Audio-Digest Foundation Releases 19 New Specialty-specific CME Audio Programs on CD, MP3, and Cassette

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Leading provider of CME introduces new titles in Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Diabetes, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthamology, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Urology.

Audio-Digest Foundation announced today 19 new issues of Continuing Medical Education (CME) audio programs covering 17 medical specialties including Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Diabetes, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthamology, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Urology.

Anesthesiology CME: Audio-Digest Anesthesiology Volume 53, Issue 05
Subject:    Obstetrics: What’s New
Goals:    The goals of this program are to improve the diagnosis and management of postdural puncture headache (PDPH) and to improve outcomes in obstetric analgesia.
Program:
1.    Prevention and management of postdural puncture headache — Tammy Euliano, MD, Associate Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville. Dr. Euliano spoke at 22nd Annual Winter Anesthesia Conference, held March 7-12, 2010, in Aspen, CO, and sponsored by the University of Florida School of Medicine.
2.    Update on obstetric anesthesia — Joy L. Hawkins, MD, Professor and Director, Obstetric Anesthesiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora. Dr. Hawkins spoke at 60th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on Anesthesiology, held April 16-18, 2010, in Kansas City, MO, and sponsored by the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Cardiology CME: ACCEL (American College of Cardiology Extended Learning), Volume 43, Issue 03
Goals:    The goals of this activity are to improve the prevention and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, as well as the management of patients with cardiovascular disease
Program (Representative Sample):
1.    ATOLL: First Head-to-Head Comparison of Enoxaparin vs Unfractionated Heparin for Primary PCI— Dr. Gilles Montalescot, MD, Paris, France, Interviewed by Dr. Spencer B. King, III, MD, MACC
2.    INNOVATE-PCI: Elinogrel PassesIts Midterm Exam vsClopidogrel— Dr. Sunil V. Rao, MD, FACC, Durham, NC, Interviewed by Dr. Albert L. Waldo, MD, FACC
3.    Vitamin D: Who Needs More? And How Much More? — Dr. Michael Melamed, MD, MHS, Bronx, NY, Interviewed by Dr. Spencer B. King, III, MD, MACC

Diabetes CME: DiabetesInsight Volume 02, Issue 05
Subject:    Getting To The Heart Of The Matter
Goal:    The goal of this program is to improve the assessment and management of coronary- and vascular-disease risk in patients with diabetes.
Program:
1.    Is Diabetes A Cardiovascular Risk Equivalent?— Commentaries by Dr. EberhardStandl, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Munich Diabetes Research Group, Diabetes Research Institute, Munich, Germany and Dr. IskandarIdris, MD, Consultant in medicine, diabetes, and endocrinology, Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust, Nottinghamshire, England
2.    Heart And Soul Study: Diabetes And Heart Failure — Interviews with Dr. Joost van Melle, MD, PhD, Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands and Dr. Rudolf de Boer, MD, PhD, Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
3.    Physiology Of Heart Failure In Diabetes— Interview withDr. NikolaosFrangogiannis, MD,Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.
4.    Peripheral Arterial Disease— Interview withDr. Diane Branks, DPM, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, Baldwin Park, CA;Governor’ s Council on Peripheral Arterial Disease, State of California
5.    Prioritizing Cvd Risk Management In Patients With Diabetes— Interview with Dr. Kausik Ray, MD, Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, St. George’ s, University of London, England

Emergency Medicine CME: Audio-Digest Emergency Medicine Volume 28, Issue 05
Subject:    Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies
Goal:    The goal of this program is to improve the management of upper and lower airway emergencies and asthma in children.
Program:
1.    Upper airway emergencies:Epiglottitis; Tracheitis; Noninfectious
2.    Lower airway emergencies
3.    Asthma management
4.    All presentations by Dr. Andrea Marmor, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, who was recorded at High Risk Emergency Medicine, held May 26-28, 2010, in San Francisco, CA, and sponsored by the Departments of Emergency Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital and University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.

