Meningitis

Meningitis

by Carlo Raj, MD, John Fisher, MD, Brian Alverson, MD
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In this infectious disease course we will discuss meningitis.

Meningitis refers to infection of the brain meninges and the cerebrospinal fluid due to viral, bacterial or fungal pathogens. It is common in all age groups with high mortality and unfortunate neurological sequelae.

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Course Details

  • Videos 16
  • Duration 1:45 h
  • Quiz questions 78
  • Articles 6

Content

Your Educators of course Meningitis

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

You probably know MD Edward Goljan and his Rapid Review Pathology Series. But do you know the "new" Goljan? His name is Carlo Raj and he is currently following his mentor's footsteps by presenting you pathology as you have never experienced before.

Carlo Raj has earned his MD at the Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and continued his medical career as professor of Pathophysiology at the Becker Professional Education, Chicago, USA, and as an international lecturer and author—both assisting MD Edward Goljan and later on his own. Today he teaches at Becker Professional Education and is also CEO of Indus Intellect, whose goal it is to spread medical knowledge across the globe.

 John Fisher, MD

John Fisher, MD

Dr. Fisher is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Medicine and Infectious Diseases. In his 30 years on the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia he has received 58 teaching awards. He has been recognized regionally by the American College of Physicians for his educational skills with the Annual J. Willis Hurst Teaching Award and nationally by the Infectious Diseases Society of America's Clinical Teacher Award. In April of 2015 he received the Jane F. Deforges Excellence in Medical Education Award at the national meetings of the American College of Physicians in Boston, MA. In light of his receiving this prestigious award, he was advanced from Fellow to Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP). Dr. Fisher is also the author of 61 original publications in refereed journals and 44 book chapters.

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD is the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Brown University in Providence, RI. He has been active in pediatric education and research for 15 years.He has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools. He is an author of the book "Step Up to Pediatrics" and over 40 peer reviewed articles. Dr. Alverson has extensive experience in preparing students for the USMLE exams and has test writing experience as well.


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By Javier C. on 01. June 2018 for Bacterial Meningitis: Definition

a lot of help a lot of help a lot of help ssssssssssssssssss

 
very specific and helpful for exam.
By Iftakhar A. on 06. March 2018 for Bacterial Meningitis: Definition

crystal clear concept.very helpful lecturer.His voice is also very attractive.

 
Too many errors. Not worth the price.
By Neuer N. on 23. February 2018 for Acute Bacterial Meningitis: Predisposing Factor Age

Tons of mistakes in what seems to be all fields of Lecturio videos. It's a shame really. This one in particular goes on about the "virus" H. Influenzae. It's just tons of basic stuff that they really mess up. I wouldn't even use this as a free resource honestly.

 
Minor mistake but excellent nonetheless
By Glen K. on 22. February 2018 for Acute Bacterial Meningitis: Predisposing Factor Head Trauma

Despite that Dr. Raj inaccurately recognized H. influenzae as a virus (which is actually a G(-) bacterium), he did a good job of engaging students in thinking and reflecting, while pointing out a general memory-aiding scheme ( e.g. common skin flora species being implicated in post-neurosurgery/penetrating trauma/CSF-associated meningitides) Having watched many of Dr Raj's videos (a med-student with high standards myself and always hateful of lackadaisical teaching styles of the MAJORITY of professors in my country), I have to say Dr. Raj exhibits excellent "mentor" qualities in a style of his own.

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