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.

Contemporary Management of Renal Masses

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Contemporary Management of Renal Masses. Despite everything that we now know and all of the new technical advances, there are still controversies in how to approach kidney surgery. One of those controversies is in the contemporary management of renal masses. What is the best imaging? Should you do a biopsy or go straight to surgery? What surgical procedure should be performed? On this CME webcast, we’re going to take these questions head-on. Joining our moderator in the studio is the Director of Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery and Assistant Professor of Urology at Ohio State, Dr. Geoffrey Box.

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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 appropriate evaluation of a renal mass; and LIST the treatment options for an incidentally detected renal mass.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Surgical approach to kidney masses
  • Whether renal masses should be biopsied
  • Post-op expectations after nephrectomy

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.