Infectious Diseases 1009 - Infectious Disease Alert - Sep 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.


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Physician Editor
Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief of Infectious Diseases
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Board Member and Peer Reviewer
Connie Price, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Board Member and Updates Author
Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Division of Infectious Diseases
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Section Editor
Section Editor

Associate Editors
Hal B. Jenson, MD Chair, Department of Pediatrics;
Director, Center for Pediatric Research,
Eastern Virginia Medical School and Children?s Hospital of the King?s Daughter

Jessica Song, PharmD
Assistant Professor
Pharmacy Practice
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA
Pharmacy Clerkship and Coordinator
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Section Editor
Managed Care

Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP
Division of AIDS Medicine
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Clinical Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine Section Editor, HIV

Robert Muder, MD
Hospital Epidemiologist
Pittsburgh VA Medical Center
Section Editor, Hospital Epidemiology

Michele Barry, MD, FACP, MD
Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Tropical Medicine and International Travelers? Clinic
Yale University School of Medicine

Thao Tran, PharmD Candidate
University of the Pacific

Jocelyn Walton, PharmD Candidate
University of the Pacific

Christine Maddox, PharmD Candidate
University of the Pacific

Heather Baker, PharmD Candidate
University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy
Stockton, CA

Jennifer Murphy, California Polytechnic University Student
San Luis
Obispo, CA,


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  • Utility of Follow-Up Imaging Studies in Spine Infections
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  • Linezolid-Resistant Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci
  • Refugees with Eosinophilia: Diagnostic Considerations
  • Updates


  • To discuss diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases
  • To present current data regarding use of new antibiotics for commonly diagnosed diseases and new uses for traditional drugs
  • To present the latest information regarding the pros, cons, and cost-effectiveness of new and traditional diagnostic tests
  • To discuss new information regarding how infectious diseases (eg, AIDS) are transmitted and how such information can lead to the development of new therapy

Financial Disclosure:

Infectious Disease Alert’s Physician Editor, Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, serves on the speaker’s bureau of Merck, Pharmacia, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Bayer, and Wyeth, and does research for Merck.

Associate Editor, Hal B. Jenson, MD, FAAP, is on the speaker's bureau for Merck.

Associate Editor, Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, is a consultant for Bayer Diagnostics, and on the speaker’s bureau for GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer.

Associate Editor, Robert Muder, MD, does research for Aventis and Pharmacia.

Associate Editor, Michele Barry, MD FACP, is a consultant for the Ford Foundation, and receives funds from Johnson & Johnson.

Peer Reviewer, Connie Price, MD, Updates Author, Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, Associate Editor, Jessica C. Song, PharmD, and PharmD Candidates Thao Tran, Jocelyn Walton, Christine Maddox, Heather Baker, and Jennifer Murphy, report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationship with any company related to this field of study.

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