This CME activity, “Evaluation and Management of IBS and CIC”, was originally presented live in San Antonio, TX on November 12, 2021 at the 2021 Best Practices in Primary Care CME conference. During this activity, faculty will discuss the role of Rome-IV criteria and other tests used for diagnosing IBS, as well as differentiating the different subtypes of IBS. The faculty reviews the benefits and limitations of IBS and CIC prescription medications and how to individualize treatment based on current evidence-based guidelines.
This CME activity, “Immunizing Your Adult Patients”, was originally presented live in San Antonio, TX on November 12, 2021 at the 2021 Best Practices in Primary Care CME conference. During this activity, the faculty reviews the different types of immunizations, discusses the importance of shared clinical decision-making, and reviews the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for adult immunizations.
This CME activity, “Menopause: A Review of Systemic Impact and Current Treatment Guidelines”, was originally presented live in San Antonio, TX on November 13, 2021 at the 2021 Best Practices in Primary Care CME conference. During this activity, the faculty explains the biological, physiological, and psychological impact of menopause, reviews the current guidelines for hormone replacement therapy, and discusses non hormonal alternatives to menopausal associated conditions.
It is estimated that about 70 million people in the United States suffer from chronic sleep problems. Lack of sleep is associated with injuries, chronic and mental illnesses, lower quality of life, loss of productivity, and higher economic burden. This complimentary activity will help clinicians recognize, diagnose, and treat the different sleep-related problems that might affect their patient’s quality of life and reduce the chronic consequences of these disorders.
Medical knowledge on the recognition and management of what is variously called “post-COVID syndrome”, “long COVID”, and multiple other descriptions is accumulating rapidly in response to an “epidemic within the pandemic”. The focus of this blog is to identify useful resources for primary care. Many of these resources are being continuously updated as knowledge evolves.
On August 24, 2021, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) revised their recommendations for type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes screening. The revision includes a recommendation that screening of all overweight and obese adults should begin at age 35 rather than age 40, per their previous recommendation in 2015.
Asthma is one of the most common conditions we see in primary care and can result in significant morbidity and mortality if not diagnosed and managed optimally. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has sponsored a consensus panel to develop clinical practice guidelines for child and adult asthma since 1989. The guidelines were updated at the end of 2020 for the first time in over a decade.
Each year the American Diabetes Association (ADA) updates its evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. This article reviews the annual update with emphasis on those changes most relevant to primary care practice.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to alter our approach to patient care. Telemedicine has a century-long history of evolution, but the infrastructure for real-time broadband communication between providers and patients has only become widespread in the US over the past two decades.
This complimentary activity will provide primary care clinicians with an update on osteoporosis and bone health. Current screening guidelines, modalities, and current prevention & treatment regimens will be highlighted.