Get An Epilepsy Update Viewing On-line CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get An Epilepsy Update Viewing On-line CME Webcast. Today, the EEG is one of the most commonly performed tests in neurology and one of its primary uses is in the diagnosis and study of seizures. On this CME Webcast, we are going to review the basics of seizures and epilepsy: how to diagnose it, how to classify it, and how to treat it, including new non-pharmacologic therapies that are revolutionizing seizure management. We’re pleased to welcome Professor of Neurology and epilepsy specialist, Dr. William Bell.

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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 basic diagnosis of spells and seizures; LEARN basic medication treatment for epilepsy; and REVIEW advanced treatment options for refractory epilepsy including epilepsy surgery and devices.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Acute management of the patient having a seizure
  • Anti-epileptic drugs
  • Choosing between medication, surgery, or a vagal nerve stimulator
  • Advising patients about driving

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 Prostate Cancer Treatment

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches On Prostate Cancer Treatment. Last year on MedNet21, urologist Dr. Ahmad Shabsigh gave us an overview about some of the controversy surrounding prostate cancer screening and laid out some very thoughtful and rational recommendations about who should be screened. On this CME webcast, we’re going to look at prostate cancer treatment. We’re pleased to welcome back to the studio Assistant Professor of Urology Dr. Ahmad Shabsigh who is going to update us on the surgical management of prostate cancer. And then to update us on the medical management of prostate cancer, we have Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and oncologist at the James Cancer Hospital, Dr. Paul Monk.

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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 role of new prognostication tools; and REVIEW new treatment options for localized prostate cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Surgical decision making in prostate cancer
  • Medical management of advanced prostate cancer
  • What to expect during your prostatectomy
  • Urinary incontinence and impotence after different forms of treatment
  • Choosing an androgen deprivation therapy
  • Testosterone levels in advanced prostate cancer
  • PSA levels in advanced prostate cancer

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 Common Skin Infections on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Common Skin Infections On Webcast. All of us have about 50 million bacteria on every square inch of our skin. That is a lot of bacteria just waiting to get into our bodies and although most of the time our skin is great at keeping them out, sometimes the bacteria find a way in and skin infections can occur. On this CME webcast, we’re going to cover the most common causes of skin infections: how they present, what causes them, and how to treat them. Joining our moderator, in the studio, is Dr. Daniel Martin, a Professor and the Vice Chairman for Education from the Department of Emergency Medicine and Dr. Colin Kaide, an Associate Professor, also from the Department of Emergency Medicine.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: Discuss the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of common skin and soft tissue infections that present to the emergency department; Identify some dangerous, lift-threatening infections that can present, appearing to be more benign conditions; Know the common organisms and antibiotics for most skin and soft tissue infections; and Understand when to use advanced imaging and surgical consultation for severe infections.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common skin infections
  • Signs and symptoms mandating immediate medical attention
  • Cellulitis
  • Flexor Tenosynovitis
  • Dog, Cat and Human Bites
  • Abscesses

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 Carotid Stenosis: Diagnosis and Management

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Carotid Stenosis: Diagnosis and Management. Back in 1953, there were no CT scans, MRIs, or duplex ultrasounds so carotid artery disease and stroke were diagnosed purely by history and physical examination. Since that time, there have been remarkable advancements in cerebrovascular imaging and DeBakey’s original surgical technique has been refined and expanded on. Here with our moderator to discuss the current state of carotid imaging is neuroradiologist and Assistant Professor of Radiology, Dr. Daniel Boulter. Then, to update us on the treatment of carotid artery disease, vascular surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Mounir Haurani.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DESCRIBE the relationship between carotid stenosis and stroke; COMPARE carotid imaging techniques; INTERPRET carotid imaging results and consider implications for management; and DISCUSS stroke risk stratification with advanced imaging.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Current state of carotid imaging
  • Current options for treating carotid artery disease
  • Current role of the aorta/carotid angiograms
  • Pre-op assessment of the asymptomatic carotid bruit
  • Approach to the patient with simultaneous carotid and coronary artery disease
  • Role of carotid surgery in acute stroke
  • What to look for in a carotid surgeon

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.

Hospice and the Management of Dyspnea

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Hospice and the Management of Dyspnea. Dyspnea is sometimes an important diagnostic clue regarding an as-yet undiagnosed disease and sometimes it is a condition that requires treatment in order to provide patient comfort. On this CME webcast, we’re going to be taking a look at dyspnea: what causes it and how to treat it. Our guest is uniquely qualified to be here speaking with us about dyspnea. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is Dr. Lauren Goodman. She’s an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in both the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and also the Division of Palliative Medicine here at Ohio State.

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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 mechanisms of dyspnea; REVIEW disease states that frequently cause dyspnea; EXPLAIN treatments by disease state; IDENTIFY treatments for dyspnea at end of life; DESCRIBE what hospice is and what hospice is not; DISPEL hospice myths.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of dyspnea
  • Relieving dyspnea
  • Effects of advanced lung disease
  • Cardiac causes of dyspnea
  • Other causes of dyspnea
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Choosing an oral opioid for dyspnea relief in hospice
  • Liquid morphine

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.