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Case Studies in Vaginitis

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Vaginitis is one of the most common gynecologic problems seen in ambulatory practice. Join us in discussing the differential diagnosis, which includes not only a vaginal infection, but also cervicitis, a physiologic discharge, atrophic vaginitis, and iatrogenic vaginitis. A precise diagnosis can be achieved with a careful history, focused examination, and skilled use of the office laboratory. This talk will pave the way to an accurate diagnosis, after which, effective therapy can be prescribed.


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Vaginitis is one of the most common gynecologic problems seen in ambulatory practice. Join us in discussing the differential diagnosis, which includes not only a vaginal infection, but also cervicitis, a physiologic discharge, atrophic vaginitis, and iatrogenic vaginitis. A precise diagnosis can be achieved with a careful history, focused examination, and skilled use of the office laboratory. This talk will pave the way to an accurate diagnosis, after which, effective therapy can be prescribed.


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Managing depression during pregnancy and lactation is a complex clinical task encompassing the two concomitant medical conditions (i.e., pregnancy and psychiatric illness) and the welfare of two patients (i.e., mother and child). Minimizing infant exposure to the potential risks of both maternal depression and psychotropic medication is the preeminent clinical objective. The audience will learn the relative risks of maternal depression, antidepressant medications during pregnancy, and postpartum/lactation. A treatment model will be introduced to maximize mother and infant well-being when depression arises during pregnancy and the postpartum period.


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Menopause Hormone Therapy

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Using a case-based approach, the speaker will discuss the current state of menopausal hormone therapy and management strategies for patients who are not candidates for hormonal options. This talk will provide audience members with a review of recent publications that impact the management of patients’ menopausal symptoms.


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Heart disease affects men and women in different ways. In women, symptoms of burgeoning heart disease are often more insidious, but when a heart attack strikes, it is more lethal than it is in men. Roughly 25 percent of men will die within a year of their first heart attack, but among women, 38 percent will die. Women are twice as likely as men to have a second heart attack within 6 years of their first one, and women are twice as likely as men to die after bypass surgery. Yet after a heart attack, women’s hearts are more likely to maintain their systolic function—their ability to contract and pump blood from the chambers into the arteries. According to C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, Director of the Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, this suggests that heart disease manifests differently in women, affecting the microvasculature (small blood vessels) instead of the macrovasculature (major blood vessels) as it does in men.


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This talk will discuss three topics that affect women as well as other individuals: osteoporosis, menopause, and breast cancer screening. (1) In the osteoporosis-focused portion of this update, you will recall risk factors, review current guidelines for screening, and learn more about risk reduction and disease prevention. (2) Peri- and post-menopause syndromes have great societal impact and healthcare burden, and the faculty will discuss them in the context of the most recent clinical guidelines and medical evidence. (3) The last part of this lecture will examine breast cancer screening guidelines and their lack of consensus among various medical societies. From this update, you will receive guidance on the ethical challenges of breast cancer screening and shared decision-making.


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Patients interested in contraceptives can now select from a wide array of effective methods. This lecture will provide an overview of commonly-prescribed reversible contraceptive methods and current issues pertaining to their use.


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According to the latest data, 1 in 7 US women experience perinatal depression, described as depression occurring during pregnancy and up to one year after childbirth. There is compelling evidence that perinatal depression can have short and long-term effects on both women and their children. The USPSTF has published new recommendations encouraging clinicians to screen pregnant and postpartum persons for depression and provide those who are at increased risk of perinatal depression with counseling interventions. (Grade B recommendation).


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Join us as we discuss decision aids used to assess contraceptive knowledge and intentions that can be easily incorporated in primary care practice.


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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.


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Conflicting evidence-based guidelines and medication risks have complicated the care of individuals with low bone density. The Endocrine Society just released its most recent recommendations for pharmacologic management of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Their goal was to address the most challenging aspects of low bone density management with clear evidence-based guidance. Join us as we review their new recommendations, compare them with other guidelines, and discuss their impact on your practice.