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A study on infectivity of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers

Respiratory Medicine journal homepage Background: An ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread around the world. It is debatable whether asymptomatic COVID-19 virus carriers are contagious. We report here a case of the asymptomatic patient and present clinical characteristics of 455 contacts, which aims to study the infectivity of asymptomatic carriers. Material and methods: 455 contacts who were exposed to the asymptomatic COVID-19 virus carrier became the subjects of our research. They were divided into three groups: 35…

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ESP Webinar video recordings – COVID-19: Unprecedented Daily Challenges in Pathology Departments across Europe

We are happy to share with you the fruitful webinar recording organised by the European Society of Pathology on “COVID-19: Unprecedented Daily Challenges in Pathology Departments across Europe” that took place on Friday, 8 May (16.00-18.00 PM CEST) WEBINAR RECORDINGS 1.Introduction: H. Moch (CH), Marco Santucchi (IT), X. Matias-Guiu (ES) Understanding of the COVID-19 Disease: Holger Moch (CH) 2. Reorganisation of Pathology Department:  X. Matias-Guiu (ES) 3. Management of COVID-19 Samples: M. Barbareschi (IT) 4. Management of COVID-19 Bodies: Gustavo…

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Introducing the Launch of the New Dermpedia Courses Website and Dermpedia’s First Online CME Course!

In the span of two months, we have re-imagined the dermatopathology education to an Online experience and harnessed existing technologies to create very engaging content. We have created a new format of educational videos particularly suited for dermatopathology education. I call it the “conversational lecture”. We have also developed an effective alternative for the microscopic session.To accomplish this, we have created a new Dermpedia Courses website. https://courses.dermpedia.org which will launch on May 13th.Since you are on our mailing list you will…

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Health and Wellness in the Time of Coronavirus

From The Pathologist In the midst of a pandemic, it’s not just physical health that matters Michael Schubert | 05/06/2020 | Opinion Here in the UK, a mini-tradition has formed. At eight o’clock every Thursday night, people open their doors and windows, look out of their homes, and applaud the healthcare workers who are keeping our country running. Media coverage focuses on doctors and nurses on the front lines (and, in a rare move, occasionally mentions those involved in laboratory testing). On social…

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Pathology Progress Test

The European Society of Pathology The European Society of Pathology in close collaboration with the UEMS Board of Pathology announces the 2020 progress test for pathology trainees. From 8th until 19th of June those interested are invited to take the 2020 Pathology Progress Test, which is primarily intended for trainees, but any pathologist curious to submit her or his knowledge base to the test is welcome to participate. The test consists of about 120 questions, mostly in a multiple-choice question…

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Immunohistochemistry Application Guide

IHC Resourceswww.abcam.com/IHC-kits-and-reagentswww.abcam.com/IHC-primary-antibodieswww.abcam.com/IHC-secondary-antibodies Immunohistochemistry (IHC) uses antibodies to detect the location of proteins and other antigens in tissue sections. The antibody-antigen interaction is visualized using either chromogenic detection with a colored enzyme substrate, or fluorescent detection with a fluorescent dye.Although less quantitative than assays such as western blotting or ELISA, IHC gives invaluable information about protein localization in the context of intact tissue. Protein expression patterns are tremendously valuable for pathologists and as diagnostic tools. Essential to a successful IHC experiment…

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COVID-19 awareness with free courses from Docebo

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, we want to let you know that Docebo is here to support you and, in partnership with GO1, we have added four new free courses focused on Coronavirus infection control and pandemic awareness to the Docebo Content catalog: “Coronavirus Infection Control” by Echo3 Education “10 Minute Pandemic Awareness” by Learning Planet “Infection Prevention and Control” by Sentrient “COVID-19 Heath Care/Aged Care” by CQI Internet Solutions Pty Ltd With learning at our core, we…

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Intravenous Vitamin C Treatment for Coronavirus and Related Illnesses

How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu? By Rachael Rettner – Senior Writer Editor’s note: Updated March 6 with the latest information on COVID-19.  The new coronavirus outbreak has made headlines in recent weeks, but there’s another viral epidemic hitting countries around the world: flu season. But how do these viruses compare, and which one is really more worrisome? So far, the new coronavirus has led to more than 100,000 illnesses and more than 3,000 deaths worldwide. But…

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Postgraduate Courses – Diagnostic Pathology 2020

Vincent Academy of Pathology (VAP), located in Linz, Austria, is a non-profit and non-governmental organization. The main goals of the VAP are education, consultation, and research in the field of pathology. One of the main purposes of the academy is to organize a variety of interactive diagnostic courses for practicing pathologists as well as pathologists in training. The courses (will) cover almost all diagnostic specialties of surgical pathology. During the courses, on each day several examples of common and uncommon…

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ESP LUNG EQA Scheme 2020: registrations are open

The European Society of Pathology Quality Assurance (ESPQA) Foundation and KU Leuven EQA scheme coordination centre are happy to invite you to participate in the ESP Lung External Quality Assessment Scheme 2020. The program aims to ensure optimal accuracy and proficiency in biomarker testing in non-small cell lung cancer. All countries can participate in the scheme. Registrations for the different subschemes are now open. Please note that the registration deadline is February 14, 2020 Set up of the scheme:  …

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