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Is it Important to Take an Antibiotic Before Dental Procedures or other Invasive Procedures if I have a Total Joint Replacement? by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Mon 22 Mar 2010 1:01pm The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons released an information statement reinforcing the need to take prophylactic antibiotics when having dental work or other invasive procedures.  This recommendation comes from the fact that deep infections of total joint replacements are very costly, both financially and emotionally for the pa ... Read on »
AAE's Updated Antibiotic Prophylaxis Guidelines by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 11:57pm As many of you know, on April 19th, 2007, the American Heart Association announced a major change in the guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infecti v e endocarditis in certain dental patients. ( Click here to see the official publication) The AAE has also released it's updated ... Read on »
Our Obsession with Dental Antibiotic Prophylaxis and an E-mail from Mom by Paul Sax Posted Fri 30 Mar 2012 7:19am I have a regular, highly efficient email correspondence with my mother — who never really liked talking on the phone to begin with (neither do I), so email is perfect for us. The topics we cover are mostly family stuff, and food — she’s a food writer , after all, so it might be a recipe worth trying or a recent restaurant find. But ye ... Read on »
Orthodox Medicine, Homeopathic Medicine and 'Evidence' by Dr. Brian K. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:32pm Before I write more about homeopathy and evidence based medicine I feel the need to declare who I am and what sort of doctor I am. Other bloggers have described me as ‘a homeopath’ and although technically true, that is not how I would choose to position myself in medicine. WHO AM I? I am a medical doctor who uses a whole person orie ... Read on »
Meaningful Use Criteria by Rich Elmore Patient Expert Posted Sat 02 Jan 2010 9:10pm The Hitech Act provided for incentives to eligible professionals (EP) and hospitals that have adopted Certified EHR Technology and can demonstrate that they are meaningful users of the technology. HHS has published the proposed rule governing the criteria for me aningful use . The criteria for meaningful use will be finalized in 2010, foll ... Read on »
Your infection questions answered by Louise Posted Mon 11 Jun 2012 8:46am Here are Dr. Michael Gardam's answers to your questions following  our interview  about infections acquired in hospital. Dr. Gardam is medical director of infection prevention and control at Toronto's University Health Network . 1. Do you believe that it is an acceptable practice to wash with an antibacterial wate ... Read on »
Polyclinics, Lorenzo and other Madness by Angus Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 10:13am I am generally sympathetic with the UK GP blogging community's (or at least those that I read) criticisms of NuLabour's policies on reform and the advancement of quality in the National Health Service and Lord Darzi's Next Stage Review where he and the party promote the creation of large geographically distant "polyclinics" to replace local GP serv ... Read on »
PROPHYLACTIC TREATMENT WAS TOTALLY INEFFECTIVE WHEN DELIVERED 2 DAYS (48HRS) AFTER TICK REMOVAL by Joanne60 Posted Wed 21 Mar 2012 6:18pm Since 2001 the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has been recommending preventive treatment of a single dose of doxycyline for tickbites under certain narrow conditions:-The IDSA recommends preventive treatment with antibiotics only in people who meet ALL of the following criteria:  - Attached tick identified as an adult or nymphal I ... Read on »
Traveler’s Diarrhea by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Mon 21 Sep 2009 10:48pm Basics:  Known around the world by many names including Montezuma’s revenge, Delhi belly and mummy tummy, traveler’s diarrhea (TD) is the most common illness travelers face.  Nothing can slow down a fun trip like TD and this can also have serious health implications.  Staying hydrated is the most important method to avoid serious probl ... Read on »
Serious Medicine Crash Update--The world confronts a new "superbug" that could jeopardize modern medicine. Yet the antibiotic p by Jim Pinkerton Posted Sat 09 Apr 2011 12:00am Once again, we are confronted with a new and potentially lethal epidemic.  The Lancet, the British medical publication,  reports  on the rise of a bacterial "superbug" that could reintroduce the risk of incurable infection, thus threatening all contemporary surgical practices.   As The Lancet puts it, "The potential of NDM-1 to ... Read on »