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A Deep Dive into Statin Therapy for HIV-infected Individuals

In this text-based interview, Dr. Hsue and Dr. Drozd discuss statin therapy in HIV-infected individuals. Discussion topics include lipid targets and guidelines recommendations, preventing drug-drug interactions, and managing potential adverse events. The faculty will also discuss the ongoing REPRIEVE clinical trial that is investigating the use of statin therapy to prevent vascular events in HIV...
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Antiretroviral Therapy and Cardiovascular Risks in HIV

The use of ART reduces CVD risks in HIV-infected individuals. Yet, many patients develop lipid abnormalities that require a change in therapy or addition of lipid-lowering therapy. Clinicians must be familiar with available data to select therapies and avoid complications for their patients. This text-based eNewsletter is the third in a four-part series. It reviews the benefits of antiretrovi...
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Case Managers and Their Role in Improving Patient Outcomes in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare, progressive lung disease that greatly impacts patients’ quality of life and diminishes life expectancy. Newer therapies slow lung function decline. These therapies are used in combination with oxygen supplementation, pulmonary rehabilitation, symptomatic treatment, and supportive care. Case managers and respiratory therapists need education on the...
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Comprehensive Strategies to Improve Clinical Outcomes in Heart Failure

This enduring webcast features an expert panel of three faculty members who will participate in an interactive discussion that will integrate problem-based learning with evidence-based medicine to help incorporate newly issued guideline updates into clinical practice. Panel sessions and audience participation will help to highlight how medical therapies may be combined with devices, and how post...
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From Provider To Patient: Opportunities and Dialogue for Appropriate Pain Management

This activity educates physicians, pharmacists, and other allied health personnel on the latest CDC guidelines surrounding prescription opioids as well as the latest epidemiological data surrounding addiction management and treatment. Multiple expert physicians trained in pain management as well as addiction management will discuss current best practices in both disciplines, while academic pharm...
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From Provider To Patient: Opportunities and Dialogue for Appropriate Pain Management

This activity educates physicians, pharmacists, and other allied health personnel on the latest CDC guidelines surrounding prescription opioids as well as the latest epidemiological data surrounding addiction management and treatment. Multiple expert physicians trained in pain management as well as addiction management will discuss current best practices in both disciplines, while academic pharm...
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From Psoriasis to Psoriatic Arthritis: Incorporating Advances to Individualize Treatment

Drs. Kenneth B. Gordon and Alexis Ogdie-Beatty facilitate a critical review and discuss up-to-date data impacting psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) at the point of care. This activity is intended for dermatologists, rheumatologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other affiliated providers involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with psoriasis...
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IDA in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Pathology, Treatment Options, and the Risks of Underdiagnosis.

This activity will discuss the unique clinical relationship between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA), including the role IBD pathology plays in blocking optimal iron absorption. Many IBD patients contend with multiple challenges and comorbidities that all can directly or indirectly lead to IDA and subsequent poor outcomes. A leading gastroenterologist will discus...
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IDA Pathology, Etiology, and the Role of Hepcidin Across At-Risk Patient Populations

Iron-deficiency anemia is a widespread condition affecting multiple patient populations, which can range from elderly patients and women of childbearing age to cancer patients, chronic kidney disease patients, and persons with gastroenterological conditions such as IBD, among others. IDA also affects populations not traditionally screened for iron deficiency, such as those with certain cardiovas...
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Navigating Changes in LDL Management: Focus on PCSK9 Inhibitors Meeting Coverage from the CRT Conference 2017

This live symposium coverage at the CRT Conference 2017 in Washington D.C. features expert faculty who discuss current changes and challenges in LDL management in an evolving therapeutic environment. New therapeutic agents, including PCSK9 inhibitors and their role in the existing statin-based drug armamentarium, are evaluated from a risk-benefit profile as an option for treating populations who...
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Nutrition for the Preterm Infant: Impact on Growth, Development, and Intestinal Health

Surveillance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified pervasive nutritional problems in infants and young children in the United States.(Reinold 2009; Polhamus 2007) Although breastfeeding is the gold standard in infant nutrition, there are a number of factors that may impact infant breastfeeding (ability, frequency and amount of intake): infant age and development (prete...
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Office-Based Infusions Toolkit: A Setup Guide for Your Practice

