Good day …
On behalf of Dr. Sami Yousef, A/Chairman, Disaster Preparedness Committee / Consultant, Emergency Medicine, we are glad to announce the rest of the schedule for the above mentioned training. For those who were not able to attend the last training schedule, kindly choose to attend the Ebola Management training as follow :
November 2014 : ( 23, 24 & 30) & December 2014 ; (4,7,11,14 & 18) from 8am-1pm
P.S. The Max number per session is 10 Physician.
We are going to have 2 EBM Workshops (duplicated) focusing mainly on critical appraisal of therapeutic and diagnostic articles, as follow:-
1st workshop: 9 September 2014 , 8 – 12 am
2nd workshop: 23 September 2014, 8 – 12 am
They will take place in KAMC-ED Conference Room.
They will be provided by Dr. Majed Alsalamah and Dr. Abdulmehsen Alsaawi.
Each resident is allowed to register in one workshop, and maximum of 16 resident in each.
Any resident welling to join, he can contact me through email (firstname.lastname@example.org), first come first served.
Priority is for potential R2, however, all are more than welcome to join.
Thank you and good luck
Ex-Journal Club Moderator
Wrapping up our core reviews with Environmental & Gastroenterology..
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Coming next, Nerves and Bones..
Continuing our core review series with Tox and ID
Let’s kick off the Core Review Series with.. Yes, you guessed it, everyone’s favorite, Pediatrics <333 Then off to ophtha/ENT we go.
See you there!
Good afternoon all, here are some points from our last academic activity entitled (The Immunocompromised Patient):
- There are 2 types of immunity: innate which does not need previous exposure and acquired (adaptive) immunity which needs pervious antigen exposure .
- The stem cell of bone marrow contains 3 times the number of WBC found in the circulation .
- Pregnancy causes immunosuppression .
- Cyclosporine is metabolized by cytochrome P-450, so try to avoid prescribing any medication that shares the same enzyme for metabolism, for example, a concomitant macrolide can cause hepatotoxicity or even rejection .
- May cause change in WBC count as early as 6 hours from administration.
- Any abdominal pain in a patient who is on corticosteroid should be taken seriously and needs to be investigated for serious complications such as perforated viscous and intra-abdominal abscess.
- Sutured wounds in patients on corticosteroids need double the time to heal (it affects healing).
- Febrile Neutropenia: ANC = WBC count * ((PMNs/100) + (Bands/100)).
Initiation of monotherapy with an anti-pseudomonal beta-lactam agent, such as cefepime, meropenem, imipenem/cilastatin or piperacillin-tazobactam. Ceftazidime monotherapy has also been shown to be as effective as other regimens .
- HIV-positive patients: if CD4 is below 200 then this patient needs a prophylactic antibiotic for PCP.
- 30% of elderly patients with infection will present without fever. Thus, absence of fever does not rule out infection.
- 89% of elderly patients coming with fever will have an infection. (so deal with fever seriously in this group of patients).
Here are some photos of our dear residents & consultants during their last Hajj mission in Makkah 1434/2013
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a simple smile is more than enough :)