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.

View a video introduction of this webcast

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.

On-line Education Discusses Hypertension Update

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Discusses Hypertension Update. Our understanding of blood pressure has come a long way since Reverend Hales first cannulated the artery of a horse. And what constitutes a normal blood pressure continues to evolve with new definitions of normal published just 5 months ago. Here to bring us up to date on the new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Aaron Friedberg.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: APPROPRIATELY define & diagnose hypertension in adults; and APPROPRIATELY manage hypertension in adults in the outpatient setting.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The definition of hypertension
  • Treatment of hypertension
  • When to recheck
  • Anti-hypertensive medication dosing strategies
  • When to admit

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 Enduring Material Teaches on Adrenal Nodules

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Enduring Material Teaches on Adrenal Nodules. Pheochromocytomas are fairly rare with about 1,000 cases in the U.S. every year but overall, adrenal tumors are common, and you can find one in about every 20 patients who undergo abdominal CT scans. Most of these adrenal tumors are benign and require no treatment but knowing which ones are consequential and which ones are inconsequential can be a challenge. On this CME webcast, to show you how to manage the incidentally identified adrenal tumor is surgical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Ohio State University, we have Dr. Drew Shirley.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the imaging characteristics used to determine treatment strategies for adrenal nodules; and USE biochemical tests to aid in the diagnosis of functional adrenal nodules.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Causes of adrenal nodules
  • Which adrenal nodule need to be biopsied
  • Familial syndromes involving adrenal tumors
  • Incidental adrenal nodules found when staging lung cancer
  • Performing adrenal nodule needle biopsy and FNA
  • What to expect during and after adrenal surgery
  • Approach to adrenal hemorrhage
  • Radiographic imaging follow-up of adrenal nodules
  • Laboratory follow-up of adrenal nodules in patients with hypertension

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 Resistant Hypertension on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Resistant Hypertension on CME Webcast. Most of the time, treatment works. But sometimes, treatment is not successful, resulting in resistant hypertension. On this CME webcast, we’re going to be discussing resistant hypertension. Joining our moderator in the studio are hypertension experts from the Ohio State University. Dr. Christopher Chiu is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Rima Kang is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, both from the Division of General Internal Medicine.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEFINE resistant hypertension; UNDERSTAND the causes of secondary hypertension and workup; DIAGNOSED resistant hypertension, identify those who require screening for secondary workup; and UNDERSTAND appropriate testing and management of resistant hypertension and secondary hypertension.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Blood pressure targets
  • Common causes of resistant hypertension

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.

View a video introduction of this webcast

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.