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Vindico Medical Education is solely dedicated to delivering the highest quality and immediately relevant educational programs. These activities provide health care professionals with information on clinical advances they need to better treat their patients.

Vindico delivers the highest quality and relevant educational programs and activities to physicians and other health care providers, with the ultimate goal of improving patient health. With delivery through the more than 30 specialty journals and newspapers published by its sister company, SLACK Incorporated, Vindico Medical Education has access to more than 300,000 physicians, nurses and other health care professionals every month, and long-standing relationships with key opinion leaders worldwide.


Acute Ischemic Stroke: Overcoming Barriers by Improving Systems of Care

According to the American Heart Association, strokes are experienced by approximately 795,000 Americans each year and remain the leading cause of disability in North America. It is important for emergency room physicians to identify and treat patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) quickly in order to best retain patients’ quality of life. Treatment of AIS is time sensitive, and with the rec...
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Adjuvant Therapy for High-Risk Melanoma

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the role of adjuvant therapy in patients with malignant melanoma.
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Advances in Antiretroviral Therapy – Applying Recent Changes to Practice

HIV Curbside Consults provide clinicians timely answers to pressing clinical practice questions encountered in the management of HIV in 2016. In this activity, Drs. Daar and Elion will discuss advances in antiretroviral therapy and applying recent changes to practice.
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Advances in Ulcerative Colitis Management: Targeting Inflammation to Achieve Remission Across the Disease Spectrum

Although ulcerative colitis (UC) is globally one of the most common inflammatory bowel diseases, many patients continue to receive suboptimal therapy. Outcomes in UC are diminished by multiple factors, including physician uncertainty regarding approaches to treatment for newly diagnosed patients, confusion regarding the role of biologic and conventional therapies, and a lack of guidance on patie...
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Adverse Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy

HIV Curbside Consults provide clinicians with timely answers to pressing clinical practice questions encountered in the management of HIV in 2016. In this activity, Drs. Elion and Squires will discuss ways to manage side effects of antiretroviral and strategies to optimizing adherence.
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Against All Odds: Managing Recalcitrant Diabetic Macular Edema

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review current treatment options for patients with diabetic macular edema and how each works in the clinical stages of disease. Describe parameters that define and characterize patients with diabetic macular edema to be sub-optimal responders or non-responders to treatment. Assess the safety and ...
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Best of MS Forum II

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, immune-mediated inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that affects over 2.3 million people worldwide. Given its complex nature, arriving at an accurate and timely diagnosis of MS, as well as managing symptoms, can represent a challenge for health care professionals. Therefore, it is critical for health care providers to be up-to-date with the mo...
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Bilateral coronal synostosis (brachycephaly)

Dr. Wallace identifies bilateral coronal synostosis (brachycephaly).
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Biological Reconstruction of The Condyle by Chondro-osseous graft

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess techniques for biological reconstruction of the mandibular condyle utilizing chondro-osseous graft.
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Brachioplasty with Interdigitation of the Posteromedial Scar

Dr. Herman identifies the major steps in brachioplasty surgery and landmarks used to mark the brachioplasty incisions...
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BRAF/MEK Combination Therapy in Melanoma: Current Status

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the current status of BRAF/MEK combination therapy in patients with metastatic melanoma.
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Branch and Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Clinical Trials: A Comprehensive Review

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review pivotal clinical studies for the management of wet macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusion. Explain how evidence gained from clinical trials should be used to guide everyday clinical practice.
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CARDIOVASCULAR CONSULTS®: Volume 1, Number 1

Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome that constitutes a major morbidity and mortality burden and stress on the global health care system. Heart failure affects nearly 5 million Americans and is one of the few cardiovascular disorders with increasing prevalence. Due to heterogeneous etiologies, varying disease progression, and multiple coexisting comorbidities, heart failure is a difficul...
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CARDIOVASCULAR CONSULTS®: Volume 1, Number 2

Heart failure is a complex syndrome that affects approximately 5.1 million Americans. Despite significant advances in heart failure management, including biomarkers and treatment strategies, treating this complex condition remains challenging. This monograph utilizes a case-based format, coupled with expert insight, to provide an in-depth review of various clinical aspects and recent advances in...
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Case Presentation: Refractory Crohn’s Disease

