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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 significant social and economic burden that migraine places on individuals underscores the need for competent and evidence-based migraine management by primary care providers (PCPs). Since migraine is a heterogeneous disorder, proper treatment varies depending on migraine type, patient preference, and the presence of any comorbidities. As such, decisions on what type of acute therapy to recommend and when to initiate preventive care can be complex and multifaceted. PCPs are the first point of care for 80.1% of patients seeking headache treatment, and they are usually responsible for follow up after patients consult with specialists. PCPs play an essential role in many important migraine management steps, including encouraging patients to keep a headache diary, monitoring adherence and response to preventive treatment, and assessing migraine burden in patients. Despite the multitude of guidelines accompanied with new and emerging migraine therapies, many PCPs remain woefully undereducated about migraine, making them ill-prepared to diagnose and manage this disorder in patients. This CME program specifically targets the community healthcare provider audience to provide an important update on the diagnosis and treatment options for migraines as well as the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options available.
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.
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.
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.
Using case studies, this activity explores effective interventions for treating patients with complicated migraines. In this activity, also learn the difference in medications available for treating migraines and tension-type headaches.