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ABIM MOC Activity ID

2/5/2019 - Medical Grand Rounds: Infectious Diseases Year in Review





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review oral therapy for Endocarditis
  • Discuss HCV infected to uninfected solid organ transplants
  • Examine therapy for ESBL infections, ESBL and travel
  • Explain latent TB therapy, and prednisone with ART in TB
  • Review FDA approved new antibiotics
  • Review old antibiotic, with new FDA warning

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Meintjes G, et al. N Engl J Med 2018; 379:1915-1925
  2. Lai RP, et al. HIV-1 tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome. Semin Immunopathol 2016;38:185-198.
  3. Uthman OA, et al. Optimal timing of antiretroviral therapy initiation for HIV-infected adults with newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med 2015;163:32-39.
  4. Marais BJ, et al. The natural history of childhood intra-thoracic tuberculosis: a critical review of literature from the pre-chemotherapy era. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2004 Apr;8(4):392-402
  5. Comstock GW, et al. Tuberculosis morbidity in the US Navy: its distribution and decline. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1974;110(5):572.
  6. Comstock GW. How much isoniazid is needed for prevention of tuberculosis among immunocompetent adults? Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 1999;3(10):847
  7. Lewinsohn DM, et al. Official American Thoracic Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Clinical Practice Guidelines: Diagnostics of Tuberculosis in Adults and Children. Clin Infect Dis 2017:64:111.
  8. Hilty M, et al. Transmission dynamics of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the tertiary care hospital and the household setting. Clin Infect Dis 2012; 55: 967–75.
  9. Nemeth J, et al. Multidrug-resistant bacteria in travellers hospitalized abroad: prevalence, characteristics, and influence on clinical outcome. J Hosp Infect 2012; 82: 254–9. 

Carolyn Fernandes, MD — Division of Infectious Diseases Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Director, CCID Travel Clinic University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.