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The Immune Reconstitution Syndrome in AIDS


The Immune Reconstitution Syndrome in AIDS
CME Certificate Fee: $25.00 per credit (hour)
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Estimated time to complete this activity: 1.00 hours
Lead Author(s): Stephen Klotz, MD
The author(s)/contributor(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.
Detailed Information >>
Meets Special CME Requirements in: Connecticut, Florida     Learn More >>
Course Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that restoration of immunologic function in persons with HIV disease may lead to a worsening clinical picture, the immune reconstitution syndrome.
  • Diagnose and manage occult opportunistic infections in persons with newly treated HIV disease.
  • Treat CNS cryptococcal disease in persons with AIDS.

Learning Format: Case-based, interactive online course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by course or module). Please also read the Technical Requirements.

CME Sponsor: University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current Approval Period: October 20, 2012 - October 19, 2014
Original Release Date: October 20, 2006
Most Recent Review by Author: October 20, 2012
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: October 20, 2012
Financial Support Received: None
The Immune Reconstitution Syndrome in AIDS
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Current Approval Period: October 20, 2012 - October 19, 2014
Financial Support Received: None

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the sponsorship of The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center. The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


University of Arizona CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Office of Continuing Medical Education
520-626-7832
uofacme@email.arizona.edu

The following CME Office Reviewer(s) state(s) that neither s/he nor any immediate family members have any financial arrangements with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with this activity:

John M. Harris, Jr., MD

The Immune Reconstitution Syndrome in AIDS
About the Author

Stephen A. Klotz, MD is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Fellowship Program, Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Arizona School of Medicine and the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Tucson, Arizona. He is the Director of the Special Immunology Program (HIV) at the university. He maintains an active laboratory studying the molecular interactions of Candida albicans with human proteins and cells.

Disclosure: Dr. Klotz states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

The Immune Reconstitution Syndrome in AIDS
Ratings (608 responses)
How would you rate this program overall?
Average Rating: 4.42/5.00
How well were the learning objectives of this program met?
Average Rating: 4.49/5.00
How relevant was the information in this program to your clinical practice?
Average Rating: 3.44/5.00
Likelihood you will make a change in practice behavior based on your participation in this activity.
Average Rating: 3.00/5.00
User Comments
by Lyonel Paul | Feb 25, 2014
it was very good course
by Hidden | Dec 26, 2013
I did not choose LP because the vignette stated that the patient had papilledema; LP can be dangerous with increased intracranial pressure, as it can cause brain herniation. Also, I disagree that the MRI brain provided no useful clinical information.
by Hidden | Oct 17, 2013
Not relevant for physician not involved in AIDS management while very inadequate for physicians involved in care.
by Hidden | Mar 17, 2013
I do not recall learning anything about steroids improving IRIS once on HAART during the course but was asked about it as an exam question. The graph of physician initial answers is clear that there is a problem with that question and another slide regarding steroids should be made.
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by Jeffrey King | Jan 7, 2013
Great course; very concise and quick, easy way to meet the HIV portion of the FL medical licensing CME requirement.
by Barry Haicken | Jul 28, 2012
Excellent
The Immune Reconstitution Syndrome in AIDS
This course meets general AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM requirements in states that have a CME requirement.

Based on information from state licensing authorities, this program meets special CME requirements in these states:

Connecticut Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS)
Florida HIV/AIDS

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The Immune Reconstitution Syndrome in AIDS
Technical Requirements

This web-based activity is offered online and requires an always-on connection to the Internet (the activity cannot be downloaded). The activity works on PC or Mac computers and most tablet computers. The activity should work with the newer versions of major Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. JavaScript should be enabled in all browsers, and Popups and first party cookies need to be accepted from www.VLH.com. You should also have the latest, free Adobe Reader installed for reading documents.

For additional information, read the Technical Assistance FAQ.

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