This case-based, interactive lecture will cover the current epidemiology of HIV in the United States, and then focus on issues critical for the primary care provider - HIV testing, identification of acute infection, initiating a baseline work-up, and understanding the basics of antiretroviral therapy. HIV prevention will be covered citing both the pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis strategies.
This talk will review common challenges in infectious diseases encountered in the outpatient setting. They will include clinical encounters that encompass preventive strategies, interpretation of diagnostic tests and the optimal evaluation of both undifferentiated fever and fever in the returning traveler. Finally, Dr. Sax will present the latest updates on the Zika virus epidemic and discuss the precautions to be taken by pregnant women and returning travelers from affected regions.
This activity is part of the ConnectED Learning: Pneumococcal curriculum. In addition to highlighting ACIP-recommended pneumococcal immunization practices for immunocompetent (with/without comorbid disease) and immunocompromised adults, this live audio broadcast will provide clinical pearls to effectively immunize patients against pneumococcal disease and address burning questions submitted live by the audience.
In the Unites States, it is estimated that there are 1.2 million persons living with HIV. This program will discuss appropriate screening patients for HIV infection and how to recognize signs and symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome. Treatment will also be discussed along with what factors influence the selection of an antiretroviral regimen and when pre-exposure prophylaxis is indicated.
In this Clinical Coffee Break, Dr. Gio Baracco discusses the latest information available about the Zika virus and what primary care providers should know in order to help protect their patients from this potentially serious infection.
Learn how to use probiotics effectively in patients at high risk for antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Dr. Ehrlich will discuss the data from the latest studies looking at use of probiotics and provide practice recommendations based on those studies.
This talk will highlight common infectious disease issues seen in the primary care clinic. Topics will include diagnosis and management of community-acquired pneumonia, acute bronchitis, rhinosinusitis, and urinary tract infections. The focus will be on practical approaches for management of these conditions with an emphasis on medical decision-making and rational antibiotic selection.
Recent years have seen an increase in cases of severe and recurrent C. difficile induced diarrhea. Here, Dr. Gupta discusses risk factors predisposing patients to C. difficile infection and the approaches taken to manage such patient by focusing on five key strategies. She answers some common questions encountered while treating C. difficile infections including recommended antibiotic therapy and fecal microbiota transplant therapy.
A primary care physician plays a crucial role in the maintenance of herd immunity by giving and recommending vaccines to their patients. Currently, there exists a gap between national immunization goals and the current rates of immunization. This activity reviews the latest ACIP guidelines for vaccinating adult patients, with special emphasis on vaccine recommendations for immunocompromised patients.
This activity is part of the ConnectED Learning: Pneumococcal curriculum. This case-based discussion will focus on the intricacies of establishing a comprehensive and effective clinical strategy to appropriately immunize adults at risk for pneumococcal disease. Specifically, the experts will address criteria for immunization along with ACIP-recommended immunization schedules for adults based on age, immunocompetence status, and underlying medical conditions.
Chronic Lyme disease or post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome affects about 10-20% of patients treated for Lyme disease. In this activity, learn to address some common misconceptions associated with this condition, including identifying the correct symptoms and treatments. Dr. Flaherty will take you through frequently asked questions about managing chronic Lyme disease, and discuss strategies to avoid misdiagnosis and the prescription of unnecessary antibiotics and treatments based on subjective symptoms.