Patients with Crohn’s disease can become refractory for many reasons. Some patients present with severe disease with stricture, fistula, and obstructive symptoms and undergo surgery prior to use of...
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Cleaning IOL Posterior Surface Using the 27G Flexible Loop

Dr. Leng discusses how to assess subretinal surgery for stem cell transplantation.
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Comparative Treatment Trials for Wet AMD: A Comprehensive Review

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review pivotal clinical studies for the management of wet macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusion. Explain how evidence gained from clinical trials should be used to guide everyday clinical practice. Review clinical trials using sequential treatment regimens in t...
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Complications and Management Following Mid-Body Sculpting

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the complications and management of mid-body sculpting.
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Complications of Obesity During Pregnancy

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the complications and management of obesity during pregnancy.
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Conducting Macular Clinical Trials in a Private Practice Environment

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review the basics in the design and execution of clinical trials pertaining to retinal pharmacotherapy. Examine how to develop successful clinical trial programs in both private practice and academia.
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Current Insights: Applying New Data to Optimize Treatment of Diabetic Retinal Disease

Intravitreal therapy with anti-VEGF agents has rapidly become the new standard of care in diabetic macular edema (DME), and is increasingly recognized as an effective means of managing the underlying diabetic retinopathy (DR). Furthermore, the renaissance of corticosteroid therapy in the form of intravitreal implants adds further valuable treatment options, and laser therapy remains an important...
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Designing Clinical Trials for Wet and Dry AMD

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review the basics in the design and execution of clinical trials pertaining to retinal pharmacotherapy. Review pivotal clinical studies for the management of wet macular degeneration.
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Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Trials: A Comprehensive Review

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review pivotal clinical studies for the management of wet macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusion. Explain how evidence gained from clinical trials should be used to guide everyday clinical practice.
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Diagnostic Strategy to Make a Confident Diagnosis of IBD

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to diagnose their patients with IBD.
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Drug Interactions and Antiretroviral Therapy

HIV Curbside Consults provides clinicians timely answers to pressing clinical practice questions encountered in the management of HIV in 2016. In this activity, Drs. Squires and Monroe will consider important patient characteristics, such as drug-drug interactions, in the selection HIV therapy.
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Dysplasia and Colorectal Cancer in IBD

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to correlate dysplasia and colorectal Cancer in IBD.
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Early to Advanced AMD: Defining the Importance of Prompt Diagnosis and Treatment

Management of the geographic atrophy seen in late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) poses several challenges. Scientific understanding of geographic atrophy continues to develop, and recent changes have been made to how this condition is classified, which underscores the importance of accurately monitoring progression. Although no treatment has been approved to manage late-stage d...
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Early to Late Age-related Macular Degeneration: Optimizing Assessment and Management

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people aged 50 years and older. Diagnosing AMD involves a comprehensive eye examination and a stereoscopic bio-microscopic examination of the macula. Early detection and treatment of AMD will aid in preserving patients’ vision and quality of life. In this activity, leading ophthalmologists...
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Emerging Options for Day-in and Day-out IOP Control

Unfortunately, even with appropriate use of currently available medications, many people with glaucoma will still experience vision loss. Intraocular pressure (IOP) is the only known modifiable risk factor for patients with glaucoma, so improvements in patient outcomes rely on tight IOP control and patient adherence to therapy. In this educational activity, leading clinicians review current and ...
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Emerging Trends in HCV Management: Test Your Knowledge and Apply Best Practices

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Assess data on the mechanisms and safety profiles of recently approved or late-stage antiviral agents in development for the treatment of HCV. Explain the role of HCV combination therapies in optimizing barriers to resistance. Select treatments for patients with HCV and comorbidities, complicatio...
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Food-labeling

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review the main uses of food-labeling Assess the evidence behind the use of food-labeling to modify consumer behavior against the obesity epidemic
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History of Voluntary Surgical Missions

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to describe the history of voluntary humanitarian surgical missions. Participants should also be able to assess the models of care that have been established for voluntary humanitarian surgical missions.
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Dr. Hanauer assesses the most appropriate medical and surgical treatment options for induction and maintenance of remission in mild-to-moderate and moderate-to-severe inflammatory bowel disease
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IBD in the Elderly

