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Fever Patterns and Infection

By Shuchi Pandya, MD

June 2nd, 2017

Dr. Pandya reviews the relationship between fever and infection, including fever classifications, various fever patterns, fever severity, and fevers associated with specific conditions. 

Orthopoxviruses

By Robert Castro, MD

June 2nd, 2017

Dr. Castro reviews orthopoxviruses with a focus on the history of Smallpox, including its history, clinical presentation, vaccination, treatment, and the potential for bioterrorism.

What To Do With A Positive Blood Culture

By Richard L. Oehler, MD

February 24th, 2017

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.

Bartonellosis

By Anteneh Addisu, MD

February 23rd, 2017

Dr Antoneh Addisu describes the history and taxonomy of Bartonella species, including basic microbiology of this important organism.  He differentiates between the major syndromes caused by Bartonella organisms and associates them with specific species.  Diagnostic considerations are also discussed.  A more obscure manifestation of Bartonella infection is culture negative endocarditis, which is also reviewed. Lastly, the speaker discusses therapy for Bartonella infections.

STD Update for 2017 (Florida)

By Guest Contributor

February 3rd, 2017

Dr. Maria L Alcaide, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, presents an update on sexually transmitted diseases with a emphasis on the state of Florida. She focuses on recent epidemiology, specific syndromes including syphilis, urethritis and the genital ulcer diseases, as well as HIV-STD interactions.

Invasive Fungal Infections

By Rod Quilitz, Pharm.D., BCOP

January 29th, 2017

Dr. Rod Quilitz, ID clinical pharmacist and Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, discusses the Moffitt approach to the identification, assessment, and management of invasive fungal infections in the immunocompromised host.