Perspectives

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features an unexpected finding on a three-day-old pleural fluid bacterial culture growing on a Mueller-Hinton agar plate. The specimen was from a hospitalized North American adult patient with no travel history. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • September 12, 2018

Pat Hlavka, CSP, Safety Coordinator at Mayo Clinic, discusses the importance of sharps safety and Mayo Clinic’s Blood-Borne Pathogen Exposure Reduction Subcommittee.

By Pat Hlavka • September 6, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a European male with recent travel to Senegal who presented with right conjunctivitis. On ocular examination, a 10-cm long worm was identified and removed from the right conjunctiva. It measured 470 micrometers in diameter. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • September 5, 2018

Reilly Hannon, a student in the Mayo Clinic Medical Laboratory Science program, discusses valuable study techniques she has learned.

By Reilly Hannon • August 30, 2018

In this “Chat with the Chair” podcast, William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and President of Mayo Medical Laboratories, sits down with the new Medical Director of Mayo Medical Laboratories, Mohamed Salama, M.D. The two discuss his role and career history.

By William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D. • August 30, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a trichrome-stained stool specimen. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 29, 2018

In this sketchnote, John Knudsen, M.D., discusses the impact of systemic discrimination, bias, and racism on the quality and safety of health care. He calls for data to drive action on inequities and measure the success of interventions.

By Theresa Malin • August 23, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features something that was seen crawling out of the nostril of a young child from Southwest Asia. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 22, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features an arthropod removed from an elderly male living on the Pacific coast of the United States. He feels well and reports that he recently returned from a safari in Tanzania. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 15, 2018

Cindy Gosse, Education Specialist in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, discusses how to use active learning to better connect teachers and learners.

By Cindy Gosse • August 9, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a patient that presented with a non-healing back furuncle shortly after returning from a trip to Bolivia. The following was removed from the furuncle. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 8, 2018

Justin Kreuter, M.D., clinical pathologist and Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses the importance of daily critical reflection.

By Justin Kreuter, M.D. • August 2, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case is a section of large bowel obtained at autopsy. The prosectors were surprised to see several small worm-like objects attached to the bowel mucosa and therefore submitted representative sections for processing and microscopic examination. Here is a representative view of what they found: What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 1, 2018