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Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician

Antimicrobial stewardship – LMIC focus – PRIDA course sessions April 2020

Session 1, 22/4/20  A/Prof J Ferguson: AMR, AMS overview, Knowing your antimicrobials AMS PRIDA Course April 2020 1 Mr Joe Hessell (Pharmacist, Diagnostic Micro Development Program, Cambodia) PRIDA how to implement AMS JH (002) Recording https://zoom.us/rec/share/xdJnEunz3T9Jfqvk1nzvRKgvDr_Caaa8gyYdrPBZyB2rltDVZaLBRdl3ibhxSJ1p?startTime=1587511492000 Session 2, 24/4/20 Ferguson: … Continue reading

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COVID19 – PRIDA Course sessions: Overview, IPC, Diagnosis, Outbreak response

8/4/20 Presenters: Drs Nikki Townell  – Coronavirus overview ; John Ferguson – Infection control COVID19 Coronavirus 1 – PRIDA Townell 8Apr2020 COVID-19 IC update Ferguson 8Apr20 PRIDA Session recording (slides and audio) :- https://zoom.us/rec/play/68Upd7v5_Wo3HIGTswSDVvctW43pK_is23JM8voLyk2zUiYFN1KnbrMXYedM39uvnf_8SjO770Fzlpnv?autoplay=true&startTime=1586318062000 8/4/20 Journal Club: Townell  Paper discussed: … Continue reading

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Coronovirus – realistic optimism from Chinese experience – Dr Bruce Aylward, WHO

Dr Bruce Aylward also was on an Australian webinar on 6/3/20 – recording here. 2 March 20:30 GMT — Transmission details emerge from WHO China analysisCOVID China has mounted “perhaps the most ambitious, agile and aggressive disease containment effort in … Continue reading

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Quality microbiological diagnostics and antimicrobial susceptibility testing explained

Our recent ‘Lessons from the Field’ paper is now (freely) available via the Western Pacific Surveillance and Response journal It is focused on implementation of quality testing in Pacific Island nations.  Clinicians and others may be interested in the answers … Continue reading

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Local production of alcohol hand rub for hospital use (WHO guidance)

Here is excellent straightforward WHO guidance required to set up a cost-effective production facility within an LMIC hospital. Commercial product will usually cost 5-10 times the price. Hand hygiene by staff before and after every patient interaction is one of … Continue reading

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Epidemiology and surveillance 101 – tutorial notes

Epidemiology and surveillance 101 Ferguson 2019  From the John Hunter Hospital 2019 Infectious Diseases tutorial program. References  The art of medicine- The singular science of John Snow – Lancet 2013 – an excellent 2 page overview of the ‘father’ of … Continue reading

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Artemisinin derivatives for malaria – tutorial notes from Dan Lennon

Guest posting from Dr Dan Lennon, Microbiology Registrar. Here is another excellent overview of important antimalarials.  Artemisinin Derivatives Lennon 2019.

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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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