa To Seattle: Opportunities To Improve Health
Editor’s note: This blog post originally appeared on Impatient Optimists. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is renowned for advocacy and investment in global health and development, in addition to other areas like U.S. education. As a MD/MBA student, I am very familiar with foundation initiatives to eradicate polio and malaria, among other infectious diseases. It is not uncommon in the classroom or the hospital for medical students and physicians to comment on the latest developments of these important efforts. So, naturally, when I got an internship with the foundation, everyone asked me: where in global heal...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - August 26, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: Jarrad Aguirre Tags: Global Health GrantWatch Long-term Services and Supports Medicaid and CHIP Population Health Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CMMI education infectious diseases Social Determinants of Health Washington State Source Type: blogs

Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hidradenitis suppurativa, also known as acne inversa, is a chronic skin disease characterized by recurrent boil-like lumps (nodules) under the skin. Hidradenitis suppurativa was once thought to be a rare condition because only the most severe cases were reported. However, recent studies have shown that the condition affects at least 1 in 100 people when milder cases are also considered. There are three levels in the management of hidradenitis suppurativa: - topical options- systemic options- surgical methods including laser therapyDr. Christian Baum, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, takes a look at a chronic skin condition cal...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - August 26, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Dermatology Infectious Diseases Source Type: blogs

Tularemia Deaths in the United States
Although plague is more common than tularemia in the United States, the case-fatality rate is higher for the latter.  Deaths reported for both diseases have changed little in five decades, with the number of tularemia deaths equal to or greater than the number of plague deaths in most years.  See graphs Reference: Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of the United States, 2015.  1,208 pages, 483 graphs, 13,730 references. Gideon e-books, http://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-the-united-states/ The post Tularemia Deaths in the United States appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases a...
Source: GIDEON blog - August 25, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology Graphs ProMED Plague Tularemia united states Source Type: blogs

The road to redemption: Infection prevention and control in the era of Ebola
In August 2014, the hospital was at the center of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. It quickly became overwhelmed and, for a time, had to close its inpatient department. However, after decontamination of contaminated wards, reinforcement of infection prevention and control (IPC) practices, and outbreak response training, the inpatient department was able to reopen. (Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak)
Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak - August 25, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola Source Type: blogs

Sierra Leone celebrates milestone on road to ending Ebola
Sierra Leone celebrated an important milestone on Monday, 24 August 2015. For the first time in more than a year, there are no people being treated for Ebola virus disease and no confirmed cases of Ebola in the country. (Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak)
Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak - August 25, 2015 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, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola Source Type: blogs

Update: August 24, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 22 to August 24, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates) 2 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (15 updates) 6 Diseases9 Country notesMap The post Update: August 24, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 24, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Health Affairs Briefing: The Growing Burden Of Noncommunicable Diseases
While growing wealth has reduced the burden of infectious diseases both globally and here at home, it has increased the risk factors for some chronic diseases. Heart disease, respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes, mental illness, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) demand our attention. The September 2015 issue of Health Affairs, “Noncommunicable Diseases: The Growing Burden,” takes a broad look at the global impact of NCDs and responses to them. You are invited to join us on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at a forum featuring authors from the new issue at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. Panels...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - August 24, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracy Gnadinger Tags: Costs and Spending Drugs and Medical Technology Elsewhere@ Health Affairs Featured Global Health Organization and Delivery Population Health Public Health Cancer chronic diseases Community Health Diabetes economics Health Affairs Source Type: blogs

Update: August 22, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 20 to August 22, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (141 updates) 46 Diseases95 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria Microbiology – Mycobacteria (3 updates) 3 Mycobacteria The post Update: August 22, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 22, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Warming-Assisted Rapid Evolution of a Parasitic Host
In 1980, heated water from a nuclear power plant in Forsmark, Sweden (60.42°N, 18.17°E) began to be discharged into Biotest Lake, an artificial semi-enclosed lake in the Baltic Sea created in 1977 that is adjacent to the power plant and covers an area of 0.9 km2 with a mean depth of 2.5 m. The heated water has raised the temperature of the lake by 6-10°C compared to the surrounding Baltic Sea, but aside from this temperature difference, the physical conditions between the lake and the sea are very similar. A few years after the power plant began operation, scientists conducted a study to determine the effect of the lake...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 21, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Craig D. Idso Source Type: blogs

Exploring fear to regain trust: Getting children to health care in Sierra Leone
Intense surveillance in Kambia, Sierra Leone has revealed around 75% of deaths have been occurring in children under 5. Even though Ebola transmission was halted in Kambia last month, mothers still are afraid of Ebola and don’t take their young children to health centres. WHO epidemiologists are countering misperceptions to get mothers and their children back to the health centres and lower childhood mortality rates. (Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak)
Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak - August 21, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: child health [subject], children's health, children, young child, child, child health [subject], children's health, children, young child, child, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], eb Source Type: blogs

Ebola diaries: Psychological toll to endure
Ebola diary by a WHO logistician Francis Mulemba was deployed to Liberia to support training of the national burial teams. He said that situation in Liberia was unlike any other Ebola outbreak he had experienced before. (Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak)
Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak - August 21, 2015 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, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola Source Type: blogs

Update: August 20, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 18 to August 20, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (382 updates) 67 Diseases315 Country notesMap The post Update: August 20, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 20, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Heading Off The Looming Diabetes-Tuberculosis Epidemic
Tuberculosis (TB) has recently made headlines in the U.S. And news of these cases remind us once again that TB is far from conquered. This disease infects about 8.6 million people every year and kills 1.5 million, more than any other infectious disease except human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). Increasingly, TB’s spread is fueled by rising rates of diabetes—as with HIV, diabetes weakens the immune system, making a person more vulnerable to TB infection and illness—particularly in emerging economies like India and China, which are the source for much of th...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - August 19, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: Anthony Harries Tags: Costs and Spending Equity and Disparities Featured Global Health Organization and Delivery Population Health Public Health Diabetes epidemics HIV/AIDS TB World Diabetes Foundation World Health Organization Source Type: blogs

