Blogging in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology: Assessment of ‘Blogosphere’ Content.

OBJECTIVE To analyze the impact of infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, infection control, medical microbiology or blogs and bloggers SETTING world wide web

DESIGN We conducted a systematic search for blogs in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines in September 2015. METHODS snowball sampling approach is applied to identify the blog using various search engine. Blogs were eligible if they (1) focus on infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, infection control, or medical microbiology; (2) intended for health professionals; and (3) written in English, and (4) that is updated regularly. We mapped blogs and bloggers characteristics and use of innovative tools to assess the architecture and the content of the blog included. Motivation and perception of bloggers and readers also rated.

A total of 88 blog identified. In addition, 28 blogs (32%) focused on infectious disease, 46 (52%) focused on medical microbiology, and 14 (16%) focused on controlling infection or antimicrobial stewardship. Bloggers, especially men with a medical doctorate degree and / or PhD; 32 bloggers (36%) delivered at least weekly; and 51 (58%) had objective research. Objectives considered obvious for 23 blogs (26%), and the field was covered widely considered to 25 blogs (28%). The presentation is considered good for 22 blogs (25%), 51 blogs (58%) are easy to read, and 46 blogs (52%) including expert interpretation.

Among the top 10 blogs, 3 focused on infectious diseases, 6 focused on medical microbiology, and 2 focused on controlling infection (two equally ranked). The bloggers we questioned independently motivated to share their expertise and opinions. Readers appreciate a short message on the topic of scientific and practical updates. Conclusion This study describes the blog-high level in the field of infectious diseases, infection control, and medical microbiology. Our findings show the ways in which bloggers should build / blog orient the reader, and we have highlighted the current gap in the topic of the blog as an antimicrobial stewardship

It is inviting review / comment by first and last authors of the paper are the most cited in the fetal Microbiology Letters to 1996, when the show more than 150 citations in Web of Science, and more than 200 on Google Scholar. It was the first paper in which the diffuse reflectance FT-IR absorbance spectroscopy is used with supervised learning method in the form of an artificial neural network, and show that this combination can succeed in distinguishing a series of closely related, clinically relevant Gram-positive bacterial strains.

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