Gain A Better Understanding of Psoriasis on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Gain A Better Understanding of Psoriasis on CME Webcast. Over the centuries, thousands of treatments have been tried and thousands of treatments have failed. But the good news is that in the past few years there have been effective new biologic agents developed that are offering hope to patients with the most severe cases of psoriasis. Joining us on our webcast to discuss the diagnosis and management of psoriasis is dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jessica Kaffenberger.

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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 psoriasis and how to effectively treat them; DESCRIBE the pathogenesis of psoriasis and how it correlates with the newest therapies; and IDENTIFY frequent psoriasis co-morbidities that affect medication management.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The etiology of psoriasis
  • New directions in treating psoriasis
  • The role of skin biopsy
  • Psoriasis versus eczema
  • Long-term prognosis for patients with psoriasis
  • Relationship of diet, exercise, and sunlight with psoriasis
  • Deodorants and common skin lotions
  • Swimming with psoriasis
  • Treatment of psoriatic arthritis
  • Precautions for patients taking methotrexate
  • Genital psoriasis and sexual health

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.

Explore Obesity and Rheumatologic-Musculoskeletal Disease

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Explore Obesity and Rheumatologic/Musculoskeletal Disease. With moderate obesity comes more diabetes, more sleep apnea, more heart disease and today you’re going to learn, more arthritis. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio to tell us about the two-way relationship between obesity and rheumatologic disease is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Rheumatology, Dr. Matthew Husa.

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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 importance of obesity as it relates to rheumatologic and/or musculoskeletal disease; and DISCUSS treatment options and changes in therapy for obese patients with musculoskeletal and/or rheumatologic disease.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether weight loss improves arthritis symptoms
  • Obesity and back pain
  • Prognosis for radiographic improvement with weight loss
  • Obesity and gout
  • Exercise selection for obese patients with arthritis
  • Steroids and other rheumatologic medications and weight loss

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 Covers Rheumatoid Arthritis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Covers Rheumatoid Arthritis. Today, the life expectancy for American men is 77 years and women is 82 years so there are a lot more people living long enough to develop rheumatoid arthritis. Since 1-2% of people will eventually develop it, the chances are good that you’ll see a patient with rheumatoid arthritis at least once a week. In Archibald Garrod’s day, once you diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis, there was not much that you could do about it but today, we have an ever-expanding number of medications that can not only improve patient’s symptoms but actually change the course of the disease. Joining Moderator Jim Allen, in the studio, to tell us about the latest concepts in the causes, diagnosis, and management of rheumatoid arthritis is Rheumatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Hareth Madhoun.

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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 and DIAGNOSE rheumatoid arthritis; and EXPLAIN basic treatment approach in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and risks associated with treatments.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Diagnostic clues from the history and physical exam
  • The current first-line treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Routes of administration of biologic agents for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Managing flares
  • When to refer to the rheumatologist
  • Exercise and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Screening tests prior to starting disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren’s 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.