This presentation will review the various effects that COVID-19 may have on the cardiovascular system, with a focus on acute cardiac injury, myocarditis, and arrhythmias.
In the nineteenth episode of Pri-Med’s web series on COVID-19, faculty will explore recent reports of subclinical myocarditis among those that have recovered from COVID-19. Faculty will also discuss how, as we move into flu season, we can understand the differences in COVID-19 and influenza when it comes to symptoms and outcomes in both the adult and pediatric populations.
In the twenty-second episode of Pri-Med’s web series on COVID-19, faculty will examine the concept of “herd immunity” and how it relates to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. They will not only explain the basics of herd immunity but take a deep dive into why herd immunity may or may not help to limit the spread of COVID-19. This session will also re-visit the COVID-19 vaccine pipeline, explaining where we stand with current vaccine trials and the outlook for vaccine development.
In the eighteenth episode of Pri-Med’s web series on COVID-19, faculty will discuss data on the relationship between vitamin D levels and COVID-19 infection. Faculty will also revisit the topic of testing, including new updates on recommendations for viral and serologic testing, as well as factors that impact how accurate these tests are. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 08/04/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
In the twenty-first episode of Pri-Med’s web series on COVID-19, faculty will provide some insight into a newly relevant COVID-19 treatment; monoclonal antibodies. Current events have shown a light on monoclonal antibodies and faculty will distinguish this treatment from convalescent plasma and hyperimmune globulin, as well as explain how it is made and might work against COVID-19. The second topic of this webcast will focus on mental health its status as we approach a year into a pandemic. Faculty will also discuss some recent data on the impact that mindfulness programs might have as an intervention to improve mental health.
Review practice-changing articles from 2020! During this informative session on medical literature updates (excluding COVID-19), primary care physician, Dr. Charles Vega, will review the clinical implications of practice-changing literature that has been recently published. Topics for discussion will include: HPV vaccination, mammography, colorectal cancer screening, osteoporosis, coconut oil, milk and weight gain, mask efficacy, COPD exacerbations, medication-assisted treatment for opioid disorder and more! You don’t want to miss these important updates!
In the twentieth episode of Pri-Med’s web series on COVID-19, approach one of the most common questions about COVID-19 during this time; is it safe to travel? This session will review the current data on in flight transmission and evaluate the efficacy of current travel restrictions. Faculty will also explore how telehealth uptake has boomed with the pandemic and how this has provided both improvements and drawbacks to the health care system and to patients.
These troubling times require communication among specialists and primary care. In this COVID-19 ask the expert the faculty will discuss the most pressing and frequently asked questions about this disease and its complications.
In this session, the speaker will discuss some challenging diagnostic cases that primary care practitioners may face in their practice. These cases will feature interpretation of laboratory and imaging studies as well as encounters with rare diseases and conditions. You will learn which aspects of the history and physical exam are most useful to establish certain diagnoses, increase your awareness of certain uncommon but “can’t miss” diagnoses, and become familiar with clinical decision aids that improve diagnostic accuracy for certain common diagnoses. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8th, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Take part in this interactive video-based activity that has been engineered to support your learning! Join faculty as they discuss influenza diagnosis, testing, and management through a combination of video, quiz-questions, pop-up teaching points, and downloadable resources. Take a deep dive into guideline recommendations for influenza testing and treatment (including prophylactic treatment) and review the indications, safety, and efficacy of currently available antiviral medications. Through this activity, you will have access to a robust resource library, including slides, abstracts, and practice tools selected by the faculty, and which can be downloaded for future reference. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/08/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Infectious Disease Highlights from 2018-2019: A Focus on Ambulatory Care (Recorded at Pri-Med South)
This case-based lecture will provide the active clinician with strategies, updates, and specific practice recommendations in clinical infectious diseases. Prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in the ambulatory setting will be emphasized, with coverage of advances in antimicrobial therapy, immunization, and pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. The faculty will highlight responsible use of antibiotics to help you reduce the risk of both toxicity and antimicrobial resistance in your practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Doc, Justin Bieber Has Lyme Disease And I Think I Do Too! What To Do When Your Patients Come To You With Somatic Complaints That They Attribute to Microbial Exposure
With the widespread accessibility to information on the Internet, much of which is not necessarily evidence-based, it appears that patients are more frequently consulting with their caregivers about vague somatic complaints that they think are due to exposure to various microbial organisms. Chronic Lyme disease has become a favorite disease due to some well-publicized celebrities announcing that they are suffering from this disorder. Patients also complain from the effects of mold exposure (“Toxic mold”), parasite infestations (delusions of parasitosis or Morgellon disease), among others. Patients can be very insistent, demanding therapies that are not supported by evidence. This presentation will assist practitioners as to how to appropriately diagnose and counsel patients about these various disorders.