The Diabetic Foot Webcast Educates Primary Care Physicians

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 The Diabetic Foot Webcast Educates Primary Care Physicians. On this CME webcast, you’re going to learn everything a primary care physician needs to know about the diabetic foot. Joining our moderator, in the studio, is podiatrist and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Dr. Michael Anthony and also podiatrist and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Dr. Said Atway.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: EVALUATE the impact of Diabetes on the lower extremity; DISCUSS warning signs or symptoms which may result in Diabetic ulceration; UNDERSTAND when to refer a diabetic patient to a foot specialist; and HOW to work up an at risk diabetic patient or a patient with a foot wound.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Why diabetics get foot disorders
  • Foot disorders that diabetics get
  • Bacterial cultures of diabetic foot infections
  • Radiographic imaging of diabetic foot infections
  • When to admit
  • The role of hyperbaric oxygen in treatment of diabetic foot ulcers
  • Footwear for patients with diabetes

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.

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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 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.

CME Webcast Teaches Viewers About Acute Hepatitis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches Viewers About Acute Hepatitis. For his discovery of the virus we now know as hepatitis B and his discovery of a vaccine against it, Dr. Barry Blumberg was awarded the Nobel Prize. At the time of his death, the Scientific Director of the Fox Chase Cancer Center where Blumberg worked said of him: “I think it’s fair to say that Barry prevented more cancer deaths than any person who’s ever lived.” Hepatitis B is only one of a number of viruses as well as drugs and other conditions that can cause acute hepatitis. Here in the studio, with our moderator, to tell us about the different causes of acute hepatitis is hepatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Sean Kelly. And then to discuss the fundamentals of management of patients with acute liver failure, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of the Section of Hepatology at the Ohio State University, Dr. James Hanje.

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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 the most common causes of acute hepatitis and characteristics of each type; and IDENTIFY the difference between abnormal liver function tests/acute hepatitis and Acute Liver Failure.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of acute hepatitis
  • New developments in the management of acute liver failure
  • Initial lab testing in patients with acute hepatitis
  • The role of radiographic imaging in evaluation of acute hepatitis
  • Use of the ammonia level in acute liver failure
  • When and how to assess intracranial 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.

Explore Obesity and Rheumatologic-Musculoskeletal Disease

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Explore Obesity and Rheumatologic/Musculoskeletal Disease. With moderate obesity comes more diabetes, more sleep apnea, more heart disease and today you’re going to learn, more arthritis. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio to tell us about the two-way relationship between obesity and rheumatologic disease is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Rheumatology, Dr. Matthew Husa.

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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 importance of obesity as it relates to rheumatologic and/or musculoskeletal disease; and DISCUSS treatment options and changes in therapy for obese patients with musculoskeletal and/or rheumatologic disease.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether weight loss improves arthritis symptoms
  • Obesity and back pain
  • Prognosis for radiographic improvement with weight loss
  • Obesity and gout
  • Exercise selection for obese patients with arthritis
  • Steroids and other rheumatologic medications and weight loss

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.

View CME Webcast on Approach to Chronic Back Pain

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View CME Webcast on Approach to Chronic Back Pain. The Edwin Smith Papyrus was an Ancient Egyptian manuscript written about 15 hundred BC and is the oldest medical text in existence. It describes 48 cases of different types of trauma, 6 of which are injuries to the spine and one of which is the first description of sciatica. Our understanding of the causes of back pain are a lot better now than they were 35 hundred years ago but the diseases are the same. On this CME Webcast, we have a great program with our guest, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Elizabeth Yu. Dr. Yu is going to be telling us about the most common causes of back pain and how you can treat them.

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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 etiology of back pain; and UNDERSTAND the treatment for back pain.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The most common causes of acute and chronic back pain in primary care practices
  • How frequently surgery is equired
  • Initial radiographic test selection
  • Age and the differential diagnosis of chronic back pain
  • The role of bedrest in treating herniated discs
  • What the patient should expect during and after the microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy versus standard discectomy
  • Disability and chronic back pain
  • How to avoid back injuries

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.