With a decade gone, I can't help feeling a bit nostalgic. I completed my training, got married, had a baby girl, adopted two cats and lived in three states. I've lost loved ones, made a lot of new friends and said goodbye to many others.
Feasts of apocalyptic magnitude take place in most American homes towards the end of the year. After a Thanksgiving kick-off, the season culminates with a two-dose booster Christmas and New Year's Eve. With so much food around, I thought it would be good to remind you of some safety points to make sure that you spend time with your loved ones instead of your health care providers (unless, of course, you have a non-medical pre-existing relationship).
Finished morning rounds a bit early today. Why not get the e-progress reports done before noon? While turning on my iDoc, I review each patient in my mind.
Recently I talked about how some antibiotics were discovered. Here I bring you the rest of the list. In the past, people were screening soil for antimicrobial compounds; most of todays agents are designed in silico. Not bad for just half a century.
During the month of June, Dr. Gail Demmler-Harrison and I went over antibiotic historical trivia. The systematic and at times serendipitous development of the first antibiotics decisively shifted paradigms in medicine. Id like to share with you distant facts about current drugs.
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As of this week, 48 states have reported about 5,500 confirmed cases of the 2009 H1N1 virus. Six deaths have been associated with this virus, and more cases and hospitalizations are expected. The virus also has circulated throughout the world, visiting 40 countries and causing 4,700 new cases.
Benjamin Franklin once said, "An ounce of prevention was worth a pound of cure." Although it may not be possible to prevent an influenza pandemic, readiness efforts will pay its dividents now. Or at least that is what we all hope.
It is the researchers responsibility to share his or her findings with the scientific community. Ideally, researchers should aim to publish in a highly reputable journal and reach the most number of interested readers as possible.
I'm not a big crossword fan, but once in a while I can't resist the urge of filling the empty boxes. So, how about guessing the infectious words of the following crossword, and doing some board review at the same time? Are you up for the challenge?!