Learn About Sleep-Heart Interactions on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Sleep-Heart Interactions on CME Webcast. The interactions between sleep disorders and heart disease are complex and today on MedNet, we’re going to unravel some of that complexity. Joining us in the studio is pulmonologist, sleep specialist, and Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Rami Khayat.

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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 mechanism of vascular disease in OSA; and DISCUSS the results of recent trials in the treatment of SDB.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The relationship between sleep disorders and cardiovascular disorders
  • Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Office-based screening for sleep apnea
  • Screening sleep studies in patients with cardiovascular disease
  • New methods for sleep apnea testing
  • Clues from the 24-hour blood pressure study
  • CPAP versus BiPAP
  • New devices for home non-invasive ventilation

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 Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast. For many people, insomnia is a nightly occurrence, leading to nocturnal frustration and daytime fatigue. On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore insomnia, what causes it and what you can advise your patients to do about it. Our guests today are specialists in sleep medicine. Dr. Meena Khan is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and of Neurology, and Dr. Jesse Mindel, who is an Assistant Professor of Neurology.

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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 basic approaches to insomnia treatment; REVIEW available behavioral and pharmacologic therapies for insomnia; Describe the epidemiology and health implications of chronic insomnia; DESCRIBE the psychological characteristic of those with chronic insomnia; and DESCRIBE the behavioral and environmental factors that perpetuate chronic insomnia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of insomnia
  • Normal sleep patterns
  • Melatonin
  • Sleep binging
  • Circadian rhythm disturbances
  • Eye patches and background noise recordings
  • Antihistamines
  • Approach to the patient who wakes up and cannot fall back to sleep
  • Approach to temporary situational insomnia

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 Fibromyalgia During CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Fibromyalgia During CME Webcast. Fibromyalgia is one of those diseases that frustrate a lot of physicians. The average patient waits 1 year after onset of symptoms before seeking medical attention and then has to see 3.7 different physicians over 2.3 years before getting a diagnosis. After diagnosis, the average patient with fibromyalgia sees a physician at least once a month and a disturbingly high percentage are no longer able to work full time. So what is fibromyalgia? And how do you distinguish it from other medical conditions? And what is the best way of treating patients? The answer to each of these questions is very different today than it was 10 years ago. In the studio to update us about fibromyalgia is rheumatologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Kevin Hackshaw.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEVELOP an understanding as to why Fibromyalgia is considered a neuropathic disorder; and DIFFERENTIATE Fibromyalgia from Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (CFS).

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common fibromyalgia myths
  • Fibromyalgia treatment
  • Opioids and fibromyalgia treatment
  • Alternative medicine and fibromyalgia
  • Long-term prognosis
  • Disability and fibromyalgia
  • Improving sleep quality in fibromyalgia
  • “Fibro-fog”
  • Trigger points
  • Fibromyalgia during times of hormonal change

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 Update on Sleep Apnea

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View Update on Sleep Apnea. It wasn’t until 1965 that the first polysomnograph recorded apneas during sleep and it wasn’t until 1970 that the first sleep clinic was established at Stanford University in California. On this CME webcast, we’re going to show you how far we’ve come since that first sleep study was done 50 years ago. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is sleep medicine specialist and pulmonologist Dr. Aneesa Das and otolaryngologist Dr. Eugene Chio.

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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 patients at risk for obstructive sleep apnea; DESCRIBE primary non-surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea; UNDERSTAND surgical options for OSA; and UNDERSTAND patient selection for sleep surgery.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The relation between obesity and sleep apnea
  • Surgical options for sleep apnea
  • CPAP versus BiPAP in sleep apnea
  • New CPAP technologies
  • The most common sleep apnea surgeries
  • Whether patients can stop CPAP after surgery
  • Weight loss and sleep apnea control
  • Tracheostomy for sleep apnea
  • Central sleep apnea
  • Anesthesia for sleep apnea surgery and post-op recovery
  • Post-surgical sleep assessment

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 Menopause Webcast Reviews Guideline Revisions

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Menopause Webcast reviews guideline revisions and hot flashes. By 1992, Premarin was the number 1 prescribed drug in the United States. But then the dark side of Premarin became apparent: hormone replacement could cause uterine cancer, breast cancer, heart attacks, stroke, and pulmonary embolism. So where does that leave you as a physician? Is there more to menopause than just hot flashes? And when should hormone therapy be prescribed? On this MedNet21 webcast, we’re going to take an in depth look at these questions and more. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio are two of Ohio State’s experts in menopause. We have Dr. Cynthia Evans who is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Dr. Jonathan Schaffir who is also an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology here at the Ohio State University.

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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 revisions in guidelines from national colleges as they pertain to women of menopausal age; and DEMONSTRATE age appropriate counseling for women regarding routine health screening.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Osteoporosis screening for women with increased fracture risk
  • Stopping screening mammography in women with a history of breast cancer
  • HPV vaccine and screening frequency for Pap smears
  • Practical strategies for managing hot flashes
  • Preventive medicine and menopause
  • Selecting a hormone therapy
  • Plant based and over-the-counter estrogens
  • Menopausal sleep disturbances

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.