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In light of the unrest in Baltimore in late April 2015, QCOR 2015, the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific...
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CME: The Burden of COPD & Symptom Severity

CME: The Burden of COPD & Symptom Severity | AKH CME, CME, Geriatrics, Primary Care, Pulmonology/Critical Care

Survey results indicate that there appears to be a disconnect between the perceptions of disease severity among patients with COPD and the reality of how well the disease is being managed. Findings highlight the importance of patient education and objective symptom assessment.

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CME: Managing Autism in the ED

CME: Managing Autism in the ED | AKH CME, Articles, Autism, CME, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics

The management of patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) should be individualized to patients and their families during acute treatment and crisis situations. Adapting medical and behavioral health protocols in the ED to meet the needs of ASD patients and families may lead to more successful outcomes.

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CME: Considering Statin Eligibility for Older Patients

CME: Considering Statin Eligibility for Older Patients | AKH CME, Articles, Cardiology, CME, Guidelines, Lipid

Guidelines on managing cholesterol recently shifted the treatment paradigm for statin therapy use, basing treatment with these drugs on an individual’s risk for a heart attack or stroke instead of their cholesterol levels. The majority of older patients now qualify for treatment with statins.

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