The ACC/AHA guidelines has 9 recommendations for hypertension. Dr. Charles Sneiderman reviews the new guidelines published in 2014 by the National Institutes of Health eighth Joint National Committee (JNC8).
The ACC/AHA guideline has some significant ramifications for primary care. Dr. Charles Sneiderman reviews the changes and consequences of the new ACC/AHA guidelines for the treatment of blood cholesterol.
This case-based activity addresses how to: assess for opioid misuse risk; safely and appropriately initiate or modify opioid regimens; monitor for benefit, risk and harm; and continue, change or discontinue opioid therapy.
Heart failure is an economic loss with almost thirty-two billion dollars spent annually to cover the expenses incurred due to this disease including medications for treatment, provision of health care, and work days lost. With careful attention to evidence based guidelines for care and comprehensive, holistic, and collaborative efforts made by providers, patients and payers, this challenging disease can be tackled both effectively and efficiently.
One of every two Caucasian women in the United States will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime; one out of every 5 men in the United States will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. This activity will educate the participant on the updated guidelines to assess patients in proper diagnosis and management of osteoporosis.
With new advances in the understanding and treatment of T2DM, there is an increased need for healthcare professionals to understand the existing clinical data on this topic, and this CME program will address the rational use of SGLT2 inhibitors in patients with T2DM.
This multimedia eBook examines neurobiologic processes that contribute to chronic pain. Expert faculty also address how new mechanistic insights should shape best practices in pain assessment and treatment. The goal is to help clinicians maximize analgesia, functioning, and patient safety.
Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the US. Since psoriasis is typically not a direct cause of death, this condition is often overlooked or dismissed as a skin problem that requires cosmetic – not medical – management.
COPD is a common, preventable, and treatable disease characterized by progressive persistent airflow limitation. COPD is clearly a cause of morbidity and mortality and results in an ever-increasing economic and social burden.
This web article will provide primary care practitioners—who see a majority of patients with OAB—with strategies for practical implementation of the recently updated guidelines from the American Urological Association/Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology.
A case-based discussion focusing on ADHD pathology, updates to diagnostic recommendations from national clinical practice guidelines, and the potential roles of various drug classes in multimodal treatment plans.
People, in general, continue to feel awkward and uncomfortable about the elderly having sex and intimacy, particularly in thinking about their parents and grandparents. Yet, as time moves on, people in the second half to last quarter of their life are now being seen in a more holistic light, as attitudes towards senior sexuality tend to be slowly progressing.
Many elderly adults and their loved ones have not given serious consideration to how their lives may end and how they will manage and react when that time comes. Advance directives are the key to being prepared.
Patients with asthma should gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to assume the major role in the day-to-day management of their disease. This activity will highlight specific patient education and health literacy tools, including the personalized asthma action plan, written in language that the patient can read and understand.
The clinical practice of medicine involves a continual balance of evidence-based information applied to clinically complex scenarios amongst the human factors of fears, preferences, results, and economics. This continuing education module focuses on the clinicians’ skills, resources, tools and approaches for more optimal choice, use, and thus better outcomes, involving inhaled medications.
Listen and view the videos of Dr. William Wierda of MD Anderson Cancer Center and Dr. Brian Koffman in the discussion of immunity in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and how it relates to the emerging immune therapies now underway in clinical trials. In a second interview Dr. Wierda discusses new and old prognostic factors in CLL.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death and 12th leading cause of morbidity in the United States. This activity will address the use of spirometry for diagnosis and treatment of COPD, explore the benefits of exercise and pulmonary rehabilitation, and identify treatment options for optimal patient outcomes.
Join renowned multiple myeloma expert Dr. Edward Stadtmauer, chief of the Hematologic Malignancy Section of the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and his colleague Dr. Craig Wynne, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, in a lively discussion regarding how PCPs can effectively and rapidly navigate the differential diagnosis of multiple myeloma, and what diagnostic and assessment tools are available to assist them in their practice.
Asthma is a chronic disease associated with inflammation in the airways. The inflammation is strongly linked with airway hyperresponsiveness and the typical asthma symptoms. Understanding the full spectrum of the pathology and the pathogenesis of asthma should be used for defining the treatment options.
This Education Station™ activity will deal with diabetes, hypogonadism, and major depressive disorder. Primary care clinicians frequently encounter these chronic conditions and are expected to manage them routinely in daily practice. Tools, techniques, and strategies to overcome the barriers to effective management of these chronic conditions will be discussed in this Education Station™ activity.
This program will focus on how to incorporate a gout patient shared-decision tool in the primary care practice and provide examples of specific case scenarios. After completion of the activity the healthcare provider will be able to implement a shared decision-making process for gout treatment with patients in the office setting.
Primary care practitioners (PCPs) need to be better aware of the etiology and workup of geriatric anemia in order to improve outcomes and provide optimal management of these patients including who and when to refer. The session is designed to guide PCPs through the differential diagnosis of geriatric anemia, specifically using mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW), which are part of the standard complete blood count, to narrow differential diagnosis and guide subsequent evaluation.
This CME initiative is a comprehensive e-Book divided into four chapters, serving as a sequential learning experience. In this first of four chapters, clinicians will learn to make the diagnosis of chronic migraine as defined by the International Headache Society and the FDA.
Shift Work Disorder: Are Clinicians Recognizing the Symptoms? According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 36 million Americans work rotating or irregular shifts. Healthcare providers, especially residents are especially vulnerable to the consequences of various work shifts.
Dr. Able discusses a first of its kind, recently FDA approved medical device for migraines. This device offers external cranial neurostimulation giving migraine patients a non-invasive, drug free alternative to reducing migraine headaches.
Dr. Able discusses an early-stage, non-invasive diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease. Newly release clinical data indicates a simple, but reliable system of early-stage diagnosis of AD may revolutionize the diagnosis and management of AD.