CME Webcast Educates Physicians on Kidney Stones

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Educates Physicians on Kidney Stones. The Dornier lithotripsy machine was first used in 1980 to break apart kidney stones using an acoustic pulse. In the 36 years since then, shock wave lithotripsy has become a primary tool for urologists to treat kidney stones. But when is it the right way to treat kidney stones? And how do you evaluate patients with a kidney stone in order to devise treatment strategies to keep them from having a second one? On this CME webcast, we’re going to be examining these questions. Joining us, to tell us about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones is Associate Professor of Urology, Dr. Bodo Knudsen. Then, to tell us about the medical evaluation of patients with kidneys stones and the prevention of recurrent stones, we have Nephrologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ganesh Shidham.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS types of kidney stones; IDENTIFY risk factors for kidney stone and discuss etiology of these risk factors; DISCUSS medical management for prevention of kidney stones; DESCRIBE the prevalence of kidney stones in the United States; EXPLAIN the surgical options for lower pole kidney stones > 1.0 cm.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common signs and symptoms of kidney stones
  • Risk factors for kidney stones
  • Initial diagnostic test in the emergency department
  • Which patients require admission to the hospital
  • When to do stone chemical analysis
  • Approach to the incidentally diagnosed kidney stone
  • Kidney stones in children
  • Shock wave lithotripsy technique
  • Stents for kidney stones
  • When to refer
  • The role of the dietician

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 a hospital network. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

View Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Webcast. The U.S. Surgeon General estimates that obesity contributes to 112,000 preventable deaths each year. And deaths are only the tip of the obesity iceberg. The medical problems caused by obesity are enormous: coronary disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, stroke, liver disease, gallstones, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis, just to name a few. For many physicians, the advice to patients is to eat fewer calories and exercise more. But unfortunately, that advice usually just isn’t enough for most patients. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to show you what can work for your patients when diet and exercise don’t work. Joining Dr. Jim Allen in the studio is nurse practitioner and specialist in the medical management of obesity from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Weight Management Program, Kathy Foreman. Also in the studio, from the Division of General Surgery, is bariatric surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Bradley Needleman.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the health risks associated with obesity; DESCRIBE the options for the treatment of adult obesity; and RECOGNIZE non-surgical treatment options for obesity including.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Effectiveness of non-surgical weight loss treatments
  • Trends in bariatric surgical procedures
  • Realistic weight loss goals
  • The OSU Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Weight Management Program
  • Follow up management of the patient after bariatric surgery
  • Pre-operative evaluation of the bariatric surgery patient
  • Management of the “super obese” patients with BMI > 50
  • Whether weight loss medications should be combined
  • Changing to different medications
  • Choosing a diet
  • Insurance coverage for bariatric surgery

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.