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Ace the Case: 72 Year-old Woman with Left Side Numbness and Speech Problems

This “Ace the Case” study will discuss the treatment of a 72-year-old woman presenting with left side numbness and speech problems. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
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Ace the Case: 85-Year-old Man with Speech Difficulty and Extremity Weakness

This “Ace the Case” study will discuss the treatment of an 85-year-old man presenting with speech difficulty and extremity weakness. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
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Ace the Case: A 29-year-old Woman with Psoriasis Vulgaris

This “Ace the Case” study will discuss the assessment and treatment of a 29-year-old woman with Psoriasis Vulgaris. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
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Ace the Case: A 39-Year-Old Man with Progressive Weight Gain

This “Ace the Case” activity will use a case study to discuss obesity management in a patient with progressive weight gain accelerated over the past year.
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Ace the Case: A 41-Year-Old Female with a History of Severe Plaque-type Psoriasis

This educational activity will utilize a case study to review the use of biologic therapy in patients with psoriasis.
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Ace the Case: A 42-Year-Old Male Presents to the Emergency Room for Chest Pain

This “Ace the Case” study will discuss the treatment of a 42-year-old man presenting to the emergency room for chest pain. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
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Ace the Case: A 44-year-old Caucasian Man with a History of Moderate-to-Severe Plaque-type Psoriasis

This educational activity will utilize a case study to review the therapeutic approach to a 44-year-old man who presents to discuss treatment options for his moderately severe skin condition.
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Ace the Case: A 48-Year-Old Female Diagnosed With Polycythemia Vera (PV) 7 Years Ago

This “Ace the Case” study will utilize a case study to discuss the treatment of 48-year-old female who was diagnosed with polycythemia vera (PV) 7 years ago. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
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Ace the Case: A 50-Year-Old Diabetic Man at High Risk for Heart Failure Reports Experiencing Dyspnea While Climbing the Stairs

This “Ace the Case” study will discuss the treatment of a 50-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, and ischemic cardiomyopathy. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
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Ace the Case: A 52-Year-Old Black Female Who Presented to Her Primary Care Physician (PCP) With Increasing Fatigue and Muscle Aches

This educational activity will utilize a case study to discuss a 52-year-old black female who presented to her primary care physician (PCP) with increasing fatigue and muscle aches.
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Ace the Case: A 52-Year-Old Male with Type 2 Diabetes Presents with Moderate Esophageal Reflux

This educational activity will utilize a case study to discuss obesity management in a 52-year-old male with T2DM, obesity and multiple comorbidities.
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Ace the Case: A 57-Year-Old Woman Who Has Gained and Lost Weight

This “Ace the Case” study will discuss the discuss the management of obesity in a 57-year old woman. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
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Ace the Case: A 63-Year-Old Female with History of Gastric Bypass Surgery, Hypoglycemic Seizures from Nesidioblastosis (Hyperplasia of the Islet cells), and Psoriatic Arthritis

This “Ace the Case” study will utilize a case study to discuss the treatment of allergic skin reactions experienced by a 63-year-old female with history of gastric bypass surgery, hypoglycemic seizures from nesidioblastosis (hyperplasia of the islet cells), and psoriatic arthritis. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
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Ace the Case: A 68-Year-Old Man With a History of Diabetes, Hypertension, and High Cholesterol

This “Ace the Case” study will utilize a case study to discuss the diagnosis and management of a 68-year-old male with a history of diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia who presents to the emergency room with substernal chest pressure. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
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Ace the Case: A 9-Month-Old Infant Male Presents with a 5-Month History of Worsening Rash

This “Ace the Case” study will discuss the diagnosis and management of a 9-month old infant male who presents with a 5-month history of worsening rash. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
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Ace the Case: An 82-Year-Old Female with a History of Hypertension, Diabetes, and Dyslipidemia Presents to Physician’s Office with Palpitations

This “Ace the Case” study will utilize a case study to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of an 82-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia who presents to her physician’s office with palpitations. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
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Addressing Common Patient Concerns Regarding Biosimilars

