Infectious Diseases 1608 - Infectious Disease Alert - Aug 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
Hospital Epidemiologist
Sequoia Hospital
Redwood City, CA

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

Associate Editors
Jessica C. Song, M.A., Pharm.D
Clinical Supervisor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Ambulatory Care, and Mental Health
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
San Jose, CA

Richard R. Watkins, MD, MS, FACP
Division of Infectious Diseases
Akron General Medical Center
Akron, OH
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine,
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH

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

Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Santa Clara Valley, Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
(Affiliated)
Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

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

Subjects:

  • Cefepime: FDA Drug Safety Communication on Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus Risk
  • Early Surgery for Infective Endocarditis Decreases Risk of Embolization, Mortality
  • Antiretroviral Regimens to Prevent Intrapartum HIV Infection
  • In-Home HIV Test Empowers Patients
  • Travel Infections: In FoodNet data Campylobacter tops the list
  • 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 Editors Jessica C. Song, M.A., Pharm.D, Richard R. Watkins, MD, MS, FACP, and Hal B. Jenson, MD, FAAP report no financial relationship relavent to this field of study. Associate Editor Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA is a consultant for Siemens Diagnostic. Author Lin H. Chen, MD, has reviewed research grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Xcellerex.

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