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AKH CME: Hemophilia Clinician Education Series

AKH CME: Hemophilia Clinician Education Series

CME Credit: 0.25 hour activities

The Clinician Education Series is a collection of free educational presentations supported by an educational grant from Baxalta Incorporated and jointly provided by SolutionSight, Inc and AKH Inc. These presentations provide clinical information and therapy management approaches for hemophilia care.…

AKH CME: Allergy Management in the Primary Care Setting: A New Look at Improving Outcomes in Patients with Common Allergies

AKH CME: Allergy Management in the Primary Care Setting: A New Look at Improving Outcomes in Patients with Common Allergies

CME Credit: 1.0 hour activities

The goal of this activity is to provide learners with a practical appreciation of the role of the primary care physician in safe, effective environmental allergy diagnosis and treatment. Participants will become familiar with techniques for patient safety and efficient strategies to administer allergy testing and treatment in the primary care practice.…

CME: The Burden of COPD & Symptom Severity

CME: The Burden of COPD & Symptom Severity

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.

The High Healthcare Costs of Smoking | News Brief

Researchers in the United States estimate that nearly 9% of annual healthcare spending in 2010 could be attributed to cigarette smoking, amounting to as much as $170 billion. The study team found that more than 60% of the attributable spending was paid by public programs like Medicare and Medicaid.…

Manage AF Risk Factors Aggressively | News Brief

Aggressive risk factor management appears to improve the long-term success of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, according to results of an Australian study. When compared with controls, patients who underwent risk factor management experienced greater reductions in weight and blood pressure as well as better glycemic control and lipid profiles.…

A Snapshot of STDs in the U.S. | News Brief

National data from the CDC indicate that there were more than 1 million reported cases of chlamydia, more than 300,000 reported cases of gonorrhea, and nearly 18,000 reported cases of syphilis in 2013. The report states that patients aged 15 to 24 years accounted for the majority of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases, while men who have sex with men accounted for 75% of syphilis cases.…

Can NSAIDs Help Prevent Skin Cancer? | News Brief

Users of NSAIDs appear have significantly reduced risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) when compared with nonusers, according to a systematic review. Aspirin users were also found to have a reduced risk for SCC.

Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology, December 18, 2014 (online).…

No Changes With Medicare Part D | News Brief

A large data analysis indicates that Medicare Part D had no significant impact on several population-level health indications among enrollees. No significant reductions in the prevalence of fair or poor health status or limitations in activities of daily living were detected 5 years after implementation of Medicare Part D.…

Cardiovascular Outcomes With Glycemic Control | News Brief

A study has found that intensive glucose control appears to reduce risks for cardiovascular events. Over an average of 9.8 years follow-up, patients assigned to intensive glucose control for 5.6 years had 8.6 fewer major cardiovascular events per 1,000 person-years than patients assigned to standard therapy.…

Assessing Medical Use of Cannabinoids | News Brief

There appears to be moderate-quality evidence supporting cannabinoid use for treating chronic pain and spasticity, according to a review of 79 trials. Investigators also observed low-quality evidence suggesting that cannabinoids improved chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, weight gain in patients with HIV, sleep disorders, and symptoms of Tourette syndrome.…

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