As more biosimilars are approved for use in the United States, greater emphasis is needed on educating patients about their treatment options, the use of biosimilars, and shared decision-making between patients and their providers. In this CME activity, expert faculty and a patient advocate will discuss issues and concerns expressed by patients who are about to start treatment with a biosimilar ...
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Age Matters: Implementing New Recommendations for HPV Immunization in Adolescents

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as a cause of various types of cancer. An estimated 79 million Americans are infected with some type of HPV, and approximately 50% of new infections occur before the age of 24. Despite the availability of safe and effective vaccines, HPV vaccination coverage remains low. There are...
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Applying Clinical Advances in Heart Failure Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes

Approximately 6 million American adults currently suffer from heart failure (HF), with projections estimating that the prevalence will increase by 2030. More than 900,000 new cases of HF occur annually and it is responsible for 1 of every 9 deaths. Approximately 30% of patients with HF die within 1 year, 50% within 5 years, and 99% within 10 years of diagnosis or first hospitalization. For the f...
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Avoiding the Blind Spot: Facts, Figures, and Findings about Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization

Myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV) is a rare complication of myopia with a high-risk of long-term vision loss if not differentially diagnosed early and treated promptly. Furthermore, approximately 35% of patients diagnosed with mCNV in one eye will develop mCNV in the other eye within 10 years. Misdiagnosis is common because mCNV shares similar clinical characteristics to age-related mac...
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Back to the Future: Clinical Experience with and Access to Lipid-Lowering Agents of the Past, Present, and Future

With each passing year we gain new insight and understanding around the clinical utilization of lipid-lowering therapeutic agents. Our historical experience with older agents can often inform our knowledge and interpretation of how we view newly available options and those in development. How does our prior experience with statins and LDL-C lowering help us to better utilize and contextualize...
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Best of AWIR Immunology Bootcamp

Immune-mediated inflammatory disease (IMID) is a group of clinically heterogeneous disorders that share common immunopathology. The continued evaluation and refinement of biologic therapies in the treatment of IMID have provided significant benefit to patients suffering from these disorders. However, recognizing the underlying immunopathological mechanisms of IMID is essential for understanding ...
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Best of Obesity Forum® 2017

The incidence of obesity has increased dramatically over the past 20 years and is considered to be an epidemic in the United States. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity now affects more than one-third (36.5%) of adults in the United States. It is also a risk factor for some of the leading causes of preventable death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 dia...
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But How Similar is it? What You Need to Know and What to Tell Your Patients About Biosimilars

As more biosimilars are approved for use in the United States, all members of the multidisciplinary care team will require education about the appropriate incorporation of biosimilars into treatment paradigms. Currently, many providers lack knowledge about how biosimilars differ from their reference product as well as the regulatory processes by which biosimilars are approved. Expert faculty wil...
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Cardiac Stress Testing: Determining Its Appropriate Use in Real-World Practice

Cardiac stress testing is an essential tool for the detection and management of coronary artery disease, which is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Three types of stress tests, which can be performed with exercise or with chemical stimulation to simulate exercise, are available. The stress echocardiogram assesses heart wall motion and is the most sensitive indicator of exercise-induced i...
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Cardiovascular Consults®: Focus on Minimizing CV Risk in Patients with Diabetes

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming approximately 800,000 deaths annually. This staggering statistic equates to nearly 1 in every 3 deaths nationwide, with an associated cost of more than $300 billion annually. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the leading controllable risk factors for CVD, and patients with T2D...
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Cataract and Refractive 360 – Fundamentals, Techniques, and Technology: Volume 2, Number 1

Successful cataract surgery involves a multifactorial process that relies on numerous interconnected assessment, planning, and execution procedures. Phacodynamics, which is the effects of the equipment used to perform a cataract procedure on the internal environment of the eye, must be thoroughly understood to maintain a stable anterior chamber and to minimize damage due to the heat produced by ...
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Cataract and Refractive 360 – Fundamentals, Techniques, and Technology: Volume 2, Number 2

