HCV/HIV Coinfection

Volume 2, Issue 8.

Dr. Mark Sulkowski, Professor and Medical Director of the Viral Hepatitis Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will describe the epidemiology of HCV infection in HIV-infected persons including the role of sexual transmission of HCV.

Featured Cases: Emerging Pathogens in Cystic Fibrosis

Volume 3, Issue 12.

Case studies offer opportunity to differentiate the needs of each patient when managing respiratory infections. Dr. Elliott Dasenbrook will review the prevalence of important CF organisms over the last 10 years, the impact of respiratory tract MRSA on survival, the association between a virulent strain of P. aeruginosa that can spread among patients and lung transplant or death, as well as the impact of chronic non-tuberculous Mycobacterial lung disease on lung function.

Screening and Management of Older Patients with HIV

Volume 1, Issue 2.

Dr. Kelly Gebo, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Unviersity School of Medicine will discuss the screening of older patients for HIV risk factors. She will also explain the issues of polypharmacy in older HIV infected patients.

Occult Hepatitis B Virus Infection

Volume 2, Issue 6.

Dr. Kennenth Sherman, Gould Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Digestive Disease at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine will diferentiate how occult HBV differs from classical HBV infections.

Featured Cases: The Role of Exercise and Physical Activity in Optimizing Outcomes Among Patients with CF

Volume 3, Issue 10.

Dr. Elizabeth Yen offers a clinical perspective to her review on how new research that highlights the strong positive impact of early behavioral and nutritional education and predictors of long-term response to such interventions. In this podcast she will expand on that information by discussing case scenarios.

Dr. Tram T. Tran will cover issues related to Hepatitis B and Pregnancy

Volume 2, Issue 4-Hepatitis B and Pregnancy.

Dr. Tram T Tran, Medical Director of the Liver Transplantation Program at the Liver Disease and Transplant Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA will present patient case scenarios which: review current screening recommendations for hepatitis B, Assess strategies to reduce mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of hepatitis B, and review recommendations and vaccination of hepatitis B infected mothers.

Featured Cases: Interventions to Improve Nutrition in Patients with CF

Volume 3, Issue 8.

In this issue, Dr. Elizabeth Yen reviews new research highlighting the strong positive impact of early behavioral and nutritional education. Exploring predictors of long-term response to such interventions she discusss how body image may affect compliance with nutritional recommendations in adolescents; and, then present data describing positive outcomes with gastrostomy tube placement for supplemental enteral intake.