Learn about Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast. For many people, insomnia is a nightly occurrence, leading to nocturnal frustration and daytime fatigue. On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore insomnia, what causes it and what you can advise your patients to do about it. Our guests today are specialists in sleep medicine. Dr. Meena Khan is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and of Neurology, and Dr. Jesse Mindel, who is an Assistant Professor of Neurology.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW basic approaches to insomnia treatment; REVIEW available behavioral and pharmacologic therapies for insomnia; Describe the epidemiology and health implications of chronic insomnia; DESCRIBE the psychological characteristic of those with chronic insomnia; and DESCRIBE the behavioral and environmental factors that perpetuate chronic insomnia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of insomnia
  • Normal sleep patterns
  • Melatonin
  • Sleep binging
  • Circadian rhythm disturbances
  • Eye patches and background noise recordings
  • Antihistamines
  • Approach to the patient who wakes up and cannot fall back to sleep
  • Approach to temporary situational insomnia

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.

View CME Webcast on Approach to Chronic Back Pain

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View CME Webcast on Approach to Chronic Back Pain. The Edwin Smith Papyrus was an Ancient Egyptian manuscript written about 15 hundred BC and is the oldest medical text in existence. It describes 48 cases of different types of trauma, 6 of which are injuries to the spine and one of which is the first description of sciatica. Our understanding of the causes of back pain are a lot better now than they were 35 hundred years ago but the diseases are the same. On this CME Webcast, we have a great program with our guest, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Elizabeth Yu. Dr. Yu is going to be telling us about the most common causes of back pain and how you can treat them.

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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 etiology of back pain; and UNDERSTAND the treatment for back pain.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The most common causes of acute and chronic back pain in primary care practices
  • How frequently surgery is equired
  • Initial radiographic test selection
  • Age and the differential diagnosis of chronic back pain
  • The role of bedrest in treating herniated discs
  • What the patient should expect during and after the microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy versus standard discectomy
  • Disability and chronic back pain
  • How to avoid back injuries

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.