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FAQ for GAIT: An Eyeblink Diagnosis

Guest: Salvatore Mangione, MD

Mobility disorders are a menace of old age, often resulting in falls, injuries, and especially hip fractures -- the sixth leading cause of death in the elderly. Primary care physicians have difficulties in both detecting and correctly identifying these abnormalities. In a paper published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society in 2004 [52(9):1527-31], the authors concluded that "community physicians appear to underdetect falls and gait disorders, leading to a paucity of recommendations and treatments." Hence the need to revisit the most common gait abnormalities. This multimedia presentation will provide a panorama of bipedalism, from its origin six million years ago in the savannahs of East Africa, to its rise as the unique trait of our species, and eventually to its status as a major cause of disability once full bipedalism is lost. The talk will review the physiology of ambulation and the prevalence of gait disorders in the population. In addition to detailed information on psychogenic and antalgic gaits, participants will learn about the seven major gait abnormalities. Whenever possible, the speaker will enliven the delivery by reviewing "famous patients," or vignettes of historical figures and celebrities who suffered the disorder.


FAQ for HIV Update for the Non-ID Specialist: What Every Clinician Needs to Know

This case-based, interactive lecture will cover the current epidemiology of HIV in the United States, and then focus on issues critical for the primary care provider - HIV testing, identification of acute infection, initiating a baseline work-up, and understanding the basics of antiretroviral therapy. HIV prevention will be covered citing both the pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis strategies.Guest: Paul E. Sax, MD

This case-based, interactive lecture will cover the current epidemiology of HIV in the United States, and then focus on issues critical for the primary care provider - HIV testing, identification of acute infection, initiating a baseline work-up, and understanding the basics of antiretroviral therapy. HIV prevention will be covered citing both the pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis strategies.


FAQ for To Be or Not to Be Gluten Free: Food Elimination Diets for Allergies, Intolerances and Wellness

Increasing numbers of patients are talking with their health care professionals about specialized diets and testing for allergies and food sensitivities as part of their overall wellness plan. Good diet quality is a well-recognized element of lifestyle medicine, but there is growing confusion among medical professionals and consumers about "good" foods and if they should eliminate certain foods from their diet. This talk will cover several of the popular media approaches to healthy living, including diets like Gluten Free, Whole 30, Ketogenic, as well as relevant data for health-related outcomes for each. The differences between allergic bowel disorders and intolerances will be discussed. Clinical and nutritional counseling tips will be provided.Guest: Bethany Doerfler, MS, RDN

Increasing numbers of patients are talking with their health care professionals about specialized diets and testing for allergies and food sensitivities as part of their overall wellness plan. Good diet quality is a well-recognized element of lifestyle medicine, but there is growing confusion among medical professionals and consumers about "good" foods and if they should eliminate certain foods from their diet. This talk will cover several of the popular media approaches to healthy living, including diets like Gluten Free, Whole 30, Ketogenic, as well as relevant data for health-related outcomes for each. The differences between allergic bowel disorders and intolerances will be discussed. Clinical and nutritional counseling tips will be provided.


FAQ for Best Practices: Geriatric Update

As the proportion of older adults increases, providing up to date and quality care to them is of great importance to general internists, who provide the bulk of their primary care. Update in Geriatrics will review important advances in the clinical care of older adults published recently. Topics will include advances in the diagnosis and management of geriatric syndromes, management of multi-morbidity, and systems of care. Chronic disease treatment trials focused on older adults or with a significant proportion of older adults will also be included. The strength of the evidence will be discussed as well as potential impact the work could have on current clinical practice and education. Articles selection criteria will emphasize high quality studies that may be immediately applicable in practice. Guest: Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA

As the proportion of older adults increases, providing up to date and quality care to them is of great importance to general internists, who provide the bulk of their primary care. Update in Geriatrics will review important advances in the clinical care of older adults published recently. Topics will include advances in the diagnosis and management of geriatric syndromes, management of multi-morbidity, and systems of care. Chronic disease treatment trials focused on older adults or with a significant proportion of older adults will also be included. The strength of the evidence will be discussed as well as potential impact the work could have on current clinical practice and education. Articles selection criteria will emphasize high quality studies that may be immediately applicable in practice.


FAQ for Cases in Diabetes Management

Guest: Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP

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.


FAQ for Primary Care Provider’s Guide to Autism

Many families worry about autism, even when their child’s development seems to be on track. Families also wonder about vaccine safety and hesitate to follow the recommended guidelines for vaccine administration. This interactive large-group session is designed to help primary care providers to understand whether there is an increase in autism, how to recognize autism in a primary care setting, where to refer, and how to discuss vaccine safety with families.Guest: Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD, PhD

Many families worry about autism, even when their child’s development seems to be on track. Families also wonder about vaccine safety and hesitate to follow the recommended guidelines for vaccine administration. This interactive large-group session is designed to help primary care providers to understand whether there is an increase in autism, how to recognize autism in a primary care setting, where to refer, and how to discuss vaccine safety with families.


FAQ for What's New in Obesity Management?

Guest: Robert F. Kushner, MD, FACP