Autoimmune diseases are difficult to diagnose. Lupus, in particular, is complicated as its symptoms are common to a variety of other conditions. Diagnosing lupus with any degree of accuracy can be challenging and costly. This activity will present an interactive discussion between a panel of experts and will orient the primary care provider on how to accurately diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), further providing guidance on management strategies and doctor-patient communication, specifically with the goal of increasing treatment adherence in patients. The audience is encouraged to ask our faculty questions in real-time during the live programming.
In this activity, Dr. Fan uses a case presentation to illustrate key aspects of assessing and managing rheumatoid arthritis. He also discusses diagnosis parameters and treatment options with a goal of remission for patients with early RA.
Dr. Crandall answers some frequently asked questions about osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment. She discusses the pros and cons of different diagnostic tests for osteoporosis and speaks on certain controversies regarding bone density monitoring and combination therapy.
In this activity, Dr. Dumanian will discuss the pathophysiology and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and provide with the know-how to diagnose this condition in patients. Dr. Dumanian will also outline various treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical for the management of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. Crandall provides an evidence-based approach to controversies in osteoporosis screening and treatment, with emphasis on weighing risks and benefits of treatment. In this activity, current guidelines and recent key developments in the management of osteoporosis are reviewed.