Learn About Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care. ALS is one of many neurologic conditions that can present as weakness and today on MedNet, we are going to show you how to approach the patient with weakness in order to diagnose and direct treatment. Joining our moderator to discuss upper motor neuron causes of weakness is Assistant Professor of Neurology Dr. Samantha LoRusso. And then to discuss lower motor neuron causes of weakness, Associate Professor of Neurology, Dr. Bakri Elsheikh.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the physical exam findings that accompany upper motor neuron weakness; and RECOGNIZE typical
patterns of upper motor neuron weakness and know what imaging should be obtained.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Upper motor neuron verus lower motor neuron
  • Initial steps in the approach to the weak patient
  • When to admit the patient to the hospital for urgent evaluation
  • Pronator drift testing
  • Fasciculations
  • Management of the patient with increased muscle tone
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Guillian Barré syndrome

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

CME Webcast Teaches On Vaccine Preventable Diseases

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches On Vaccine Preventable Diseases. On this webcast, we are going to re-acquaint you with some diseases that 40 years ago, physicians expected to be eradicated. In many cases, these disease are not only not eradicated but they are increasing in incidence. Joining our moderator in the studio is infectious disease specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics from the Ohio State University, Dr. Matthew Washam.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE the clinical presentation of measles, mumps, and hepatitis A infection; and UNDERSTAND how to interpret testing results for measles, mumps, and hepatitis A virus.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Measles in the United States
  • Vaccine effectiveness
  • Autism and vaccines
  • Egg allergy and the MMR vaccine

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Learn About Headache on On-line CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Headache on On-line CME Webcast. Today, we have a much better understanding of what causes headache and we have much more effective and safer treatments for migraine. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, to tell us all about headache is Assistant Professor of Neurology, Dr. Kevin Weber.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE the different types of migraine; and DESCRIBE the therapies for adult and pediatric migraine.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of headache
  • Diagnostic approach to the patient with headache
  • When to consult a headache specialist
  • Quantifying headache

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

On-line CME Webcast Teaches on Prostate Cancer Screening

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Webcast Teaches on Prostate Cancer Screening. On this CME webcast, we’ll be examining the conundrum of prostate cancer screening. Joining our moderator in the studio is urologic oncologist and Assistant Professor of Urology, Dr. Shawn Dason.

 

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the rationale, benefits, and harms of prostate cancer screening; and DEVELOP an approach for prostate cancer screening in a primary care setting.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Prostate cancer risk factors
  • The problem with the PSA
  • False positive PSAs
  • False negative PSAs
  • Interpreting the PSA trajectory over time
  • The urologist’s approach to an elevated PSA
  • Common prostate cancer treatments and their complications

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

CME Webcast Discusses Stroke Update

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Stroke Update. There have been remarkable advances in our understanding of stroke and how to best treat it, especially with fibrinolytics such as t-PA. Here today to update us on the treatment of stroke is Ohio State University Associate Professor of Neurology, Dr. Vivien Lee and OSU Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Dr. Ciaran Powers.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the evidence behind IVtPA for acute ischemic stroke treatment; and DESCRIBE the evidence behind mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke treatment.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Catheter-based intervention in acute stroke
  • Choosing the right brain imaging test
  • Time goals for treatment of acute stroke
  • Blood pressure management in acute stroke
  • NIH Stroke Score

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.