Category Archives: Pathology

Microbial Genomics for Public Health and Clinical Microbiology- Nov 2016 symposium report

This recent symposium was a great wrap up of whole genome sequencing at its many applications organised by the Doherty Institute in Melbourne.  Here is my (short) Doherty-symposium report which will give you some idea of where things are going- a rapidly developing … Continue reading

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Blood culture liaison process – advice by organism type- Gram positives

SECOND CLINICIAN CALL: Confirmed culture identification with susceptibility available Prior to calling, check the isolate antibiogram to see that species and susceptibility make sense – see EUCAST Expert rules which provide intrinsic resistance characters by species, including unusual phenotypes. If … Continue reading

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Pathology training resources on USB coming to your location

This page lists all of the resources that are on USB sticks being sent from Pathology North to key people in PNG, Nepal and Fiji. Additional copies can be provided to postgraduate trainees elsewhere -please contact the site administrator by … Continue reading

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Kawasaki disease in a 13 month old diagnosed at post mortem

Guest posting: Dr Leah Clifton, NEWCASTLE DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC MEDICINE,  Forensic Pathology Registrar Kawasaki disease is characterized with acute systemic vasculitis, occurs predominantly in children between 6 months to 5 years of age. Patients with this disease recover well and the disease … 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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Clinical chemistry case discussions moderated by a renowned Australian expert

Practical, everyday short case discussions moderated by Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Kellerman in Newcastle, NSW, Australia.  Presentations on key biochem topics. Ideal for all post-graduate trainees in Medicine, Surgery and other disciplines.

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