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PPC IV Literature Review Requirements (self-directed learning assignment): Infectious Disease Related Topics page 2


  • Artemether and lumefantrine versus artesunate and amodiaquine for treating malaria


  • Comparing an new educational program to current practice for educating the public about the importance of vaccinations
  • Comparing two different dosage forms for vaccine delivery (for example: intra-nasal versus the subcutaneous delivery of measles vaccine)
  • Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis antigens (Tdap) vaccine versus tetanus and diphtheria toxoids vaccine (Td) for efficacy (and/or safety) in patients
  • Comparing efficacy of the quadrivalent flu vaccine to the trivalent flu vaccine
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine given to children at 8 months versus 12 months.
  • Comparing two doses of combined measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine versus one dose of monovalent varicella vaccine for protecting against varicella
  • Subcutaneous versus Intra-Nasal Administration of Vaccines in the Prevention of Hookworm Infection
  • Comparing acellular whooping cough vaccines to whole cell whooping cough vaccines for children
  • Comparing two ways to educate the public about vaccines.


  • Comparing oseltamivir to zanamivir for the treatment of influenza
  • Tenofovir vs. abacavir-lamivudine as an antiviral therapy
  • Tenofovir Alafenamide Plus Emtricitabine to Abacavir Plus Lamivudine in Individuals with HIV
  • Tinnitus Therapy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Literature-Based Review of the Drugs Used for Treatment of COVID-19

Misc. Topics

  • Acetaminophen plus ibuprofen for treatment of fever in children
  • sepsis alert program vs no program
  • Comparing cranberries to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for treating urinary tract infections


  • Tinnitus Therapy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Literature-Based Review of the Drugs Used for Treatment of COVID-19
  • Low Molecular Weight Heparin versus Unfractionated Heparin: Anticoagulation in COVID-19 Patients
  • A neutralizing antibody cocktail versus placebo (or another treatment) to treat COVID-19.
  • Convalescent plasma versus placebo (or another treatment) to treat COVID-19.
  • Drug vs placebo (or another treatment) to treat COVID-19.
  • Bamlanivimab vs Bamlanivimab with Etesevimab for treating COVID-19
  • Long-term outcomes for patients hospitalized with COVID (could look at two time periods or patients with and without complications or continued symptoms)
  • Success of text reminders to increase COVID-19 vaccinations
  • ACE inhibitors versus ARBs for treating COVID progression
  • The effectiveness of vitamin D for the treatment of COVID-19 infection and prognosis
  • Comparing Two Drug Treatments (Favipiravir and Lopinavir) for COVID-19