Learn About Common Spine Disorders On CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Common Spine Disorders On CME Webcast. The most recent hurdle of impossibility was the application of minimally invasive techniques to spine surgery and these techniques now allow surgeons to repair the spine with less tissue disruption than ever before. Let’s welcome our guests today who are going to bring us up to date on new developments in spine surgery, Dr. Andrew Grossbach is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Dr. Stephanus Viljoen is also an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, both from 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: RECOGNIZE what conditions can be treated with MIS spine surgery; and UNDERSTAND What to look for with cervical myelopathy.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Minimally invasive techniques in spine surgery
  • Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
  • Equipment used in minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Post-op recovery and long-term outcomes
  • Symptoms of Cervical Spondylotic myelopathy
  • Imaging strategies for cervical spine conditions
  • Imaging strategies for thoracic and lumbar spine conditions
  • Red flags on the CT or MRI report
  • Post-op recommendations after cervical spine surgery
  • Prevention of cervical spondylotic myelopathy

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 Education Covers Common Fractures

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Education Covers Common Fractures. Bone fractures are still common but orthopedic surgeons have many more techniques that they can use to manage fractures in order to return patients back to normal function as rapidly as possible. Joining our moderator in the studio to update us on the management of common fractures is orthopedic trauma surgeon and Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery from the Ohio State University, Dr. Ryan Harrison.

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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 common fractures; and DISCUSS treatment strategies for common fractures and expected outcomes.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Most common fractures seen in the ER
  • Initial management of suspected on-the-field athletic fractures
  • Cast techniques
  • Care of the cast
  • Splinting versus casting
  • Who needs to be admitted
  • Hip fracture and mortality
  • Timing of hip fracture surgery
  • Management of open fracture versus closed fracture
  • Reasons for delayed healing
  • Strength of a healed fracture
  • Rib fractures

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.

Latest Webcast Educates Physicians on Mitral Regurgitation Transcatheter Repair

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Latest Webcast Educates Physicians on Mitral Regurgitation Transcatheter Repair. On this CME webcast, we have a great program for you. First, to tell us about the new procedure of repairing mitral regurgitation using cardiac catheterization techniques is interventional cardiologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, Dr. Dean Boudoulas. And then to give us insight on differences in outcomes between transcatheter repair versus surgical replacement, Professor and Director of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Ohio State, Dr. Juan Crestanello.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: LEARN etiologies of mitral regurgitation; LEARN management of mitral regurgitation using transcatheter mitral valve repair/ mitraclip device; DESCRIBE the benefits of mitral valve repair over replacement; and DESCRIBE the natural history of mitral regurgitation.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Catheter-based techniques to repair mitral regurgitation
  • Patient selection for transcatheter mitral valve repair
  • The future of transcatheter mitral valve repair
  • Minimally invasive techniques for mitral stenosis
  • Timing of either repair or replacement in mitral regurgitation
  • Medical management of mitral regurgitation
  • The effect of atrial fibrillation in clinical decision making

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 On-line Education for Esophageal Motility Disorders and Achalasia

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View On-line Education for Esophageal Motility Disorders and Achalasia. Achalasia is still with us but now we have some very exciting new treatments that are allowing surgeons to treat patients with minimally invasive techniques. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio to tell us about these new advances are two of the Ohio State University’s experts in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Kyle Perry is an Associate Professor of Surgery from the Division of General Surgery, and Dr. Jeffrey Hazey is also an Associate Professor of Surgery and is the Director of the Division of General Surgery.

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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 pathophysiology of achalasia; and DESCRIBE both endoscopic and surgical techniques for treating achalasia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • What achalasia is
  • New treatments for achalasia
  • Achalasia in adults versus children
  • Esophageal motility after myotomy or POEM procedure

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 Carotid Stenosis: Diagnosis and Management

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Carotid Stenosis: Diagnosis and Management. Back in 1953, there were no CT scans, MRIs, or duplex ultrasounds so carotid artery disease and stroke were diagnosed purely by history and physical examination. Since that time, there have been remarkable advancements in cerebrovascular imaging and DeBakey’s original surgical technique has been refined and expanded on. Here with our moderator to discuss the current state of carotid imaging is neuroradiologist and Assistant Professor of Radiology, Dr. Daniel Boulter. Then, to update us on the treatment of carotid artery disease, vascular surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Mounir Haurani.

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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 relationship between carotid stenosis and stroke; COMPARE carotid imaging techniques; INTERPRET carotid imaging results and consider implications for management; and DISCUSS stroke risk stratification with advanced imaging.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Current state of carotid imaging
  • Current options for treating carotid artery disease
  • Current role of the aorta/carotid angiograms
  • Pre-op assessment of the asymptomatic carotid bruit
  • Approach to the patient with simultaneous carotid and coronary artery disease
  • Role of carotid surgery in acute stroke
  • What to look for in a carotid surgeon

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.