Infectious Disease Alert (Vol. 34, No. 9) - June 1, 2015

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Release date: June 2015

Valid through: June 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.


  • Hospital Wards with Higher Rates of Antibiotic Prescribing Are Associated with Increased Risk for C. difficile Infection
  • Early, Goal-directed Therapy of Septic Shock
  • Early Benefits of HPV Vaccination
  • Lung Ultrasound to Diagnose Pneumonia in Children
  • Initial Antiretroviral Regimens — New Recommendations
  • Nasal Screening for MRSA: The New Basis for De-escalation of Empiric Antibiotics?
  • Treatment of Invasive Aspergillosis: Are Two Drugs Better Than One?
  • Infectious Disease Alert Updates


  • Discuss the diagnosis 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


  • Maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)


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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.

Faculty Listing


Dean Winslow, MD

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

Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

Philip R. Fischer, MD, DTM&H

Professor of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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

Professor of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, and Dean, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kathryn Radigan, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago

Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, Division of Infectious Diseases, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center


Physician Editor:

Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Stanford University.

AHC Media executive editor: Shelly Morrow Mark

Financial Disclosure

Infectious Disease Alert’s editor, Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA, has served as a one-time consultant for Cubist and Bayer; peer reviewer Patrick Joseph, MD, is laboratory director for Genomic Health Laboratory, Siemens Clinical Laboratory, and CareDx Laboratory; Shelly Morrow Mark’s spouse works for a company that creates advertising for Uroplasty; Updates author, Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, and continuing education and editorial director Lee Landenberger report no financial relationships to this field of study.

Dr. Richard Watkins has received research support from Forest Laboratories. Dr. Dean Winslow, Dr. Philip Fischer, Dr. Hal Jenson, Dr. Kathryn Radigan report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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