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Ace the Case: 61-Year-Old Male Who Presents to the ER with Worsening Back Pain

This “Ace the Case” activity will review the diagnosis and management of patients with high-risk multiple myeloma utilizing a case-based approach.
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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 23-Year-Old Woman with Facial Acne

This educational activity will employ a case study to assess treatment options in a 23-year-old female with multiple facial pustules.
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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 35-Year-Old Man Presents to a Dermatologist with a Brown Pigmented Lesion That Has Been Changing Over the Past 3 Months

This educational activity will utilize a case study to discuss the diagnosis and management of a 35-year-old man who has a brown pigmented lesion that has been changing over the past 3 months.
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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 48-Year-Old Woman Confused About a Diagnosis of Leukemia

This “Ace the Case” activity will utilize a case study to discuss the assessment and management of a 48-year-old woman with a myeloproliferative disorder. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
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Ace the Case: A 49-Year-Old Man with History of Cardiovascular Disease

This educational activity will utilize a case study to discuss the approach to managing dyslipidemia in a patient with a significant cardiovascular risk history.
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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 55-Year-Old Woman with Intermittent Episodes of Lightheadedness and Excessive Fatigue

This “Ace the Case” activity will utilize a case study to evaluate a 55-year-old woman, post-gastric bypass surgery, who presents with intermittent episodes of lightheadedness and excessive fatigue.
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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 65-Year-Old White Female Presents to Primary Care Physician with Abdominal Pain 2 Years After Having Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery

The education activity will utilize a case study to assess the cause of abdominal pain in a 65-year-old woman who underwent gastric bypass surgery two years ago.
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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 70-Year-Old Woman with Cough and a Lung Mass

This “Ace the Case” activity will discuss the diagnosis and management of a 70-year-old woman with cough and a lung mass on CT scan.
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Ace the Case: A 78-Year-Old Woman with Diabetes, Hypertension, and Dyslipidemia Presents to the ED with Chest Pain

This “Ace the Case” activity will utilize a case study to discuss the management of a 78-year-old female with diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia who presents to the ER with chest pain and is found to have a STEMI on her initial ECG. 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: A Married Couple Presents to your Office Requesting Advice and Treatment for Weight Loss

This “Ace the Case” study will discuss the management of obesity in a middle-aged married couple. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for CME or ABIM MOC 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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Advances in Insulin Formulations: Concentrated and Fixed-dose Insulin Formulations Can Improve Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

There are approximately 150 million people worldwide that have diabetes mellitus and this number is expected to double by 2025. Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) accounts for 90% of diabetes cases worldwide. There have been numerous therapeutic advances regarding injectable agents for the treatment of T2DM, including novel insulin analogs, incretin mimetics, and several fixed-dose combinations. Still, appr...
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Advances in Insulin Formulations: What Can They Do for Your Patients with T2DM?

Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% of the 150 million cases of diabetes worldwide. Education to providers about therapeutic advances regarding injectable agents, insulin analogs, incretin mimetics and fixed-dose combinations can improve treatment options. This audio lecture with Dr. Carol Wysham presents the science and practical approaches to the management of type 2 diabetes.
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Advances in Insulin Formulations: What Can They Do for Your Patients with T2DM? - Assessing Patient and Provider Barriers to Injectable Therapies

Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% of the 150 million cases of diabetes worldwide. Education to providers about therapeutic advances regarding injectable agents, insulin analogs, incretin mimetics, and fixed-dose combinations can improve treatment options. This video interview with Dr. Carol Wysham offers practical approaches to the management of patients with type 2 diabetes.
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Advancing Science on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of adult blindness and visual impairment. Because age is a major risk factor for developing AMD, it is estimated that more than 5.44 million people will be affected by the disease by 2050, causing significant disability and impacting patient quality of life. Two major forms of AMD exist, atrophic (dry) and exudative (wet), with ...
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Applying Advances with Checkpoint Inhibitors in Thoracic Oncology

Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. It is estimated that 222,500 new cases of lung cancer will occur in the United States in 2018, resulting in 155,870 deaths. Mesothelioma, a cancer that can develop in the lining of the lungs, is commonly caused by exposure to asbestos and is associated with a poor prognosis. Advances in lung cancer treatment, including the introd...
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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 IBD Summit for Fellows

