Category: Infectious Diseases Topics

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The Gut-Brain Axis and Its Relationship to Health

Introduction to the Gut-Brain Axis Everything is connected. At a large scale, this is true when thinking about our planet: our choices influence our environment, which affects the plants and animals of our ecosystem. Ultimately, the systems come back to influence us once again. These same effects occur […]

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More than Just Skin Deep: COVID and the Skin

by Dr. Shahrzad Alimohammadi and Edited by Dr. Christopher M. Cirino The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic erupted in early December 2019 and spread worldwide in the ensuing months. SARS-CoV-2 causes mild to severe respiratory infections and gastrointestinal, neurological, and dermatological complications (Li et al. 2020; Singh et al. 2021). […]

What is Leptospirosis? Why is it on the Incline in Philippines?

From January to June of 2021, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reported a spike in leptospirosis cases compared to the same time in 2020 (589 compared to 520)

59 year old with Meningitis, Lung Cancer, Confusion, and Brain Lesions

59 year old with Meningitis, Lung Cancer, Confusion, and Brain Lesions Written by Charis Bush, OMS IV, edited by Christopher Cirino, DO MPH Case Report: A 59-year-old male presents with 7 months of headache and nausea, along with 30 lbs weight loss in that time period. He was […]

Case Report: 37 year old with injection drug abuse and endocarditis

  Case Report: 37-year old with injection drug misadventure   A 37-year old presents with confusion and mental status change. He had injected heroin and was found in a homeless camp with a decreased level of consciousness and concern of overdose. History was limited.  He has a history […]

This is a printable preventive checklist for a patient with high blood pressure

COVID Resources Page: Hyperlinked Articles and Questions

COVID-19 Hyperlinked Articles with Key Points Below is a summary of Key Points along with their hyperlinks. I have also listed the questions which can be hyperlinked directly into the site #1 COVID:  Can a novel coronavirus epidemic be contained? Key Points Addressed in Article Introduction Information to […]

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