This interactive session will review common questions that come up in primary care through a wheel game format. Faculty will cover a variety of topics including obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid disease, LGBTQ health, dizziness, adolescent health, as well as current hot topics in medicine. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 2/8/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
This talk will focus on several common and confusing topics and scenarios that often arise in the primary care practice setting. The faculty will review an approach to patients who come into the clinic with a diagnosis of asthma for whom the clinical suspicion is low that includes spirometry and methacholine challenge interpretation. Next, the talk will cover the evidence for using long-term oxygen therapy in respiratory patients and the various oxygen delivery systems. The faculty will also discuss the approach to chronic cough when typical therapies have failed to improve systems as well as current evidence and approach to lung cancer screening. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 2/6/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
In the last year, two new diseases have emerged with significant and lasting impact on the lung: E-cigarette or Vaping Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) and COVID-19 pneumonia. This session will address new information and challenges related to both diseases. Vaping has increased in popularity, especially among youth, and in late 2019, EVALI was first described. While the outbreak has subsided, recognition of the symptoms, association with marijuana use, and radiographic findings of EVALI remain important. Further, providing tobacco and marijuana cessation guidance remains critical. The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by SARS-Cov2 virus, has burdened healthcare workers and scientists across the globe. COVID-19, often associated with severe pneumonia and systemic illness, has resulted in significant morbidity and mortality in the US and we can continue to learn and discover its full impact. Additionally, COVID-19 has unmasked major health disparities in our healthcare system that we must address.