Do you want to improve immunology care outcomes, increase medication compliance rates, grow your practice, and improve your relationship with patients? If so, then an in-house infusion clinic might be right for you and your patients. View this detailed, yet simple practice-setup guide for: - Business and financial planning templates - Infusion pricing and reimbursement information...
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Preventing Infant Morbidity & Mortality: Identifying Gaps in Nutrition Protocols

The purpose of this activity is to educate clinicians across multiple disciplines on how to recognize inadequate breast milk production (also known as “lactation failure”) and the risks it poses to both infants and mothers. While exclusively breastfeeding newborns is the gold standard of infant nutrition, exclusive nursing can pose risks to infants when breastmilk supply is inadequate; moreo...
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Primary Prevention Strategies for HIV-related Cardiovascular Disease

The use of ART prolongs survival and reduces CVD risks in HIV-infected individuals. However, the HIV-infected population also has high rates of traditional CVD, such as dyslipidemia. Clinicians must be familiar with available data to manage these risks and formulate preventive approaches. This educational activity is designed for cardiologists, infectious disease specialists, primary care phy...
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Progress in the Reversal of DOACs in Emergent Medical Situations

In this activity, a three-faculty panel of experts discuss clinical situations with emergent needs for direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) reversal. Faculty are featured via a video-recorded conference, complete with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation. This virtual forum provides an objective, non-judgmental review of adverse DOAC outcomes and systematic process changes regarding situations wh...
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Recurrent C. difficile Infection: Expert Perspectives on Impacting Clinical Outcomes and Economics

This CME activity addresses the management of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), including identification of at-risk patients, evidence-based treatment, and its economic impact. In this text-based interview, two faculty will discuss their approaches to the prevention and management of recurrent CDI. This is the second in a series of five educational activities on CDI to be released...
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Strategies for Preventing HIV-related Cardiovascular Disease

This text-based interview is the first of a four-part series. Dr. Chris Longenecker and Dr. Turner Overton address CVD risks in HIV-infected individuals, such as contributing factors for CVD (inflammation and immune activation), the impact of antiretroviral drug treatment (ART), risk factor modification, and ongoing clinical trials. HIV-infected individuals have an increased risk of CVD. Res...
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The Multidisciplinary Assessment and Management of CVD Risk in HIV Infection

This text-based interview is the second of a four-part series. Dr. Priscilla Hsue and Dr. E. Turner Overton discuss the multidisciplinary management of CVD risk in HIV-positive individuals. Discussion topics include risk assessment tools, and collaboration across the care team, including the role of PCPs and specialist referrals. HIV-infected individuals have an increased risk of CVD. Resea...
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Therapy Selection in HIV-infected Patients with CVD Risks: A Case-based Discussion

In this case-based discussion, Dr. Longenecker and Dr. Okeke discuss therapy selection for HIV-positive individuals at-risk for CVD. Topics include the importance of early initiation of ART, selecting ART for HIV-positive individuals with dyslipidemia, considerations for viral suppression in the setting of CVD risk factors, and ongoing clinical trials. This is the third activity of a four-part s...
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Translating Recent Research into Clinical Decisions for C. difficile: Selection of Therapy

In this text-based interview, Dr. Sahil Khanna will review recent published studies and data from national meetings that may impact selection of therapy for C. difficile and its recurrence. In addition to his own research, Dr. Khanna will review highlights from IDWeek 2017, ACG2017, and the International C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO. This is the fourth in a series of five CME ac...
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Updates in the Treatment and Prevention of C. difficile: Hospital Perspectives

This CME activity addresses hospital perspectives on C. difficile infection such as surveillance, preventive strategies and tailoring therapy to disease severity and patient factors. In this video-based interview, two faculty will discuss their approaches to the prevention and management of CDI and recurrent CDI in the hospital setting. This is the third in a series of five educational activitie...
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Updates in the Treatment of C. difficile Infection: Faculty Insights

This CME activity addresses recent developments in the treatment and prevention of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and its recurrence. In these video-based interviews, two faculty discuss the clinical implications of recently released data on the management of CDI. This is the first in a series of five educational activities on CDI to be released in 2017. Clostridium difficile infectio...
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