Infectious Diseases 2014-02 - Infectious Disease Alert - Feb 01, 2014

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.

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Faculty Listing:

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

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

Authors
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

Leslie A. Hoffman, RN, PhD,
Professor Emeritus,
Nursing and Clinical & Translational Science,
University of Pittsburgh
Leslie A. Hoffman, RN, PhD, reports no financial relationships in this field of study
By Anita Brakman, MS,
Senior Director of Education,
Research & Training,
Physicians for Reproductive Health,
New York City

Melanie Gold, DO, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Staff Physician University of Pittsburgh
Student Health Service

Subjects:

  • ART for Life's Sake: The Profound affect of Antiretroviral Therapy on HIV in Africa
  • Influenza in Severely Immunocompromised Patients
  • Calcium-Channel Blocker-Clarithromycin Drug Interactions and Kidney Injury
  • Arboviruses and Pacific Islands: Zika in Polynesia, Chikungunya in Micronesia, Dengue in Melanesia
  • Reducing Antibiotic Overuse: An Intervention with Positive Outcomes
  • Overcoming barriers to HPV vaccine

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, and executive editor Gary Evans report no financial relationships to this field of study.

Authors Richard R. Watkins, MD, MS, FACP, Leslie A. Hoffman, RN, PhD, , By Anita Brakman, MS, , and Melanie Gold, DO, FAAP report no financial relationships in this field of study.

Author Dean L. Winslow, MD is a consultant for Siemens Diagnostic.

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