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Presentations - Summer 2017

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Summer 2017 Semester

The Summer 2017 semester of Grand Rounds will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The presentation is free, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Central Time, in Austin (M-100 Conference Room at 1100 W. 49th Street, see map) or via webinar.

If you have a disability and need accommodations for this event, please contact us one week before the event so we may arrange for accommodations.

Questions? E-mail grandrounds@dshs.state.tx.us

Catherine Squire Epps 
Catherine Squire Eppes, MD
Baylor College of Medicine, 
Texas Children’s Hospital

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Zika Testing and Clinical Management in Maternal and Infant Populations

Catherine Squire Eppes, MD
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital

This presentation will give providers resources and clinical guidance for assessing Zika risk in pregnant women in Texas, particularly in areas of the state with elevated risk for Zika transmission, and for evaluation of newborns when maternal Zika infection is suspected. Catherine Epps, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital will discuss the status of Zika cases and preparation in Texas, Zika testing and management, including algorithms designed to assist providers with navigating complex recommendations for addressing Zika risks in maternal and infant populations. Dr. Eppes will also educate providers about systems of care that assist pregnant women with evidence of Zika infection as well as families whose infant has been impacted by congenital Zika syndrome.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the status of Zika cases and Zika preparedness in Texas.
  • Describe routine Zika screening and testing recommendations for pregnant women in Texas.
  • Discuss evaluating for congenital Zika syndrome in infants.
  • Examine Zika testing and interpreting Zika test results.
  • Identify the support available for pregnant women with evidence of Zika infection.
  • Discuss the systems and services available to families of infants with evidence of congenital Zika syndrome.

1.5 Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hours Available for the Following (live event only):

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • Certified Health Education Specialists and Master-Certified Health Education Specialists 
  • Registered Sanitarians
  • Social Workers

A certificate of attendance is available for those not seeking the credits/contact hours listed above.

Suggested Resources

  1. Prolonged IgM Antibody Response in People Infected with Zika Virus: Implications for Interpreting Serologic Testing Results for Pregnant Women.  Published Online: May 05, 2017.  Available from: https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/45492
  2. Reagan-Steiner S, Simeone R, Simon E, et al.  Evaluation of Placental and Fetal Tissue Specimens for Zika Virus Infection - 50 States and District of Columbia, January-December, 2016.  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Jun 23;66(24):636-643.  Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6624a3.htm?s_cid=mm6624a3_w
  3. Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Rice ME, Galang RR, et al.  Pregnancy Outcomes After Maternal Zika Virus Infection During Pregnancy - U.S. Territories, January 1, 2016-April 25, 2017.  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Jun 16;66(23):615-621.  Available from:  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6623e1.htm?s_cid=mm6623e1_w
  4. Reynolds MR, Jones AM, Petersen EE, et al.  Vital Signs: Update on Zika Virus-Associated Birth Defects and Evaluation of All U.S. Infants with Congenital Zika Virus Exposure - U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry, 2016.  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Apr 7;66(13):366-373.  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6613e1.htm?s_cid=mm6613e1_w
  5. Petersen EE, Meaney-Delman D, Neblett-Fanfair R, et al.  Update: Interim Guidance for Preconception Counseling and Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus for Persons with Possible Zika Virus Exposure - United States, September 2016.  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 Oct 7;65(39):1077-1081.  Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6539e1.htm?s_cid=mm6539e1_w
  6. Russell K, Oliver SE, Lewis L, et al.  Update: Interim Guidance for the Evaluation and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection - United States, August 2016.  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 Aug 26;65(33):870-878.  Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6533e2.htm?s_cid=mm6533e2_w

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