Dr Steve Berger presents a background on Infectious Diseases and using GIDEON as a decision support tool during a webinar earlier today.
EBSCO publishing will be hosting a GIDEON Webinar next week with Dr. Steve Berger, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of GIDEON.
The session will consist of a 30-minute overview of all of the GIDEON modules, followed by a 30-minute live hands-on demo / question and answer session. Please join in and pass this on to colleagues.
Topic: Global Infectious Disease Informatics and Decision Support – A Case Study – July 2015
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
7:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (Los Angeles, GMT-04:00)
10:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
3:00 pm, GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)
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The following background material on Fifth Disease in Japan is abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com and reference 1 Primary references are available on request to the author.
Epidemics of Parvovirus B19 infection occurred in Japan every ten years prior to 1980, and every five years since 1981. Most cases occur during spring and summer, with highest rates among children ages 5 to 9 years. See graph:
Parvovirus B19 infection causes an estimated 107 fetal deaths and 21 hydrops fetalis cases per year (2014 publication)
Eight cases of transfusion-associated Parvovirus B19 infection were reported during 1999 to 2008.
10% of nonimmune hydrops fetalis cases (1994 publication)
67.9% of healthy residents of Kyushu and Okinawa (IgG, 2013 publication)
2% of children ages 0 to 9 in 1973 and 16% in 1984
67% ages 20 to 29 in 1973 and 20% in 1984
80% ages 30 to 39 in 1973 and 56% in 1984
33% of pregnant women in Miyagi Prefecture in 1987, and 46% in 1997
1977 to 1981 – Outbreaks of erythema infectiosum were reported – including 395 cases in one district of Tokyo.
1985 (publication year) – An outbreak of erythema infectiosum was reported.
1986 to 1987- Outbreaks of erythema infectiosum were reported.
1993 (publication year) – An outbreak of erythema infectiosum was reported among hospital staff members.
2000 (publication year) – An outbreak (10 cases) of nosocomial Parvovirus B19 infection was reported.
1. Berger S. Infectious Diseases of Japan, 2015. 632 pages, 166 graphs, 3,706 references. Gideon e-book series, http://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-japan/