Infectious Diseases 1103 - Infectious Disease Alert - Mar 01, 2007

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.

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Credit Designation:

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Faculty

Physician Editor
Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Stanford
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, Updates
Section Editor, HIV

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

Authors
Sheela Shenoi, MD
Fellow in Infectious Diseases
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Albert Shaw, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Mary-Louise Scully, MD
Sansum-Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic
Santa Barbara, CA

David J. Pierson, MD
Professor
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Subjects:

  • HIV Genotyping of Chronically Infected Patients
  • MRSA Decolonization
  • More Evidence of Vancomycin Impotence
  • Relationship of HCV Infection to Mortality In Families
  • Fever, Rash, and Severe Arthralgias in Travelers Returning from India
  • Update on Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Menactra® Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine
  • Preventing Nosocomial Infection in Cardiac Surgery by Topical Oro-Nasal Decontamination
  • Updates

Objectives:

  • To discuss the 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.

Peer Reviewer, Connie Price, MD, reports no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationship with any company related to this field of study.

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

Updates Author, Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, Authors, Sheela Shenoi, MD, Albert Shaw, MD, Mary-Louise Scully, MD, and David J. Pierson, MD, reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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