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Medical Grand Rounds

Thursday, January 10, 2019
8:00am – 9:00am

UConn Health
Low Learning Center

Medical Grand Rounds Provided by University of Connecticut School of Medicine Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education and Department of Medicine

Speaker: Jason Carrese, MD Internal Medicine Residency Program UCONN Health Title: A 44- Year Old Pregnant Patient with Fevers, Headaches and Jaundice

Date: January 10, 2019

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Location: Henry Low Learning Center UConn Health

Learning Objectives: Participants will (be able to):

1. Describe the differential diagnosis of the pregnant patient with fevers. 2. Review the pathophysiology of infection with babesia and how this may mimic other obstetric conditions. 3. Identify the histopathological features of the peripheral blood smear in patients with babesia. 4. Explain the rationale of antibiotic therapy of the pregnant patient infected with babesia and impact of therapy on offspring. 5. Recognize the hematological complications that can develop in response to infection with babesia. 6. Discuss the management of massive hemorrhage in the setting of pregnancy. 7. Determine the role of and indications for erythrocytopheresis in patients with babesia.

Target Audience: The Department of Medicine faculty, housestaff and students, though many topics will be of interest to housestaff, students and other faculty members within the University of CT School of Medicine and Dental Medicine.

Accreditation: The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty members participating in CME activities provided by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content. Neither the activity director, planning committee members, nor the speaker, Dr. Carrese have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation.

Dr. Carrese will not be discussing the use of off -labeled use of any products.

This CME activity has no commercial support associated with it.


Evaluations: Participants are required to complete an electronic evaluation in order to obtain CME Credits. An email from with inst


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