Family Practice CME: Audio-Digest Family Practice Volume 59, Issue 09
Subject:    Systemic Sclerosis: Thoughts on Care and Management
Goal:    The goal of this program is to improve the management of the clinical manifestations of systemic sclerosis.
Program:
1.    Raynaud phenomenon and fingertip ulcers;
2.    Abdominal pain and bloating;
3.    Scleroderma and renal crisis;
4.    Diffuse skin thickening in early scleroderma
5.    All presentations by Dr. Philip Clements, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, who was recorded at the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology 10, presented by A and R Educational Group, Alabama Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, American Society of Clinical Rheumatologists, Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations, and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Family Practice CME: Audio-Digest Family Practice Volume 59, Issue 10
Subject:    Guidelines for the Well Woman
Goals:    The goals of this program are to improve use of routine screening recommendations for women and to improve management of common gynecologic issues.
Program:
1.    United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for physical examination – Dr. Richard E. Allen, MD, Associate Director of St. Mark’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Salt Lake City, UT, who was recorded in Denver, CO, at the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Scientific Assembly, presented September 29 to October 2, 2010.
2.    Common vulvovaginal issues – Dr. Tracey S. Maurer, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, whospoke in Burlington, VT, at 36th Annual Vermont Family Medicine Review Course, presented June 8-11, 2010, by the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Gastroenterology CME: Audio-Digest Gastroenterology Volume 25, Issue 05
Subject:    Obesity Summit Review
Goal:    The goal of this program is to improve the management of adult and childhood obesity.
Program:
1.    Childhood obesity: behavioral aberration or biochemical drive? — Dr. Robert H. Lustig, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, and Director, Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Clinic, San Francisco
2.    Diet and exercise strategies for weight loss and maintenance — Dr. Robert B. Baron, MD, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
3.    Drs. Lustig and Baron were recorded at UCSF Obesity Summit 2010: Advances in Science and Practice, held February 26, 2010, in San Francisco, CA, and sponsored by the Division of General Internal Medicine and Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.

General Surgery CME: Audio-Digest General Surgery Volume 58, Issue 05
Subject: Critical Care Update
Goal:    The goal of this program is to improve patient outcomes associated with critical care surgical procedures.
Program:
1.    Damage control surgery — Dr. Rochelle A. Dicker, MD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Surgery and Anesthesia, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
2.    Cricothyroidotomy: indications and technique — Dr. Patricia O’Neill, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center; Co-director, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, and Interim Chief of Surgery, Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY
3.    How to close a fasciotomy — Dr. Eric J. Mahoney, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
4.    Ligate all the veins under the diaphragm? — Dr. Timothy A. Emhoff, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Chief of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester
5.    Dr. Dicker was recorded at Critical Care Medicine & Trauma, held June 3-5, 2010, in San Francisco, CA, and sponsored by the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine; Drs. O’Neill, Mahoney, and Emhoff spoke at Trauma & Critical Care Symposium, held November 7-9, 2010, in Boston, MA, and sponsored by Harvard Medical School, Departments of Continuing Education and Anesthesia and Critical Care.

Internal Medicine CME: Audio-Digest Internal Medicine Volume 58, Issue 09
Subject: Topics in Cardiopulmonary Medicine
Goal:    The goal of this program is to improve the medical management of heart failure (HF) and the diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Program:
1.    Sequential medical therapy for heart failure — Dr. Juan M. ArandaJr, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director, Heart Transplant Program, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, was recorded at 41st Annual Topics in Internal Medicine, held March 4-6, 2010, in Gainesville, FL, and presented by the University of Florida, College of Medicine
2.    Pulmonary arterial hypertension — Dr. James Runo, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, spoke at Internal Medicine Today 2010, held December 1-4, 2010, in Wisconsin Dells, WI, and presented by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Interstate Postgraduate Medicine Association.

Internal Medicine CME: Audio-Digest Internal Medicine Volume 58, Issue 10
Subject: Thyroid Disease
Goal:    The goal of this program is to improve the diagnosis and management of subclinical thyroid disease and the evaluation of thyroid nodules.
Program:
Subclinical thyroid disease: to treat or not to treat; Evaluation of thyroid nodules — Dr. Stephanie L. Lee, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Director, Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Center, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, spoke at Controversies in Internal Medicine, held May 3-7, 2010, in Hilton Head Island, SC, and presented by Boston University School of Medicine.

