Infectious Diseases 1605 - Infectious Disease Alert - May 01, 2012

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
Section Editor Updates
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Division of Infectious Diseases
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

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

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

Authors
William T. Elliott, MD, FACP
Chair, Formulary Committee
Northern California Kaiser Permanente
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of California
San Francisco

James Chan, PharmD, PhD
Pharmacy Quality and Outcomes Manager
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA.

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

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

Subjects:

  • TB in the U.S. — Things Continue to Improve, But There is a Long Road Ahead
  • Nasopharyngeal Bacterial Changes with Antimicrobials and Pneumococcal Vaccine
  • Age of Primary Epstein-Barr Virus Infection Affects Immune Control
  • Ivermectin Lotion 0.5% (Sklice™)
  • Cystic Cerebellar Lesions Post Honeymoon: A Strange Case of Neurocysticercosis
  • Dengue in Pediatric Travelers
  • 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 Reviewer Timothy Jenkins, MD, Associate Editor Hal B. Jenson, MD, FAAP, Authors William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, James Chan, PharmD, PhD, Maria D. Mileno MD, and Philip R. Fischer, MD, DTM&H report no financial relationship relavent to this field of study.

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