CME Webcast Teaches on Esophageal and Gastric Motility Disorders

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Esophageal and Gastric Motility Disorders. Today, we now know a lot more about gastrointestinal motility disorders and we now have many new treatments to offer patients who previously had no hope for improvement. Joining our moderator to tell us all about esophageal and gastric motility disorders is gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Gokul Bala.

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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 approach and management of achalasia and persistent reflux; and DISCUSS the approach and management of gastroparesis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Symptoms of esophageal and gastric motility disorders
  • Common causes of dysphagia
  • Management of high gastric residuals by nasogastric tube
  • Indications for J-tubes
  • Medications that can affect gastric and esophageal motility
  • Surgical myotomy versus PerOral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
  • Esophagram versus modified barium swallow with speech therapy

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.

Webcast Teaches on Common Laryngeal Disorders in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches on Common Laryngeal Disorders in Primary Care. On this CME webcast, to tell us about common laryngeal disorders in primary care are laryngeal specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Laura Matrka is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Dr. Brandon Kim is an Assistant Professor, also from the Department of Otolaryngology.

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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 red flags necessitating earlier referral for voice disorders; and EXPLAIN current controversy and decision-making regarding PPI use.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common laryngeal disorders in primary care medicine
  • Common tests performed in the laryngeal disease clinic
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngitis mimics
  • Diagnosing paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction
  • Vocal cord nodules
  • Risk factors for laryngeal cancer
  • Vocal cord hemorrhage

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 Webcast Teaches About Pink Slips and Pink Slip Disorders

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Webcast Teaches About Pink Slips and Pink Slip Disorders. On this CME webcast, we are going to discuss behavioral health emergencies. Joining our moderator in the studio is Dr. David Kasick. Dr. Kasick is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry here at the Ohio State University. And also with us today is Dr. Douglas Misquitta. Dr. Misquitta is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Ohio State.

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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 the purpose of the application for emergency admission form (“pink slip”) in managing a behavioral health emergency; and DESCRIBE common situations that would warrant the need for involuntary emergency psychiatric treatment.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common reasons for involuntary hospitalization
  • How a person is involuntarily hospitalized and how long does it lasts
  • Behavioral Emergency ResponseTeam (BERT)
  • Managing the suicidal patient in the primary care office

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 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.

Learn About Sleep-Heart Interactions on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Sleep-Heart Interactions on CME Webcast. The interactions between sleep disorders and heart disease are complex and today on MedNet, we’re going to unravel some of that complexity. Joining us in the studio is pulmonologist, sleep specialist, and Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Rami Khayat.

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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 the mechanism of vascular disease in OSA; and DISCUSS the results of recent trials in the treatment of SDB.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The relationship between sleep disorders and cardiovascular disorders
  • Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Office-based screening for sleep apnea
  • Screening sleep studies in patients with cardiovascular disease
  • New methods for sleep apnea testing
  • Clues from the 24-hour blood pressure study
  • CPAP versus BiPAP
  • New devices for home non-invasive ventilation

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.