In this activity, Thomas Bleck, MD, reviews the diagnosis and non-surgical management of subarachnoid hemorrhage from the primary care perspective. Dr. Bleck discusses several critical care issues in the management of aneurysm, including risk for rebleeding, neurogenic pulmonary edema, vasospasm, and cerebral salt wasting.
Dr. Dumanian demonstrates a standard hand exam in this activity to help primary care physicians recognize carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). With the help of a live hand model, he shows the step by step procedure to conduct a hand exam and spot any abnormalities such as CTS and other signs of nerve dysfunction, tendonitis and hand arthritis.
In this innovative and engaging keynote lecture, Dr. Salvatore Mangione discusses the right brain versus the left brain mode of engagement and how the right brain can inform clinical medicine by engaging the powers of creativity and observation that are often ignored in the dry, rational world of modern medical practice.
This presentation will review the symptoms of a transient ischemic attack (TIA). The new definition of TIA will be reviewed. Diagnostic imaging options for patients with TIA will be covered. The role of antithrombotic therapy for stroke prevention will be discussed. The role and timing of carotid revascularization will be reviewed. Finally, use of statins and antihypertensives in this population will be discussed.
This activity focuses on the discussion of assessment of cognitive impairment in the elderly. Dr. Olsen will include assessment tools, and the distinction between dementia, delirium and depression. He will explain how to differentiate the signs of mild cognitive impairment and make capacity determinations and finally, he will review AMA’s consideration of competency for physicians over 65.
In this Clinical Coffee Break, Dr. Seemant Chaturvedi addresses some important questions about TIAs, including risk assessment, when to hospitalize patients for further evaluation, which anticoagulants should be used, and which patients would benefit most from interventional procedures.
The primary care physician has a major role in the primary and secondary of stroke, and must often make important decisions about stroke patient management. This activity will focus on understanding stroke risk factors, recognizing stroke warnings and acute strokes, and the initial and later management of these complex patients. Ischemic lesions are responsible for about 85% of strokes; their prevention and treatment have seen remarkable advances in the past five years, which will be covered in detail. Intracerebral hemorrhages are becoming more common, and have a better prognosis than is commonly assumed. Subarachnoid hemorrhage, while the least common form of stroke, needs very prompt recognition and emergent management.
This activity will cover the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) including diagnostic criteria and clinical symptoms of early, moderate and advanced PD. The differential diagnosis of PD will be discussed with particular attention given to distinguishing PD from atypical parkinsonian syndromes and essential tremor. Management strategies will be highlighted for the parkinsonian conditions discussed.
Recent data indicates that chronic insomnia emerges when wake-promoting signaling override sleep-promoting signaling in the brain. This activity will review some recent changes in the thinking about the etiology of insomnia and new approaches in management. Dr. Avidan will highlight comorbid conditions using specific cases and video demonstrations to review the spectrum of clinic presentations in clinical practices. Clinical pearls will be provided to aid attendees improve recognition, evaluation and multidisciplinary management options available for patients.
In this activity, Dr. Burke will explain the steps for successful migraine management. She will discuss how to correctly identify migraines and differentiate them from other headaches. Treatment for migraines in accordance with the latest recommendations will be reviewed and available alternative therapies will also be discussed.
This session will provide guidance on whom to screen for obstructive sleep apnea in your primary care practice, how to screen, interventions, and the differences you will encounter between male and female patients with this condition.