The Cardiovascular Safety of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Putting the Evidence in Perspective

Enduring CME article for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Learning Objectives • Summarize the evidence and events that led the US Food and Drug Administration to require labeling changes regarding the safety of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs • Compare the effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin on platelets • Summarize the evidence from clinical trials and registry studies regarding the cardiovascular risks associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ...
Primary Care Education Consortium

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 ultrasonic energy during phacoemulsification. New technologies, such as optical coherence tomography...
Slack Inc.

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 therapeutics have been limited, but recent approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration and continued e...
Slack Inc.

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 ultrasonic energy during phacoemulsification. New technologies, such as optical coherence tomography...
Slack Inc.

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 macular degeneration resulting in delayed and inappropriate management. Treatment options for mCNV with...
Slack Inc.

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) Summer Symposium, experts in the field provide review and guidance for the classification of early to ...
Slack Inc.

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 therapeutics have been limited, but recent approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration and continued e...
Slack Inc.

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.
Slack Inc.

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 discernment of essential thrombocythemia (ET) and prefibrotic/early primary myelofibrosis. However, many ch...
Slack Inc.

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.
Slack Inc.

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.
Slack Inc.

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 mucosal/endoscopic healing, histologic healing, or deep remission (i.e., clinical, biochemical, and endo...
Slack Inc.

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 mucosal/endoscopic healing, histologic healing, or deep remission (i.e., clinical, biochemical, and endo...
Slack Inc.

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 how current and emerging biologics exert their effects. In this CME educational activity, held durin...
Slack Inc.

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 ophthalmologists, who play a crucial role in the treatment of DR and DME, will require education to overcome defici...
Slack Inc.

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.
Slack Inc.

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.
Slack Inc.

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.
Slack Inc.

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 faculty will review the genetic and clinical trial evidence on PCSK9 inhibition in diabetes, the re...
Slack Inc.

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.
Slack Inc.

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 failure, cirrhosis, or a medication-induced adverse event. Therefore, effective treatment must be directe...
Slack Inc.

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.
Slack Inc.

41st Annual Postgraduate Medicine Course: The Columbia Renal Biopsy Course

Renal Biopsy in Medical Diseases of the Kidneys is an intensive 3 1/2 day course designed for pathologists, nephrologists, internists and other physicians interested in both a systematic review and an update on advances in diagnostic problems in medical renal diseases. The course should be of special interest to physicians who are preparing for their specialty Board Examinations in Pathology and Clinical Nephrology. At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to better u...
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

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 designed to help clinicians in the daily management of patients with cardiovascular risk and provides the...
Slack Inc.

Understanding and Treating Female Sexual Dysfunction: An Update on Current Literature Webinar Part 2

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is an overall umbrella disease that may affect as many as 40 million women in the U.S., with prevalence rates cited from 30% to as high as 80%. The etiology of FSD, however, is less well-defined or understood. Comprising both physiological and psychological aspects, FAD can manifest in a variety of ways. This educational activity will include discussions on the definition, prevalence, diagnosis and related guidelines for managing this disease state. Upon comple...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Understanding and Treating Female Sexual Dysfunction: An Update on Current Literature Webinar Part 1

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is an overall umbrella disease that may affect as many as 40 million women in the U.S., with prevalence rates cited from 30% to as high as 80%. The etiology of FSD, however, is less well-defined or understood. Comprising both physiological and psychological aspects, FAD can manifest in a variety of ways. This educational activity will include discussions on the definition, prevalence, diagnosis and related guidelines for managing this disease state. Upon comple...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

The Alzheimer’s Disease Spectrum A Clinically Focused Discussion Between Private Practice and Academic Neurologists and Psychiatrists

General practitioners and neurologists will be better able to discuss risk factors for AD progression and preventative strategies for maintaining cognitive function, to inform and provide disease information and resources to caregivers, patients and family, and to recognize and treat aggressive behavior, if needed. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Discuss current pathogenic mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and rule out other causes of dementia. Assess ...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

The Art of Submental Contouring: Novel Treatment Approaches for Total Facial Rejuvenation

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held in March 2017. This certified CME activity is designed for dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons. Balanced facial proportions reflected in ancient and classical art have not changed significantly over millennia, and they guide aesthetic physicians today. While fillers and neurotoxins can be used to remodel the mid-face non-invasively, the effects of chin dimensions and submental fullness ha...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Beyond Face Value Part 2

When it comes to minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation, what's possible with today's tools? What's expected? What's appropriate? Sachin M. Shridharani, MD and Navin Singh, MD outline principles of facial aesthetics, discuss important anatomical considerations, review data about patient expectations, and outline effective approaches to full-face rejuvenation. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Describe the properties of different injectable fillers and expla...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Beyond Face Value Part 1

When it comes to minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation, what's possible with today's tools? What's expected? What's appropriate? Sachin M. Shridharani, MD and Jason D. Bloom, MD outline principles of facial aesthetics, discuss important anatomical considerations, review data about patient expectations, and outline effective approaches to full-face rejuvenation. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Describe the properties of different injectable fillers and ex...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Beyond Face Value

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held April 2017. Office-based cosmetic surgical procedures are safe and cost-effective. Data show that they are popular among consumers. According to the 2015 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Annual Survey, Americans underwent nearly 8.9 million non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, and cosmetic dermatologists. Of these, ther...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

The Shifting Paradigm of Atopic Dermatitis

This certified CME activity is designed for dermatologists, dermatology nurse practitioners and dermatology physician assistants involved in the management of atopic dermatitis. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Identify the mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety of emerging targeted therapies for AD. Recognize the lifestyle measures and daily skin care practices that are the foundation of AD treatment plans. Discuss the prevalence, presentation, and ...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Current and Emerging Glaucoma Therapy An Update on Disease-Modifying Glaucoma Treatments

This continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held in March of 2017. This certified CME/CE activity is designed for optometrists managing glaucoma patients and glaucoma specialists and general ophthalmologists involved in the management of glaucomatous disorders. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Discuss the chemical structure and mechanism of action of topical glaucoma medica...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

From Symptom Control to Targeted Treatment: The Shifting Paradigm of Atopic Dermatitis

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held in April 2017. This certified CME activity is designed for dermatologists, dermatology nurse practitioners and dermatology physician assistants involved in the management of atopic dermatitis. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Identify the mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety of emerging targeted therapies for AD Recognize the lifestyle measures and d...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Treatment Paradigms in AMD Management: Assessing Consistent Long-Term Dosing Part 2 of 2

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from roundtable discussion held in June of 2017. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic, progressive disease. It is a leading cause of blindness in developed countries,1-4 with an overall global prevalence of 8.69%. AMD is most prevalent in patients older than 60 years, with incidence rates expected to increase as the population ages—approximately 228 million people will be diagnosed with AMD in 2040.5 There is n...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Treatment Paradigms in AMD Management: Assessing Consistent Long-Term Dosing Part 1/2

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held in February 2017. This is part of an ongoing series of print and digital activities. This certified CME activity is designed for retina specialists and general ophthalmologists involved in the management of patients with retinal disease.
Evolve Medical Education LLC

From Trials to Treatment: Real World Applications in Medical and Surgical Retina Journal Supplement Part 1 of 3

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held in May 2017. It is clear that retina specialists will continue to see an increasing number of patients in the future, as both society ages and as more people develop sight-threatening retina diseases. The need to be fully educated on the various treatment options remains crucial to delivering the best patient care. This need should be expanded beyond exposure to multiple clinical trial data a...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Blended Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks for the Emergency Physician

Objectives Increase the participants knowledge and competence in performing regional nerve blocks List the indications for performing ultrasound guided regional nerve blocks Demonstrate imaging techniques for proper nerve identification and needle delivery of local anesthetics. Cite the anatomic territories covered by specific regional nerve blocks Incorporate tips that improve block success and enhance patient safety List what documentation is required for coding and reimbursement To...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound

Objectives Increase knowledge and skills to perform ultrasound examinations (specific exams based on specialty track selected). Demonstrate appropriate scan techniques and protocols for performing ultrasound examinations. Improve scanning skills and increase diagnostic confidence. Perform examinations under supervised conditions to help fulfill credentialing and/or individual certification requirementsUltrasound Imaging Fundamentals : The Basics Abdominal Sonography Anatomy & Scan Fundame...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access

Objectives Demonstrate the participant’s knowledge to better perform ultrasound-guided vascular access procedures. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. List the advantages and disadvantages of the “In-Plane” and “Out-of-Plane” and the “Direct” vs. “Indirect” ultrasound-guided vascular access techniques. Differentiate venous vs. arterial anatomy by ultrasound. Identify ultrasound imaging characteristics of vessel...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Pre-Treatment Evaluation of the Patient with Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Discuss basic epidemiology of HCV in HIV infected populations Explain clinical and laboratory evaluation of HCV infection in preparation for antiviral therapy Counsel a patient with HCV/HIV about health maintenance Describe indication for liver cancer surveillance The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHI...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Chronic Pain in HIV Primary Care: A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Develop an evidence-based approach to the overall evaluation and management of chronic pain in people living with HIV Assess the risks and benefits of long-term opioid therapy in HIV-infected individuals with chronic pain (including risks in those who are not yet on opioids and those in whom opioid continuation is being assessed) The content for this activity is drawn from the 11...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

The Opioid Epidemic and HIV: The Indiana HIV/HCV Outbreak: Implications for Prevention

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the key demographic changes in persons at risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infection in the United States Identify 3 risk factors associated with increased risk for vulnerability to new HCV or HIV infection among persons who inject drugs Identify 3 effective interventions to reduce the risk of HCV and HIV infections among persons who inject drugs The content f...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Rapid Entry and ART Initiation in HIV Care: Implementation of a New Paradigm

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the rationale and evidence for rapid entry into HIV Care Compare models of rapid entry from around the globe Identify challenges with implementation of rapid entry programs The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV 2018).
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Is HIV Therapy Good Enough or Do We Still Need New Drugs?

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Discuss the rationale for continued drug development in the era of well tolerated, single-tablet regimens Give examples of new agents in development and list their advantages over existing therapies List current regimens that could be initiated immediately, before baseline laboratory results are available Discuss the data supporting specific two-drug regimens The content for this...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Management and Prevention Among HIV Positive Patients

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the current epidemiology of STI in persons with HIV infection Explain the clinical management and treatment recommendations for common STIs The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV.
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Conventional and Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to: •Distinguish the main types of radiation therapy (conventional and stereotactic) used for lung cancer •Discuss outcomes for Stage III lung cancer with various conventional treatment approaches •Explain recent experience with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SAbR), especially for treatment of patients with Stage I tumors •Describe ongoing clinical trials examining the use of local therapy (eg, SAbR) in patients wi...
The France Foundation

Blended Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper & lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous & arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations. Perform routine scan protocols, and document Doppler waveforms for lower extremity arterial and venous evaluations of the upper and lower extremity. Demonstrate vein mapping t...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician). Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic techniques and demonstrate appropriate measurements. Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination. Perform routine scan protocols, and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination. Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics. Perform Intima-Media Thickness measurements and evaluation and state the clinical ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

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