Louisville Lectures

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HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): A Review with Dr. Anupama Raghuram

Dr. Anupama Raghuram presents a review of "HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)" by first discussing the HIV global burden of disease and transmission. She then presents the rationale for HIV PrEP as well as the efficacy and indications of HIV PrEP. Finally, she analyzes the initial barriers in prescribing HIV PrEP.

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Hepatitis A: An Update in the Context of an Outgoing Multi-state Outbreak with Dr. Anupama Raghuram

Dr. Anupama Raghuram discusses "Hepatitis A: An Update in the Context of an Outgoing Multi-state Outbreak" by first reviewing the epidemiology and pathogenesis of hepatits A virus (HAV) infections. She then presents the clinical manifestations and management of HAV infections. After, Dr. Raghuram addresses strategies for prevention of transmission in a variety of clinical settings and finally, reviews data on the ongoing multi-state HAV outbreak in the US.

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Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) with Dr. Raghuram

In this lecture Dr. Raghuram takes a look at traditional and new definitions of FUOs as well as a practical algorithm for their workup. She takes a comprehensive look at common non-infectious causes including often used drugs that can produce fevers in patients. Dr. Raghuram finishes with several cases presented in a board review style and walks through her thought process with evaluating the questions.

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Rickettsial Disease Review with Dr. Raghuram

Dr. Raghuram review common rickettsial diseases (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever,  Typhus, Mediterranean Spotted Fever, African Tick Bite Fever,  and less common species) with a focus on board review. She delves into geography, vectors and pathophysiology of these diseases as well as discussing common look-a-like diseases.

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Grand Rounds: Refugee Health and the Kentucky Global Health Center

In this illuminating Grand Rounds lecture, Dr. Rahel Bosson and Ruth Carrico give an overview of the real struggle of the refugee population and provide an update of the current state of refugee health in Kentucky. They give an overview of the Global Health Initiative at University of Louisville which includes the follow programs: HIV/AIDs, Refugee Health and Immunization, Vaccine and International Travel and Global Health Research Support. The talk concludes looking to the future with a comprehensive Global Health Center composed of improving refugee orientation and EMR, healthcare worker education, developing guidelines and bettering our surveillance and epidemiology surrounding global health populations.

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