Puswhisperer A Year In The Life Of An Infectious Disease Doctor

Author: Mark Crislip
Publisher: Bitingduck Press LLC
ISBN: 1938463633
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H1N1. Staph aureus. Traveler’s diarrhea. All examples of human interaction with the microbial world, which counts viruses, bacteria, and parasites too numerous to mention. Infectious Disease doctor Mark Crislip has a strange relationship with this world—he spends most of his time trying to kill it, even as he appreciates the vital role microorganisms play in the Earth’s ecosystems. Puswhisperer is a collection of infectious disease anecdotes created from a year’s worth of clinical blog posts from the Medscape blog Rubor, Dolor, Calor, Tumor. Originally intended for residents and fellows, the posts have been compiled, edited, and revised for a non-specialist audience. The tales cover a wide range of diagnostic dilemmas and treatment quandaries. Which infection smells like buttered popcorn? Are some antibiotics “stronger” than others? Is it OK to eat the oysters? Along with clinical insight, the book provides a good dose of humor and insightful, microbe-centered philosophy. The author speculates on what the Earth might look like in five billion years, when animals and plants are gone, but bacteria remain. He also draws attention to the staggering rate of evolution in bacteria, made possible by short generation times and passing of genetic material from one bug to another. Finding a 60-year-old Staph strain in an old wound, Crislip tells us, is like looking out your window and seeing a Neanderthal shuffle by. Recommended for anyone interested in infectious disease and the microorganisms that run our planet.

Puswhisperer Ii Another Year Of Pus

Author: Crislip, Mark
Publisher: Bitingduck Press LLC
ISBN: 193846365X
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A second year of clinical tales from the Puswhisperer, Mark Crislip, an infectious disease specialist from Portland, OR. Dr. Crislip kills strep and staph, fights flu, and is always on the lookout for "zebras"?those unusual infections (and sometimes non-infections) that leave all the doctors guessing. Originally intended as a guide for studying for the Boards, these tales have been edited for a lay audience and provide hours of educational entertainment for anyone interested in infectious disease.

Puswhisperer Iii

Author: Mark Crislip
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ISBN: 9781938463327
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A third year of clinical gems from the Puswhisperer, Mark Crislip, an infectious disease specialist from Portland, OR. Clinical pearls, diagnostic dilemmas, and zebras abound in these real-life cases from eight different hospitals in the Portland area. Edited for a lay audience, these tales will make you think twice before eating anything undercooked, turn you off kissing your pets, and make you run not walk to your nearest flu shot clinic. For the experts, the book includes tips on passing the Boards and on what to present at this year's Infectious Diseases Society of America conference. A real in-the-trenches look at infectious disease from a popular blogger and podcaster who mixes a dose of humor (read: terrible microbiology puns) into his stories.