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A regional and global solution to the spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB)

Controlling the spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) and other infectious diseases is a multi-national problem that requires a multi-national treatment response, a Policy Forum...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Anticonvulsants for cocaine dependence | Cochrane

Cocaine is an illicit drug available as a powder for intranasal or intravenous use or smoked as crack. Short- and long-term use of this drug results in the spread of infectious diseases (for example, AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis), crime, violence and prenatal drug exposure. Cocaine dependence is associated with medical and psychosocial complications and is a major public health problem. No proven pharmacological treatment for cocaine dependence is known. Antidepressant, anticonvulsant and dopaminergic medications have all been studied. The present review looked at the efficacy and safety of anticonvulsant drugs for treating cocaine dependence, both as a class and individually.  
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over 4 years ago
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Dr. David Rhew's Journey from ID doc to Samsung CMO

David Rhew MD joins Pat Salber (@docweighsin) at the 2014 mHealth Summit in Washington DC. We talked about his journey from an infectious disease physician t...  
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over 4 years ago
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Ebola and ethics: autopsy of a failure

The current epidemic of Ebola virus disease has attracted medical ethics commentators like bees to a honey pot. No previous infectious disease epidemic has elicited such a flurry of articles on the ethical challenges associated with infection control and treatment in such a short time. Has this been of any use?  
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Ebola and ethics: autopsy of a failure

The current epidemic of Ebola virus disease has attracted medical ethics commentators like bees to a honey pot. No previous infectious disease epidemic has elicited such a flurry of articles on the ethical challenges associated with infection control and treatment in such a short time. Has this been of any use?  
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over 4 years ago
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Ebola: a game changer for vaccines, or a scare that will soon be forgotten?

Scientists say that it is only a matter of time before another neglected infectious disease causes a global public health emergency. So will the world now make these diseases a priority? Sophie Arie reports  
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over 4 years ago
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WHO | WHO issues best practices for naming new human infectious diseases

WHO calls to follow best practices in naming new human infectious diseases to minimize unnecessary negative effects on nations, economies and people.  
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over 4 years ago
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How to Avoid Non-Communicable Diseases

How to Avoid Non-Communicable Diseases At http://bergmanchiropractic.com and http://Owners-Guide.com we strive to educate people on natural solutions to heal...  
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over 4 years ago
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The role of pathogen genomics in assessing disease transmission

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of pathogens enables the sources and patterns of transmission to be identified during specific disease outbreaks and promises to transform epidemiological research on communicable diseases. This review discusses new insights into disease spread and transmission that have come from the use of WGS, particularly when combined with genomic scale phylogenetic analyses. These include elucidation of the mechanisms of cross species transmission, the potential modes of pathogen transmission, and which people in the population contribute most to transmission. Particular attention is paid to the ability of WGS to resolve individual patient to patient transmission events. Importantly, WGS data seem to be sufficiently discriminatory to target cases linked to community or hospital contacts and hence prevent further spread, and to investigate genetically related cases without a clear epidemiological link. Approaches to combine evidence from epidemiological with genomic sequencing observations are summarised. Ongoing genomic surveillance can identify determinants of transmission, monitor pathogen evolution and adaptation, ensure the accurate and timely diagnosis of infections with epidemic potential, and refine strategies for their control.  
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Research is stifled by “regulation and conservatism,” conference hears

The medical research community has failed to respond to the threat of infectious diseases, Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, has warned. Speaking in London at the scientific conference for charity Médecins Sans Frontières, Farrar said that medical research was stifled by regulation and conservatism and hampered by fragmentation.  
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over 4 years ago
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The role of pathogen genomics in assessing disease transmission

