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Pat Hlavka, CSP, Safety Coordinator at Mayo Clinic, chatted with Shayne Brannman, Director of ASPR TRACIE, and her team regarding clinical laboratories and how they plan for and respond to disasters. View this post for great resources that you can share to spread the word about laboratory preparedness and resilience.
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The W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library on the Rochester campus has treasures from many places and periods of time. One volume, a 16th century anatomical work by Andreas Vesalius, is a milestone of medical history, but it has other tales to tell.
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A Wisconsin woman has died of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in what Wisconsin health officials have confirmed is the first documented death from the infection in the state. Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory and Co-Director of Vector-Borne Diseases Lab Services at Mayo Clinic, advises what you should know about Rocky Mountain spotted fever and ticks.
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Top highlights this week include: to improve treatment, researchers want to hunt for clues in medical records; physician burnout a key driver of medical errors; scientists just found a novel, cheap way to use CRISPR gene editing to fight cancer; blood pressure linked to lesions, signs of Alzheimer's in autopsied brains; and low-dose aspirin may be ineffective in heavier patients.
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features a patient with recurrent fevers. No further history is available, but the following were noted on Giemsa-stained thin blood films. What is the identification? What additional test would be helpful for confirming this diagnosis?
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