Author Archives: mdjkf

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Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician

PNG Antibiotic Guidelines on the way!

After quite some planning and with the support of WHO and Burnet Institute,  last week saw the convening of a Guideline Writing Committee in Port Moresby. The committee membership includes many senior PNG clinicians, co-chaired by Dr Goa Tau (NDOH) … Continue reading

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Respiratory specimens – approach to analysis and interpretation

Guest posting: Ms Tessa Oakley, Senior Bacteriology Scientist with the Timor-Leste Fleming Fund Country Grant and PRIDA member.  This excellent lecture is from a March 2022 session during the PRIDA Scientific Officer Microbiology Diploma course. Sputum and Respiratory Oakley 2022 … Continue reading

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Urinalysis, crystals and casts – annotated photographic guides

Produced by Dr Henry Butt, Senior Hospital Scientist, Newcastle, Australia in 1998.  Urinary Crystals Urinalysis Urinary casts  See also: https://idmic.net/2018/09/17/video-masterclass-dr-chris-ashhurst-smith-part-2-urine-culture-reading/ https://idmic.net/category/module-urinary-tract-infection/

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COVID-19 – Infection Prevention and Control literature: Aug – Sept 2021

Selected 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 gaps – @mdjkf. Peer reviewed

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COVID-19 update and the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccine – Dr Ian Marr

Guest posting from Dr Ian Marr –MBBS FRACP FRCPA Infectious Disease Physician and Microbiologist This is a recent lecture provided under the auspices of PRIDA to Samoan physicians and students.   Samoa COVID Marr July 2021 Please add questions to Dr … Continue reading

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Yeast 101 – species of medical importance – Dr N Townell

Yeast summary April 2021 Townell Candida species Cryptococcus species Trichosporon species Talaromyces marneffei (previously Penicillium marneffei) Rhodotorula species Malassezia furfur Pneumocysitis jiroveci Dimorphic fungi not included.

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COVID-19 – Infection Prevention and Control literature – March 2021

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 gaps – @mdjkf . Peer-reviewed Wai-Shun et … Continue reading

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COVID-19 – Infection Prevention and Control literature – February 2021

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 gaps – @mdjkf . Peer reviewed journals … Continue reading

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COVID-19 – Infection Prevention and Control literature – January 2021

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 gaps – @mdjkf . Peer reviewed … Continue reading

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PRIDA Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Journal club: Pacific and SE asia 2021

These will be run with a 45-60 min Zoom session each fortnight on Friday and focus on an article of relevance to the Pacific and SE asia.   This will focus on Infectious Disease and Microbiology.  We will also use it … Continue reading

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