CME Corner

Physician’s Weekly has partnered with AKH, Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare to provide the following continuing education activities. Click on a title to read the activity (don’t forget to view the tables and figures!) and then click over to the AKH website to complete the post-test and obtain your credit.

CME/CE: The Overuse of NSAIDs

CME/CE: Guidelines for Managing Breast Cancer Survivors

CME/CE: Changing Behaviors in HIV-Infected Smokers

Changing Behaviors in HIV-Infected Smokers

Data indicate that people living with HIV smoke tobacco at a rate that is nearly three times that of the general population. Smoking significantly impacts the progression

CME/CE: COPD & Provider Accessibility

CME/CE: A Closer Look at Leftover Pain Drugs

CME/CE: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Older Cancer Patients

CME/CE: Addressing Sugar Intake to Achieve Weight Loss

Addressing Sugar Intake to Achieve Weight Loss

For over 20 years, efforts to stop or reverse soaring rates of obesity in the United States have failed. In fact, the obesity epidemic is now a

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: IAS 2017

CME/CE: Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Recommendations

CME/CE: Skin-Prick Testing for Allergic Rhinitis

CME/CE – MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation

Guidelines for Managing Breast Cancer Survivors

According to national estimates, breast cancer ranks as the most common non-cutaneous malignancy among women, representing four in 10 female cancer survivors in the United States. The

CME/CE: Managing Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ASM Microbe 2017

CME/CE: Identifying Elder Abuse in the Emergency Department

CME/CE: HIV Transmission Risk During Antiretroviral Therapy

CME/CE: Comparing Back Pain Management Strategies

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

Age, Race, & Gender Differences in Pneumococcal Disease

Several studies have assessed gender differences in susceptibility to a variety of infectious diseases, including malaria, HIV, parasitic disease, and influenza. While some early studies suggest that

Smoking Cessation & Life Expectancy in HIV

Current estimates show that more than 40% of people with HIV in the United States smoke cigarettes, more than double the smoking rate of the general population,

CME/CE Conference Highlights: AATS 2017

CME/CE: Increasing Life Expectancy in HIV

CME/CE: Guideline Update for Heart Failure Treatment

A Closer Look at Leftover Pain Drugs

Throughout the United States, the rates of prescription pain drug addiction and death continue to increase, placing a substantial burden on the nation’s healthcare system. This problem

CME/CE: Filling Prescriptions After Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

The Late Show: How should patients who arrive late be handled?

  Traffic comes to a complete stop. Although this may not seem like such an unusual thing in New York City, during the week of the United

The Story Behind Our Scores

  The report cards for clinicians in our accountable care organization (ACO) came out recently, and boy, did we fail miserably. Looking through the 59-page document, some

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

Conference Highlights: IAS 2017

On-Demand PrEP Benefits Infrequently Sexually Active MSM Previous studies indicate that men who have sex with men (MSM) can achieve a substantial reduction in HIV-1 incidence with

CME/CE: Updated Guidance on Invasive Aspergillosis

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

Making Sure Patients Are Safe to Go

As the academic year starts out, the interns have arrived and started to rotate through our ambulatory practice. During orientation we touch on the unusual concept of

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ACC 2017


Conference Highlights: ASM Microbe 2017

The Veterans Aging Cohort Study, Alcohol Use, & HIV The Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) index uses age, CD4 cell count, RNA-HIV, and indicators of organ system

The Patient Who Didn’t Age

  Yesterday I saw a pretty good trick: a 65-year-old man who was 62 years old for three years. In our electronic medical record, he was ageless,

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CME/CE: Outcomes After ED Discharge of the Elderly

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: CROI 2017

Outcomes After ED Discharge of the Elderly

According to published research, the elderly have the highest rate of ED use among all adult patient groups. Poor outcomes, such as death or an ICU admission

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: AAAAI 2017

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

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

Comparing Back Pain Management Strategies

Chronic low back pain ranks as a leading cause of functional disability among adults in the United States. Despite numerous treatment options and increased resources being devoted

Conference Highlights: AATS 2017

Volume Standards for Thoracic Surgeries Few studies have assessed whether or not minimum volume standards for surgeries are associated with differences in outcomes in thoracic surgical procedures.

COPD & Provider Accessibility

According to recent data, the prevalence of COPD and its related mortality and hospitalization rates have declined in the United States since 1999. However, an estimated 15.7

CME/CE: Updating Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management

Managing Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers

About14 million people in the United States have a history of cancer, and their long-term survival following a diagnosis of the disease continues to improve. Despite these

CME/CE: Improving Surgical Decision Making