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:
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.
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I liked the clarity with which the topic was dealt with
The lectures does not go in depth about each types of disease
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!
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.