Pythiosis in Humans
The following background data are abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com Primary references are available on request. Human pythiosis was first described in Thailand, in 1987; and thirty-two cases had been published worldwide as of 2002.  Most cases are reported from tropical and subtropical regions; however, human infection has also been encountered in United States, Israel and Australia.  The principal pathogen is identified as Pythium insidiosum, and at least one case of Pythium aphanidermatum infection has been reported. Most case reports of pythiosis are published from Thailand, which accounted for 78% of pub...
Source: GIDEON blog - August 18, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: General Source Type: blogs

Update: August 18, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 16 to August 18, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (177 updates) 60 Clinical notes32 Diseases85 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates) 2 Susceptibility database – Update The post Update: August 18, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 18, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Moving From Spaced Repitition to Spaced Learning
This article proposed a strategy that revolves around the cognitive technique known as spaced repetition. Spaced repetition takes advantage of time and reinforces one’s knowledge the moment before one forgets it. This technique involves reviewing material according to a schedule determined by a temporal relationship known as the “spacing effect”. Although beneficial, spaced repetition requires time and as a result, is not without its own limitations. Spaced repetition can help students remember what they learn, but it will not help students deepen their understanding or teach them things they don’t already kno...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Learning Medical Education Osmosis Picmonic Spaced Repitition Source Type: blogs

Moving From Spaced Repetition to Spaced Learning
This article proposed a strategy that revolves around the cognitive technique known as spaced repetition. Spaced repetition takes advantage of time and reinforces one’s knowledge the moment before one forgets it. This technique involves reviewing material according to a schedule determined by a temporal relationship known as the “spacing effect”. Although beneficial, spaced repetition requires time and as a result, is not without its own limitations. Spaced repetition can help students remember what they learn, but it will not help students deepen their understanding or teach them things they don’t already kno...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Learning Medical Education Osmosis Picmonic Spaced Repitition Source Type: blogs

Protecting Americans from Preventable Infections: Working Together Will Save Lives
By TOM FRIEDEN, MD “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Those words spoken by Helen Keller nearly a century ago remain powerful and relevant today. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) projects that thousands of lives could be saved every year if health care facilities and public health departments work together to track and stop antibiotic resistance – and if they communicate with each other about these infections to prevent spread from one facility to another. Even if one health care facility follows all recommended infection control practices, antibiotic-resist...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: THCB CDC CRE Infection Prevention Source Type: blogs

Update: August 16, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 14 to August 16, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates) 4 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (237 updates) 52 Clinical notes71 Diseases110 Country notes4 New Agents AddedMap The post Update: August 16, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 16, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: August 14, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 12 to August 14, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (132 updates) 1 Clinical note51 Diseases79 Country notes1 New Agents AddedMap The post Update: August 14, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 14, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: August 12, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 10 to August 12, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (106 updates) 1 Clinical note36 Diseases69 Country notesMap The post Update: August 12, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 12, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Ebola survivors clinic opens in Monrovia
Surviving Ebola is only part of the story. Many patients experience "post-Ebola" symptoms - joint pain, dizziness, blurred vision, inability to concentrate, headaches. The Ebola Survivors Clinic, opened recently at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, not only offers treatment, support and training for Ebola survivors, but also helps health-care workers better understand this disease. (Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak)
Source: WHO Features on the Ebola Outbreak - August 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola Source Type: blogs

Update: August 10, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 8 to August 10, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (352 updates) 50 Diseases302 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (2 updates) 2 Bacteria The post Update: August 10, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 10, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

The Mainstream Approach to Medical Research Must Change
At a recent conference appearance, scientist-advocate Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Research Foundation made a point that I think bears repeating. The mainstream approach to medical science is to screen for drug compounds that produce beneficial alterations in cellular mechanisms observed in late stage disease. This almost entirely focuses on proximate causes of harm in a diseased, dysfunctional metabolism, far removed from the root causes that created the medical condition in the first place. It thus produces therapies that do little good in the grand scheme of things since they don't address the real cause of disease. They ...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 10, 2015 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Update: August 8, 2015
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 5 to August 8, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (322 updates) 49 Diseases273 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (2 updates) 2 New Vaccine Synonyms Added Microbiology – Bacteria (2 updates) 1 New Bacteria Added1 New Bacteria Synonyms Added The post Update: August 8, 2015 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network. (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 8, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

A Chronology of Legionellosis Outbreaks in the United States
The following chronology of significant legionellosis outbreaks in the United States is abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com and the Gideon e-book series. [1,2]   (Primary references available on request) 1949 – An outbreak of presumed Pontiac fever among steam-condenser cleaners was confirmed retrospectively. 1957 – An outbreak (78 cases, 2 fatal) of legionellosis at a packing plant in Austin, Minnesota was confirmed retrospectively. 1965 – An outbreak (81 cases) at a psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C. was confirmed retrospectively. 1968 – An outbreak of relatively mild legionellosis ...
Source: GIDEON blog - August 8, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology ProMED Legionellosis united states Source Type: blogs

The Cost of Resistance and the Attack of the Microbes
The rise of drug-resistant 'superbugs' could devastate the world economy and pose a deadly threat to all of mankind. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - August 7, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: blogs