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Clostridium Difficile, Being Difficult

Medicine: I read a news article today that indicates the bacterium Clostridium difficile has developed a new strain that is resistant to antibiotics and which is appearing in patients who have not recently been in the hospital or treated with antibiotics. It can cause diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite, and can lead to death. Not fun.

Rome: SPQR Blues by meritahut continues to be extremely enjoyable.

Quizzage - Nicked from zeonn:

You scored as Nebuchadnezzar (from The Matrix). You can change the world around you. You have a strong will and a high technical aptitude. Now if only Agent Smith would quit beating up your friends.


Coming on December 1, 2005:

Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? The Sequel

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Nebuchadnezzar (from The Matrix)

81%

Moya (from Farscape)

75%

SG-1 (from Stargate)

56%

Millennium Falcon (from Star Wars)

56%

Serenity (from Firefly)

50%

Enterprise D (from Star Trek)

44%

Galactica (from Battlestar: Galactica)

25%

Bebop (from Cowboy Bebop)

19%

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? v1.0
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Not sure what I think of this; I'm pretty much indifferent to the crew from The Matrix. I'd rather have had the DS9 crew as my result.

Hatching! (Snagged from fireflowerlass.) Okay, so I miss Pern because I've been working on Avriet and haven't taken time to write anything for StarRise Weyr lately. :(

But I can still have a Hatching!









This egg hatches on December 1, 2005! Adopt one today!

This egg hatches on December 1, 2005! Adopt one today!

This egg hatches on December 1, 2005! Adopt one today!


Yes, the Pern fan in me is hoping for a dragon. (g)

Edit: Oh well, no dragon. :)

Current Mood: geekygeeky
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Yeah, the C. dif strain started making news when I was at the NIH doing infectious disease in July. Usually it's treated with flagyl or oral vancomycin. I don't remember how they were tackling this new strain. But yeah. We had an HIV patient almost die of C. dif. Crazy stuff.

The article I read said that gatifloxacin and moxifloxacin were apparently prominent in causing the C.dif to mutate. I'll bet this is right up your alley. You're very interested in microbiology, aren't you?

Chantal

Yep :) I got my BS in micro as a matter of fact and I never stopped liking it... I think that after I finish my residency, I may do the one year fellowship in STD's. Go figure ;)

I think you'd be great at it! It still baffles me how that one place could reject you. You've always seemed very knowledgeable, to me. I'm glad you were able to find places whose residency big-wigs value you. Good luck with those interviews!

Chantal