A better way to diagnose life-threatening fungal infections

Share this:

When the U.S. was hit by an unprecedented wave of fungal meningitis spread by tainted steroid injections in 2012, doctors faced a serious challenge.  The disease was so rare, there were no protocols for treating it.  What doctors at Carilion Clinic learned while treating more than two dozen patients led to the development of a new approach that could help future patients with life-threatening fungal infections.  Dr. Thomas Kerkering, Chief of Infectious Disease at Carilion Clinic, was recently interviewed about the team's findings by host Melanie Cole, MS on her national radio show, Staying Well. The show is broadcast by RadioMD. Listen to the interview here.

Leave a comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Refresh Type the characters you see in this picture.
Type the characters you see in the picture; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.  Switch to audio verification.

Subscribe

Via RSS  |  Via Email

Categories

Recent Tweets

  • Thanks to everyone who watch @CarilionClinic Advance Care Planning Google+ Hangout. If you missed it, watch here: http://t.co/B9ckmdUDza
  • Thx to everyone who joined @CarilionClinic live event on advanced care planning! Video link shared soon in case you missed it! #HospiceChat
  • Thank you to Dr. Unwin of @CarilionClinic and Paul Kuhnel of LeClairRyan for being part of our #HospiceChat
  • Advance care directives can also help prepare for unexpected medical crisis and the care you want. #HospiceChat
  • Misconception about advance directive is you won't have access to pain meds at end of life. Not true. Comfort always provided. #HospiceChat