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 respiratory tract infections are the most common reason for acute care appointments. Although URIs are typically viral, these infections are the most common reason for the prescription of antibiotics for adults.

A variety of viruses and bacteria can cause upper respiratory tract infections. These cause a variety of patient diseases, including acute bronchitis, the common cold, influenza, and respiratory distress syndromes. Defining most of these patient diseases is difficult because the presentations connected with URIs commonly overlap and their causes are similar.

Course Details

  • Videos 17
  • Duration 1:45 h
  • Quiz questions 67
  • Concept Pages 10


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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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.

I loved it
By Gloria C. on 12. October 2021 for Upper Respiratory Infections

This is the best course ever; and i would like if u can add much more complex of physiopatology; but inspite of that; thank u for this videolecture; I really enjoyed