Successful cataract surgery involves a multifactorial process that relies on numerous interconnected assessment, planning, and execution procedures. Phacodynamics, which is the effects of the equipment used to perform a cataract procedure on the internal environment of the eye, must be thoroughly understood to maintain a stable anterior chamber and to minimize damage due to the heat produced by ...
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Collaborative Care Strategies for Reducing Hospital Readmissions in Patients with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction

Heart failure (HF) is a chronic condition that requires long-term commitment on the part of the patient in adhering to an often-complex therapeutic and monitoring regimen, including lifestyle modifications and pharmacotherapy, and on the part of the clinician in maintaining knowledge of the most current therapies and devices to maximize efficacy, minimize side effects, improve monitoring, and re...
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Deep Remission, Mucosal Healing, and Top-Down Treatment Strategies in Ulcerative Colitis: An Infographic Journey

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease with a progressive course characterized by exacerbations and remissions. Traditionally, the goals of therapy for UC have entailed resolution of clinical symptoms such as rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, pain, and fatigue. However, treatment goals for UC have evolved to a treat-to-target strategy with targets such as muco...
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Deep Remission: Top-Down Treatment Strategies and Real-World Data in Patients with UC: An Interactive and Innovative Case Series

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease with a progressive course characterized by exacerbations and remissions. Traditionally, the goals of therapy for UC have entailed resolution of clinical symptoms such as rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, pain, and fatigue. However, treatment goals for UC have evolved to a treat-to-target strategy with targets such as muco...
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Pemphigus Vulgaris: Strategies for Optimal Multidisciplinary Care

This activity begins with a review of the presentation and diagnosis of pemphigus vulgaris, a rare but serious autoimmune disorder that is fatal if left untreated. Expert faculty further discuss current and emerging therapies for this challenging disorder, including clinical data, benefits and drawbacks, and strategies for safe and effective use to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
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Domestic Violence 3 Hour: Focus on Child Abuse

This course focuses on child maltreatment, abuse and neglect within the larger context of domestic or family violence. The dynamics of domestic violence are presented using Pence and Paymer’s power and control wheel as a guiding explanatory model (1986). Common forms of child maltreatment, abuse and neglect are described and categorized with physical and behavioral symptoms. Opportunities for ...
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Domestic Violence Update

This course defines domestic violence as family violence, and further differentiates the categories of intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, and elder & dependent adult abuse, mistreatment and neglect. The dynamics of domestic violence are presented using Pence and Paymer’s power and control wheel as a guiding explanatory model.1 Common forms of domestic violence are described an...
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Dry Eye and Systemic Disease: Cause, Effect, and Solutions

Dry eye disease (DED) is a condition of the ocular surface in which multiple factors are responsible for the disturbance of the stability of tear film, leading to changes in vision and symptoms that significantly disrupt the quality of life of many individuals in the United States and elsewhere. There is a well-known association of several systemic diseases associated with dry-eye syndrome, amon...
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Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema: Optimal Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy for Vision Preservation and Restoration

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME) are 2 of the most common causes of blindness among working-age people throughout the world. Effective management depends heavily on prompt treatment. Many of these patients remain untreated, however; as a result, they often suffer irrevocable vision loss that might have been prevented. Retina specialists and comprehensive ophthalmologist...
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End of Life Care

Discussing end of life issues and palliative care options with patients who have life-limiting illnesses is challenging. Yet, the need for communication skills that address these issues is growing. In 2014, an estimated 1.6 to 1.7 million Americans received hospice care.
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Expert Update: What's New in Essential Thrombocythemia

Appropriate early diagnosis and initiation of therapy is essential in the management of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) to enhance clinical outcomes and patient quality of life. Recent revisions in the classification of myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemia by the World Health Organization have further defined criteria for the differential diagnosis of MPNs, including criteria for the discern...
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Eye on an Enigma: New Mechanisms of Action in the Medical Management of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is currently the second leading cause of blindness throughout the world. The goal of glaucoma treatment is to stop or slow disease progression. Current glaucoma medications achieve this almost exclusively through reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP). Unfortunately, even with appropriate use of currently available medications, many people with glaucoma will still experience vision los...
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Facial Aging

