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CME: The Difficulty with (C.) Difficile: Guideline Updates and Optimal Identification and Treatment Strategies
Dive into this CME program to grasp the latest C. difficile guidelines and implement treatment strategies effectively. This interactive CME program focuses on Clostridioides difficile, or C. difficile. As you know, this bacterium causes severe GI disturbances. Alarmingly, it impacts half a million Americans annually and burdens the healthcare system. Who is this for? Infectious disease physicians, gastroenterologists, hospitalists, intensivists, and all HCPs managing patients with C. difficile infection (CDI) will benefit greatly. Initially, the program offers a comprehensive review of CDI. It presents the epidemiology and pinpoints key risk factors. Moreover, it explains the underlying pathophysiology and outlines clinical features. Significantly, it emphasizes the disease’s burden and unveils diagnostic tools, including NAAT, GDH assay, and toxin tests. Following this, the program shifts to treatment strategies for CDI. It details procedures for various severity levels – mild, severe, fulminant, and recurrent. Concurrently, it underlines the common challenges in therapy decision-making. Importantly, it stresses the necessity of adhering to CDI guidelines and presents preventative measures. In the concluding section, participants receive practical patient cases. This allows the application of newfound knowledge directly. Afterward, it wraps up with a summary and a best practice recap. Upon completion, participants will grasp the burden […]
Family Medicine/General Practice May 24th 2023
Medtronic, Nvidia to Combine Forces on AI Devices, Allowing Users to Create New Software
Medtronic is collaborating with Nvidia on developing means to allow AI to run on its devices. The solution will use Nvidia chips on Medtronic devices and an AI layer that would allow doctors to create their own algorithms to run on the machines. The first will be implemented on the GI Genius endoscopy module. Medtronic hopes the strategy will mean that millions of users around the globe will be contributing to making their devices more capable and flexible for the diversity of real-world clinic challenges.
Gastroenterology March 29th 2023
The New England Journal of Medicine
Bismuth Subsalicylate Poisoning
She has been treating her IBS with bismuth subsalicylate. Her symptoms include shortness of breath, nausea, and vomiting. On exam, the patient is confused. Laboratory testing showed primary anion-gap metabolic acidosis, primary respiratory alkalosis, and a salicylate level 25x greater than the normal upper limit.
Emergency Medicine December 21st 2022
From Bedsores to Seasonal Sore Throats: Are Manuka Honey’s Healing Properties the Real Deal?
Manuka honey contains amino acids, B-vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and zinc. It has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Besides use in wound infection, it may be useful in treating some GI disorders and sore throats.
Family Medicine/General Practice November 29th 2022
Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
When Should Antithrombotic Therapy Be Resumed After Gastrointestinal Bleeding?
The timing of re-initiation of antithrombotic therapy needs to be individualized based on the severity of the bleed, among other factors. This article reviews the issue and offers tools and guidelines for determining if and when to restart antiplatelet and oral anticoagulant therapy.
Gastroenterology November 29th 2022
A Major Clinical Trial Shows How to Reduce the Risk of Stomach Bleeding Occasionally Caused by Regular Aspirin Use
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Family Medicine/General Practice November 16th 2022