Dr. Colombel reviews the peculiarities of the natural history of IBD in elderly and discusses the risks and benefits of IBD therapies in elderly…
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Improving Management of Patients with Diabetic Eye Disease

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Examine the etiology and pathophysiology of DR to better comprehend the importance of early screening and referral. Apply evidence-based guidelines and quality measures for referral and follow-up care by eye care professionals for patients diagnosed with DR. Establish effective treatment goals fo...
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Improving Patient Adherence and Compliance to Therapy

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to to improve patient adherence and compliance to therapy.
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In Focus: Advances in AMD - Clinical Case: Long-term Management of Established Age-related Macular Degeneration

Long-term management of wet age-related macular degeneration can be challenging, as medications and dosing schedules that had previously improved visual acuity may lose efficacy. In this activity, David Boyer, MD, will review the considerations in treatment-experienced patients.
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IN FOCUS: Advances in AMD - Strategies and Options in Managing Wet and Dry AMD

The damage associated with age-related macular degeneration begins before visual symptoms occur, making early diagnosis critical in achieving the best outcomes for patients. Large-scale clinical trials have given significant evidence to support the use of anti-VEGF therapy in managing wet AMD, as well as suggest regimens that may prove more beneficial. Safety concerns and the potential for long-...
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In Focus: Advances in AMD – Clinical Case: Starting therapy in a patient newly diagnosed with wet AMD

Successful early treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration offers the best odds for maintaining visual acuity over time. In this activity, Seenu Hariprasad, MD, reviews the options for treatment-naïve patients and the data to support treatment choices.
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In Focus: Advances in AMD – Current, Emerging, and Future Strategies for the Management of Dry AMD

Dry age-related macular degeneration has proven to be a challenging condition for clinicians, and no pharmaceutical options have been shown to be effective. Dry AMD is a disease unique to humans, meaning animal models cannot be used to evaluate treatments. In this activity, Michael Singer, MD, will offer guidance on educating patients with dry AMD about their condition and review ongoing researc...
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In Focus: Advances in AMD – Managing Wet AMD in 2014 - What Do the Data Tell Us, and What Don’t They?

A number of clinical trials have established the use of anti-VEGF therapy as first-line therapy in the management of wet age-related macular degeneration, and considerable clinical research is now emerging comparing dosing schedules to guide clinicians on the optimal regimen for their patients. Important questions in the management of wet AMD remain and are being assessed in ongoing trials. In t...
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Intravitreal Interventions: Volume 5, Number 1

Intravitreal pharmaceuticals have become the mainstay for retinal therapy. This series will review the latest data and guidelines for their use in a range of vascular disorders of the retina, including diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, age-related macular degeneration, and retinal vein occlusion.
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J-Pouch Surgery: Expected Outcomes and Long-Term Complications

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the most appropriate medical and surgical treatment options for induction and maintenance of remission in mild-to-moderate and moderate-to-severe inflammatory bowel disease.
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Key Components in the Design and Execution of a Successful Clinical Trial

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review the basics in the design and execution of clinical trials pertaining to retinal pharmacotherapy. Examine how to develop successful clinical trial programs in both private practice and academia.
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Key Principles for Treatment Selection

HIV Curbside Consults provides clinicians timely answers to pressing clinical practice questions encountered in the management of HIV in 2016. In this activity, Drs. Darr and Monroe will consider important patient characteristics, including age, comorbidities, and drug-drug interactions, in the selection initial HIV therapy.
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Leveraging Technologies for Melanoma Screening and Diagnosis

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the value of technology for melanoma screening and diagnosis
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Looking Beyond the Obvious: Pathophysiology and Emerging Therapies for Dry Eye

Dry eye is one of the most common causes of ocular surface disease (OSD) and is estimated to increase with the aging population. Its pathology is multifactorial, involving ocular irritation and inflammation that results in a chronic inflammatory state and autoantibody production. Although established practice patterns for dry eye are widely used, many patients continue to receive suboptimal ther...
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Management and Prevention of Infections in IBD

Dr. Velayos discusses how to manage and prevent infections in patients with IBD…
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Managing Hepatitis C Virus: Pharmacoeconomic and Patient Outcomes Considerations