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, frequently progressive condition that affects approximately 1 to 1.3 million people in the United States. There is substantial room for improvement in the care of patients with IBD, as evidenced by a recent study of insurance claims that showed approximately 80% of 32,883 patients with IBD received suboptimal therapy. The outcomes of patients with I...
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Best of Lipid Forum 2017 — Beyond Statin Therapy: Getting the Low Down on LDL Management

Nearly one-third of adults in the United States have an elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Frontline intervention for these patients is diet and exercise, as well as statin therapy. Although this approach is beneficial to many patients, nearly 30% of patients fail to meet their treatment goals on statin therap...
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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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Bipolar Type-I Disorder: Diagnosing and Managing a Complex Disease

Bipolar disorder is a condition characterized by recurrent periods of mania, hypomania, or episodes of mixed features, with a lifetime prevalence of approximately 3.9% in the United States. Additionally, the disorder is the 6th leading cause of years lost due to disability in young adults. Diagnosis and management is challenging due to the various phases of disease and clinical presentation. Des...
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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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Case Presentation: CyPass Stent in the Left Eye and an iStent in the Right Eye

In this CME activity, the clinical course of a patient with a CyPass Stent in the left eye and an iStent in the right eye will be described.
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Cataract & Refractive 360: Fundamentals, Techniques, & Technology; Volume 2, Number 4

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 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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Cataract and Refractive 360 – Fundamentals, Techniques, and Technology: Volume 2, Number 3

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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Checkpoint Inhibitors in Gastrointestinal Tumors: The Latest Evidence on Safety, Efficacy, and Biomarkers

The genomes of cancers deficient in mismatch repair (MMR) contain extremely high numbers of somatic mutations. Analysis of recent clinical studies have demonstrated that colorectal cancers with mismatch repair deficiency (dMMR) and other advanced dMMR cancers are sensitive to immune checkpoint blockade with PD-1 antibodies, and that mutational burden correlates with treatment response. These fin...
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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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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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EGFR-mutated NSCLC: Differentiating Options to Optimize Patient Care

Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer within the United States and accounts for approximately 25% of all cancer-related deaths. In 2018, it is estimated that 234,030 new cases of lung cancer, of which 85% will be non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and 154,050 lung cancer-related deaths will be reported. The identification of underlying oncogenic drivers in NSCLC and the utili...
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Elevated CV Risk in Patients with Diabetes: Causes, Implications, and New Management Strategies

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, claiming approximately 800,000 lives annually. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are up to 4 times more likely to die from cardiovascular heart disease. Numerous factors contribute to the increased CV risk among patients with T2DM, many of which can be attributed to insulin resista...
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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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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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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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Highlights of the IBD Summit for Fellows

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, frequently progressive condition that affects approximately 1 to 1.3 million people in the United States. The outcomes of patients with IBD are diminished by multiple factors, including uncertainty about approaches to diagnosis, assessment, and treatment, as well as a lack of knowledge about available therapies. It is important that gastroenterology...
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: Advances in Antiretroviral Therapy

Despite the availability of highly effective antiretroviral therapy, some patients may be reluctant to start therapy and difficult to retain in care. In this case-based video, Eric S. Daar, MD and Paul E. Sax, MD discuss different strategies under investigation that may address some of the challenges and unmet needs in HIV treatment.
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: First-line Antiretroviral Therapy

In this case-based video, Eric S. Daar, MD and Paul E. Sax, MD discuss issues related to first-line antiretroviral therapy—when to start, what to start, and important patient characteristics relevant for clinical decision making.
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: HIV and Pregnancy

In this case-based video, Paul E. Sax, MD and Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD discuss optimal antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy after a break in treatment.
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: HIV Drug Mechanisms of Resistance

Treatment of a patient with multidrug-resistant virus requires expertise in complex HIV management and a thorough understanding of drug resistance testing results. In this case-based video, Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD and Paul E. Sax, MD discuss best practices in managing patients with multidrug-resistant HIV and evidence for new treatment strategies.
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: HIV Treatment in Patients with Comorbidities

In this case-based video, Eric S. Daar, MD and Paul E. Sax, MD discuss the management of an older man with long-term HIV infection, a complex treatment history, and multiple comorbidities including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and renal impairment.
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: Managing the HIV Patient with High Viral Load and Low CD4 Count

