Infectious Diseases 1202 - Infectious Disease Alert - Feb 01, 2008

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
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

Brian Blackburn, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

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

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

Subjects:

  • Visceral Leishmaniasis in 4 US Army Soldiers
  • Schistosomiasis and Strongyloidiasis in African Refugees
  • Acute Maxillary Sinusitis — Is Treatment Effective?
  • P. knowlesi: A Newly Recognized Human Pathogen
  • Therapeutic Trial of Growth Hormone Releasing Factor in HIV patients
  • Non-HACEK Gram-Negative Bacillus Endocarditis
  • Take Off Your Tie!
  • BinaxNOW Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test
  • 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.

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 Editor Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA, serves as a consultant for Siemens Diagnostics, and is on the speaker's bureau for Boehringer-Ingelheim and GSK.

Associate Editor Brian Blackburn, MD>, reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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

Author Lin H. Chen, MD, reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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