When should you recommend Vitamin D to your patients? Based on the latest evidence, which conditions does Vitamin D supplementation help and which does it hinder? Tune in as Dr. Frank Domino sheds some much-needed light on a topic that continues to perplex patients and clinicians alike.
In the seventeenth episode of Pri-Med’s weekly web series on COVID-19, faculty will explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced non-communicable diseases and impacted healthcare beyond SARS-CoV-2 infection. Faulty will also discuss the role of masks to reduce the risk of respiratory infections and compare the efficiency of different masks. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 09/01/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Twelve million individuals with COPD in the U.S. remain undiagnosed. Join Dr. Charles Vega as he provides practical, evidence-based guidance for diagnosing COPD in a primary care setting. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on August 18th 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
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.
Bone up on normal and abnormal knee anatomy and improve your skill in performing a focused history and physical exam that will help you evaluate knee pain and narrow the differential diagnosis. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on August 26th, 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Dr. Lamas will examine the thin border between life and death through real stories of patients whose lives were saved by modern medical technology. Her talk will also touch on the long-term consequence of survival faced by many coronavirus patients.
Heart failure is a global pandemic that continues to increase in prevalence. Despite the availability of established and novel therapies, mortality and morbidity in heart failure remains high. Join us for this overview of heart failure classification and pathophysiology, the evidence base supporting various treatments, and current guideline recommendations. Despite being the most common sustained arrhythmia in practice, the ideal management strategy for atrial fibrillation remains elusive for many clinicians. Accordingly, this session will review the classification and initial workup of patients with atrial fibrillation, with further discussion of the primary treatment goals. Stroke prevention therapies will be reviewed, along with means to achieve rate and rhythm control. Tune in to learn about ongoing gaps in the care of patients with heart failure and/or atrial fibrillation and how a standardized approach can help improve outcomes.
Participants will review the most updated screening and surveillance guidelines to determine when to start screening their patients for colorectal cancer and when follow up procedures are indicated.
COVID-19, Stress, Mental Illness, and Pain Management: Patient-Centered Clinical Care of African Americans
Episode 5: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionally impacted the African American community. How can you help care for your patients during these stressful times? This session will provide an overview of the health disparities related to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the stress that many patients are feeling. We will look at the demographics of mental illnesses across race/ethnicities as well as look at perspectives on the differences noted. Lastly, we will discuss approaches to pain management difficulties in patients based on recent research outcomes.
Advanced GI dietitian Bethany Doerfler and GI Health Psychologist Sarah Quinton guide you through nutrition and lifestyle trends related to food intolerances, food allergies and GI health in 2020. Critical differences exist between food intolerances and IgE food allergies or Celiac disease. Consumers are often overwhelmed but interested in the role of dietary manipulation on GI health. This talk will focus on data surrounding the accuracy of testing, recommended diet and lifestyle therapy, and the impact of diet on eating behaviors and quality of life. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/14/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
This session will cover the recognition of common dermatological diagnoses, presented as a series of dyads, from which you will be asked to pick out a diagnosis. Reasons for why the photo depicts one diagnosis rather than the other will be described. The session will conclude with a rapid-fire viewing of multiple different photos of each diagnosis covered to solidify your visual recognition of rashes in different nuanced contexts.
Improving Patient Outcomes in T2DM: GLP‐1 Receptor Agonists Benefits in Addition to Improved Glucose Control
Over ten percent of the U.S. population suffers disproportionate cardiometabolic risk because of their type 2 diabetes (T2DM). In light of recent data, GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) have taken on a more prominent role in T2DM management algorithms. This session will discuss how you can distinguish among GLP-1 RAs and use them in your practice to help manage the risks that these patients face beyond glucose control. A member of the Diabetes Sisters organization will also be joining us to discuss their experience with starting a GLP-1 RA as a patient.