From the September 2014 issue of Renal & Urology News: Data suggest that clinicians often fail to communicate adequately with patients to select individualized therapy. Along with the prevalence of overactive bladder (OAB) and the frequent failure of initial therapy, this points to the need for urology specialists to heighten their diagnostic acuity for idiopathic and neurogenic OAB and its comorbidities, and to strengthen their ability to communicate with patients to individualize treatment, improving efficacy, safety, and adherence. This article includes examples of actual patient-clinician videos and excerpts of faculty discussions.
The elderly brain is more vulnerable to the adverse effects of surgery and anesthesia compared with the younger brain. Both anecdotally and in clinical investigation, the elderly surgical population has been found to exhibit a significantly higher prevalence of postoperative cognitive decline. The most common manifestations of this decline are postoperative delirium (POD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).
The critical importance of weight management and smoking cessation in OSA treatment are emphasized, and the roles of other health behaviors, oral appliances, and pharmacologic and surgical treatments in OSA are addressed.
Participants will learn about the pitfalls in the diagnosis of migraine, including aids to differentiating between episodic and chronic headache disorders
Chronic Constipation and Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Fostering a Patient-Centric Model of Care
The goal of this continuing education activity is to enhance competency and build additional skills among internists in the treatment and management of IBS-C and CC, ultimately improving outcomes for those who suffer from these conditions.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary-care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who treat patients with substance use disorder. It explores the safe use of opioids in the treatment of pain . To minimize the risk of abuse and addiction, evidence-based prescribing practices must be used when treating acute and chronic pain with opioids.
This CME, CNE and ACPE accredited activity will help improve your knowledge of the treatment of diabetes mellitus and improve the quality of care for older adult patients in the long-term care setting. The activity includes two separate modules delivered in a slide and video format. The videos feature examples of patient case vignettes with real-life examples of unique issues that affect the older adult patient. The first module discusses the management of diabetic patients with cognitive issues and the second focused on the advantages and disadvantages of pharmacological treatment. This education is brought to you by Boston Medical Center's Endocrinology and Geriatric Care departments.
Updates on the Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer's Disease: Screening, Imaging, and Emerging Treatment Strategies
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting approximately 6% to 7% of the population over 65 years of age. The multifactorial etiology of Alzheimer's disease involves complex interplay among genetic, biochemical, and physiologic factors, which manifest clinically as a range of progressive cognitive, affective, and behavioral symptoms. Despite its prevalence and significant associated medical, psychosocial, and economic burden, Alzheimer's disease often remains undiagnosed and untreated. In particular, studies have shown that rates of diagnosis in primary care are well below epidemiologic estimates. Primary care providers (PCPs) may incorrectly believe that diagnosing dementia early is not important, and instead may feel that it can be harmful to patients and their families.
This accredited activity will focus on providing an increased awareness of Non-24-Hour Disorder, and consensus recommendations for diagnosis and treatment. Two leading experts in circadian rhythm disorders will review the data, symptomatology, and treatment of this disease occurrence in the totally blind population. Presenters will provide an overview of the master body clock, and the concept of a 24- versus a non-24-hour day as a foundation for understanding the epidemiology and clinical presentation of patients with Non-24-Hour Disorder.
This is a 30-minute webcast. This review highlights the presence of critical gaps in current knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and the progression of cognitive impairment.