Upper Respiratory Infections
Upper Respiratory Infections

Upper Respiratory Infections

by John Fisher, MD

Upper respiratory infections (URIs) account for billions of dollars in annual healthcare costs, and acute URIs are among the most frequent chief complaints for urgent or acute care visits. Although URIs are typically viral, these infections are the most common reason for the prescription of antibiotics for adults.

Although viruses are by far the most common cause of URIs, both bacteria and viruses may be implicated. The clinical spectrum of URIs ranges from the common cold and influenza to acute bronchitis and even respiratory distress syndromes. It is often difficult, clinically, to pinpoint exactly what is causing the URI, as clinical presentations often overlap and causes can be quite similar.

Course Details

  • Videos 17
  • Duration 1:45 h
  • Quiz questions 67
  • Concept Pages 11


Your Educators of course Upper Respiratory Infections

 John Fisher, MD

John Fisher, MD

Dr. John F. Fisher is a Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University in the USA.
He obtained his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in 1969. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
Due to his achievements, he has earned the Annual J. Willis Hurst Teaching Award, the Jane F. Deforges Excellence in Medical Education Award, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America's Clinical Teacher Award.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Fisher teaches courses on Infectious Diseases.

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Excellent lecture
By Izuku M. on 02. February 2024 for Influenza: Management and Prevention

I like the series presented by Dr. Fisher. I love his explanation because it help stick material better when you understand why are we doing certain steps. Thank you Dr. Fisher.

Very Informative and helpful!
By Christine K. on 06. January 2023 for Influenza A: Pathology

Very informative. Helpful in provding explaination I can reuse when describing why influenza is harmful to the lungs

Great lecture
By Matthew A. on 19. December 2022 for Upper Respiratory Infections

This is a great lecture presented by a great speaker!

Good high yield material! Don't miss this
By JOSE ANTONIO P. on 04. January 2022 for Upper Respiratory Infections

Amazing profesor and great Dr with a lot of experience, really useful clinical anecdotes. His method of teaching is really great.