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Immunization – NACI 2013

1 Do not delay immunizations unnecessarily (e.g., vaccinate a child even if he or she has a runny nose). Vaccine providers should recommend deferral or withholding of vaccines for true contraindications ONLY. Withholding vaccines for conditions that are not true

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Travel Medicine

1 Make sure travelers get up to date, timely, itinerary-specific advice from a reliable source (e.g., travel clinic, travel website). Travellers are encouraged to plan their travel consult four to six weeks prior to their anticipated departure date. The reason for

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Geographic: Africa, India, C & S. America, SE Asia – rural, night-biting mosquitoes Malaria should be suspected in patients with any febrile illness after exposure to a region where malaria is endemic Pathogen: Plasmodium falciparum (most common & most severe)

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STI Part 1- Canadian Guidelines

Primary care setting can incorporate STI primary and secondary prevention in the course of routine patient care Assessing, discussing, helping patients recognize and minimize STI risk. Informing patients about signs and symptoms of STIs (and lack thereof). Offering patient-centred counselling and STI

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UTI – Saskatchewan 2013 guideline

Definitions Anatomic Lower: urethritis, cystitis Upper: pyelonephritis, renal or perinephric abscess, prostatitis Clinical Complicated UTI – Functional or anatomic abnormality of the urinary tract polycystic kidney disease nephrolithiasis Neurogenic bladder DM, immunosuppression Pregnancy Indwelling urinary catheter Bacteria establish biofilm in/on

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Hand Infections – TN2013

Principles Trauma is the most common cause, 90% gram + organisms Most common organisms – S aureus, S viridans, GAS, S. epidermidis, bacteroides melaninogenicus 5 cardinal signs: rubor (red), calor (hot), tumour (swollen), dolor (painful), functio laesa (loss of function)

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Recurrent UTI – SOGC Guideline 2010

Recurrent UTI  2 uncomplicated UTIs in 6 months or >= 3 positive cultures within the preceding 12 months. Relapse Recurrent infection with the same organism despite adequate Tx Reinfection Recurrent UTI caused by a different bacteria or previously isolated bacteria

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