HOPE Conference on Tuesday morning

In Boston? Hope you can join me on Tuesday morning. Not in Boston? Join remotely! Regards, Phil The HIV Online Provider Education Program and  Harvard University Center for AIDS Research Present                                                                                                                                                            A HOPE Physicians Conference Reducing Nosocomial TB Transmission Presenter Philip Lederer, MD Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital Brigham and Women’s Division of Global Health Equity In Person Location Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 8:00-9:00 … Continue reading HOPE Conference on Tuesday morning

Engaging health-care workers to reduce tuberculosis transmission

Although the proportion of global tuberculosis cases that arise from nosocomial transmission is unknown, many studies document that ongoing transmission in health-care facilities, primarily from undetected cases, is an important driver of the tuberculosis epidemic. Health-care workers are disproportionally affected by the occupational hazard of tuberculosis transmission, with at least a three times higher incidence of active tuberculosis shown in low-income and middle-income countries. A similar situation … Continue reading Engaging health-care workers to reduce tuberculosis transmission

Journal Club Presentation at Mass General

Germicidal UV is a critically important technology which can help reduce nosocomial TB transmission. Tomorrow, at 8 AM at the Potts Conference Room at Massachusetts General Hospital, I will be giving a journal club presentation on the recent article, Controlled Trial of Upper Room Ultraviolet Air Disinfection: A Basis for New Dosing Guidelines. Hope to see you there! Continue reading Journal Club Presentation at Mass General

A man from the Middle East with thrombocytopenia and complex liver lesions

Check out our new case just published on the Partners ID Images website. A man was seen in an outpatient clinic because of chronic thrombocytopenia and a liver mass noted incidentally on imaging studies. Computed tomography with intravenous contrast revealed internal thick septations and partial peripheral calcification in a mass lesion (6.5cm by 9.5cm by 8.5cm), and a smaller lesion (4cm by 3cm by 3cm) … Continue reading A man from the Middle East with thrombocytopenia and complex liver lesions

How Clinicians Can Address the Fundamental Causes of Disease

Check out this new article in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry by my friend Adam Reich, on the “fundamental causes” of disease. In order to enhance the structural competency of medicine—the capability of clinicians to address social and institutional determinants of their patients’ health—physicians need a theoretical lens to see how social conditions influence health and how they might address them. The authors consider one such theoretical lens, fundamental cause theory, and … Continue reading How Clinicians Can Address the Fundamental Causes of Disease