Learn About New Developments in Asthma on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About New Developments in Asthma on CME Webcast. Today on MedNet, we’re going to tell you about the newest developments in asthma management to help you choose the right medications for your patients. Joining our moderator in the studio to update us on asthma management in adults is pulmonologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jennifer McCallister. And then to update us on asthma management in children is pulmonologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Dr. Elizabeth Allen.

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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 important safety considerations in the use of long-acting beta-agonists in asthma care; SELECT the most appropriate initial inhaler therapy for a patient with asthma-COPD overlap; IDENTIFY new treatment options for both acute and chronic asthma management; and RECOGNIZE protracted bacterial bronchitis – an asthma mimic in young children.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Pathogenesis of asthma
  • Diagnosing asthma in children
  • Equivalency of different brands of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists
  • Asthma medications and pregnancy
  • Allergy testing and desensitization
  • School-based asthma treatment program
  • Exhaled nitric oxide
  • Leukotriene inhibitors in adult asthma
  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Peak flow monitoring
  • Role of increasing the dose of inhaled steroids in asthma exacerbations

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 Discusses Common Ear and Throat Infections in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Common Ear and Throat Infections in Primary Care. Infections of the ears, nose, and throat are still common. 80% of children have at least 1 ear infection by age 3. Throat infections are one of the top 20 reasons for primary care office visits. Acute rhinosinusitis accounts for 16 million physician office visits each year. These are common medical problems but there is still a lot of confusion and misunderstanding of the most frequent causes and the best treatments. Here to demystify common ear, nose, and throat infections are internal medicine and pediatric specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Jing-Jing Mao is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Nathan Richards is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. Both from the OSU Division of General Internal 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 of group A streptococcal pharyngitis, specifically with using the Centor criteria to aid in diagnosis in adults; RECOGNIZE the complications of group A streptococcal pharyngitis, especially those that are potentially life-threatening; UNDERSTAND the etiology of ear and throat infections and recommendations for prevention; and RECOGNIZE, diagnose, and be familiar with the treatment of the most common ear and throat infections.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • ENT infections in children versus adults
  • Testing for group A streptococcal pharyngitis
  • Managing contacts of patients with group A streptococcal infections
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tympanostomy tubes
  • Preventing barotrauma during air flights

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 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.

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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 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.