This Expert Perspective highlights the salient points on influenza and vaccine efficacy, and recommendations for the use of tetanus toxoid, reduced diptheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) in pregnancy.
Learn how to prescribe the correct contraceptive to a patient after assessing their previous medical history. In this activity, Dr. Batur reviews the available contraception methods including the newest options on the market. This activity also discusses practice recommendations for contraceptive use along with safety concerns associated with each class of contraceptives.
This session will present an overview of the common causes of chronic pelvic pain. The link between chronic pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction will be discussed. A classification of female sexual dysfunction will be presented and participants will leave with an approach to female patients who present with sexual dysfunction.
Primary care physicians form the core of the follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. In this activity, the expert faculty will discuss the recommended surveillance for late recurrence and secondary primary malignancies. You will learn to manage patient anxiety and other psychosocial issues in this population.
This presentation will provide an update on managing patients going through peri- and post-menopause. Dr. Sillman will review strategies to help patients better handle the physical and emotional changes that occur during this time of life. She will also discuss the latest data on the pros and cons of hormone therapy and useful alternatives to hormone therapy.
Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) provides patients with an excellent way to prevent pregnancy. There are many benefits to these methods, including limited patient responsibility for adherence, high efficacy at pregnancy prevention and long duration of action. In addition, there are many non-contraceptive indications for the use of LARC that can help manage conditions seen by primary care physicians. Increasingly, national organizations are recommending LARC as first line contraception for adolescents and adults. Identification of candidates for LARC, appropriate counseling and timely referrals can help patients obtain contraception and decrease unintended pregnancies.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as 10% of women. Women with PCOS have a variety of symptoms for which they see specialists, but are often not diagnosed until they present to a fertility specialist. This lecture will help primary care clinicians diagnose and treat PCOS early in the disease course to prevent worsening of symptoms and complications, including type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.
In this activity, Dr. Crandall will review the safety and efficacy of new selective estrogren receptor modulators (SERMs) approved for menopause hormone therapy. She will also discuss data from new studies on oral hormone replacement therapy and potential systemic effects of available vaginal estrogen medications.
Dr. Quan will provide a review of the highlights of contraception issues in 2014 including patient needs and preferences, counseling on appropriate use of contraception, and emergency contraception.
Dr. Johnson from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA will review the significance and treatment options of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) in women. He will discuss the differences in clinical presentation by gender, symptoms and age, along with appropriate diagnostic approaches. Appropriate treatment options and management strategies for women with CAD in accordance with the latest guidelines will also be discussed.
Moderate to severe hot flashes affect nearly half of women during the menopause transition. At this time the risk of major depression is also heightened. Dr. Janet Pregler, Director of Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, will discuss the risks and benefits of using hormonal therapy as well as its alternatives to treat the symptoms of menopause in women during transition.
Vaginitis is one of the most common gynecologic problems seen in ambulatory practice. Its differential diagnosis includes not only a vaginal infection but also cervicitis, a physiologic discharge, atrophic vaginitis, and iatrogenic vaginitis. With the help of case studies, Dr. Quan, Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA will demonstrate how a precise diagnosis can be achieved with a careful history, focused examination, and skilled use of the office laboratory. He will also review the various therapies that can be prescribed once an accurate diagnosis is made and their effectiveness in treating vaginitis.