Facial Aesthetics New York 2016 was an excellent opportunity to gain experienced perspective from a nationally-recognized and multidisciplinary faculty who collectively represent the areas of dermatology, facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery and oculoplastics. It offered a comprehensive approach to facial aesthetics – from science to technique to practice management. Program topics include:...
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Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: Cause, Effect, and Solutions to Improve Patients' Quality-of-Life

Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening genetic disease. The clinical hallmark of FCS is pancreatitis associated with marked chylomicronemia and triglyceridemia. It is important that gastroenterologists recognize the signs and symptoms to properly evaluate, as well as manage, patients with FCS. In this activity, a gastroenterologist will review the diag...
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Fit to Perform: Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace

Four vignettes will be presented reflecting employee experiences with unsatisfactory job performance due to substance use, mental and emotional conditions, physical conditions and cognitive decline.
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Florida Laws and Rules

This course reviews the purpose and membership of the Florida Board of Nursing (FBON), its legislative duties addressing certified nursing assistants (C.N.A.s), nurses and nursing education, and its role in promoting safe nursing practice. Relevant sections of the Florida Nurse Practice Act (Chapter 464 of the Florida Statutes) and Florida Administrative Code pertaining to Nursing (Chapter 64B9)...
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Focus on Dermal Fillers–Basic and Advanced Techniques

Facial Aesthetics New York 2016 was an excellent opportunity to gain experienced perspective from a nationally-recognized and multidisciplinary faculty who collectively represent the areas of dermatology, facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery and oculoplastics. It offered a comprehensive approach to facial aesthetics – from science to technique to practice management. Program topics include:...
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Focus on Female and Male Aesthetics

Facial Aesthetics New York 2016 was an excellent opportunity to gain experienced perspective from a nationally-recognized and multidisciplinary faculty who collectively represent the areas of dermatology, facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery and oculoplastics. It offered a comprehensive approach to facial aesthetics – from science to technique to practice management. Program topics include:...
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Focus on Practice Management: Incorporating into Your Practice

Facial Aesthetics New York 2016 was an excellent opportunity to gain experienced perspective from a nationally-recognized and multidisciplinary faculty who collectively represent the areas of dermatology, facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery and oculoplastics. It offered a comprehensive approach to facial aesthetics – from science to technique to practice management. Program topics include:...
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Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration: Classification and Treatment

Geographic atrophy (GA), an advanced form of age-related macular degradation (AMD) affects approximately 5 million individuals worldwide. Advances in predictive and diagnostic techniques provide the opportunity for an earlier diagnosis of AMD yet currently, there are no approved therapies for the treatment of GA. In this live activity, held in conjunction with the Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) Su...
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HIV/AIDS 1 Hour Update For Florida Health Professionals

This is a 1 hour activity designed for home study by healthcare clinicians. Specifically, it meets the 1 hour HIV/AIDS continuing education for Florida health professionals that is required prior to their initial re-licensure. Information regarding the prevention, transmission, control, diagnosis and treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrom...
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Hot Topics in HIV Management

Antiretroviral therapy has improved dramatically over the past decade. This progress has yielded more treatment choices for clinicians and patients but also adds greater complexity to the already diverse field of HIV. Clinicians must keep up with new data on treatment strategies, selection of appropriate individualized therapy, and effective management of patient side effects. In these interacti...
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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Advanced Bladder Cancer: Applying Clinical Advances and Elucidating Best Practices

Advances in immunology and the advent of immune checkpoint blockade inhibition for advanced bladder cancer are poised to cause a paradigm shift in the near future. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that oncologists who treat patients with bladder cancer are ready and able to incorporate these agents into practice. In this CME activity, leading oncologists will discuss the latest treatment st...
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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Advanced Melanoma: Clinical Updates and Multidisciplinary Strategies

