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Guest posting: Dr Chris Ashhurst-Smith, Pathology North. Part 3: Faeces culture plate reading. Video Felix Ferguson. 8 minutes.
Guest posting: Dr Chris Ashhurst-Smith, Pathology North. Here is part 2 about urine culture reading. Video by Felix Ferguson. Thank you Chris! Enjoy.
Practical bacteriology bench reading – wound swabs – video masterclasses from Dr Chris Ashhurst-Smith
20 minutes. Filming and production Felix Ferguson.
Guest posting: Dr Ian Marr, Microbiology Registrar, NSW Health Pathology. Malaria diagnosis Marr August 2018 v2 Short questions for postgraduates:
Guest posting with permission from Laureate Professor Rodney Scott : these are his presentations provided to post-graduates in Nepal during his recent visit to inspect the new cytogenetics laboratory at the National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu. Most presentations … Continue reading
Classification of Parasites and Helminths 2018 Marr Diagnosis of filarial infections (WHO) Kow PNGMJ 2013 – a comparative study of intestinal helminths, PNG Owen-IL Parasitic_zoonoses_PNG J Helminthology 2005 Strongyloides CDC site ; Robertson NT strongyloides PCR test Reference CDC Laboratory Identification … Continue reading
These recent papers will be useful to review/ discuss (especially the first two): PNG TB resistance survey PLOS 2016 Epidemiology of TB PNG 2008-2016 Aia et al WPSAR 2018 1471-2334-14-93 TB Gulf province PNG 12866_2014_Article_307 TB diversity Highlands
Guest posting: Dr Nilar Lwin, Microbiology Registrar, Pathology North. Measles overview including laboratory diagnosis: Measles virus Lwin 2018 Reports of recent measles outbreaks in PNG which are worth a close read: Vanimo, 2017: https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/MDRPG006dfr.pdf Madang, 2014: https://ojs.wpro.who.int/ojs/index.php/wpsar/article/view/473/721 References Global Measles and … Continue reading
It’s useful to know your schedules and appreciate something of the rationale for the dosing recommendations. Also be aware of key vaccines that are yet to be introduced – e.g. rotavirus, HPV. Please work through the SAQ below. Correct 2016 … Continue reading
Guest posting: Dr Ian Marr, Microbiology Registrar, Pathology North. Melioidosis is a cause of severe pneumonia, bacteraemia, urosepsis, prostatic abscess, CNS infection, pyogenic myositis and liver and spleen abscesses. It is found in PNG especially around the Balimo region – … Continue reading