Infectious Diseases 1509 - Infectious Disease Alert - Sep 01, 2011

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.

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Faculty

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

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

Board Member and Peer Reviewers
Timothy Jenkins, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado
Denver Health Medical Center

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

Associate Editors
Jessica C. Song, MA, PharmD
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Pharmacy Clerkship and Coordinator
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

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

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

Ellen Jo Baron, PhD, D(ABMM)
Professor of Pathology and Medicine
Stanford University; Medical School Director
Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Stanford University School of Medicine

Authors
Lin H. Chen, MDP
Assistant Clinical Professor
Harvard Medical School
Director, Travel Medicine Center
Mt. Auburn Hospital
Cambridge, MA

Paul Hsiao, PharmD
Pharmacist Specialist
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Stephanie Tran, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Santa Clara Valley Medical
Center

Subjects:

  • Fidaxomicin: Cost Considerations for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection
  • Bladder Cancer Associated with HPV Infection
  • Prevention of HIV Infection in Serodiscordant Couples with Early Antiretroviral Therapy
  • The Newest Technology Coming (Soon?) to a Lab Near You: MALDI-TOF MS and PCR ESI-MS
  • Interferon-γ Release Assays: Utility and Limitations
  • Updates

Objectives:

  • discuss the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases
  • explain current data regarding the use of new antibiotics for commonly diagnosed diseases and new uses for traditional drugs
  • discuss the latest information regarding risks, benefits and cost-effectiveness of new and traditional diagnostic tests
  • discuss new information regarding how infectious diseases are transmitted and how such information can lead to the development of new therapies

Financial Disclosure:

Infectious Disease Alert's Editor, Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA, does research for the National Institutes of Health, and is an advisory board member and consultant for Merck. Updates Author Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, does research for Abbott Laboratories, and Merck. Peer Reviewers Timothy Jenkins, MD, Philip R. Fischer, MD, DTM&H, Associate Editors Jessica C. Song, MA, PharmD, Joseph F. John, Jr., MD, Ellen Jo Baron, PhD, D(ABMM), Authors Paul Hsiao, PharmD, and Stephanie Tran, PharmD, report no financial relationship relavent to this field of study. Associate Editor Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA, is a speaker for GSK, and is a consultant for Siemens Diagnostics. Author Lin H. Chen, MD has received research grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Xcellerex.

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