Category Infectious Disease
Mastering-Intensive-Care MIC 340

COVID-19 – We are all in this together

Our need to bring our best selves to work has become more important in the face of this COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe. Many intensive care clinicians are presently overwhelmed by escalating numbers of critically ill COVID-19 patients whilst many…

Sir William Osler (1849- 1919) 340 2

Oslerus osleri

Sir William Osler was a man of not inconsiderable talent. A pathologist and clinician. A professor successively at McGill University, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University and Oxford University. Historian and bibliographer of medicine. A naturalist, microscopist, proponent of…

arcanum veritas LITFL 340

Furuncular myiasis

Today we explore the evolving 'furuncle' or boil. A simple enough beast to deal with under normal circumstances - but in the returning traveler...myriad possibilities raise their ugly heads
microbiology infectious disease 340

Antibiotics: Preserve the miracle?

The placebo effect is well-known in modern medicine. Unfortunately, the most effective medicines we’ve ever discovered are more often used as placebos rather than cures. What are these medicines? Antibiotics. They’ve added 20 years to the average human life expectancy,…