AKH CME

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

CME: The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

The introduction of abuse-deterrent opioids and the withdrawal of propoxyphene appear to have led to substantial decreases in both prescription opioid dispensing and overdose. Opioid formulation changes may be a viable option toward reducing abuse of these drugs.

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CME: Chest CT & Blunt Trauma Cases

A study has found that use of chest CT scans for ED patients with blunt trauma could be reduced without compromising the detection of major injuries. The research team developed and evaluated decision-making tools that may help avoid unnecessary diagnostic imaging and reduce medical costs, patient stays, and exposure to radiation.

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Dietary-Supplement-Use-FEATURE-IMAGE

CME: Dietary Supplements & ED Visits

A study has found that more than 23,000 ED visits occur each year in the United States for adverse events associated with dietary supplements. Findings of the study may help target interventions to reduce these risks in the future.

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NeedleExchange-HIV-Transmission_Feature

CME: Needle Exchange Cuts HIV Transmission

A needle exchange program in Washington, DC prevented numerous new infections and an estimated $44 million in HIV treatment costs in just 2 years.

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PreventCVD-Diabetes-Feature

CME: An Update on Preventing CVD in Diabetes

Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the most common cause of death among adults with diabetes. “This relationship underscores the need

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Smoking-PAD-Costs-Feature

CME – Smoking & PAD: Assessing the Costs

Tobacco use among patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) substantially increases the short-term annual risk for PAD-related hospitalizations due to heart and vascular events, with significantly greater costs. Immediate provision of tobacco cessation programs would most likely be cost effective.

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Improve-ED-Care-LGBT_Feature

CME: Improving ED Care for LGBT Patients

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients face barriers to accessing adequate medical care, even for emergency situations. A better understanding of the disparities and healthcare risks that LGBT patients face may help emergency providers communicate more effectively with these individuals.

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CME: Guidance for Managing ACL Injuries

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has released Appropriate Use Criteria for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programs and treatment. These criteria also provide clinicians with rehabilitation and function checklists to help ensure that patients safely return to sports after ACL injuries.

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CME: Cardiac Rehab & Heart Failure

A study has found that only one in 10 eligible patients with heart failure (HF) receive cardiac rehabilitation (CR) referrals at discharge after a hospitalization for HF. Efforts are needed to improve physician and patient awareness about the benefits of CR among patients with HF to improve CR referral rates.

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CME: Migraine & Stroke Risk

A study has found that migraine appears to be associated with a higher risk of stroke among active smokers but not for non-smokers. Encouraging smoking cessation may be critical to improving outcomes for migraineurs.

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UC-Treatments-CompMortality-Feature

CME – Ulcerative Colitis Treatments: Comparing Mortality

A study has found that elective colectomy appears to be a better strategy than medical therapy to improve survival for patients with advanced ulcerative colitis, especially among patients aged 50 and older.

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SystolicHyper-CardioMort-Feature

CME: Systolic Hypertension & Cardiovascular Mortality

A study has found that younger and middle-aged adults with isolated systolic hypertension have higher risks of death from heart disease than those with optimal blood pressure levels.

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CME: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery & Sleep Dysfunction

Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis appear to have a high prevalence of sleep dysfunction that improves after undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery, according to a study. Individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should be treated concurrently for both chronic rhinosinusitis and OSA to optimize sleep dysfunction and improve quality of life.

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CME: Pathogen-Directed Respiratory Infection Care | Feature

Greater efforts are needed to manage respiratory infections due to antibacterial-resistant bacteria. Improving the use of antibiotics with the most appropriate drug and optimal dose is critical to combatting the issue

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CME: Examining AIDS-Defining Opportunistic Infections | Feature

Research has shown that survival after the diagnosis of an AIDS-defining opportunistic infection has improved in the past 25 years. Despite this improvement, better prevention and treatment strategies for these infections are still warranted.

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CME: Firearm Violence & Youths | Feature

A study has found that high-risk youths who present to EDs for assault have higher rates of subsequent involvement with firearm violence. Interventions are needed to help decrease rates of firearm violence involvement among high-risk youth.

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CME: A Look at Unsupervised Pediatric Drug Exposures | Feature

Research suggests that targeted prevention efforts focusing on harm frequency and intervention feasibility may help further reduce the number of ED visits for pediatric medication exposures.

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Gender-Stress-AMI-Feature

CME: Gender, Stress, & Acute Myocardial Infarction | Feature

Research suggests that patients with acute myocardial infarction, or AMI, who experience mental stress—particularly women—appear to be at higher risk for poor short-term outcomes when compared with those reporting that they experience little or no stress.

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Opioid-Use-Infant-FEATURE

CME: Opioid Use & Infant Outcomes | Feature

Prescription opioid use in pregnancy appears to be common and increases risks for neonatal complications, according to a study. Several factors appear to increase the risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome in newborns of women using opioids during pregnancy.

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CME: Beta-Blockade & Mortality in Non-Cardiac Surgery | Feature

Use of perioperative β-blockers appears to be beneficial for patients with several cardiac risk factors undergoing non-cardiac surgery, according to a study. However, using β-blockers in patients with no cardiac risk factors was linked to a higher risk of death.

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