Meningitis

Whether you are working in suburban Melbourne or a refugee camp in Bangladesh, bacterial meningitis is a diagnosis that sends shivers up doctor’s spines and makes lumbar puncture needles suddenly impossible to find. Join us as we demystify that most red-flag of infections, covering everything from what to order on the LP to impress the ID team, how to treat it, and how to differentiate it from encephalitis and other infections.

Gram Positive Bacteria

Welcome seeker. All the bacteria. All the antibiotics. Join us on our ambitious multi-episode trek to summarise all bacteria and their treatment starting this episode with gram positives. Your journey will teach the ancient wisdom that tazocin does not fix all problems and that “beta lactamase inhibitor” is not just a mantra ID registrars use to confuse you. At the pinnacle you will meet a new MedConversations member who will share her wisdom that a life well-lived involves hourly breaks for milk and urination.

HIV

Dont forget your PrEP and barrier protection for this intimate all-male episode as Scott and Rahul take you through the racey fundamentals of HIV –  from virology and antivirals to the unadulterated thrill of municipal libraries.

And keep the knowledge pot simmering with Lucy’s great summary here

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