Author Archives: mdjkf

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Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician

COVID-19 – infection prevention and control literature – December 2020

Papers that related to COVID-19 infection prevention and control from the daily COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit  listings and other identified literature.  This posting does not assess the specific evidence or its quality. Please let me know of any significant gaps – @mdjkf . … Continue reading

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Top 10 Infectious Diseases papers 2020 from Prof Josh Davis

Guest posting from Josh Davis, Infectious Diseases Physician, John Hunter Hospital,  Newcastle,  NSW. Thanks Josh! He has selected the Top ID papers of 2020 Davis based on: Deal with diagnosis or Rx of infectious diseases (COVID excluded) Relevant to clinical … Continue reading

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REVIVE Antimicrobial Encyclopaedia

The Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP) has announced the launch of their new resource, the Encyclopaedia – REVIVE (gardp.org). A great new resource!    This resource includes definitions of terms from the field of antimicrobials including ‘Active Pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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COVID-19 – infection prevention and control literature – November 2020

Papers that related to COVID-19 infection prevention and control from the daily COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit  listings and other identified literarure.  This posting does not attempt to assess the specific evidence or its quality. Please let me know of any significant … Continue reading

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COVID-19 – infection prevention and control literature – October 2020 (complete)

Papers that related to COVID19 infection prevention and control from the daily COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit  listings for October.  You can sign up for their full evidence summaries via their website. Peer reviewed journals A systematic review on airborne transmission of … Continue reading

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Polioviruses – update 2020

Polio eradication – so close but still not there! Here is an excellent recent 2 page wrap up by Dr S. Naqvi, our senior registrar in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.  Polioviruses Naqvi 2020 tutorial See also Circulating vaccine derived poliovirus … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C update – Flaviviridae tutorials 2020

Hepatitis C Virus tutorial JSD JF Sep 2020   Drs J Ferguson and J Davis Also see Australian HIV, HCV and HBV precribing summary.

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Cumulative antibiogram example – 2018 – Port Moresby General Hospital

ANTIBIOGRAM PMGH 2018 final Cumulative antibiograms summarise the collective susceptibility of bacterial isolates against various antibiotics. Prepared by Drs Jacklyn Joseph and John Ferguson, August 2019. Isolates were cultured from PMGH inpatients and outpatients served by the PMGH Laboratory. Outpatients … Continue reading

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Varicella zoster – three illustrative cases

Guest posting: Dr Holly Jordan, Physician Trainee, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW.  Case 1: 76F presents with headache, lethargy and behavioural changes 1 week post developing unilateral vesicular rash of the upper limb. Case 2: u73F presents with 3-4 days … Continue reading

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Spinal tuberculosis update (Pacific Region)

A recent seminar on orthopaedic infections took place organised by the Pacific Islands Orthopaedic Association.  Here is the presentation: Zoom tutorials – Spine TB Ferguson 2020 final_cb.    References are within the presentation.   Some take home messages:  Epidemiology High burdens of latent … Continue reading

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