Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features a specimen that was extracted from the leg of a 70-year-old man who had recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica. It measures approximately 1.5 cm in length. What is the identification?
Top highlights this week include: Trump's FDA chief takes wide aim at opioid addiction crisis, Obamacare repeal vote still too close to call, CBO says revised Senate plan would increase uninsured by 22 million, fraud and billing mistakes cost Medicare tens of billions last year, and Obamacare payments to continue.
A recent article in CAP Today discusses the pros and cons of hospital outreach programs, and whether or not a local laboratory should accept an offer to be purchased. Baystate Health, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, uses Mayo Medical Laboratories as its primary reference laboratory and discusses its unique partnership.
In the United States, Lyme disease is caused by "Borrelia burgdorferi" and "Borrelia mayonii" bacteria, carried primarily by "black-legged" or "deer ticks." To learn more about Lyme disease, the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and its reference laboratory Mayo Medical Laboratories have developed “The ABCs of Lyme Disease” flash cards.
This week’s Research Roundup highlights renal allograft histology at 10 years after transplantation in the tacrolimus era and evidence of pervasive chronic injury.