Neurology CME: Audio-Digest Neurology Volume 02, Issue 05
Subject: Multiple Sclerosis/Stroke
Goal:    The goal of this program is to improve the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and strokes.
Program:
1.    Emerging treatment of multiple sclerosis – Dr. Peter Calabresi, MD
2.    Update in stroke management – Dr. Steven R. Zeiler, MD
3.    Drs. Calabresi and Zeiler were recorded at 21st Annual Practical Update in Outpatient Neurology, held October 22, 2010, in Baltimore, MD, and sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology.

Obstetrics & Gynecology CME: Audio-Digest Obstetrics & Gynecology Volume 58, Issue 05
Subject:    Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Goals:    The goals of this program are to improve decision making about breast cancer screening and to improve the management of ovarian cancer.
Program:
1.    Perspectives in breast cancer screening — Dr. Mark D. Pearlman, MD, S. Jan Behrman Professor and Service Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
2.    Ovarian cancer — Dr. R. Kevin Reynolds, MD, George W. Morley Professor and Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
3.    Drs. Pearlman and Reynolds were recorded at 19th Annual Primary Health Care of Women, presented by the University of Michigan Medical School, Departments of Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and held December 2-3, 2010, in Ann Arbor, MI.

Oncology CME: Audio-Digest Oncology Volume 02, Issue 05
Subject:    Genetic and Viral Origins of Cancer
Goal:    The goal of this program is to improve management of cancer through increasing clinicians’ awareness of the latest findings about genetic and viral origins of cancer.
Program:
1.    The genetics of cancer — Dr. William S. Dynan, PhD, Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, Department of Medicine, Associate Director for Research, and Chief, Nanomedicine and Gene Regulation Program, Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, was recorded at 15th Annual Medical and Surgical Approaches to GI Disorders, held July 19-23, 2010, in Kiawah Island, SC, and sponsored by Georgia Health Sciences University.
2.    BRCA gene mutations — Dr. Sarah L. Blair, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Tumor Growth, Invasion, and Metastasis Program, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, was recorded at 33rd Annual San Diego Post Graduate Assembly in Surgery, held February 18-20, 2010, in San Diego, CA, and sponsored by University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine.
3.    Viral etiology of lymphoma — Dr. Amy Chadburn, MD, Professor of Pathology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, was recorded at 7th International Chicago Lymphoma Symposium, held April 23-24, 2010, in Chicago, IL, and sponsored by Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Ophthalmology CME: Audio-Digest Ophthalmology Volume 49, Issue 05
Subject:    Oculoplastic Issues
Goal:    The goal of this program is to improve outcomes of oculoplastic procedures.
Program:
1.    Eyelid resurfacing – Dr. Wendy W. Lee, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, spoke at New Horizons in Ophthalmology, held March 27-29, 2010, in Vale, CO, and presented by the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2.    Botulinum toxin type A — Dr. Lee
3.    Minimally invasive lacrimal surgery — Dr. Ioannis P. Glavas, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, addressed 5th Annual Physician Education Conference: 2010 Summit on Anterior Segment Therapy, held September 25, 2010, in Cambridge, MA, and presented by the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation
4.    Novel medical uses for botulinum toxin — Dr. Glavas
5.    New treatments for facial spasm — Dr. Glavas

Orthopaedics CME: Audio-Digest Orthopaedics Volume 34, Issue 05
Subject:    Harvard Advances in Arthroplasty Part 1
Goals:    The goals of this program are to improve the surgical techniques associated with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and revision TKA.
Program:
1.    Factors affecting flexion after total knee arthroplasty (TKA)–Dr. Kim C. Bertin, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
2.    Unexplained femoral component loosening in cemented high-flex TKA – Dr. Richard Arlen Berger, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
3.    What’s new in the preoperative evaluation of the painful TKA? – Dr. Raj Sinha, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, John F. Kennedy Hospital, La Quinta, CA
4.    Long-term results with constrained devices – Dr. Bertin
5.    When failure requires more constraints in revision TKA – Dr. Giles R. Scuderi, MD, Director, Insall Scott Kelly Institute, New York, NY
6.    Solutions for extensor mechanism failure – Dr. Berger
7.    The ultimate solution for failure: knee fusion – Andrew A. Freiberg, MD, Vice-Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
8.    Reducing blood loss in revision TKA – Dr. Scuderi
9.    Drs. Bertin, Berger, Sinha, Scuderi, and Freiberg were recorded at 40th Annual Course: Advances in Arthroplasty, sponsored by Har- vard Medical School, held September 28 to October 1, 2010, in Cambridge, MA.

