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.

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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.

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 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.

Learn About Thyroid Cancer During CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Thyroid Cancer During CME Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to talk about thyroid nodules: which ones need to be biopsied and which ones can be followed. And then we’re going to talk about thyroid cancer: how to diagnose it, how to treat it, and how to follow it. Our guest today is an endocrinologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, Dr. Jennifer Sipos.  Enjoy this introduction.

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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 epidemiology of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer; and OUTLINE the general management principles for thyroid cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Physical examination of the thyroid gland
  • Detection of thyroid nodules by exam
  • Thyroid cancer histology and prognosis
  • Side effects of thyroid cancer surgery
  • Management of metastatic thyroid cancer
  • Role of CT scans in thyroid nodule detection and evaluation
  • Long-term follow-up of simple cysts of the thyroid
  • Evaluation of the multinodular goiter

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.

On-line CME for Immigrant Medicine

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME for Immigrant Medicine. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a close up look at the process of immigration from the physician’s perspective. What medical evaluations immigrants have to undergo and what healthcare workers need to know about the immigration process. Joining our moderator in the studio is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Mark Troyer

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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 major types of immigration to the US, with focus on the origins of refugees arriving in Ohio; and OUTLINE the framework of medical screening that occurs inside and outside the US during immigration.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Why people immigrate
  • Immigrant populations in Columbus, Ohio
  • Interpreter services
  • PPD versus Quantiferon
  • Cultural differences in end-of-life care
  • Medical implications of undocumented immigrants
  • Integrating traditional medicine with Western medicine
  • Health insurance for non-citizens
  • Immigrants requiring dialysis and other chronic medical treatments

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.