Dr. Brad Spellberg, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • infectious disease

Affiliation:

  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nina Pham, the first of two Dallas nurses to be infected with Ebola while caring for a patient, is now free of the virus, officials at the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Friday.

    Pham, 26, has been treated at a special isolation unit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large influx of international aid is needed, and soon, if West Africa is to avoid tens of thousands of deaths from the widening Ebola crisis, a team of Yale University researchers predict.

    Using a specially designed mathematical model, the re...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Riding a bus or an elevator full of sniffles, coughs and sneezes is one of the more unpleasant aspects of the flu season.

    Those same coughs and sneezes can be downright terrifying these days, given that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has spre...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Public health officials plan to actively monitor all U.S. residents returning home from one of the three Ebola-affected nations in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

    The new monitoring program, whic...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four hospitals that are home to advanced biocontainment facilities have become America's ground zero in the treatment of Ebola patients.

    Their special isolation units feature layer upon layer of safety measures to prevent the spread of nightmar...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Measures taken by Firestone officials at the company's rubber tree plantation in Ebola-ravaged Liberia may have limited the spread of the disease there and could prove effective elsewhere, researchers report.

    The Firestone Natural Rubber Co. pro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If passengers weren't screened before they boarded airplanes in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, three people infected with Ebola would leave on international flights from any of those West African nations every month, a n

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The World Health Organization has admitted it dropped the ball with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, according to a news report published Friday.

    In a draft internal memo obtained by the Associated Press, WHO blamed incompetent staff and ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An older antibiotic called vancomycin is still effective in treating dangerous Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections, a new study finds.

    The findings show that doctors should keep using vancomycin to treat ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A health care worker who helped treat the Liberian man who died of Ebola in a Dallas hospital last week has tested positive for the virus, public health officials reported Sunday.

    "We don't know what occurred in the care of the original patient in...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Harvoni, a daily pill that treats the most common form of hepatitis C, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday.

    It's the first combination pill (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) approved to treat the chronic infection, and the fi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. troops have arrived in the beleaguered nation of Liberia, the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

    Their first mission: to set up an isolation center for doctors and other health-care workers infected with the deadly disease.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although food allergies have garnered a lot of attention lately, a new study reports that medications are actually the biggest cause of sudden deaths related to allergy.

    Over a little more than a decade, nearly 60 perce...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients don't wash their hands often, even when they use the restroom or eat meals, potentially increasing their risk of getting an infection, a new study shows.

    "This is important because getting patients to ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College athletes in contact sports such as football and soccer are more than twice as likely as other college athletes to carry a superbug known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), new research finds.

    "This study shows t...Full Article