Infectious Diseases 1112 - Infectious Disease Alert - Dec 01, 2007

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.

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Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty

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

Editor
Steven Brunton, MD
Clinical Professor
University of California
Irvine

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

Board Member and Peer Reviewer
William Thompson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle

Board Member and Peer Reviewer
Gerald Roberts, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY

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

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

Allan J. Wilke, MD
Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine?Huntsville Regional Medical Campus
Huntsville

Subjects:

  • HPV Infection in Men
  • New Recommendations for the Prevention of Hepatitis A
  • Multi-Faceted Approach to Hypervirulent C. difficile Control
  • Resolution of Chest X-ray Abnormalities for Pneumonia
  • Here We Go Again! Adenovirus 14: Another Emerging Pathogen
  • Invasive Aspergillosis in the ICU
  • Yogurt for Diarrhea
  • Updates

Objectives:

  • discuss the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases
  • present current data regarding the use of new antibiotics for commonly diagnosed diseases and new uses for traditional drugs
  • present the latest information regarding the pros, cons, and cost-effectiveness of new and traditional diagnostic tests
  • 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. Internal Medicine Alert’s Editor, Stephen Brunton, MD, is a consultant for Abbott, Amylin, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, Endo, Novartis, and Novo Nordisk. 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. Peer Reviewer William Thompson, MD, report no financial relationships related to this field of study. Peer Reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD, reports no financial relationship to this field of study. Updates author Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Associate Editor Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA serves as a consultant to Siemens Diagnostics, and is on the speaker's bureau for Boehringer-Ingelheim and GSK. Authors David J. Pierson, MD, and Allan J. Wilke, MD, reports no financial relationship relevant to this field of study.

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