CME Webcast Discusses Pulmonary Hypertension

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Pulmonary Hypertension. Today on MedNet, we’re going to review the causes and diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension as well as the currently available treatments. On this CME webcast, in the studio, are pulmonary hypertension specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Shaun Smith is a pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. And Dr. Veronica Franco is a cardiologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine.

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: PROVIDE basic determination if a patient may respond to calcium channel blockers for treatment of pulmonary hypertension; DETERMINE when a patient should be started on parental prostacyclins; DISCUSS the hemodynamic definition, classification and epidemiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension; and REVIEW the signs and symptoms of pulmonary arterial hypertension as well as the diagnostic algorithm.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The causes of pulmonary hypertension
  • Which patients should be treated with vasodilators
  • Vasodilator testing during the right heart cath
  • Selecting the right drug
  • Which patients do not benefit by vasodilators?
  • Anticoagulation

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.

New Developments in Lung Cancer Treatment

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 New Developments in Lung Cancer Treatment. Lung cancer now accounts for 14% of all cancers but it is the most common cause of cancer death, In fact, more people die each year from lung cancer than from colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer combined. The 5-year survival rate of lung cancer is only 18% but the good news is that we have a lot of new medications that are giving patients with lung cancer longer and better lives. On our CME webcast, to discuss new treatments in lung cancer, are two of Ohio State’s experts in the management of lung cancer. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, we have Dr. Greg Otterson who is a Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Medical Oncology and Dr. Erin Bertino, an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, also from the Division of Medical Oncology.

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: GAIN an understanding of the importance of genomic testing in the initial workup of patients with lung cancer. EXPLAIN the evolving role of immune mediated therapy in lung cancer; RECOGNIZE the clinical benefit for patients receiving targeted therapies; and DESCRIBE the patient characteristics commonly associated with actionable mutations in lung cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The most fatal of all common cancers
  • Evolving chemotherapy treatment of lung cancer
  • Sub-classifying adenocarcinomas
  • Squamous cell lung cancer treatment
  • Large cell undifferentiated lung 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.