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12 years ago @ Micrognome - Snake bitten · 0 replies · +1 points

Prof Warrell's plenary lecture was the first I'd heard, but it may have been under trial for some time. Let's see if we can find out a bit more about this promising new method.

12 years ago @ Micrognome - Melioidosis challenge · 0 replies · +1 points

Dear Ladybugz, Melioidosis is well known in Singapore service personnel. It can require prolonged eradication therapy, as described in recent peer-reviewed journal articles, though it is unusual to require multiple courses of antibiotic treatment for that long. The most effective antibiotics cure the majority of cases. There is usually a reason for recurrence of infection, which your son\'s physician has probably already investigated. We have physicians here who would be willing to share their experience of melioidosis treatment in more difficult cases with your son\'s medical team.

12 years ago @ Micrognome - First, stop them biting · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes, the Latin derivation makes it sound a bit like "man-eating Anopheles". There must be a bit of gender rivalry going on there, since it's always the female Anopheles that goes for the blood meal. Maybe it's a good thing we don't have endemic malaria in Oz to worry about as well.

12 years ago @ Micrognome - Understanding malaria · 0 replies · +1 points

It\'s a pleasure, but NB it\'s also a team effort. Couldn\'t manage without the support of a great bunch of colleagues. The Trop Med material is set to expand prodigiously, so watch this space. MicroGnome.

12 years ago @ Micrognome - Antiparasitic & antifu... · 0 replies · +1 points

We'll keep this up as long as there's something worth posting.
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12 years ago @ Micrognome - Antiparasitic & antifu... · 0 replies · +1 points

Plenty more where that came from. We\'re updating at least weekly.

12 years ago @ Micrognome - Sepsis detectives · 0 replies · +1 points

Happy to do so if someone can show me how!!

12 years ago @ Micrognome - What on earth is a gnome? · 0 replies · +1 points

Yep. Been working on this specific area for the last three years. Should have some more news of our own shortly - very practical stuff. Micrognome

12 years ago @ Micrognome - What on earth is a gnome? · 1 reply · +1 points

It shouldn\'t be that difficult to convince people they need to spend more time looking down a microscope, or scanning its computer screen. But there\'s nowt strange as folk, as the saying goes. Wouldn\'t it be great to have digital images with all those clinical lab reports?