Dr. John Greene discusses different patterns of consolidation visible on lung imaging and the differential diagnosis for pneumonia in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. He reviews CT imaging for ground glass opacities, consolidation, nodular opacities, and nodular cavitary lesions on the lungs. He covers interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, community acquired viral and bacterial pneumonia, fungal infections, and mycobacterial infections among others. He specifically discusses nocardia, mycobacterium avium complex and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. He then covers several cases studies and management strategies. His updated talk was originally presented in 2013.
Dr. Baluch introduces the audience to to concept of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. She discusses the timeline for infections and the tools for their work-up, including antimicrobial drugs. She also reviews the current paradigm for the work-up of neutropenic fever, and the treatment of “common” ID issues. Lastly, she discusses useful infectious diseases resources for the clinician.
Dr. Oehler discusses the process for evaluating a patient with a positive blood culture, from the time the blood culture is ordered to when management decisions must be made. Some important concepts discussed include distinguishing true versus contaminant blood cultures, the importance of collection technique, risk factors for bacteremia, and antibiotic treatment strategies.