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CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ASM Microbe 2017

New research was presented at ASM Microbe 2017, the combined annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology and the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, from June 1 to 5 New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

CME/CE: Identifying Elder Abuse in the Emergency Department

Elder abuse is increasingly common among patients presenting to the ED. Developing screening protocols and using a multidisciplinary team-based approach may improve the detection and care of elder abuse in EDs.

CME/CE: HIV Transmission Risk During Antiretroviral Therapy | Feature

The risk for transmitting HIV appears to persist during the first 6 months of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study. For those taking ART for less than 6 months, researchers observed that patients had incomplete viral suppression in blood and genital compartments.

CME/CE: Comparing Back Pain Management Strategies | Feature

CME/CE: Cardiac Rehab Benefits Older Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients | Feature

Greater participation in cardiac rehabilitation programs is associated with improved survival and medication adherence in the Medicare population after these individuals experience an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Physicians should encourage older AMI patients to continue participating in these sessions to improve long-term outcomes.

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: SCAI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at SCAI 2017, the annual scientific sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, from May 10 to 13 in New Orleans. The features in this activity highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

CME/CE Conference Highlights: AATS 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at AATS 2017, the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, from April 29 to May 3 in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

CME/CE: Increasing Life Expectancy in HIV | Feature

Researchers have found that there appears to be a discrepancy in life expectancy between HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected patients, even when early treatment and access-to-care issues are addressed.

CME/CE: Guideline Update for Heart Failure Treatment | Feature

Experts in cardiology have updated a major guideline to reflect the addition of new types of drug options for heart failure (HF). With treatments for patients with HF expanding, there appears to be more hope than ever before for these individuals.

CME/CE: Filling Prescriptions After Opioid-Related Hospitalizations | Feature

New data suggest that greater efforts are needed to ensure that patients who are hospitalized for opioid addiction or misuse receive recommended services for post-treatment.

CME/CE – New Guidelines: Managing Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia & Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia | Feature

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society have released joint clinical practice guidelines on the management of adults with hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

CME/CE: Updated Guidance on Invasive Aspergillosis | Feature

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has released an updated guideline for treating invasive aspergillosis that stress the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to improve clinical outcomes.

CME/CE – ED Return Visits: Examining Outcomes & Costs | Feature

Patients initially discharged after ED visits and subsequently hospitalized during a return visit to the ED appear to have lower in-hospital mortality, ICU admission rates, and in-hospital costs but have longer lengths of stay when compared with those who were hospitalized and did not return to the ED..

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ACC 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ACC 2017, the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology, from March 17 to 19 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

CME/CE: Encouraging Smoking Cessation After AMI | Feature

Persistent smoking after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) appears to worsen angina symptoms and quality of life, but smoking cessation can improve these outcomes. The findings support the importance of counseling, incentivizing, and motivating AMI patients to quit smoking.

CME/CE: Outcomes After ED Discharge of the Elderly | Feature

Poor mental status or change in cognition and changes in disposition plans appear to be important risk factors that can impact mortality and ICU admission risk among patients older than 65 early after they are discharged from the ED.

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: CROI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at CROI 2017, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, from February 13 to 16 in Seattle. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: AAAAI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at AAAAI 2017, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, from March 3 to 6 in Atlanta. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

CME/CE: Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain | Feature

The CDC has issued new recommendations for prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain. The document offers clinicians valuable guidance to ensuring the safest and most effective treatment of this patient population.

CME/CE – The Cardiac Cath Lab: Updating Best Practices | Feature

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has updated its recommendations for best practices in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. The document outlines important updates and details on how cardiac cath labs should operate.

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