Myths of immunization
This lecture was presented at the recent fall nursing symposium. Depending on your connection it may take a few moments to load.
References and links
Inflammation described by
Celsus What is an
antigen? Types of
Plague in the middle ages
How India has defeated Polio, a BBC report
Edward Jenner – the man who saved more lives than any other man
Algorithm for immunizing persons with egg allergies Influenza vaccination in individuals with
Ileal-lymphoid nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis and pervasive developmental disorder in children, Lancet 1998- the original article by AJ Wakefield that started the controversy over vaccination in the late 1990s
Wikipedia article on Andrew Wakefield
My comments on Wakefield findings dated January 2011
Article in The Telegraph reporting on the outbreak of Measles in Liverpool
Risk of seizures after whole cell pertussis or Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine
Gates foundation and vaccination
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This is a recording of the recent lecture that I gave on West Nile virus in July of 2012.
MRSA – why do we do what we do?
I recently presented a 30 minute lecture on MRSA control in the hospital setting at the fall symposium sponsored by
Centegra Health System. The lecture describes the background of how MRSA is spread within medical facilities, the effects of its spread and measures that can be used to control it. The lecture also goes over some of the success stories of what an MRSA control program can expect to achieve. I also cover some of the historical background of how something as basic as hand washing became an actual event in medical history. I closed the lecture with some questions from the audience.
Collecting a pertussis specimen
We had a bit of confusion of pertussis collection this weekend, so I put together a brief overview on pertussis with focus on nasopharyngeal specimen collection for pertussis.
I have had a lot of questions about blood cultures. How many set? How many minutes apart? And so on. I put together this post to settle some of the questions.
It is a topical (external use) antiseptic to reduce bacteria (germs) on the skin. Its use can reduce risk of skin infections.