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of pathogens enables the sources and patterns of transmission to be identified during specific disease outbreaks and promises to transform epidemiological research on communicable diseases. This review discusses new insights into disease spread and transmission that have come from the use of WGS, particularly when combined with genomic scale phylogenetic analyses. These include elucidation of the mechanisms of cross species transmission, the potential modes of pathogen transmission, and which people in the population contribute most to transmission. Particular attention is paid to the ability of WGS to resolve individual patient to patient transmission events. Importantly, WGS data seem to be sufficiently discriminatory to target cases linked to community or hospital contacts and hence prevent further spread, and to investigate genetically related cases without a clear epidemiological link. Approaches to combine evidence from epidemiological with genomic sequencing observations are summarised. Ongoing genomic surveillance can identify determinants of transmission, monitor pathogen evolution and adaptation, ensure the accurate and timely diagnosis of infections with epidemic potential, and refine strategies for their control.  
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Research is stifled by “regulation and conservatism,” conference hears

The medical research community has failed to respond to the threat of infectious diseases, Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, has warned. Speaking in London at the scientific conference for charity Médecins Sans Frontières, Farrar said that medical research was stifled by regulation and conservatism and hampered by fragmentation.  
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WHO should be able to impose sanctions on states that ban travel to countries with epidemics, panel says

The World Health Organization should have greater power to stop countries imposing trade and travel barriers on regions affected by outbreaks of infectious disease, the chair of a panel looking into WHO’s handling of the Ebola outbreak has said.  
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over 4 years ago
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The top four modern killers in the west

Cancer, dementia, heart disease and new – or new strains of – infectious diseases are what modern westerners are dying of now  
theguardian.com
over 4 years ago
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Vaccinology

Vaccinology: An Essential Guide outlines in a clear, practical format the entire vaccine development process, from conceptualization and basic immunological principles through to clinical testing and licensing of vaccines.  With an outstanding introduction to the history and practice of vaccinology, it also guides the reader through the basic science relating to host immune responses to pathogens. Covering the safety, regulatory, ethical, and economic and geographical issues that drive vaccine development and trials, it also presents vaccine delivery strategies, novel vaccine platforms (including experimental vaccines and pathogens), antigen development and selection, vaccine modelling, and the development of vaccines against emerging pathogens and agents of bioterror. There are also sections devoted to veterinary vaccines and associated regulatory processes. Vaccinology: An Essential Guide is a perfect tool for designed for undergraduate and graduate microbiologists and immunologists, as well as residents, fellows and trainees of infectious disease and vaccinology. It is also suitable for all those involved in designing and conducting clinical vaccine trials, and is the ideal companion to the larger reference book Vaccinology: Principles and Practice.  
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over 4 years ago
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Kozhikode doctors plan court action over claims by homeopaths

The Kozhikode branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) is planning to take legal action against the Indian Homeopathic Medical Association in response to misleading information about treating communicable diseases, The Hindu has reported.1  
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over 4 years ago
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HIV and ICU - Intensive Care Network

HIV and Intensive Care By Mark Thomas: New Zealand's premier infectious diseases and HIV guru discusses HIV and the ICU relevant issues. For ICN NZ.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
over 4 years ago
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Microbial Pathogenesis

The fact that infectious diseases claim over 17 million victims worldwide each year, along with the regular emergence of new drug resistance pathogens, signals that infectious diseases will continue to be a daily concern of the Physician well into the future. This reality requires that today's medical students develop a solid foundation in medical microbiology -- a foundation they can achieved by using IMS: Microbial Pathogenesis. This book is developed in response to the changing field of medical microbiology. The number of diseases and the diversity of microbial pathogens that cause these diseases are far too many for simple taxonomic organization. As a result, IMS Microbial Pathogenesis focuses on the common principles of infection rather than the old taxonomic organization, enabling a better long term retention of relevant material, and minimizing the short-term memorization of specific "factoids," many of which may become out-dated in a short time.  
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over 4 years ago
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Treatment of certain infectious diseases is still exempt from charges for migrants

The appalling policy of charging migrants for NHS care is obviously a response to the government’s perceived need to crack down on foreigners under pressure from UKIP—a nasty and entirely political move, unsupported by economic, …  
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Author’s reply to English and Potter

I would like to add a few remarks to the discussion on the efficacy of provisions for testing for and treating particular infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, for undocumented migrants.1 2 3 Such provisions exist in several European countries, although in a few countries only testing is available, and not treatment, which has obvious medical and ethical implications.  
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over 4 years ago