Infectious Disease Alert (Vol. 36, No. 3) - December 1, 2016

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Release date: December 2016

Valid through: December 2019

Target Audience

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.

Subjects

  • CDC Recommends Simpler HPV Vaccine Series for Young Adolescents
  • Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis
  • Cranberry Capsules Are Not Effective in Preventing Bacteriuria with Pyuria in Elderly Women in Nursing Homes
  • Empirical Antifungals in the ICU — Probably Not Helpful
  • VRE and MRSA: Should We Stop Routine Contact Precautions?
  • Can the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Cure Cervical Dysplasia?
  • 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

Editt Nikoyan, MS, student at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

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

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

Rebecca H. Allen, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI

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 assistant 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. Rebecca Allen reports she is a Nexplanon trainer for Merck, and is on the advisory boards for Bayer and Pharmanest. Dr. Philip Fischer, Editt Nikoyan, and Dr. Dean Winslow report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

 

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