577 - 588 of 7681 results
0.5 CME CREDIT

Using a case-based approach, the faculty will explore conditions commonly encountered by competitive and recreational athletes. The session will focus on utilizing the history, physical examination, and appropriate diagnostic studies to arrive at the correct diagnosis. You will walk away knowing more about therapeutic options for managing these problems.


1 CME CREDIT

In this session, the faculty will define what CKD is, as well as the measurement of it. The faculty will further discuss clinical evaluations of CKD patients, managing complications, and slowing the progression of CKD.


1 CME CREDIT

By determining the target of inflammation in the joint and the distribution of affected joints, a clinician can distinguish among non-inflammatory arthritis (osteoarthritis), other non-inflammatory rheumatic conditions (like fibromyalgia), and inflammatory conditions such as inflammatory synovitis (rheumatoid arthritis) and inflammatory enthesitis (ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis).


1 CME CREDIT

This talk will review the pathophysiologic mechanisms of pain and how to best address them.


1 CME CREDIT

This talk will focus on the diagnosis and management of COPD in patients presenting to the primary care clinician. COPD is a common and costly condition with significant morbidity and mortality. The proper use and interpretation of Spirometry is required to make the correct diagnosis of COPD leading to both under and over diagnosis of this condition. Once diagnosed, the proper assessment and management of COPD (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) utilizes the COPD GOLD guidelines. These guidelines emphasize the use of patient symptoms and exacerbations to determine proper classification and subsequent treatments. Moreover, proper inhaler technique will be discussed as this represents a significant barrier in the care of COPD patients. The role of assessing COPD phenotypes and lung cancer screening will also be introduced to the primary care clinician with time for allotted time for audience questions on these important issues.


0.5 CME CREDIT

Polypharmacy, defined as the use of multiple drugs or more than are medically necessary, is a growing concern for older adults. With older adults living longer and experiencing multiple chronic comorbidities, medication regimens are becoming increasingly complex and lengthy. It is not unusual to see patients taking 10 or more medications. Unfortunately, polypharmacy has been associated with an increased risk of adverse drug events (ADEs), drug-interactions, medication non-adherence, reduced functional capacity and multiple geriatric syndromes. This lecture will present real-world cases of polypharmacy and review the concepts of de-prescribing, what medications are no longer considered helpful to older adults, and how to safely reduce polypharmacy in real-world settings among patients.


0.75 CME CREDIT

This series of interactive cases will provide an opportunity for the learner to increase their knowledge in the management of people with type 2 diabetes on insulin therapy. The cases will illustrate expert guidelines and general strategies around use of insulin and combinations of injectables for type 2 diabetes, including a practical approach to the initiation and intensification of basal insulin. You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of combination injectable medications as well as how to use them safely and appropriately.


1 CME CREDIT

This presentation will review the history and current policies related to cannabis use in California, with an emphasis on how recent legalization and ongoing medical marijuana clinics impact primary care. The faculty will review how cannabis is consumed and discuss the scientific basis of what is known about therapeutic and harmful effects. You will walk away from this session with a roadmap on how to address cannabis use in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings and how to answers questions from patients and families


1 CME CREDIT

In this session, you will receive the most important cardiology updates from 2018-2019, including trial evidence for dietary supplements in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and new information about the blood cholesterol guidelines. The session will also provide advice on how to differentiate between opportunistic and systematic screening for atrial fibrillation as well as identify ways to conduct this screening in practice.


0.5 CME CREDIT

Anemia is one of the commonest problems facing the primary care clinician. This session will outline a practical approach and show how it is possible to narrow down the possibilities. The clinical history—especially symptoms and duration of anemia—and history of the CBCs will often lead to a precision differential diagnosis. These points will be made through focused case examples.


1 CME CREDIT

This talk will help the primary care clinician recognize and manage depression in the primary care setting. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


0.5 CME CREDIT

Get your questions answered by expert faculty in Rheumatology. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.