Medical Fun Facts - Gary Lum
About This Show
I started Medical Fun Facts after a friend at work asked that whenever I visit her at her work station I share with her a medical fun fact. Given my knowledge-base is focussed mainly on medical microbiology, infectious diseases, some aspects of pathology and a little bit about health emergency management, this podcast will probably reflect these areas. It’s highly unlikely I will delve into psychiatry or endocrinology, not because they are not interesting, but mainly because I don’t have much to do with those areas of medicine. Now I should point out that I am a registered medical practitioner in Australia. I have general registration in medicine and specialist registration in microbiology. I want to make it very clear that I am not forming a doctor patient relationship with anyone through this podcast and I am not offering clinical advice in the treatment of any particular person. If you need medical advice you should consult a registered medical practitioner in your area. I also suggest you do not see practitioners of alternative or complementary or integrative medicine. See a fair dinkum doctor and always consider a second opinion. If you disagree with anything in these podcasts or if you would like to voice a different view please feel free to write a comment. If I have said something incorrect I welcome correction. Please also feel free to share your comments on social media.
Most Recent Episode
Medical Fun Facts Episode 72: Terrorist CRABs, no not that sort of crabs
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It’s Monday 16 June 2017.
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• Acinetobacter easily develop resistance, including to carbapenems, which are some of the most powerful β-lactam agents, hence CRABs or Carbapenem Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (the most commonly isolated species)
• What’s the terrorist connection?
• 12 October 2002 (error at 5 minutes 37 seconds)
• Check the YouTube video for written words I could not say!!!
• 202 humans died plus 2 suicide bombers with 209 injured
• Because of the burns, victims were dousing themselves in any water they could find, much of it was contaminated with CRABs
• I’d like you to actually watch the video because there are some things in it I feel comfortable writing as a 3D caption rather than saying or writing here, especially my attitude to terrorists.
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