CME Webcasts Teaches on Cardiomyopathy

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014CME Webcasts Teaches on Cardiomyopathy. On this CME webcast, we are going to give you the information you need to be able to recognize cardiomyopathy in your patients and then to be able to identify the specific cause of their cardiomyopathy. Joining our moderator in the studio are two cardiologists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Sitaramesh Emani is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of Heart Failure Clinical Trials at Ohio State. And Dr. Brent Lampert is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the Associate Program Director for the heart failure and transplant fellowship.

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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 common presenting signs and symptoms of cardiomyopathy; and REVIEW the diagnostic work up for cardiomyopathy.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of cardiomyopathy
  • Initial diagnostic steps in cardiomyopathy
  • Follow up imaging in patients with cardiomyopathy
  • Myocardial sarcoidosis
  • Physical examination of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
  • Diagnosing restrictive cardiomyopathies
  • Significance and work up of diastolic dysfunction
  • Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy
  • Chagas Disease (Trypanosoma infection)

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.

CME Webcast Educates on Atrial Fibrillation

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Educates on Atrial Fibrillation. During this on-line webcast, we’re going to answer many of your questions and bring you up to date on the latest in the management of atrial fibrillation. Joining our moderator is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and electrophysiologist from the OSU Division of Cardiology, Dr. Mahmoud Houmsse.

 

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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 Current management of the non-valvular atrial fibrillation including stroke prevention rate and rhythm control; and DESCRIBE antiarrhythmic and newer anticoagulant unwanted side effects.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • When to admit patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Common causes of atrial fibrillation
  • When to refer to an electrophysiologist
  • Post-treatment follow up strategies

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 Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Webcast. The U.S. Surgeon General estimates that obesity contributes to 112,000 preventable deaths each year. And deaths are only the tip of the obesity iceberg. The medical problems caused by obesity are enormous: coronary disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, stroke, liver disease, gallstones, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis, just to name a few. For many physicians, the advice to patients is to eat fewer calories and exercise more. But unfortunately, that advice usually just isn’t enough for most patients. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to show you what can work for your patients when diet and exercise don’t work. Joining Dr. Jim Allen in the studio is nurse practitioner and specialist in the medical management of obesity from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Weight Management Program, Kathy Foreman. Also in the studio, from the Division of General Surgery, is bariatric surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Bradley Needleman.

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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 health risks associated with obesity; DESCRIBE the options for the treatment of adult obesity; and RECOGNIZE non-surgical treatment options for obesity including.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Effectiveness of non-surgical weight loss treatments
  • Trends in bariatric surgical procedures
  • Realistic weight loss goals
  • The OSU Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Weight Management Program
  • Follow up management of the patient after bariatric surgery
  • Pre-operative evaluation of the bariatric surgery patient
  • Management of the “super obese” patients with BMI > 50
  • Whether weight loss medications should be combined
  • Changing to different medications
  • Choosing a diet
  • Insurance coverage for bariatric surgery

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 Webcast on Common Oral Diseases

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Explore Webcast Common Oral Diseases.  Oral pathology is just not something that many are taught a lot about in medical school and residency.  Nevertheless, your patients will often ask you about a new lesion in their mouth or you’ll see something on oral examination and just aren’t sure what exactly it is you’re looking at.  On this CME Webcast, we’re going to change all of that and give you a crash course in common oral diseases so that you’ll know what you are seeing when there is something just not right on the tongue, the lip, or the cheek.  In the studio with our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, is Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Radiology from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Dr. Kristin McNamara. Also, from the OSU College of Dentistry, we have Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dr. John Kalmar.

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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 a selection of common oral mucosal disorders, with emphasis on characteristic clinical findings, differential diagnosis, and management strategies; RECOGNIZE clinical features that distinguish traumatic ulcers from neoplastic ulcers
You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Routine oral examination for physicians
  • Aphthous ulcers myths and realities
  • Symptomatic management of aphthous ulcers
  • Follow up of patients with leukoplakia and erythroplakia
  • Approach to the recurrent traumatic oral ulcer
  • Management of oral burns
  • Oral hygiene 101
  • Fluoride and drinking water
  • Risk factors for squamous cell oral cancers
  • Non-squamous cell oral cancers

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.