CME Webcast Discusses Approach to Thrombocytopenia

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Approach to Thrombocytopenia. Joining our moderator today to tell us all about the approach to thrombocytopenia is hematologist and Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Spero Cataland. And also nephrologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Samir Parikh.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: APPLY a practical approach to the differential diagnosis of thrombocytopenia associated with acute kidney injury; DIFFERENTIATE the causes of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) and their potential for causing renal failure; DIFFERENTIATE the more common causes of thrombocytopenia from the rare and serious causes of thrombocytopenia that require a specific management strategy; and RECOGNIZE and diagnose the more causes of thrombocytopenia (HIT, ITP, and TTP) that require rapid identification and specialized treatment.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of thrombocytopenia
  • New treatments for thrombocytopenia
  • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) treatment
  • Treatment strategies for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

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 Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care. ALS is one of many neurologic conditions that can present as weakness and today on MedNet, we are going to show you how to approach the patient with weakness in order to diagnose and direct treatment. Joining our moderator to discuss upper motor neuron causes of weakness is Assistant Professor of Neurology Dr. Samantha LoRusso. And then to discuss lower motor neuron causes of weakness, Associate Professor of Neurology, Dr. Bakri Elsheikh.

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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 physical exam findings that accompany upper motor neuron weakness; and RECOGNIZE typical
patterns of upper motor neuron weakness and know what imaging should be obtained.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Upper motor neuron verus lower motor neuron
  • Initial steps in the approach to the weak patient
  • When to admit the patient to the hospital for urgent evaluation
  • Pronator drift testing
  • Fasciculations
  • Management of the patient with increased muscle tone
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Guillian Barré syndrome

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 Approach to Hematuria on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Approach to Hematuria on CME webcast. There is a wealth of diagnostic clues in urin, and on this CME webast, we are going to show you how you can use one of those clues in the diagnosis of your own patients. Joining us to tell you about hematuria is nephrologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Isabelle Ayoub.

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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 differential diagnosis of macroscopic hematuria; UNDERSTAND the differential diagnosis of macroscopic hematuria; SELECT the best imaging test for different presentations of hematuria.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Glomerular diseases
  • The effect of age and gender on the differential diagnosis of hematuria
  • Hematuria and prostatitis
  • Imaging test selection in suspected nephrolithiasis
  • Hemorrhagic cystitis

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.

Understanding the Management of Depression

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Understanding the Management of Depression. We now have more and better medications to treat depression than the anti-tuberculosis drug created in the 1950’s. We also have much better ways to screen and identify patients with depression. We’re pleased to welcome our guests today to tell us about depression in primary care. Dr. Nazhat Taj-Schaal is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Kelli Barnes is a pharmacist and Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy.

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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 updated clinical guidelines that address screening for depression, monitoring treatment effects, and integration of behavioral health into primary care; and REVIEW medication treatment options, their unique characteristics and how to choose between different therapies.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of depression
  • Different antidepressants have different properties
  • Managing depressed patients in a busy primary care practice
  • Identifying the suicidal patient
  • Practical approach to antidepressant selection
  • Setting realistic expectations for antidepressant effects

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 a Thyroid Update

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Provides a Thyroid Update. Overall, 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and over their lifetimes, 1 out of every 8 women will develop a thyroid disease. On this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about the spectrum of thyroid disorders. Joining our moderator in the studio is endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Elizabeth Buschur.

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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 diagnosis and management of hypo- and hyperthyroidism; DIAGNOSE and manage a thyroid nodule.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Risk factors for thyroid disease
  • Epidemiology of thyroid disease
  • Thyroid storm
  • Myxedema coma
  • Choosing a thyroid replacement product
  • Over-the-counter animal thyroid replacement
  • Thyroid drug interactions
  • T3 levels, thyroglobulin antibodies, and thyroid peroxidase antibodies
  • Approach to the incidental goiter

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.