On-line Education Discusses Vasculitis and What The Primary Care Physician Needs To Know

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Discusses Vasculitis and What The Primary Care Physician Needs To Know. Vasculitides such as granulomatosis with polyangiitis are potentially deadly diseases and patients will usually first present to their primary care physician with signs and symptoms of vasculitis. But these diseases can be difficult to diagnose so today on MedNet, we’re going to help you to be able to identify vasculitis in your patients and give you an overview of the treatment of vasculitis. First, to tell you about pulmonary manifestations of vasculitis is pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Lynn Fussner. And then, to tell you about renal manifestations of vasculitis is nephrologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Salem Almaani. And finally, to share about the treatment of vasculitis is rheumatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Alexa Meara.

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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 the classification and defining features of ANCA-associated vasculitis; and HIGHLIGHT clinical findings that could suggest sinopulmonary manifestations of vasculitis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Presenting signs and symptoms of vasculitis
  • Prognosis of vasculitis
  • When to stop treatment
  • Microscopic polyangiitis
  • Distinguishing between vasculitides by kidney biopsy
  • Whether vasculitis patients with ESRD need to be treated

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.

On-line CME Discussing Multiple Myeloma

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Discussing Multiple Myeloma. In the past year, there have been 4 new drugs approved to treat multiple myeloma and these are changing the way that we manage patients with this disease. On this CME webcast, we’re going to talk about what multiple myeloma is, how you diagnosis it, and how it is treated. Joining our moderator in the studio is hematologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Dr. Ashley Rosko. And also from the division of hematology, we have Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Yvonne Efebera joining us.

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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 difference between MGUS, smoldering Myeloma, Symptomatic multiple Myeloma; DESCRIBE the general clinical features of plasma cell myeloma including the diagnosis, and steps required for evaluation; UNDERSTAND Treatment strategy for Newly diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients Eligible for Transplant and Newly diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients not Eligible for Transplant.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of multiple myeloma
  • Prognosis of multiple myeloma
  • When to do a bone marrow biopsy?
  • Screening patients with kidney failure for multiple myeloma
  • Management of hypercalcemia and renal failure in multiple myeloma
  • Autologous versus allogenic stem cell transplant

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.

Get Details about Acute Renal Failure on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get Details about Acute Renal Failure on Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to look at acute kidney injury from two unique perspectives. First, to tell us how acute kidney injury is actually a multi-organ system disease, nephrologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Uni Bhatt. And then to tell us about the emerging field of onconephrology, we have Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine also from the Division of Nephrology, Dr. Jason Prosek.

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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 changing incidence and mortality of acute kidney injury; DESCRIBE the long term renal and cardiac consequences of acute kidney injury; DISCUSS Treatment algorithm of TKI-induced HTN.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of acute kidney injury
  • Onconephrology
  • The glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
  • Diagnostic approach to the cancer patient with acute kidney injury
  • Cancer-related hypercalcemia
  • Tumor lysis syndrome

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 Educates Physicians on Kidney Stones

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Educates Physicians on Kidney Stones. The Dornier lithotripsy machine was first used in 1980 to break apart kidney stones using an acoustic pulse. In the 36 years since then, shock wave lithotripsy has become a primary tool for urologists to treat kidney stones. But when is it the right way to treat kidney stones? And how do you evaluate patients with a kidney stone in order to devise treatment strategies to keep them from having a second one? On this CME webcast, we’re going to be examining these questions. Joining us, to tell us about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones is Associate Professor of Urology, Dr. Bodo Knudsen. Then, to tell us about the medical evaluation of patients with kidneys stones and the prevention of recurrent stones, we have Nephrologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ganesh Shidham.

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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 types of kidney stones; IDENTIFY risk factors for kidney stone and discuss etiology of these risk factors; DISCUSS medical management for prevention of kidney stones; DESCRIBE the prevalence of kidney stones in the United States; EXPLAIN the surgical options for lower pole kidney stones > 1.0 cm.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common signs and symptoms of kidney stones
  • Risk factors for kidney stones
  • Initial diagnostic test in the emergency department
  • Which patients require admission to the hospital
  • When to do stone chemical analysis
  • Approach to the incidentally diagnosed kidney stone
  • Kidney stones in children
  • Shock wave lithotripsy technique
  • Stents for kidney stones
  • When to refer
  • The role of the dietician

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 a hospital network. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.