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Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician

Staphylococcus aureus complex – S. argenteus – bug of the week

Guest posting from Dr Dan Lennon, Microbiology Registrar, Pathology North. This species is increasingly recognised now that MALDITOF  mass spectrometry is widely used for bacterial identification. Here is a useful short summary : S argenteus Lennon 2019 Sept. These species … Continue reading

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Cryptocococcal infection bibliography – PNG and Cambodia

I have assembled bibliographies of Cryptococcal literature relevant to: PNG here – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/collections/58897830/?msg=publicURL Cambodia – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/collections/58897847/?msg=publicURL Two PNG PhD theses of relevance date from the 1990s – summaries here – the authors published several papers that are within the collection … Continue reading

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Overview of mycology

Thanks Josh Davis for this excellent two page summary. Study it to walk the fungal talk! Davis overview of fungi and diseases 2014

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CDC Lab training videoclasses – easy instructions on accessing

There are a large number of valuable training classes available via CDC.  The access process is a little complicated and i have unpacked it in this document: ACCESSING THE CDC LAB COURSES The set of 6 basic microbiology elements are … Continue reading

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Video masterclass : respiratory plate reading

Guest posting: Dr Chris Ashhurst-Smith, Pathology North. Another excellent class from Chris. This was previously sitting at the end of the faeces reading video. Part 5: Respiratory culture plate reading.  Video Felix Ferguson. 18 minutes.  

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Clinical chemistry – post-graduate teaching presentations from RCPA group

Originally posted on Hunter Pathology Biochemistry training:
The RCPA (Australian Pathology College) supports a weekly teleconferenced tutorial for all clinical chemistry trainees. The topics range from case reports to quite detailed reviews of testing issues and their clinical relevance. The tutorials…

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UPNG MMED Revision week sessions – Sepsis, AMR, Antimicrobial stewardship and neurology

Here are the presentations from Drs Ferguson and Miteff at the 2019 sessions. Ferguson Sepsis 2019 M Med series UPNG 2 AMR including Bacterial genetics Ferguson 2019 UPNG 3 Antibiotic usage stewardship and prescribing AMS Ferguson 2019 Dr Miteff presentation … Continue reading

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Entamoeba histolytica

Case report 1- SIDG 2017_Dr C Swan Amoebiasis PNG case report:  Multiple liver abscesses: an unusual case which demonstrates the importance of ultrasonography in the detection of liver pathology. Life cycle Rapid diagnostic tests are reliable now – distinguish E. histolytica … Continue reading

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Antimicrobial susceptibility testing – video masterclasses – Fiona Courtney

Consumables for AST – Set up of AST – Reading of the AST result – Thank you Fiona for these excellent explanations!  

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How to do a minor research thesis (for instance an M. Med study report)

Here is an excellent overview from Professor Trevor Duke who is a conjoint academic with UPNG.  Follow his advice when setting up the study and writing its report. Abstract:  Many universities and colleges in low-income and middle-income countries require a masters … Continue reading

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