Infectious Disease Alert July 2013

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Release date: July 2013

Valid through: July 2016

Specialty: Infectious disease

Media: Internet

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 3 hours

Target Audience

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.

Program Overview

In this issue:

  • Azithromycin – The Heart of the Matter Redux: Preexisting Risks Tell the Tale
  • Get our new physician’s guide by filling out IDA reader survey
  • Infection Risks of Pandemic H1N1 Flu, Measles during Air Travel
  • Early use of Daptomycin Compared to Vancomycin for MRSA Bacteremia
  • Update: MERS-CoV Continues to Strike
  • Serious Infections in Travelers
  • Updates

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • 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

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.



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

Board Member and Associate Editor

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

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

Joseph F John, Jr., MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA
Associate Chief of Staff for Education
Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

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


Betty Tran, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Rush University Medical Center

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

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, and Associate Editor Richard R. Watkins, MD, MS, FACP report no financial relationship relevant to this field of study. Associate Editor Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA is a consultant for Siemens Diagnostic.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the accredited period, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; study the educational activity; and complete the post-test and the evaluation form. If you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation, your certificate will be available immediately for download in PDF format.

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