CME Webcasts Teaches on Cardiomyopathy

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014CME Webcasts Teaches on Cardiomyopathy. On this CME webcast, we are going to give you the information you need to be able to recognize cardiomyopathy in your patients and then to be able to identify the specific cause of their cardiomyopathy. Joining our moderator in the studio are two cardiologists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Sitaramesh Emani is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of Heart Failure Clinical Trials at Ohio State. And Dr. Brent Lampert is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the Associate Program Director for the heart failure and transplant fellowship.

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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 common presenting signs and symptoms of cardiomyopathy; and REVIEW the diagnostic work up for cardiomyopathy.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of cardiomyopathy
  • Initial diagnostic steps in cardiomyopathy
  • Follow up imaging in patients with cardiomyopathy
  • Myocardial sarcoidosis
  • Physical examination of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
  • Diagnosing restrictive cardiomyopathies
  • Significance and work up of diastolic dysfunction
  • Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy
  • Chagas Disease (Trypanosoma infection)

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.

Webcast Provides An Update on Men’s Health and Sexual Function

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Provides An Update on Men’s Health and Sexual Function. On this CME webcast, we’re going to be discussing testosterone replacement: who needs it, what are the side effects, and is it effective. And then we’re going to also discuss some of the more common men’s sexual health problems that you are likely to encounter in primary care practice. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is men’s health expert and Assistant Professor of Urology, Dr. Lawrence Jenkins.

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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 about the use of testosterone for treatment of hypogonadism; and LEARN about options for treatment of erectile dysfunction.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Does every low testosterone level need to be replaced
  • The most common chief complaints in the Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Medicine Clinic
  • Sexual health consequences of a vasectomy
  • Peyronie’s disease

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.

Care of Transplanted Patients in the Primary Care Clinic

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Care of Transplanted Patients in the Primary Care Clinic. More people are getting transplants and they are living longer after transplant. On today’s CME Webcast, we are going discuss what the primary care provider needs to know about the care of transplanted patients in their practice. We’re pleased to welcome nephrologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Alejandro Diez.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE the increasing frequency of kidney transplantation in the United States; and IDENTIFY Common Causes for Kidney Transplant Dysfunction.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Medical care of the kidney donor
  • Transplant “chains”
  • Dietary restrictions after transplant
  • Skin cancer and anti-rejection medications
  • Managing hypertension in patients taking anti-rejection medications

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.

Hospice and the Management of Dyspnea

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Hospice and the Management of Dyspnea. Dyspnea is sometimes an important diagnostic clue regarding an as-yet undiagnosed disease and sometimes it is a condition that requires treatment in order to provide patient comfort. On this CME webcast, we’re going to be taking a look at dyspnea: what causes it and how to treat it. Our guest is uniquely qualified to be here speaking with us about dyspnea. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is Dr. Lauren Goodman. She’s an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in both the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and also the Division of Palliative Medicine here at Ohio State.

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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 mechanisms of dyspnea; REVIEW disease states that frequently cause dyspnea; EXPLAIN treatments by disease state; IDENTIFY treatments for dyspnea at end of life; DESCRIBE what hospice is and what hospice is not; DISPEL hospice myths.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of dyspnea
  • Relieving dyspnea
  • Effects of advanced lung disease
  • Cardiac causes of dyspnea
  • Other causes of dyspnea
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Choosing an oral opioid for dyspnea relief in hospice
  • Liquid morphine

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 Education for Multiple Sclerosis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education for Multiple Sclerosis. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, almost everyone in America knew Annette Funicello and when she died, it was like a member of everyone’s family died. Hearing about her illness makes us all too cognizant of just how bad MS can be. There has been an enormous change in the way that we treat multiple sclerosis since Annette Funicello was first diagnosed with it 25 years ago and on this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about the breakthroughs that are offering hope to people who a generation ago would not have had the luxury of hope. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio are two of Ohio State University’s experts in MS. First, we have Dr. Jacqueline Nicholas who is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and second we have Dr. Aaron Boster who is also 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: RECOGNIZE the neurological symptoms that should raise clinical suspicion of a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis; INITIATE prompt referral to a neurologist in patients presenting with symptoms that may be indicative of a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis; ESTABLISH a communication strategy with the treating neurologist to discuss treatment, side effects, and barriers to adherence in patients with multiple sclerosis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Challenges in diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
  • Changes in treatment options for patients with multiple sclerosis
  • Management of depression in patients with multiple sclerosis
  • Deep brain stimulation in multiple sclerosis
  • Heredity and multiple sclerosis
  • Management of multiple sclerosis in children
  • Natural history of multiple sclerosis
  • Exercise and multiple sclerosis
  • Diet and multiple sclerosis
  • Sexual dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
  • Urinary dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
  • Spasticity
  • Role of corticosteroids in managing multiple sclerosis

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.