An elevated fasting blood glucose (FBG) is the hall mark of prediabetes. Fasting blood glucose increases approximately 1 mg/dl per year as a prediabetic. While it can take years for a person to develop type 2 diabetes from prediabetes, weight gain, sedentary lifestyle, illness, or stress, can accelerate this process. This presentation will discuss the prevalence and progression of prediabetes, as well as the most effective strategies to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes.
Nephrology can be a challenging topic for primary care providers. In this panel discussion, nephrologists Rajeev Raghavan, MD and Melanie Hoeing, MD will provide concise practice-changing pearls to help you better manage your patients with kidney disease.
The goal of this activity is to understand the challenges of individualized management of CKD-related anemia with a focus on strategies for making treatment decisions and patient-centric treatment plans. Unmet needs of treating anemia of CKD will also be discussed.
Step into the clinic and onto the game show floor! In this interactive game of Jeopardy! test your knowledge of GLP-1 RAs in various patient encounters where you can implement your knowledge of type 2 diabetes management algorithms and use shared decision with patients. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 09/30/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
This lecture will provide a comprehensive overview of contraceptive options for women of child-bearing ages. The significance and impact of prescribing practices on women will be discussed highlighting the importance of reproductive planning in all female patients with childbearing potential. Principles of effective contraceptive counseling will be outlined. Risks, benefits and medical indications for various contraceptive methods will be reviewed. Initiation and management of noncompliance with various contraceptive methods will also be discussed. A practical approach to management of contraceptive side effects will be discussed as well as risk/benefit assessments in choice of most appropriate contraceptive options.
Cardiovascular risk factors leading to the leading causes of death in the United States have their origins in the pediatric age group. This session is intended to give primary care providers a high level view of screening and management for cardio-metabolic risk factors in the pediatric age group based on the most up-to-date guidelines.
With ever-changing information on the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it is hard to keep the facts straight! Join Drs. Charles Vega and Ty Gluckman as they team up live to discuss the adoption of and barriers to telemedicine in the COVID-19 pandemic and examine the emerging data on ivermectin and fluvoxamine for the treatment of patients with COVID-19.
The Top Questions I Most Often Get Asked About: Hypertension, Polypharmacy in the Elderly, and Asthma
What do primary care providers need to know to know about hypertension, polypharmacy in the elderly, and asthma? Join cardiologist Karol Watson, geriatrician Lee Lindquist, and pulmonologist Sunjay Devarajan as they review important questions, they get asked about these three topics! Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/4/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
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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.
Cannabis use continues to rise in the United States, driven by expansion of laws legalizing recreational and medical use. With this increased use comes an increase in side effects, such as lung injuries from vaping and a rise in cannabis use disorder. We will discuss what practitioners should know about vaping and cannabis use, and what they should tell their patients. This session will also inform the attendees the most recent clinical and radiographic findings in patients diagnosed with e-cigarette and vaping associated acute lung injury.