AKH CME

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coronary-heart-artery-arteries

CME/CE: Conference Highlights – AHA 2016

New research was presented at AHA 2016, the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, from November 12 to 16 in New Orleans. The features below

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DrugDiet-SuppleUse-Seniors-Feature

CME/CE: Drug & Dietary Supplement Use Among Seniors

With older adults increasingly using multiple medications and supplements, efforts are needed to improve the safe use of these therapies to reduce preventable adverse drug events.

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Factors-Link_CRS-GERD-Feature

CME/CE: Analyzing Factors that Link Chronic Rhinosinusitis & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Patients with CRS and GERD appear to be more likely to have atopic conditions and asthma when compared with patients who have CRS but not GERD.

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

Video CME/CE: Pain Management & Opioids, With ZDoggMD

Read all the "front matter" information to the right, watch the video below, then click the link at the bottom to complete the post-test and obtain credits.

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Preparing-Good-Samaritan-Feature

CME/CE: Preparing to Be a Good Samaritan

Many emergency physicians (EPs) can expect to provide Good Samaritan care during their careers, but EPs could be better prepared by carrying a kit with supplies and medications that are most likely to be used in such events.

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Asthma-COPD-Overlap-Feature

CME/CE: Characterizing Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome

Patients with asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) appear to be younger and experience more disparities in care than those with COPD alone, according to a study. Patients with ACOS also had higher rates of comorbidities, disability, hospitalizations, and ED visits.

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heart-rhythm.1.147911596-2

CME/CE – Heart Healthy Diets: Achieving Guideline Adherence

A scientific statement offers practical tips, tools, and dietary approaches to help patients adapt to recent guidelines on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk.

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CME/CE: Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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uti-urimary-tract-infection

CME/CE: A Program to Prevent Catheter-Associated UTIs

A national prevention program appears to reduce urinary catheter use and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) rates in non-ICUs. The findings highlight the need to use both technical and cultural interventions to prevent catheter-associated UTIs.

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pollen-allergy-allergies-sneeze-cold-sick

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: WISC 2016

New research was presented at WISC 2016, the World Allergy Organization International Scientific Conference, from December 6 to 9 in Jerusalem, Israel. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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pollen-allergy-allergies-sneeze-cold-sick

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ACAAI 2016

New research was presented at ACAAI 2016, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, from November 10 to 14 in San

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Managing-Adult-RSV-Feature

CME/CE: Managing Adult Respiratory Syncytial Virus

While it is often thought of as a disease in children, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections cause significant illness and death in older adults every year. Clinicians

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AdvCancer-PatientDiscussions_Feature

CME/CE – Advanced Cancer: Analyzing Patient Discussions

Patients with advanced cancer who have recent or ongoing discussions about their prognosis and life expectancy appear to have a better understanding of the nature of their illness, according to a study. Having these conversations may help patients make more informed end-of-life care decisions.

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AAA-Repair-Feature

CME/CE: AAA Repair – Comparing Techniques & Mortality

A preliminary report has found that outcomes for both open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair appear to depend on hospital-level factors. The safety of these AAA repair techniques may depend on appropriate patient selection and adequate access to multidisciplinary care.

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Chest2015-Feature

CME/CE: Conference Highlights – CHEST 2016

  New research was presented at CHEST 2016, the annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 22 to 26, 2016 in

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CME/CE – Conference Highlights: IDWeek 2016

New research was presented at IDWeek 2016, the combined annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, HIV Medicine Association,

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Anesthesiology-2015-FEATURE-IMAGE

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: Anesthesiology 2016 for Surgeons

New research was presented at Anesthesiology 2016, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, from October 22 to 26 in Chicago. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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CME/CE: Recent Trends in Triglycerides

Triglyceride levels among Americans appear to have dropped significantly in the past decade. Despite positive trends, continued efforts are needed to improve the adoption of several treatments and lifestyle modifications to further reduce triglyceride levels.

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ED-PatientViews-PainCare-Feature

CME/CE: Chronic Pain & Mental Health

Improving depression, pain catastrophizing, and anxiety appears to improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain. By treating these modifiable psychological factors, clinicians may be able to optimize care for chronic pain sufferers.

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CME/CE: Improving Asthma Control Dialogue With Patients

Study findings reveal a communication gap between patients with asthma and providers regarding conversation topics during routine office visits. The findings also reinforce the need to focus patient-provider conversations on symptoms, limits to daily activities, and the use of an asthma action plan.

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