Infectious Diseases 1606 - Infectious Disease Alert - Jun 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
University of Colorado
Denver Health Medical Center

Executive Editor
Gary Evans
AHC Media

Associate Editors
Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Santa Clara Valley, Medical Center
Clinical Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine

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

Author
Richard R. Watkins, MD, MS, FACP
Division of Infectious Diseases
Akron General Medical Center
Akron, OH

Subjects:

  • Azithromycin – The Heart of the Matter
  • Fatal Outcomes Following Family Transmission of M. pneumoniae
  • Linezolid for Nosocomial MRSA Pneumonia: A Better Option?
  • Should Cefazolin be Preferred Treatment for Methicillin-susceptible S. aureus Bacteremia Instead of Nafcillin?
  • The Most Common Cause of Encephalitis?
  • HPV-related Oral Cancers Increase by 225% in U.S. from 1988 to 2004
  • 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, Executive Editor Gary Evans, Associate Editor Brian Blackburn, MD, Author Richard R. Watkins, MD, MS, FACP report no financial relationship relavent to this field of study. Associate Editor Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA is a consultant for Siemens Diagnostic.

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