What do primary care providers need to know about acute head issues? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!
Despite the array of products and minimal regulation, it is possible to find high quality dietary supplements and use them in a rational evidence-informed manner in the care of many primary care problems. Discussion goes beyond the management of so-called short latency deficiency syndromes taught in the past to current applications for a few common primary care problems such as anxiety, depression, emotional and physical exhaustion and insomnia. We will also identify those who may need adjuncts to their diet and useful databases to find more information.
It’s time for a down-to-earth, informative, and affirming discussion on LGBTQ+ mental health for primary care clinicians working with patients of diverse gender and sexual identities. In recent years, people have addressed these issues in a healthier, more public way, and all practitioners must be prepared to meet their patients with the knowledge, understanding, and grasp of cultural context of LGBTQ+ communities.
Primary care patients who present with cognitive change represent a clinical challenge. Delirium must be differentiated from dementia, as delirium represents a medical emergency. Potential causes of delirium, Alzheimer disease and other leading causes of dementia will be reviewed. Clinical findings, screening tools, diagnostic studies and potential therapies will be discussed.
Fatty liver has emerged as a major health concern in the United States. It is now one of the leading causes of cirrhosis, risk factor for liver cancer and indication for liver transplantation. This session will help clinicians to understand the epidemiology and risk factors of fatty liver as well as how to tailor medical care in patients with underlying fatty liver disease.
This session will cover some new data regarding treatment of type 2 diabetes: the GRADE study, SURPASS phase 3 program, the STEP program for treatment of obesity. It will also provide an update on studies using SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP 1 receptor agonists in people with type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or chronic kidney disease.
Learn the latest on the diagnosis and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, including the latest guidelines regarding initial choice of agents, as well as duration and sequential use of drugs.
Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders characterized by pervasive maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating from cultural norms. These patterns are inflexible and are associated with distress and impairment. That said, the definitions are controversial. Case examples will illustrate this class of mental disorders, along with suggested non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions.