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.

Learn About Colorectal Cancer Treatment on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Colorectal Cancer Treatment on CME Webcast. We’ve heard a lot about colon cancer over the past few years on MedNet but mainly on screening for it. On this CME webcast, you’re going to hear about the treatment for colon cancer. We’re pleased to welcome colorectal surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery here at The Ohio State University, Dr. Syed Husain.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: LEARN basic concepts of colon and rectal cancer treatment; and IDENTIFY the differences in treatment approach between colon and rectal cancers.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Incidence of colorectal cancer
  • Risk factors for colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer without precursor polyps
  • Different types of polyps
  • Prophylactic colectomy
  • The barium enema in 2018
  • Patterns of metastasis
  • Who gets a colostomy
  • What patients should expect after a partial colectomy

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.

Understanding the Management of Depression

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Understanding the Management of Depression. We now have more and better medications to treat depression than the anti-tuberculosis drug created in the 1950’s. We also have much better ways to screen and identify patients with depression. We’re pleased to welcome our guests today to tell us about depression in primary care. Dr. Nazhat Taj-Schaal is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Kelli Barnes is a pharmacist and Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy.

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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 recent updated clinical guidelines that address screening for depression, monitoring treatment effects, and integration of behavioral health into primary care; and REVIEW medication treatment options, their unique characteristics and how to choose between different therapies.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of depression
  • Different antidepressants have different properties
  • Managing depressed patients in a busy primary care practice
  • Identifying the suicidal patient
  • Practical approach to antidepressant selection
  • Setting realistic expectations for antidepressant effects

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.

CME Webcast Teaches Viewers About Pneumonia

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014CME Webcast Teaches Viewers About Pneumonia. Pneumonia continues to be a plague on the human race. Each year in our country, 5.6 million people get pneumonia. It is the second most common reason for admission to the hospital and the 6th most common cause of death. Overall, it costs us nearly 20 billion dollars every year. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to re-examine pneumonia: what causes it, which patients need to be admitted to the hospital, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. Joining our Moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, is general internist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jodi Grandominico. Also joining them is pulmonary and critical care specialist and also Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Sarah Tapyrik.

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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 appropriate treatment for CAD; DEFINE the different types of pneumonia that can occur in or around a healthcare setting; and OUTLINE most common organisms, or groups of organisms, that commonly infect patients in the hospital and best treatment strategies.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Hospital-acquired versus community-acquired pneumonia
  • Pneumococcal vaccines and insurance coverage
  • The relationship between influenza and bacterial pneumonia
  • When you should order a bronchoscopy
  • Common pneumonia mimics
  • Duration of antibiotics for pneumonia
  • Mycoplasma and Chlamydia pneumonia

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.