Otolaryngology CME: Audio-Digest Otolaryngology Volume 44, Issue 05
Subject:    Parathyroid Surgery
Goal:    The goal of this program is to improve the management of primary hyperparathyroidism.
Program:
1.    State of the art in parathyroid surgery — Dr. James Norman, MD, Medical Director, Norman Parathyroid Center, Tampa, FL
2.    Expert panel on the surgical treatment of parathyroid disorders
a.    Dr. Edmund A. Pribitkin, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
b.    Dr. John C. Kairys, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
c.    Dr. James Norman, MD, Medical Director, Norman Parathyroid Center, Tampa, FL
d.    Dr. John T. Potts, Jr., MD, Jackson Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of Research, and Physician-in-Chief Emeritus, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
e.    Dr. David Rosen, MD, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology– Head and Neck Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
3.    Drs. Norman, Kairys, Potts, Pribitkin, and Rosen were recorded at Parathyroid 2010: Emerging Guidelines in the Treatment of Parathyroid Disease, held November 12, 2010, in Philadelphia, PA, and presented by Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals.

Pediatrics CME: Audio-Digest Pediatrics Volume 57, Issue 05
Subject:    Infectious Disease Consult
Goal:    The goal of this program is to improve the diagnosis and management of group A streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis and Epstein-Barr infection in pediatric patients.
Program:
1.    Group A streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis: rapid testing and current treatment; Epstein-Barr virus: disease spectrum and interpretation of laboratory results – Dr. Christopher J. Harrison, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Missouri at Kansas City, and Director of Infectious Disease Research, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO, spoke at 32nd Annual Las Vegas Seminars, held November 18-21, 2010, in Las Vegas, NV, and sponsored by the Ameri- can Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Psychiatry CME: Audio-Digest Psychiatry Volume 40, Issue 05
Subject:    Inflammation and Mood Disorders/Pharmacogenetics
Goal:    The goal of this program is to improve treatment of psychiatric disorders through an understanding of the roles that inflammation and pharmacogenetics play in their pathophysiology.
Program:
1.    Inflammation and mood disorders – Dr. Charles L. Raison, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Clinical Director, Mind-Body Program, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
2.    Pharmacogenetics – Dr. David A. Mrazek, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Mayo Medical School, and Emeritus Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
3.    Drs. Raison and Mrazek were recorded at Psychiatric Update Fall 2010: Quaffing Quanta of Quality from Quick-Witted Quintessentialists, held November 6, 2010, in Madison, WI, and sponsored by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Madison Institute of Medicine.

Urology CME: Audio-Digest Urology Volume 34, Issue 05
Subject:    Problems of Practice
Goals:    The goals of this program are to improve the medical management of nephrolithiasis, the diagnosis and treatment of urethral tumors, and the management of penile cancer with organ-sparing techniques.
Program:
1.    Evidenced-based medical management of nephrolithiasis – Dr. Glenn M. Preminger, MD, Professor of Urologic Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
2.    Diagnosis and management of urethral tumors – Dr. Brant A. Inman, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham
3.    Update on organ-sparing techniques in penile cancer– Dr. Cary N. Robertson, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Urology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham
4.    Drs. Preminger, Inman, and Robertson were recorded at 42nd Annual Duke Urologic Assembly, held March 25-28, 2010, in Orlando, FL, and sponsored by Duke University School of Medicine.

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Every year, Audio-Digest Foundation records over 9,000 hours of presentations by the leading medical researchers at the top universities and research institutions and publishes over 800 programs in 17 specialties. Tens of thousands of doctors, residents, physician assistants, nurses and other healthcare providers count on Audio-Digest to help them remain current in their education and satisfy their CME/CE requirements.

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