Category “Blog”

International World Pneumonia day 12 Nov 2019

Monday, 18 November, 2019

Many people with PID will experience pneumonia. The link below may be shared with patients who can then in turn share with family and friends. Immunisation to prevent some of the infections that cause pneumonia is one step that family members and friends can undertake to help keep their loved…

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Interview of the Month: Rebecca Macintosh, Genetic Counsellor

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019

Rebecca Macintosh Genetic Counsellor     Where do you work? Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, NSW   What is your role? Genetic Counsellor   Describe an average day My average day consists of firstly getting through my emails (from patients, colleagues, laboratories). On any given day I might also attend a…

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Differentiation of Common Variable Immunodeficiency From IgG Deficiency

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019

Charles A. Filion, MDa,b, Sarah Taylor-Black, MDa,c, Paul J. Maglione, MD, PhDa, Lin Radigana, and Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, MD, PhDa New York, NY; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and Concord, NH   An introduction and summary of a paper on a topic that affects many of the patients we care for. What is…

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Genetics Counsellor awareness day 14/11/2019

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019

November 14th is genetics counsellor awareness day. Many of us are more involved than ever before in preparing patients for genetic testing and genetic counselling and as the science continues to advance, this will undoubtedly become more commonplace.   For further information click on the link below: https://www.hgsa.org.au/resources/genetic-counselling/genetic-counsellor-awareness-day   The…

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Did you know….Extinct human species gave modern humans an immunity boost

Tuesday, 5 November, 2019

  Extinct human species gave modern humans an immunity boost   Garvan researchers have discovered a gene variant that sheds new light on how human immunity was fine-tuned through history.   Prof Chris Goodnow, A/Prof Shane Grey & Dr Nathan Zammit   Findings from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research…

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