In this case-based video, Paul E. Sax, MD and Eric S. Daar, MD discuss the management of a newly diagnosed patient with advanced HIV disease who requires treatment prior to the availability of drug resistance data. They will review the optimal timing for initiation of antiretroviral therapy as well as the recommended regimens in this scenario.
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: Navigating Through Drug Interactions in HIV Treatment

Drug interactions must be considered in patients treated for comorbidities. Drs Charles Hicks, MD and Richard Elion, MD discuss HIV treatment in an older female patient treated for multiple comorbidities. Dr. Hicks discusses how physicians can manage potential P450 drug-drug interactions in a patient receiving boosted ART therapy.
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: Optimizing Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy

Adherence is important in achieving optimal outcomes in the treatment of HIV. In this video, Charles Hicks, MD discusses an adherence case with Richard Elion, MD. Dr. Elion discusses how treatment may be tailored for patients at risk for nonadherence.
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: Principles of HIV Treatment Selection and Simplification

Medical comorbidities can present challenges in the treatment of HIV. Richard Elion, MD and Charles Hicks, MD discuss a how a simplified HIV treatment regimen can be tailored to a patient with infectious, metabolic, and cardiovascular comorbidities.
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: Switching Antiretroviral Therapy after Virologic Failure

Designing a new antiretroviral regimen for a patient who has experienced virologic failure can be a complex situation. In this case-based video, Eric S. Daar, MD and Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD discuss the management of an HIV-infected patient who experiences treatment failure with first-line integrase inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy.
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: Switching Antiretroviral Therapy in the Setting of Virologic Suppression

In this case-based video, Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD and Eric S. Daar, MD discuss simplifying antiretroviral therapy in a treatment-experienced HIV patient, with the goals of maintaining viral suppression and minimizing adverse drug effects.
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: Understanding Patient Preferences for HIV Treatment

Adherence to HIV treatment presents challenges to both patients and physicians. Richard Elion, MD and Charles Hicks, MD, discuss a case in which close collaboration between physician and patient addresses patient preferences. Dr. Hicks discusses a patient’s preference for HIV treatment that will accommodate his work-life demands and personal lifestyle.
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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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HPV Immunization: Applying Fact versus Fiction

Recent recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest timing and dosage changes for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Disease prevention remains the most important measure of long-term duration of vaccine efficacy. Concern about vaccine safety and related adverse events has been identified as an import...
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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Bladder Cancer: Practice Essential for Community Oncologists and Advanced Practice Providers

For many years, the mainstay of initial treatment for metastatic bladder cancer has been chemotherapy. However, immunotherapy with PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors is revolutionizing the treatment of bladder cancer. Currently, 5 checkpoint inhibitors are approved for patients who have failed prior platinum-based chemotherapy or are ineligible for cisplatin-based chemotherapy. In this CME activit...
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Improving Colorectal Cancer Prevention: Latest Advances to Improve Adenoma Detection Rates

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common type of cancer worldwide and second deadliest form of cancer in the United States. Current estimates suggest that up to 25% of adenomas are missed with current colonoscopy technologies, primarily due to poor visualization in folds and other difficult-to-detect areas. Technological advances in recent years have improved detection rates. This CME ac...
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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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Innovative Targeting of IOP, Emerging New Science in Glaucoma Management

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, with an estimated 70 million people affected by the condition. With the aging population, it is expected that the prevalence of glaucoma will continue to increase, resulting in an estimated 80 million people with glaucoma by 2020. Recent advances in imaging have facilitated earlier glaucoma diagnosis and subsequent timely initiat...
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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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Managing Uncontrolled Allergic Asthma in Children: Targeting Treatment by Phenotype

Approximately 8.6% of children (under age 18 years) in the United States have asthma, which commonly develops before 5 years of age. Although many children with asthma can be controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and other standard medications, others have inadequate disease control and are subject to poorer outcomes. An increased understanding of the pathophysiology of specific asthma phenoty...
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Medical Management of Glaucoma: Recent Approvals and Drugs Under Investigation

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, with an estimated 70 million people affected by the condition. This activity will evaluate clinical evidence for the safety and efficacy of established, new, and emerging classes of glaucoma medications.
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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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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, and Dysfunctions™: Volume 3, Number 3

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 4

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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Opioid Use Disorder: Challenges and Solutions to a Rising Epidemic

