Highlights from Controversies in Women's Health Lisa G. Winston, M.D. and Michael S. Policar, M.D., M.P.H. Recommend appropriate vaccine schedules for adults and adolescents, based on age and medical history. Appraise cost effectiveness and efficacy of adult and adolescent vaccines. Distinguish among categories of testing for STIs. Select appropriate tests for STIs for patients with indications for such testing. Design and implement clinical pointof-care practices and systems to support STI screening programs.
Infectious Diseases: A Management Guide Kern S. Low, M.D. and Jonathan M. Zenilman, M.D. Ask open-ended questions to obtain a thorough sexual history. Discuss efficacy of screening and expedited partner therapy for common STDs, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. Review screening and vaccination guidelines for human papillomavirus. Apply newer antibiotics such as ceftaroline and telavancin in the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and skin and soft tissue infections. Describe current uses of older antibiotics such as colistin and fosfomycin.
Pediatric Emergencies Part 1: Fever Andrea Marmor, M.D., M.S.Ed. and Judith Klein, M.D. Determine the most common causes of fever without source in infants of different age groups. Recommend testing based on the risk factors for urinary tract infection in infants below 3 mo of age. Recognize the risk factors for serious bacterial infections in infants. Choose the appropriate laboratory tests for infants who present with fever, based on age and clinical appearance. Prescribe the appropriate antibiotics for children who require admission to the hospital for fever.
New Developments in Infectious Disease David H. Spach, M.D. and Daniel Caplivski, M.D. Prescribe effective empiric antibiotic therapy for MRSA skin and soft tissue infections. Prevent the recurrence of MRSA infections. Administer appropriate pharmacotherapy for various levels of C difficile infections. Use the tuberculin skin test (TST) and interferon-g (IFN-g) release assays (IGRAs) to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Identify those patients in whom an IGRA is preferred for testing over a TST.
Infectious Disease Pearls Katherine Hsu, M.D., M.P.H. and Michael E. Ryan, D.O. Administer routine and travel-specific vaccinations to children traveling to foreign countries. Prescribe prophylactic medications for pediatric travelers and give health advice for preventing travel-related illnesses. Apply vaccination recommendations for tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) and influenza. Inform parents about the dangers of exposing children to nontraditional pets. Identify, diagnose, and treat Clostridium difficile colitis.
Difficult Infections: A Survey of Management Options Michael Melia, M.D. and David L. Thomas, M.D. List indications for appropriate urinary catheter placement. Prescribe antibiotic and nonpharmacologic strategies to manage CAUTIs. Evaluate patients for incomplete urinary bladder emptying. Identify and treat hepatitis C early in the course of infection. Counsel patients about risk factors for, and treatment of, hepatitis C infection.
Ocular Infections Todd P. Margolis, M.D., Ph.D. Diagnose the various ocular manifestations of herpes simplex virus (HSV) disease. Appropriately manage the various forms of HSV ocular disease. Evaluate the indications and contraindications of varicella zoster virus (VZV) vaccine for children and adults. Diagnose and manage various ocular manifestations of VZV disease. Discuss latest concepts in ocular VZV infections.
Highlights from the 43rd Annual OB/GYN Spring Symposium Jennifer Young Pierce, M.D., M.P.H. and David E. Soper, M.D. Counsel patients about the benefits and limitations of vaccination for HPV. Design age- and risk factor–specific cervical cancer screening programs for gynecologic patients. Summarize mechanisms of methicillin resistance in S aureus. Contrast risk factors for and characteristics of community-acquired and hospital-acquired MRSA. Prevent and treat MRSA infections in the community and hospital settings.
Vaccines James H. Conway, M.D. Recognize the reasons for focusing immunization on 11 and 12-yr-old middle school children. Implement the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for immunization of adolescents. Evaluate the cocooning strategy of immunization. Implement strategies for improving immunization of adolescents. Discuss vaccine safety with parents and patients.
Managing Infections in the Outpatient Setting Conan MacDougall, Pharm.D. and B. Joseph Guglielmo, Pharm.D. Determine whether patients with infections can be successfully managed as outpatients. Select appropriate and equivalent drugs when switching patients from intravenous therapy to outpatient oral therapy. Describe drug interactions between antibiotics and common agents such as warfarin. . Choose effective therapy for treatment of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis. Discuss treatment options for acute otitis media and pneumococcal resistance.
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