Category Archives: Part 2 M Med Micro topics

Hepatitis E- more important issues for Pacific nations

Please see this previously posted presentation from Prof. Josh Davis about HEV– an excellent overview – tells the Australian part of the story – endemicity in pigs (genotype 3) and local foodborne outbreaks. The only survey of seroprevalence in the Pacific … Continue reading

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Q fever and other rickettsia

This Q fever presentation from Professor Stephen Graves is worthwhile of review.  The presence of Q fever in PNG is likely but not proven as yet.   Dr Ak’s paper to be appended soon! Also review this summary of laboratory … Continue reading

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UPNG May revision M Med sessions – presentations and further references

2nd May 2017 UPNG Infection prevention and control including TB IC Ferguson– presentation The incredible story of Dr Ignaz Semmelweis in Vienna, Austria. Hand Hygiene Australia- education resource page – see the Hand Hygiene Dance from Geneva demonstrate the 5 Moments and ‘Glen’s … Continue reading

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Skin soft tissue module – references for other important topics (part 2)

Scabies The efficacy of mass drug administration strategies to control scabies in a highly endemic population – NHMRC ongoing research project in the pacific . Scabies: an ancient global disease with a need for new therapies : recent BMC review – excellent … Continue reading

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Epidemiology – don’t be lost for words!

As part of your systematic review of a micro-organism species or group of species (e.g. Enterobacteriaceae) , knowledge about the ‘epidemiology‘ is essential,  the second element in the ORGANISM knowledge proforma. “Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related … Continue reading

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Molecular microbiology – recent tutorial references and resources

Basics DNA extraction – essential first step. Quantity of DNA obtained can be assayed spectrophotometrically. Reverse transcriptase step – for detection of RNA viruses Nucleic acid amplification –  know how PCR works! This PCR animation is easy to understand.  Many other … Continue reading

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Lablogatory – medical pathology unpacked – a great clinical resource

Originally posted on AIMED – Let's talk about antibiotics:
If you have a curiosity about what actually goes on in a medical pathology lab. and matters pathological, then this is the site for you. There are fabulous clinical case presentations…

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Endemic Hepatitis E in Oz (and elsewhere) – update from Prof Josh Davis

Guest posting: A/Prof Josh Davis, Infectious Diseases Physician, John Hunter Hospital, NSW, Principal  Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research, NT, Australia. Another excellent presentation from Josh.  HEV talk ASID Annual Scientific Meeting 2016_Davis.  An essential topic for ID and Pathology post-grads! References (both … Continue reading

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Cytomegalovirus – congenital disease prevention & treatment

Excellent series of expert reviews in Microbiology Australia recently including: Congenital cytomegalovirus: the invisible problem- Prof. Bill Rawlinson Clinical and epidemiological features of congenital cytomegalovirus infection globally–  Wendy J van Zuylen Therapeutics to prevent congenital cytomegalovirus during pregnancy: what is available … Continue reading

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Laboratory quality systems and lab capacity building programs

The WHO 2011 Handbook for laboratory quality management systems is the central resource used in developing laboratory systems for quality management. Print it out and get to know every section (below)! Expert Panel: Building Capacity for Diagnostics, GHDONLINE  Boston-based international expert led … Continue reading

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