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The Future of Diagnostic Microbiology, in 17 Minutes! • October 8, 2015
Over at Open Forum Infectious Diseases, I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Angela Caliendo about the latest advances in diagnostic microbiology. She touches on molecular testing in general, rapid pathogen identification (especially with MALDI-TOF, everyone’s favorite acronym), “syndromic” diagnostic testing for respiratory infections and diarrhea, use of Xpert for TB even here in the United States, […]
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We Were a Wreck, but the Baby Was Fine • October 9, 2015 • Ahmad Yousaf, MD
I dropped the little booger off at daycare today. I was over-prepared, and the nanny’s face said it all, “this is your first time, huh?” It was. Before this, Safiya was being taken care of by her loving grandmothers and a wonderful nanny that was literally like family. But now she is almost 2, the […]
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Podcast 186: Stop supplementing calcium! • October 6, 2015
Two analyses in the BMJ show little or no benefit from loading up older patients with calcium — indeed, the bad side effects of doing so (kidney stones and cardiovascular problems, to name two) outweigh the benefits. Our conversation with Dr. Mark Bolland should offer reassurance to clinicians and their patients that a normal diet will […]