What are school sores and how do you get rid of them?

What are school sores and how do you get rid of them?

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The usual culprit is the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, better known as “golden staph”.
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Michael Tam, University of Sydney

Impetigo, or “school sores”, is a contagious infection of the very top layer of skin. It’s most common in children aged two to six, and ends up spreading from child to child in schools and daycare centres, but can affect children and adults of all ages.

The good news is that it’s unlikely to cause serious harm. It usually clears up within a few weeks, without any scarring. Continue reading

Older people: GP follow-up after an ED visit – the ED2GP study

This presentation was delivered at the Northern Jiangsu People’s Hospital in Yangzhou on Tuesday 12 December 2017, and at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University on Wednesday 13 December 2017. (PDF)

General practitioner follow-up in older people after an emergency department admission

I presented this research paper at GP17, the annual conference of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, International Conference Centre, Sydney, 26-28 August 2017. (PDF – abstract, PPT).

Watson B, Tam CWM, Pellizzon B, Ban L, Doan H. General practitioner follow-up in older people after an emergency department admission. GP17 RACGP Annual Conference, Sydney. 26-28 August 2017.

YouTube video presentation

Paper published in AFP: http://vitualis.com/?p=2047

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