Infectious Diseases 1109 - Infectious Disease Alert - Sep 01, 2007

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.

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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 Editors, HIV

Associate Editors
Hal B Johnson, MD
Chief Academic Officer
Baystate Health Professor of Pediatrics
Dean of the Western Campus of Tufts University School of Medicine
Springfield MA

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

Authors
Joseph F. John, Jr., MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA,
Associate Chief of Staff for Education
Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Lin Chen, MD,
Assistant Clinical Professor
Harvard Medical School
Director Travel Resource Center
Mount Auburn Hospital
Cambridge, MA

Physician Editor
Frank J. Bia, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine

Peer Reviewer
Philip R. Fischer, MD, DTM&H
Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Subjects:

  • Oral Antibiotics for Pyelonephritis in Children
  • Prophylaxis for Recurrent UT Infections in Children
  • Pediatric Malignancies Masquerading as Infections
  • Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Malaria — It’s Finally Here!
  • Zika in Yap
  • Q Fever in U.S. Soldiers Deployed to Iraq
  • West Nile Virus Neutralization by Plasma Immunoglobulin
  • Rabies Symposium at CISTM
  • 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 deve lopment 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.

Updates Author, Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Associate Editors, Hal B. Jenson, MD, FAAP, is on the speaker’s bureau for Merck. Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA, serves as a consultant to Siemens Diagnostics and is on the Speakers Bureaus of Boehringer-Ingelheim and GSK.

Authors, Joseph F. John, Jr., MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, is a consultant for Cubist, Genzyme, and bioMerieux and is on the speaker’s bureau for Cubist, GSK, Merck, Bayer, and Wyeth.

Lin Chen, MD reports no financial relationship relevant to this field of study

Peer Reviewer, Philip Fischer, MD, DTM&H reports no financial relationship relevant to this field of study

Physician Editor Frank Bia, MD, MPH received funds from Johnson & Johnson.

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