Artificial Sweeteners and Postmenopausal Women - Is there an Increased Risk for Stroke and CVD Events? - Frankly Speaking EP 120
Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP Music Credit: Richard Onorato
In a recent study of postmenopausal women in the WHI Observational Study who consumed > 2 ASB per day, there appeared to be an association between increased intake of ASB with increased risk of ischemic stroke, CVD, and all cause mortality. Join us as we discuss these findings, what it adds to our knowledge about ASB, and potential strategies to apply this new evidence into your practice.
Winter’s Here - Time to Review the Latest Community-Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines - Frankly Speaking EP 152
Guest: Robert Baldor, MD,FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato
The Infectious Disease Society of America in conjunction with the American Thoracic Society have updated their guidelines on diagnosing and treating Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in adults. Recommended changes from the 2007 guidelines include how to address the growing issue of antibiotic resistance. We will review this latest recommendation, focusing on the best approach for outpatient care.
Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato
Antibiotics are frequently prescribed for upper respiratory infections, even when they are likely due to viral etiologies, or will resolve just as quickly without antibiotics. Many clinicians believe convincing patients they do not need to take an antibiotic is time consuming and frustrating for both parties. In fact, patients are often receptive to information on appropriate use, and the conversation can be done efficiently with practice.
Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato
Join us as we discuss falls: a clinical issue that warrants regular assessment in adults over the age of 65.
An Interactive Video Experience
Experience this interactive video-based activity designed to increase your knowledge of the diagnosis and management of overactive bladder, a common condition that can have a devastating adverse effect on patients’ quality of life. Join expert faculty as they discuss OAB through a combination of video, quiz-questions, pop-up teaching points, and downloadable resources. Learn the latest guideline recommendations for OAB testing and treatment and review non-pharmacologic management options as well as the indications, safety, and efficacy of currently available 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Listen for a summary of current guidelines for breast cancer screening that will help you provide the most appropriate screening for your patients based on their individual risk.
This activity provides a succinct but comprehensive review of pediatric and adult in-office fracture management for primary care providers.