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CertMedEd – Ebola Virus Overview

CertMedEd – Ebola Virus Overview

General Ebola, Ebola virus disease, or Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a disease of humans and other primates caused by an ebolavirus.  Ebola was first identified in 1976 in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the…

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CertMedEd – Enterovirus 68

CertMedEd – Enterovirus 68

Nationwide, THOUSANDS of patients are presenting with symptoms of suspected Enterovirus 68 (EV-68), a rare, highly infectious virus that affects children more severely than adults, especially those under five years old and those with asthma….

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CertMedEd – Colchicine and Cardiac Surgery Patients

CertMedEd – Colchicine and Cardiac Surgery Patients

Postpericardiotomy syndrome (the episode of symptoms of pericarditis, including chest pain), postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF), and postoperative pericardial/pleural effusions (excess fluid around the heart and lungs) are all complications that can arise post-cardiac surgery. These…

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