Infectious Diseases 1510 - Infectious Disease Alert - Oct 01, 2011

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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

Mary-Louise Scully, MD
Director, Travel and Tropical Medicine Center
Sansum Clinic
Santa Barbara, CA

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

Associate Editors
Hal B. Jenson, MD, FAAP
Dean, Western Michigan University School of Medicine
Kalamazoo, Michigan

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

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

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

Maria D. Mileno, MD
Director, Travel Medicine
The Miriam Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Brown University
Providence, RI

Peter Ackerman, MD
Infectious Disease Fellow
The Miriam Hospital
Brown University

Subjects:

  • Candida Chorioretinitis and Endophthalmitis
  • Frequent Detection of Cytomegalovirus in Stillbirths
  • Azithromycin Restores Chloride Efflux in Cells of Cystic Fibrosis Patients
  • Fidaxomicin for CDI in Patients Who Continue Concomitant Antibiotics: Arrival of a Superior Treatment Option?
  • Activation of HIV by STI Pathogens
  • Imported Pediatric Malaria
  • Strongyloidiasis in a Patient with HTLV-1 Infection
  • 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 the National Institutes of Health, Abbott Laboratories, and Merck. Peer Reviewers Timothy Jenkins, MD, Mary-Louise Scully, MD, Associate Editors Hal B. Jenson, MD, FAAP, Brian G. Blackburn, MD, Authors Philip R. Fischer, MD, DTM&H, Maria D. Mileno, MD, and Peter Ackerman, MD 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. Peer Reviewer Lin H. Chen, MD has received research grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Xcellerex.

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