Incidence rates of melanoma in the United States continue to rise, with an estimated 87,110 new cases being diagnosed in 2017. The early detection of melanoma is imperative for optimal clinical outcomes, with 98% of early diagnosed patients in the United States surviving past 5 years. For patients who are diagnosed with melanoma that has reached the lymph nodes or has metastasized to distant org...
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Improving Outcomes in Patients with Heart Failure: Closing the Gaps

In the United States, heart failure (HF) affects about 5.7 million adults, accounts for >1 million hospitalizations annually, and is the leading cause of hospitalization for adults >65 years of age. Despite diagnostic and therapeutic advances in the last several decades and improved survival rates, roughly 50% of people with HF die within 5 years of diagnosis. Rates of cardiovascular death or HF...
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Inflamed and Untamed: Managing the Progression of Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major cause of blindness, with an estimated 4.2 million people over the age of 40 affected by this condition within the United States. Loss of vision is most frequently due to diabetic macular edema (DME), a consequence of DR, but it can also be a direct result of DR. Inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of DME, and recent advances in the unders...
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Integrating New Options Into Guideline-Directed Management of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction

Heart failure (HF) is a chronic condition that requires long-term commitment on the part of the patient in adhering to an often-complex therapeutic and monitoring regimen, including lifestyle modifications and pharmacotherapy, and on the part of the clinician in maintaining knowledge to prescribe the most advantageous interventions. Although guidelines are widely available for the treatment of H...
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Ocular Surface Diseases Disorders and Dysfunctions™: Volume 3, Number 1

Ocular surface disease (OSD) is a group of disorders commonly seen in ophthalmic practice, but it is challenging to differentially diagnose and is frequently undertreated. The consequences of undiagnosed and/or undertreated OSD can impact patient quality of life and severely affect visual acuity, especially in those undergoing cataract and/or refractive surgery. Effective diagnostics and therape...
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, and Dysfunctions™: Volume 3, Number 2

Ocular surface disease (OSD) is a group of disorders commonly seen in ophthalmic practice, but it is challenging to differentially diagnose and is frequently undertreated. The consequences of undiagnosed and/or undertreated OSD can impact patient quality of life and severely affect visual acuity, especially in those undergoing cataract and/or refractive surgery. Effective diagnostics and therape...
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Overcoming Barriers and Best Practices for Use of Biosimilars: Conversations Between Physicians and Pharmacists

As more biosimilars are approved for use in the United States, all members of the multidisciplinary care team will require education about the appropriate incorporation of biosimilars into treatment paradigms. Currently, many providers lack knowledge about how biosimilars differ from their reference product as well as the regulatory processes by which biosimilars are approved. In this activity, ...
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Pain Management Update

This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with information on pain including the physiology and types of pain, factors influencing pain, assessment, treatment modalities, barriers to pain management and patients’ rights related to pain. The goal of this course is to enable healthcare professionals to provide quality care to patients who report the presence of pain.
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Practical Lipidology® (Volume 4): Focus on: LDL Reduction and PCSK9 Inhibition

The reduction of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is recognized as the primary strategy for decreasing cardiovascular risk. Despite highly effective statin therapy, patients with persistently elevated LDL-C levels due to statin intolerance, inadequate therapeutic response, or familial hypercholesterolemia have important clinical needs that are unmet. This case-based monograph is desig...
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Practical Lipidology® Volume 4, Number 1: Focus on LDL Reduction and PCSK9 Inhibition

A preponderance of data shows that low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) plays a causal role in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Despite highly effective statin therapy, some patients fail to achieve desired LDL-C reductions, and therefore remain at high risk of a cardiovascular event. For these patients, the proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors represent...
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Preventing Medical Errors for Clinical Health Professionals

