Monthly Archives: February 2016

New sepsis and septic shock definitions are an important event

These carefully wrought new definitions potentially revolutionise our approach and will provide greater diagnostic clarity for more rapid recognition and treatment. Highly relevant to all clinicians, including pathologists.  Worth a close read! Recommendations (JAMA current edition)  Editorial and several other items of … Continue reading

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Cytomegalovirus – congenital disease prevention & treatment

Excellent series of expert reviews in Microbiology Australia recently including: Congenital cytomegalovirus: the invisible problem- Prof. Bill Rawlinson Clinical and epidemiological features of congenital cytomegalovirus infection globally–  Wendy J van Zuylen Therapeutics to prevent congenital cytomegalovirus during pregnancy: what is available … Continue reading

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Zika – more important reports to consider

The A to Z of Zika A-Z with additional recent Pacific Nation data Presentation_18022016 Eastwood Taylor  – recent update from our Population Health experts, Keith Eastwood and Kat Taylor, Feb 2016. Potential sexual transmissions and CDC (USA) interim advice just released. … Continue reading

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