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most common chronic blood borne infection in the United States. Approximately 75% to 85% of HCV-infected persons will progress to chronic HCV infection and are at risk for the development of extrahepatic manifestations, compensated and decompensated cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Approximately 3.2 million persons in the United States are chronic...
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Medical Therapy for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Crohn’s Disease

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Differentially diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using current classification criteria as well as diagnostic modalities, such as serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers. Develop treatment strategies that achieve long-term remission and minimize risk of relapse in Crohn’s disease. Implement strategie...
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Mild-to-Moderate Crohn's Disease

Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Differentially diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using current classification criteria as well as diagnostic modalities, such as serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers. Develop treatment strategies that achieve long-term remission and minimize risk of relapse in Crohn’s disease....
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Mild-to-Moderate Ulcerative Colitis

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Differentially diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using current classification criteria as well as diagnostic modalities such as serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers. Develop treatment strategies that achieve long-term remission and minimize risk of relapse in ulcerative colitis. Impleme...
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Mild-to-Moderate Ulcerative Colitis

Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Differentially diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using current classification criteria as well as diagnostic modalities such as serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers. Develop treatment strategies that achieve long-term remission and minimize risk of relapse in ulcerative colitis....
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Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the management of moderate to severe Crohn’s Disease.
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Moderate-to-Severe Ulcerative Colitis

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Differentially diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using current classification criteria as well as diagnostic modalities, such as serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers. Develop treatment strategies that achieve long-term remission and minimize risk of relapse in ulcerative colitis. Implement strategi...
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Multifaceted Approaches to Optimize Care for Patients with Obesity

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Implement obesity counseling for eligible patients using evidence-based communication frameworks, such as motivational interviewing and the 5As. Evaluate current data on the safety and efficacy of currently available medications for the treatment of overweight and obesity. Identify patients with ...
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New Molecular Targets for Ulcerative Colitis: A Look into the Future

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Compare and contrast available and emerging therapies for the management of ulcerative colitis based on mechanism of action, safety, and efficacy. Evaluate the clinical utility of emerging immunomodulators, including sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulators, for the management of ulcerati...
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New Molecular Targets for Ulcerative Colitis: Updates from Orlando 2015

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Compare and contrast available and emerging therapies for the management of ulcerative colitis based on mechanism of action, safety, and efficacy. Evaluate the clinical utility of emerging immunomodulators, including sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulators, for the management of ulcerati...
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New Treatment Paradigms for Diabetic Retinopathy: Current Status and Applications for Practice

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United States, in part because many patients are not treated. In addition to counseling patients about the importance of glucose control in maintaining vision, clinicians should emphasize the need for vision screening among patients with diabetes. Early detection offers the best long-te...
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NSCLC Treatment on Target: Examining New Evidence and Advances- Monograph

Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Eighty-five percent of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); approximately 70% of patients with NSCLC present at locally advanced stages, which are associated with poor survival rates. Current treatment paradigms for NSCLC are based on accurate staging and comprise multimodal approaches that depend on individual ...
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Ocular Surface Diseases Disorders and Dysfunctions: Volume 1, Number 2

Maintenance of the health of the ocular surface is complex due to the number of potential challenges, including dry eye disease, which can have a range of causes; various forms of allergic conjunctivitis; the impact of contact lens wear, and the effect topical medications and their preservatives have on the ocular surface. The health of the ocular surface can have a considerable impact on visual...
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap), human papillomavirus (HPV), and most recently seasonal influenza (flu) vaccines, have been added to the recommended vaccine schedule for adolescents. Despite vaccines being an important component of adolescent health care, immunization rates in adolescents ...
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap), human papillomavirus (HPV), and most recently seasonal influenza (flu) vaccines, have been added to the recommended vaccine schedule for adolescents. Despite vaccines being an important component of adolescent health care, immunization rates in adolescents ...
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Optimizing Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy

HIV Curbside Consults provide clinicians with timely answers to pressing clinical practice questions encountered in the management of HIV in 2016. Poor adherence to antiretroviral therapy is the primary cause of therapeutic failure in HIV-infected patients. Health care providers must be aware of the factors contributing to non-adherence and the appropriate strategies to overcome these challenges...
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Optimizing Ocular Surgery Outcomes with Topical Therapy

