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Procalcitonin Testing in Management of Upper and Lower Respiratory Infections

Total Credits: .75 including 0.75 AOA Category 2-A Credit

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IOMA - Iowa
Abhishek Kumar, MD, FCCP, MPH
43 Minutes
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Learning Objectives: The participants will:

  • Understand what procalcitonin is.
  • Role of procalcitonin in differentiating infectious vs. noninfectious diseases.
  • Role of procalcitonin in duration of antibiotic therapy.
  • Pitfalls of false positive and false negative procalcitonin levels.

Accreditation Statement:
The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of .75 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.

Grievance Policy:
Grievances Related to the Returned CME Program Administration and Evaluation Document - It is the policy of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association (IOMA) that all grievances related to the returned CME program administration and evaluation document will be referred to the Board of Trustees and whatever action they deem necessary will be taken.





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Abhishek Kumar, MD, FCCP, MPH graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He also received a Master of Public Health from Harvard University, Scholl of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.  He completed his internal medicine residency at Brookdale University and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.  He also completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, and in Geriatric Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/New York Medical College in Bronx, New York. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine. Dr. Kumar practices at Mercy Pulmonology Clinic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City.

Dr. Kumar discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.


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