Infectious Disease Alert (Vol. 35, No. 8) - May 1, 2016

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Release date: May 2016

Valid through: May 2019

Target Audience

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.

Subjects

  • Longer Course Therapy for Lyme Disease Is Not Beneficial
  • Prolonged Empiric Antibiotic Therapy (PEAT) in Adult Intensive Care Units
  • Adverse Fetal Outcomes of Dengue During Pregnancy
  • Urban Yellow Fever in Angola: Lessons from a Large Outbreak
  • Malaria in the United States
  • Tenofovir Alafenamide vs. Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate
  • Infectious Disease Alert Updates

Objectives

  • 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

Physicians

  • Maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Designation

Physicians

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

Authors

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

Dean Winslow, MD., Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medical Disciplines, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

William Elliott, MD, FACP, Medical Director, Pharmacy, Northern California Kaiser Permanente, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California

James Chan, PharmD, PhD, Pharmacy Quality and Outcomes Manager, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA.

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

Editors

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, reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study; peer reviewer Patrick Joseph, MD, is laboratory director for Genomic Health Laboratory, Siemens Clinical Laboratory, and CareDx Laboratory. Updates author, Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, continuing education and editorial director Lee Landenberger, executive editor Shelly Morrow Mark, and associate managing editor Jonathan Springston report no financial relationships to this field of study.

Dr. Richard Watkins has received research support from Actavis. Dr. Philip Fischer, Dr. Dean Winslow, and Dr. William Elliott, and Dr. James Chan report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

 

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