CME Webcast Updates Physicians on Scleroderma

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Updates Physicians on Scleroderma. In many ways, scleroderma is still a mystery but today, we do have treatments that can relieve symptoms and improve outcomes. On this CME webcast, we are going to be taking a close look at scleroderma. Let me welcome today’s guests. Dr. Ali Ajam is a rheumatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine who oversees the Ohio State University Scleroderma Clinic. And Dr. Steven Dean is Professor of Internal Medicine and specialist in vascular 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: IDENTIFY classic clinical manifestations of scleroderma associated Raynaud phenomenon; and LIST medications typically used to treat scleroderma associated Raynaud phenomenon; DIAGNOSING scleroderma, and being able to order and decipher pertinent labs; and DEVELOP screening guidelines for pulmonary involvement.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common presenting signs and symptoms
  • Raynaud phenomenon
  • Scleroderma mimics
  • Scleroderma and pregnancy
  • Exercise and scleroderma
  • Raynaud phenomenon and the feet

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.

To Ablate Or Not To Ablate: Current Management of Atrial Fibrillation

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses To Ablate Or Not To Ablate Current Management of Atrial Fibrillation. In 1998, Dr. Michel Hice-uh-gaire, a cardiologist in Bordeaux, France, determined that the electrical triggers for atrial fibrillation were most commonly located in the pulmonary veins and that he could cure atrial fibrillation by ablating these triggers with a catheter. In the 2 decades since, ablation has a key element in the cardiologist’s toolbox to treat atrial fibrillation. But which patients are best served by medical treatment and which ones are best treated with catheter ablation? On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore this question. Joining our moderator is cardiac electrophysiologist and Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, Dr. John Hummel.

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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 risks of atrial fibrillation; and Understand when to initiate a strategy to maintain sinus rhythm.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Clinical implications of atrial fibrillation
  • Patient selection for atrial ablation
  • The ablation procedure
  • Return to work and exercise
  • Medication management after atrial ablation
  • Maze procedure
  • Management of recurrent atrial fibrillation after an ablation procedure
  • Apple Watch EKG app

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.

Gain A Better Understanding of Psoriasis on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Gain A Better Understanding of Psoriasis on CME Webcast. Over the centuries, thousands of treatments have been tried and thousands of treatments have failed. But the good news is that in the past few years there have been effective new biologic agents developed that are offering hope to patients with the most severe cases of psoriasis. Joining us on our webcast to discuss the diagnosis and management of psoriasis is dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jessica Kaffenberger.

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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 different types of psoriasis and how to effectively treat them; DESCRIBE the pathogenesis of psoriasis and how it correlates with the newest therapies; and IDENTIFY frequent psoriasis co-morbidities that affect medication management.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The etiology of psoriasis
  • New directions in treating psoriasis
  • The role of skin biopsy
  • Psoriasis versus eczema
  • Long-term prognosis for patients with psoriasis
  • Relationship of diet, exercise, and sunlight with psoriasis
  • Deodorants and common skin lotions
  • Swimming with psoriasis
  • Treatment of psoriatic arthritis
  • Precautions for patients taking methotrexate
  • Genital psoriasis and sexual health

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.