Infectious Diseases 1512 - Infectious Disease Alert - Dec 01, 2011

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This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.


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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
Section Editor Updates
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

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

Associate Editors
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

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

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


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  • No More Xigris®
  • Streptococcus bovis Group Organisms and the Association with Colon Cancer: Pinning the Tail on the Donkey
  • Lyme Meningitis in Children with Aseptic Meningitis
  • What’s New in the HIV Treatment Guidelines?
  • New Malaria Recommendations for Greece — October, 2011
  • Seaweed Poultices and Vibrio Infection
  • Updates


  • 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 Reviewer Timothy Jenkins, MD, Associate EditorsBrian G. Blackburn, MD, Hal B. Jenson, MD, FAAP, and Author Mary-Louise Scully, MD, FAAP, report no financial relationship relavent to this field of study. Associate Editor Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA, is a speaker for Cubist Pharmaceuticals and 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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