Prescription and nonprescription opioid use disorder (OUD) has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Patients with chronic pain are known to have a higher prevalence of comorbid psychiatric disorders. Psychiatrists and other health care professionals who treat patients with mental disorders may lack the skills necessary to recognize individuals who may have OUD or be at risk for add...
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Optimizing Strategies for Topical Management of Glaucoma: Treatment Options and Improving Adherence

Because glaucoma typically begins by affecting the far periphery of the vision, most patients are unaware that they have the disease until it progresses and destroys central vision. As a result, nearly half of those with glaucoma remain undiagnosed, and 50% have advanced disease at the time of diagnosis. Since glaucoma-related vision loss is permanent and treatment can slow progression and preve...
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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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Providing Quality Care for Patients with Heart Failure

Heart failure (HF) affects as many as 6 million adults in the United States, and the prevalence is anticipated to increase to more than 8 million by 2020. Mortality rates associated with HF have been on the rise for the first time in more than a decade. As management guidelines and treatment options continue to evolve, it is increasingly crucial that clinicians who treat patients with HF underst...
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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Establishing Diagnosis and Treatment Amid an Absence of Guidance

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive lung disease associated with enhanced mortality, occurring in 1 to 2 million people in the United States. Pulmonary arterial hypertension mimics many pulmonary and cardiovascular disorders; therefore, physicians are challenged to make an accurate and timely differential diagnosis. Although an early diagnosis of PAH is associated with improve...
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Putting Dry Eye in Focus: Clinical Case Discussions

Dry eye disease (DED) is a multifactorial disorder of the ocular surface, with nearly 30 million adults in the United States reporting symptoms. Despite its high relevance, DED is often underdiagnosed and subsequently undertreated, resulting in significant loss of patient quality of life and decreased outcomes after refractive and cataract surgery. Because patient signs and symptoms often do not...
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Rheumatic Immune-related Adverse Events: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Recognition and Management

The introduction of immune checkpoint inhibitors has had a great impact on the field of oncology. However, these new therapies are associated with a spectrum of autoimmune and systemic inflammatory reactions known as immune-related adverse events (irAEs). Rheumatologists are likely to encounter a wide variety of irAEs as the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors expands in the treatment of several...
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Surgical Glaucoma Update

Incisional glaucoma surgery has traditionally been reserved for patients with progressive disease, and in whom medical and laser therapies have been exhausted. Trabeculectomy with antifibrotics and tube shunt surgery have been associated with potentially vision-threatening complications. This educational activity will discuss newer procedures targeting aqueous inflow and outflow which have been ...
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Targeted Therapies for Metastatic HCC: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Latest Clinical Advances

The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) continues to increase in the United States. Management of patients diagnosed with HCC is challenging, as tumor stage and potential underlying liver disease must be considered prior to initiation of therapy. If detected early, surgical resection or liver transplantation are curative options; however, most HCC cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage...
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The Coming of Age of Early to Late Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Classification and Treatment

Geographic atrophy (GA), an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (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 CME activity, experts in the field review and provide guidance for the c...
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The HIV Patient Management Simulator II: Individualizing Therapy to Meet Your Patients’ Needs

Highly effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) has transformed HIV from a rapidly deteriorating condition to a complex, chronic condition, with individuals now expecting to live a normal lifespan. With longer survival, patients will be exposed to antiretroviral agents for decades. Therefore, maximizing the safety and tolerability of therapies, as well as preventing resistance, is a high priority....
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The Time Has Come: Identification and Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2.4 million people suffered from opioid use disorder (OUD) in the United States. In Canada, as many as 200,000 individuals were estimated to be addicted to prescription painkillers (2012), whereas a potential 1.3 million opioid users at high-risk for addiction were noted in Europe (2014). In 2014, Australia ranked as the third-highest...
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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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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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Uveitis 101 for Busy Retina Specialists -- Case Discussions: Medical and Surgical Approaches in Managing Patients With Uveitis

This activity presents an update on differential diagnosis of noninfectious uveitis of the posterior segment (NIU-PS) and current and emerging treatments for patients with NIU-PS that can be managed by the retina specialist who is not a uveitis specialist.
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Vaccinations and IBD: Special Considerations and Preventive Measures to Improve Patient Outcomes

The treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been revolutionized by using immunomodulatory agents that are effective in controlling disease activity. However, these agents also cause an increased risk of new infections or reactivation of latent infections. Immunosuppressed patients have an increased risk of severe viral infections, and national and international vaccination guidelines h...
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