Infectious Disease Alert (Vol. 35, No. 11) - August 1, 2016

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Release date: August 2016

Valid through: August 2019

Target Audience

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.

Subjects

  • Skin Infections in Student Athletes
  • Evaluation of Amoxicillin Allergy in Children
  • Screening for Clostridium difficile Carriers at Hospital Admission Reduces Subsequent  C. difficile Infections
  • Newly Recognized Rickettsial Infection in Eastern Central China
  • Diagnosis and Management of Invasive Aspergillosis in 2016
  • Diagnosis and Management of Acute Infectious Diarrhea in 2016
  • Too Much of a Good Thing
  • 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

Richmond Castillo, Medical Student, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN

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

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, MISeema Gupta, MD, MSPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Health, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

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

Seema Gupta, MD, MSPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Health, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

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, peer reviewer Patrick Joseph, MD, Updates author, Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, peer reviewer Kiran Gajurel, MD, 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 reports that he has received research support from Actavis. Dr. Philip Fischer, Richmond Castillo, Dr. Dean Winslow, Dr. Hal Jenson, Dr. Seema Gupta report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

 

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