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A Simple Two-Step Treatment Of Severe Periodontitis, And More! (LECTURE)

SYNOPSIS: The recognition of microbial specificity in periodontitis has afforded dental practitioners the ability to prevent and treat the disease with a variety of antimicrobial drugs. These include systemic antibiotics against specific bacterial and viral pathogens, professional subgingival irrigation with povidone-iodine and dilute sodium hypochlorite (bleach) for home-use. Systemic antibiotic therapy can be essential in eliminating pathogens that invade gingival tissue and in helping cont...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Tailoring Long-Term Maintenance Regimens for Severe Asthma

This CME-accredited four-part CME Snapshot™ series is intended for pulmonologists, allergists, and other specialists involved in the long-term care of patients with severe asthma. In this educational series, expert faculty will review clinical practice guidelines, discuss new approaches to therapy, and hear directly from patients with severe asthma.
Integritas Communications

Looking at the Big Picture of IBD

The burden of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), of which Chroh's disease and ulcerative colitis are the primary entities, is significant and wide ranging. IBD that is not well-controlled impairs quality of life, social activities, travel and ability to work, leading to higher rates of absenteeism and permanent work disability.1,2 The idiopathic intestinal inflammation of IBD requires life-long treatment and accounts for enormous hospitalization costs. According to data from the U.S. Nationa...
Integritas Communications

The Changing Landscape of IBD: Emerging Concepts in Patient Management

In the past 2 decades, the introduction of biologic therapies that target underlying disease processes has dramatically changed the treatment of the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Current biologic therapy with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors and anti-integrins has improved the treatment of IBD flares and maintenance of clinical remission. These agents are, however, limited by primary nonresponse and loss of response in a substantial proportion of...
Integritas Communications

The Evolution of Multiple Myeloma Patient Management: Managing Today, Preparing for Tomorrow

The clinical multiple myeloma arena has undergone significant advances in diagnosis and prognosis, minimal residual disease monitoring, and supportive care. This expansion brings renewed hope to patients, but it presents new challenges for the clinicians charged with their care. Some patients enjoy many years in clinical remission, whereas for others survival is no more than 2 or 3 years. This reflects the heterogeneity of myeloma and underscores the inappropriateness of a one-size-fits-all ma...
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, RedMedEd, and Penn State College of Medicine

Treating Bipolar Disorder

This CE test is based on the book "Treating Bipolar Disorder" (2005, 212 pages). This innovative manual presents a powerful approach for helping people manage bipolar illness and protect against the recurrence of manic or depressive episodes. Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy focuses on stabilizing moods by improving medication adherence, building coping skills and relationship satisfaction, and shoring up the regularity of daily rhythms or routines. Each phase of this flexible, evidence...
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