Managing Complications of Chemotherapy Discussed on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Managing Complications of Chemotherapy Discussed on CME Webcast. On this CME webcast, to update us is medical oncologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University and the James Cancer Hospital, Dr. Erin Bertino. And also from the James Cancer Hospital, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Edmund Folefac.

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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 differences in toxicity for three categories of oncology therapy: cytotoxic chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy; and UNDERSTAND basic management of the most common toxicities of chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Evolution of targeted therapies and immunotherapy
  • What to expect with cancer treatment

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 Discusses Update On Cancer Survivorship Principles In Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Enduring Material Discusses Update On Cancer Survivorship Principles In Primary Care. On this CME webcast, we’re going to learn about the special needs of cancer survivors. We’re delighted to welcome medical oncologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University and James Cancer Hospital, Dr. Maryam Lustberg. And also general internist, pediatrician, and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from OSU, Dr. Heather Saha.

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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 the needs of cancer survivors throughout the cancer continuum; DISCUSS way to improve PCP and oncologist collaboration and communication.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The role of the primary care physician in cancer survivorship
  • Managing fatigue in the cancer survivor
  • Special considerations for survivors of pediatric cancers
  • Healthy diets for cancer survivors
  • Chemotherapy and peripheral neuropathy
  • Radiation effects on long-term health
  • Economic and financial implications of being a cancer survivor
  • Cancer survivors and sexual health
  • Cancers that can have late relapse

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 Discusses Common Ear and Throat Infections in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Common Ear and Throat Infections in Primary Care. Infections of the ears, nose, and throat are still common. 80% of children have at least 1 ear infection by age 3. Throat infections are one of the top 20 reasons for primary care office visits. Acute rhinosinusitis accounts for 16 million physician office visits each year. These are common medical problems but there is still a lot of confusion and misunderstanding of the most frequent causes and the best treatments. Here to demystify common ear, nose, and throat infections are internal medicine and pediatric specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Jing-Jing Mao is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Nathan Richards is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. Both from the OSU Division of General Internal 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: DISCUSS the diagnosis of group A streptococcal pharyngitis, specifically with using the Centor criteria to aid in diagnosis in adults; RECOGNIZE the complications of group A streptococcal pharyngitis, especially those that are potentially life-threatening; UNDERSTAND the etiology of ear and throat infections and recommendations for prevention; and RECOGNIZE, diagnose, and be familiar with the treatment of the most common ear and throat infections.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • ENT infections in children versus adults
  • Testing for group A streptococcal pharyngitis
  • Managing contacts of patients with group A streptococcal infections
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tympanostomy tubes
  • Preventing barotrauma during air flights

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 Enduring Material Teaches on Menopause

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Enduring Material Teaches on Menopause. Now, 15 years after the first Women’s Health Initiative study, we are taking a fresh look at the role of hormone therapy in menopause. Here to tell us about managing menopause is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Heather Hirsch.

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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 that Hormone therapy is safe and effective; and UNDERSTAND the “timing hypothesis” for prescribing hormone therapy.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Menopause signs and symptoms
  • Hormone therapy and menopause
  • Supplements and natural products for menopause symptoms
  • Non-pharmacologic management of vasomotor symptoms
  • Non-pharmacologic management of genitourinary symptoms of menopause
  • When it’s safe to stop contraceptives

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.

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.