Infectious Diseases 1208 - Infectious Disease Alert - Aug 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

Physician Editor
Frank Bia, MD
Professor of Medicine and Laboratory medicine; Co-Director
Tropical Medicine and International Travelers' Clinic
Yale University School of Medicine

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

Board Member and Peer Reviewer
Philip R. Fischer, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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

Authors
David A. Stevens, MD, FACP
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
San Jose, CA; Professor of Medicine
Stanford University Medical School

Corryn S. Greenwood, MD
Resident in the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN.

Maria D. Mileno, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert School of Medicine
Director, Travel Medicine
The Miriam Hospital
Providence, RI.

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

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

Joseph H. John, 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

Subjects:

  • Gardening Can Kill You
  • Tuberculosis Screening in Internationally Adopted Children: Test Twice
  • Femoral vs Jugular Venous Catheterization and Risk of Infection
  • Epidemiology of Invasive Group B Streptococcal Disease in the United States
  • Types of Cancer Among HIV-infected Persons
  • The Risk of Infection after Nasal Staphylococcus aureus
  • Importation of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  • MRSA in the United States and Beyond
  • 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.

Travel Medicine Advisor’s Physician Editor, Frank Bia, MD, MPH, reports no financial relationships related to this field of study.

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 Philip Fischer, MD, report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Updates author Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, Authors David A. Stevens, MD, FACP, Corryn S. Greenwood, Md, and Maria D. Mileno, MD, report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Associate Editor Hal B. Jenson, MD, FAAP, is on the speaker's bureau for Merck.

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 Joseph H. John, 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. Copyright 2008 AHC Media. All rights reserved.