CME Webcast Discusses Bronchiectasis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Bronchiectasis. Antibiotics are now readily available but bronchiectasis is still a common problem. It is just that the most common causes of bronchiectasis have changed. Today on MedNet, we are going to take a look at the etiology and treatment of bronchiectasis. We’re pleased to welcome pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Sarah Tapyrik.

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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 common radiographical patterns of bronchiectasis on CT imaging; and be familiar with underlying causes of bronchiectasis to help guide testing for individual patients.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Clinical presentation of bronchiectasis
  • Treatment of bronchiectasis
  • Dornase alpha
  • Vaccinations and bronchiectasis

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 Advance Care Planning on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Advance Care Planning on CME Webcast. We have come a long way in the evolution of advance directives but it is still common for patients, physicians, and families to be faced with having to make a sudden decision about whether to institute life-saving measures. Particularly because sometimes those measures do less to prolong life than to prolong the process of death. Joining us today to help all of us become better at proactively discussing advance directives with our patients is palliative medicine specialist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Kavitha Norton.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: define Advance Care Planning as Communication Process for Patient Empowerment; and discuss components and products of Advance Care Planning including proxy and health documents.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • DNR, DNR-CCA, & DNR-CC
  • Starting the advance care directive discussion
  • Common definition of Advance Care Planning & Framework
  • Challenges with Advance Care Planning
  • Tools and resources for these discussions
  • Documenting

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 Cardiac Non-Invasive Testing On Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Cardiac Non-Invasive Testing On Webcast. Today on MedNet21, we are going to update you on the currently used tests to non-invasively identify patients with ischemic heart disease. To tell us about stress test options, we’re pleased to welcome cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Bryan Lee. And then to tell us about the role of cardiac CT and MRI, we have cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Salman Bhatti.

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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 how to assess the pre-test likelihood of coronary artery disease by history; and understand the advantages and pitfalls between the different modalities; recognize when it is appropriate to order a stress test; and understand how different stress modalities compare with each other, their advantages and disadvantages and when to use one over the other.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Cardiac stress test selection
  • Cardiac CT & MRI
  • Common indications for cardiac MRI
  • Training required to read cardiac CT & MRI

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 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Diagnosis and Management

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Diagnosis and Management. Despite all of these discoveries, systemic lupus erythematosus in many ways continues to be a mystery. The causes are not clear and the clinical manifestations are so protean that a confident diagnosis can often be hard to make. But the good news is that we now have new treatments for lupus that are improving patients’ lives in ways that were previously not possible. Let me welcome today’s guest. Dr. Judith Lin is a rheumatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at 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: identify clinical manifestations and immunologic features of SLE; and recognize that management of SLE treatment depends on disease activity and areas being affected, and learn to assess comorbid conditions and complications.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The ANA test
  • New treatments for systemic lupus erythematosus

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 Helps Physicians Learn About Ocular Complications of Systemic Disease

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Helps Physicians Learn About Ocular Complications of Systemic Disease. It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. That may or may not be true but the eyes can be the windows to disease. Sometimes, it is the ocular findings that are the first clue to an underlying systemic disease. Other times, a known systemic disease may alert the physician about the risks of important ocular complications. The ophthalmoscope allows you to examine structures you can’t otherwise see. For example, the retinal arteries are the only arteries that are easily visible non-invasively. Today on MedNet21, we’re going to see how the eye can be affected by many common systemic diseases. My guest is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Dr. Carla Ford.

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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 ocular findings
of common systemic diseases; and provide a brief overview of treatment options of ocular complications of systemic diseases.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common systemic diseases affecting the eye
  • Central retinal vein occlusion
  • Migraine and the eye
  • Candidemia
  • HIV and the eye

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.