Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

by John Fisher, MD
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Learn your way around infectious diseases!

Diagnosing and treating infectious diseases is a major part of most shelf exams and the USMLE Step 2 exam. This course concisely reviews the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the most common infections. It also includes a comprehensive discussion of the mechanism of action and appropriate use of the major classes of antibiotic agents.

Our specialist John Fisher from Augusta University will provide high–yield facts on infections and microbes that will also be supported by comprehensive topic reviews, quizzes and clinical pearls to make sure you go into your examinations confident in your diagnostic skills and management approach to common infections.

This course includes the following topics:

  • CNS Infection
  • Cardiovascular Infections 
  • Infections of the Respiratory Tract 
  • Gastrointestinal Infections

Every bit of high–yield information will be explained in an easy to understand manner. By the end of this course you will be familiar with common infectious diseases and everything you will need to know to be successful on your exams. The course is also recommended for practicing physicians, who want to refresh and deepen their knowledge for their daily work.

Start your new self-paced and time flexible learning experience with Lecturio now! Enhance your clinical skills in infectious diseases diagnosis, perform a world-class physical examination and discover the proper use of the laboratory in infectious diseases.

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Course Details

  • Videos 99
  • Duration 10:00 h
  • Quiz questions 426
  • Topic reviews 26

Content

Your Educators of course Infectious Diseases

 John Fisher, MD

John Fisher, MD

Dr. Fisher is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Medicine and Infectious Diseases. In his 30 years on the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia he has received 58 teaching awards. He has been recognized regionally by the American College of Physicians for his educational skills with the Annual J. Willis Hurst Teaching Award and nationally by the Infectious Diseases Society of America's Clinical Teacher Award. In April of 2015 he received the Jane F. Deforges Excellence in Medical Education Award at the national meetings of the American College of Physicians in Boston, MA. In light of his receiving this prestigious award, he was advanced from Fellow to Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP). Dr. Fisher is also the author of 61 original publications in refereed journals and 44 book chapters.


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Clarity and essence
By Anurag M. on 14. April 2017 for Infective Endocarditis (IE): Signs and Symptoms

I liked the clarity with which the topic was dealt with

 
Not bad
By kimphu n. on 29. March 2017 for Genital and Sexually Transmitted Infections

The lectures does not go in depth about each types of disease

 
Top Notch Lectures series
By Hamed S. on 28. March 2017 for Urinary Tract Infections

Only addition to the pyelonephritis lecture and the use of imaging would also be if the patients symptoms have not improved following 48 to 72 hours of Abx use!

 
No mention of Westernblot, Window period and Treatment Failure
By Hamed S. on 28. March 2017 for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Diagnosis and Management

I'd would have like to know where western blots fit in the diagnostic pathway. I think in Australia after positive confirmation of p24 go on to perform westernblots. Also what about the impact the window period has and the new for follow up testing? Finally it would have been good to discuss what is considered to be as treatment failure with HAART.

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