This educational monograph addresses the identification, reporting, monitoring and reduction of medical error. It is intended to make participants aware of the magnitude of the problem, of the many-leveled activities needed to resolve it, and the importance of each person’s role in the national effort to reduce medical errors.
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Rapid Response from Austin: Expanding Options in Type 2 Diabetes Management

Approximately 150 million people worldwide have diabetes mellitus and this number is expected to double by 2025. Numerous therapeutic advances have emerged, including oral and injectable pharmacologics as well as novel insulin analogs. However, many patients continue to experience poor glycemic control. This Rapid Response activity will highlight the latest evidence from the 2017 American Associ...
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Scratching Beneath the Surface to Manage Ocular Surface Disease

Dry eye disease (DED) is a condition of the ocular surface in which multiple factors are responsible for the disturbance of the stability of tear film, leading to changes in vision and symptoms that significantly disrupt the quality of life of many individuals in the United States and elsewhere. Cyclosporine has been the prototype anti-inflammatory selective drug used to treat DED and was the fi...
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The Future of the Lipid Panel: An NLA Expert Discussion

Past-President of the National Lipid Association and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, Dr. W. Virgil Brown is joined by Drs. Yehuda Handelsman, Pamela Morris, and Seth Martin to discuss new issues in lipoprotein management, including assessment of treatment targets, documenting and using new targets of treatment and the setting of goals-setting for these lipoprotein targets....
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The Identification and Management of Immune-related Adverse Events in Patients with Cancer: Practice Essentials for Emergency Medicine Providers

The incorporation of immunotherapies, especially the immune checkpoint inhibitors, into treatment regimens for patients with cancer, have significantly improved clinical outcomes in these patient populations. The utilization of immune checkpoint inhibitors in cancer therapy are associated with unique immune-related adverse events (irAEs), most commonly manifesting in the skin, gastrointestinal ...
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Toward the Individualization of Treatment for Patients with Hyponatremia

Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte imbalance observed in patients, occurring in up to 30% of hospitalizations. Aside from an association with significant morbidity and mortality in at-risk patients, this condition is particularly dangerous because symptoms may be absent or generalized in nature. In most cases, hyponatremia is initiated by an underlying disease state, such as heart failu...
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Treating Advanced Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration and Geographic Atrophy: Here and Now

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye's macula. At present, pharmacotherapy is available only for late neovascular AMD. The prospect of effective therapies in the near future, together with an increasing incidence of AMD in an aging population, has led to increased interest in early, accurate diagnosis and classification of AMD, as well as medications ...
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Understanding and Managing a Complex Dual Dilemma: Diabetes and Dyslipidemia

Patients with type 2 diabetes have increased cardiovascular risk. Inhibitors of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) have emerged as effective lipid-lowering compounds, yet their impact on glycemic parameters in patients with diabetes remains unclear. This CME activity will focus on the management of dyslipidemia in patients with diabetes and the role of PCSK9 inhibitors. Expert...
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Updates in Psoriasis Treatment: New Data from Vienna

Plaque psoriasis is a debilitating, noncurable autoimmune disorder, having a significant impact on quality of life, associated with depression, anxiety, social isolation, unemployment, and suicide. Various therapies, such as topical formulations and phototherapy, are currently available. The latest breakthroughs in understanding the immunopathology underlying plaque psoriasis include the identif...
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What You Need to Know About Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, and the Patient Perspective

Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare genetic disease that leads to severe hypertriglyceridemia and recurrent episodes of acute pancreatitis. Due to its rarity and nonspecific signs and symptoms, FCS is often hard to diagnose. Currently, there is a lack of effective treatments for patients with FCS, although several agents in development show promise. Cardiologists play a crucial rol...
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What's Hot in Melanoma? Highlights from the HemONC Today Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies 2017 Meeting

The development and integration of targeted therapies, as well as immunotherapies, into clinical strategies for the management of advanced melanoma has revolutionized the current treatment paradigm. Ongoing research continues to define optimal strategies for the utilization of these therapies; patients who will be provided best benefit; and emerging novel therapies with the potential to further ...
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