Category: Infection

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The “Evils” of Socialised Medicine

  You might have seen a story doing the rounds about a shortage of a couple of antibiotics – metronidazole and vancomycin.  Stripped of some of the sensationalist language, it’s actually not a bad...

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3rd Qld Antimicrobial Resistance Forum

I’ve spent yesterday in Brisbane at this year’s Antimicrobial Resistance Forum.  As with last year, it was a joint project of the Queensland Statewide stewardship team, UQ IMB‘s Centre for Superbug Solutions and the Queensland Health Communicable Diseases...

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It’s not cancer

  It was interesting to see that Antimicrobial Stewardship made it to the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald (hat-tip to Krispin Hajkowicz – twitter –  for letting me know it was actually...

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Bad blood?

As regular as clockwork, at this time of year, articles appear about the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and their desperate need for blood donations across the holiday period.  If you’re eligible, please consider...

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Superbugs – No more!

(RBWH Head of Antimicrobial Stewardship and A/Director, Statewide Stewardship Network Dr Krispin Hajkowicz, photo from this tweet by Queensland Health Media team)   I flew to Brisbane yesterday (and back, very happy the kids...

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We are all terrible

You’ve probably heard that the word “doctor” comes from the Latin docere – “to teach”.  The original Hippocratic Oath talked about teaching the art: I will reverence my master who taught me the art. Equally...

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Lessons from the Poor Cousin

I reckon every specialty has its unfashionable discipline.  I’m not trying to down-play the significance of these conditions to people with them, or to the infrequent specialist who likes these less popular areas.  But...

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These elephants aren’t causal, either

It’s been a while since I’ve fired up the blog, and longer since I did a journal club, but this article from BMJ has gotten right up my nose – partially because of the...

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HIV, Stigma and teh Jernlisms (again)

This Sunday is World AIDS Day.  The theme for our local campaign is “Zero”. Zero new infections. Zero AIDS-related deaths. Zero discrimination. The Queensland Government HIV strategy aligns nicely with these messages. The four...