Learn About New Developments in Asthma on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About New Developments in Asthma on CME Webcast. Today on MedNet, we’re going to tell you about the newest developments in asthma management to help you choose the right medications for your patients. Joining our moderator in the studio to update us on asthma management in adults is pulmonologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jennifer McCallister. And then to update us on asthma management in children is pulmonologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Dr. Elizabeth Allen.

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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 important safety considerations in the use of long-acting beta-agonists in asthma care; SELECT the most appropriate initial inhaler therapy for a patient with asthma-COPD overlap; IDENTIFY new treatment options for both acute and chronic asthma management; and RECOGNIZE protracted bacterial bronchitis – an asthma mimic in young children.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Pathogenesis of asthma
  • Diagnosing asthma in children
  • Equivalency of different brands of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists
  • Asthma medications and pregnancy
  • Allergy testing and desensitization
  • School-based asthma treatment program
  • Exhaled nitric oxide
  • Leukotriene inhibitors in adult asthma
  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Peak flow monitoring
  • Role of increasing the dose of inhaled steroids in asthma exacerbations

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 Provides Physicians with COPD Update

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Provides Physicians with COPD Update. In the 56 years since Sir David Jack invented albuterol, there have been a lot of other treatments developed for COPD. In fact, there are so many that it can be sometimes be overwhelming to know what the best treatment is for any given patient. On this CME webcast, we’re going to discuss how you diagnosis and manage COPD. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is pulmonologist and Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Philip Diaz.

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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 evidence based guidelines for the management of stable COPD; and UNDERSTAND evidence based guidelines for the management of acute exacerbations of COPD.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Societal burden of COPD
  • New developments in COPD
  • Age limits with lung reduction surgery and lung transplant
  • Inhaled steroids and the risk of pneumonia in COPD

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.

CME Webcast Discusses Glaucoma

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Glaucoma.  In the nearly 160 years since Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Albrecht von Graefe made his surgical discovery, we have come a long, long way in our understanding of glaucoma and in the methods used to treat it. However, glaucoma is still the second leading cause of blindness globally affecting 60 million people. On this CME webcast, we’re going to learn more about glaucoma: what causes it, how you diagnose it, and how it is treated. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and glaucoma specialist, Dr. Mark Slabaugh.

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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 risk factors for glaucoma and screening recommendations based on those risk factors; and UNDERSTAND the pathophysiology of glaucoma and how treatment goals are driven by the known pathophysiology of glaucoma.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether everyone with an enlarged optic cup has glaucoma
  • Risk of inhaled steroids and inhaled anti-cholinergics
  • Acute angle closure glaucoma presentation

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.