Webinar replay and GIDEON demo

July 29th, 2015

Dr Steve Berger presents a background on Infectious Diseases and using GIDEON as a decision support tool during a webinar earlier today.

Update: July 29, 2015

July 29th, 2015

GIDEON what’s new summary: July 27 to July 29, 2015

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (88 updates)

  • 29 Diseases
  • 58 Country notes
  • 1 New Disease Synonym Added
  • Map

Update: July 27, 2015

July 27th, 2015

GIDEON what’s new summary: July 22 to July 27, 2015

Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (1 updates)

  • 1 Country

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (15 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (548 updates)

  • 100 Diseases
  • 448 Country notes
  • Map

GIDEON July webinar

July 22nd, 2015

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

Time
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)

Sign-in details
1. Go to

https://ebsco.webex.com/ebsco/onstage/g.php?MTID=e81d311b6d7045a4ef510d32022f2d53f

2. Click “Join Now”.

Update: July 22, 2015

July 22nd, 2015

GIDEON what’s new summary: July 19 to July 22, 2015

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (366 updates)

  • 5 Clinical notes
  • 47 Diseases
  • 314 Country notes
  • Map

Update: July 19, 2015

July 18th, 2015

GIDEON what’s new summary: July 17 to July 19, 2015

Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (181 updates)

  • 181 Countries

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (124 updates)

  • 42 Diseases
  • 82 Country notes
  • Map

Update: July 17, 2015

July 17th, 2015

GIDEON what’s new summary: July 14 to July 17, 2015

Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (2 updates)

  • 2 Countries

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (269 updates)

  • 83 Diseases
  • 186 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates)

  • 1 Vaccine

Update: July 14, 2015

July 14th, 2015

GIDEON what’s new summary: July 12 to July 14, 2015

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (265 updates)

  • 37 Diseases
  • 228 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates)

  • 1 Interacting drugs – New

Fifth Disease in Japan

July 12th, 2015

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:

japan1

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.

Prevalence surveys:
10% of nonimmune hydrops fetalis cases (1994 publication)

Seroprevalence surveys:
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

Published outbreaks:
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.

References:
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/

Update: July 12, 2015

July 12th, 2015

GIDEON what’s new summary: July 10 to July 12, 2015

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (409 updates)

  • 72 Diseases
  • 334 Country notes
  • 3 New Disease Synonyms Added
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (14 updates)

  • 2 Drugs
  • 12 New Drug Synonyms Added