Learn About New Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About New Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes. 25 years ago, the management of type II diabetes was easy. You started a patient on a sulfonylurea and then if their glucose level didn’t improve, you added in NPH insulin. But things have changed. And today, we have better and safer medications to treat diabetes. Which is a good thing because the prevalence of diabetes over the past 25 years has grown enormously and we really needed new treatments to fight against this public health threat. But with new treatments can come confusion about which to use in different clinical situations. Joining our moderator on this CME webcast, to update us on the management of type 2 diabetes is endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Joshua Joseph.

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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 role of new medical therapies in hypoglycemia; and DESCRIBE the role of new medical therapies in cardiovascular disease.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • New directions in the treatment of type 2 diabetes
  • Hemoglobin A1C targets
  • Treatment of type 2 diabetes when medication cost is a consideration
  • New glucose monitoring technologies

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.

New Treatments for Esophageal Reflux

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 New Treatments for Esophageal Reflux.  New developments in gastrointestinal surgery are now leading to other surgical options.  On our CME webcast, we’re going to be updating you on the surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is thoracic surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery Dr. Robert Merrit and Assistant Professor of Surgery from the Division of General Surgery, Dr. Kyle Perry.

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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 ideal patients for Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication; IDENTIFY complications of GERD; DESCRIBE the emerging technologies available for GERD treatment; OUTLINE the indications for considering endoscopic and laparoscopic reflux treatments.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • New surgical treatments for reflux
  • Open versus laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
  • Which hiatal hernias require surgery
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Cause and diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus
  • Reflux surgery and Barrett’s esophagus
  • Whether surgery means the end of anti-reflux medications
  • Patient testing prior to reflux surgery
  • Post-procedure testing and follow up

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.

New Uses of Internet Technologies in Medicine

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 New Uses of Internet Technologies in Medicine. What used to be science fiction is now reality. In medicine, computer technology has had an enormous impact on how we practice. On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore the near future of medicine and see how so-called wearable technology is changing how we practice medicine and surgery. In the studio today, with Dr. Jim Allen, is occupational medicine specialist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ismail Nabeel.

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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 potential uses of the emerging internet connected wearable technologies like “Google Glass” in the field of medicine; and DISCUSS the pros and cons and potential uses in patient care scenarios and medical education of these wearable technologies at the Academic Medical Center.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Wearable computer technology
  • Goals of new internet technology in medicine
  • Implantable devices in patients
  • FDA oversight
  • The Apple watch
  • Distraction risks
  • Google Glass and binocular vision
  • Use in diagnosis of skin lesions
  • X-ray overlays via Google Glass

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.