Oral Abstract Session:
43. Infectious Diseases Practice Challenges
Friday, October 21, 2011: 10:45 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 151AB

Learning Objectives:


Target Audience: Academicians, other

Topical Category: J. Clinical practice issues

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Adult ID

Moderators:  Daniel J. Sexton, MD, FIDSA, Duke University Medical Center and George Risi, MD, FIDSA, Infectious Disease Specialists, PC


10:45 AM
Antimicrobial Agent Shortages and Adverse Patient Outcomes: Results of a 2011 Survey of Infectious Diseases Physicians
Susan E. Beekmann, RN, MPH ; Donald Graham, MD ; Adi Gundlapalli, MD, PhD, MS ; Phillip M. Polgreen, MD

11:00 AM
Walking the Fine Line between Causation and Association – New Clinico-Epidemiologic (CE) Criteria for Categorizing Laboratory-Confirmed Bloodstream Infections (LCBSI) among Patients with Central Lines
Luke F. Chen, MBBS, MPH, CIC, FRACP ; Daniel J. Sexton, MD, FIDSA ; Pamela Isaacs, BSN MHA CIC ; Charlene Carriker, RN BSN CIC ; Becky A. Miller, MD ; Lisa M. Cooper, RN BSN ; Sheila Vereen, RN BSN CIC ; Rebekah W. Moehring, MD ; Nancy Strittholt, RN BSN CIC ; Russell Staheli, MPH ; Judie Bringhurst, RN MSN CIC ; Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH

11:15 AM
Copper Surfaces (CuS) Significantly Lower Rate of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
Cassandra Salgado, MD, MS ; Kent A. Sepkowitz, MD, FIDSA ; Joseph John, MD ; Joseph Cantey, MD ; Urania Rappo, MD, PharmD ; Hadi Baig ; Susan Singh, MPH ; Hubert Attaway ; Harold Michels, PhD ; Michael Schmidt, PhD

11:30 AM
Medicare Beneficiaries are Often Readmitted Due to Inadequate Treatment of Infection or Adverse Antimicrobial Events
Vera Luther, MD ; Hyun Yoon, MD ; Christopher Ohl, MD ; Kevin High, MD, MS ; Robert Hamm, PhD ; Jeff Williamson, MD

11:45 AM
Expatriates Ill After Travel: Results from the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network
Poh-Lian Lim, MD, MPH ; Pauline Han, MA ; Lin H. Chen, MD, FACP ; Susan MacDonald, MDCM, MSc ; Prativa Pandey, MBBS, MD ; DeVon Hale, MD ; Patricia Schlagenhauf, PhD ; Louis Loutan, MD, MPH ; Annelies Wilder-Smith, MD, PhD ; Xiaohong Davis, PhD, MA ; David Freedman, MD, FIDSA

12:00 PM
Reduced Serum Penicillin (PCN-G) Levels Following Recommended Doses of Intramuscular Benzathine Penicillin G (BPG) in Active Adults: Clinical Implications
Michael Broderick, Ph.D. ; Christian Hansen, B.S. ; Kevin Russell, MD, MPH ; Edward Kaplan, MD, FIDSA ; Jeffrey Blumer, M.D., Ph.D. ; Dennis Faix, MD MPH

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D. J. Sexton, None

G. Risi, None

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