Ocular pain and inflammation are common following surgery and may increase the risk of complications, such as cystoid macular edema (CME) and endophthalmitis. However, evidence for optimal perioperative use of topical corticosteroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and antibiotics is sparse. There are no controlled studies of topical regimens, and therefore, it falls to the indiv...
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Optimizing the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: Clinical Insights for Selecting First-line Therapy

The incidence of melanoma is continuing to increase worldwide. In recent years, the treatment landscape for this disease has been revolutionized with the development of novel and effective immunotherapeutic and targeted therapies, several of which have received FDA approval. Given this continuously evolving scenario surrounding the management of melanoma, it is critical for clinicians to fully u...
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Optimizing the Use of Targeted Therapy in Advanced Melanoma: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Historically, treatment options have been limited for patients with advanced disease, and prognosis has been poor. Fortunately, improvements in the genetic and molecular characterization of the disease, advances in development of novel therapeutic agents, and individualization of treatment are leading toward an improvement in the prognosis for this ...
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Optimizing the Use of Targeted Therapy in Advanced Melanoma: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Apply knowledge of the safety, efficacy, and recommended usage of new and emerging targeted therapies for advanced melanoma to the development of effective treatment regimens. Evaluate evidence for sequencing and combination of immunotherapy and targeted therapy in advanced melanoma.
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Other Potential Targets in Melanoma: Clinical Perspective

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the clinical perspective concerning future targets for melanoma therapy.
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Palatal Fistula Repair with FAMM Flap and Custom Obdurator

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able tto assess palatal fistula Repair with FAMM flap and custom obdurator.
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Patient and Disease Assessment for IBD

Upon successful completion of the activities, participants should be better able to differentially diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using current classification criteria as well as diagnostic modalities, such as serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers.
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Postoperative Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery: Etiology and Treatment Recommendations

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to describe the etiology and treatment of postoperative weight gain after bariatric surgery.
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Predictive biomarkers for immunotherapy: Where are we?

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the role of predictive biomarkers in treating patients with malignant melanoma.
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Preserving the Ocular Surface: Practice Pearls That Go Beyond Just Scratching the Surface

Ocular surface disorders (OSDs) are chronic, progressive, multifactorial conditions with prevalence increasing with age, including dry eye disease (DED). The numerous factors that can lead to OSD and the wide array of new diagnostic tools that have recently become available underscore the importance of maintaining a working knowledge of the pathophysiology, accurate diagnosis, and appropriate tr...
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Prevalent Skin Lesions in Patients with Obesity

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to evaluate prevalent skin lesions in patients with obesity.
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Prognosis and Prediction of Disease Course

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Differentially diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using current classification criteria as well as diagnostic modalities, such as serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers. Develop treatment strategies that achieve long-term remission and minimize risk of relapse in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative coliti...
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Quality Measures for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to implement procedures to ensure that quality of care is applied equally to all patients in their practice.
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Rapid Response from Barcelona: New Data in HCV Treatment

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and death from liver disease in the United States. Rapid advancements in the field and interferon-free regimens approved for HCV, as well as several on the horizon, offer improved outcomes, shorter treatment durations, and unique adverse event profiles; therefore, clinici...
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Rare and Serious Adverse Events

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to examine the immunopathogenesis and therapeutic landscape of RA and allied conditions, as well as strategies to mitigate risk from biologic and immune-based agents.
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Reconstruction of Mandibular ORN using Virtual Surgical Planning

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the utility of virtual surgical planning in reconstruction of complex mandibular defects secondary to osteoradionecrosis.
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Redefining the Role of Photodynamic Therapy in Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration

Photodynamic therapy (PDT), with use of verteporfin as a photosensitizer, is one of the few therapies that has been shown to effectively slow the progression of the "wet" form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and even to stabilize visual acuity over many years. Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) can be difficult to distinguish from AMD. High-speed laser video indocyanine green (IC...
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RetinaCME® Rapid Response from Retina 2016

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review current comparative data for the use of intravitreal therapy in DME. Assess emerging data from clinical trials of intravitreal therapy for DR.
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Secondary Prevention of Atherothrombotic Events: Current Insights on Advancing Science

Prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is critical in light of its associated mortality, morbidity, and economic burden. Preexisting conditions – including diabetes, myocardial infarction, and peripheral arterial disease – are strong predictors of CVD-related fatalities. Clinical trial data suggest that antiplatelet therapy may reduce the risk of cardiac and peripheral vascular events. ...
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Subretinal Transplantation: Stem Cells

Dr. Leng discusses how to assess subretinal transplantation of human central nervous system stem cells to treat geographic atrophy in dry macular degeneration.
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Surfacing on the Web: Dry Eye in Special Populations

Dry eye can be a debilitating disease, both in terms of patients’ visual acuity as well as their quality of life. The varying etiologies of dry eye in different patient populations increases the challenges of diagnosing and treating the condition. Ophthalmic surgery can exacerbate dry eye, through severing of corneal nerves and introduction of topical medications, often containing preservative...
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Surfacing on the Web: Pre-, Peri- and Postoperative Practices: Managing the Ocular Surface

Dry eye can be a debilitating disease, both in terms of patients’ visual acuity as well as their quality of life. The varying etiologies of dry eye in different patient populations increases the challenges of diagnosing and treating the condition. Ophthalmic surgery can exacerbate dry eye, through severing of corneal nerves and introduction of topical medications, often containing preservative...
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Taming the Difficult Diabetic Eye: Examining New Options for Treatment

Proliferative diabetic retinopathy has long been one of the most challenging ocular conditions, as damage can be asymptomatic and often starts in the peripheral retina, which is not visualized by standard imaging techniques. In addition, although laser has been shown to be effective at inhibiting progression, vision loss remains a concern. New imaging technology has significantly expanded the 7 ...
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Technique of closing cleft palates without the relaxing incisions

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess a technique for closing cleft palate without the relaxing incisions.
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The Emerging Biosimilar Therapeutic Landscape: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Implications

Recent processes have been established to facilitate the production, validation, and utilization of biosimilars. Biosimilars are therapeutic products similar in quality, safety, and efficacy to already-licensed reference biotherapeutic products. Used widely in Europe since 2006, the first biosimilar agent for use in the United States was approved in March 2015. In May of 2015, a Biosimilars Foru...
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The Role of Imaging Studies in the Design and Evaluation of Macular Clinical Trials

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review the role of imaging studies and reading centers in clinical trials.
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Treatment Approaches in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Kornbluth discusses appropriate treatment algorithms in the management of patients with mild-moderate ulcerative colitis and recognizing the role of biologic and immunosuppressive drugs in the management of patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.
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Treatment of Mild to Moderate Crohn’s Disease

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to evaluate strategies for treatment initiation, monitoring, and optimization to individualize care in patients with IBD, including consideration of current guidelines and quality measures for screening and treatment.
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Treatment of Mild to Moderate Ulcerative Colitis

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess strategies for treatment initiation, monitoring, and optimization to individualize care in patients with IBD, including consideration of current guidelines and quality measures for screening and treatment.
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Unilateral Coronal Synostosis (Anterior Plagiocephaly)

Dr. Wallace identifies and manage unilateral coronal synostosis (anterior plagiocephaly).
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Using Treatment as Prevention: New and Emerging Options for Miosis, Postoperative Pain, and Inflammation

Patients expect optimal vision immediately after cataract surgery, especially patients who have had premium IOLs implanted. Achieving optimal outcomes is driven by careful preoperative IOL selection for a given patient, identification of patients at risk for poor outcomes, and appropriate use of pharmacotherapy to achieve adequate miosis and to prevent inflammation. In this activity, leading sur...
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Vaccinations for RA Patients

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to examine the immunopathogenesis and therapeutic landscape of RA and allied conditions, as well as strategies to mitigate risk from biologic and immune-based agents.
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Wet Macular Degeneration: A Review of Pivotal Clinical Trials

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review pivotal clinical studies for the management of wet macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusion. Explain how evidence gained from clinical trials should be used to guide everyday clinical practice. Review clinical trials using sequential treatment regimens in th...
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What to Start – Recommended Regimens for First-Line ARV Therapy

HIV Curbside Consults provide clinicians with timely answers to pressing clinical practice questions encountered in the management of HIV in 2016. In this activity, Drs. Monroe and Squires will discuss a patient case and recommended regimens for first-line ARV therapy.
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