Audio-Digest Releases 17 New Specialty-Specific Continuing Medical Education Programs

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

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Audio-Digest Foundation releases new Audio CME.

Glendale, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2011

Audio-Digest Foundation announced today 17 new issues of Continuing Medical Education (CME) audio programs covering 15 medical specialties including Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Urology.

Anesthesiology CME: Audio-Digest Anesthesiology Volume 53, Issue 07 Subject:    Perioperative Use of Statins
Goal:    The goal of this program is to improve operative outcomes via the appropriate use of statins.
From the 2011 UCSD, School of Medicine Anesthesiology Update Conference
Dr. John C. Drummond, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, UCSD, School of Medicine, and Staff Anesthesiologist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego

Emergency Medicine CME: Audio-Digest Emergency Medicine Volume 28, Issue 07 Subject:    Pneumonia
Goal:    To improve the management of pneumonia.
The Assessment and Treatment of Severe Pneumonia – From Current Management in Critical Care, sponsored by Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society, Dr. Marin H. Kollef, MD, Golman Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Family Practice CME: Audio-Digest Family Practice Volume 59, Issue 13
Subject:    The Impaired Airway: Guidelines on Management
Goal:    To improve management of airway disorders and chronic cough.
From the Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association of North America’s 2010 Primary Care Update, Dr. Mark S. Regan, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison

Family Practice CME: Audio-Digest Family Practice Volume 59, Issue 14
Subject:    Otolaryngology in Primary Care
Goals:    To improve management of common otolaryngologic problems and Bell palsy.
1.    Office Otolaryngology -- Dr. Paul A. Kedeshian, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Di- vision of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
2. Bell Palsy -- Dr. Gary Klein, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, AB

Gastroenterology CME: Audio-Digest Gastroenterology Volume 25, Issue 02
Subject:    Liver Disease Part 2: Ascites and Transplantation
Goal:    To improve the management of refractory ascites and the evaluation of patients for liver transplantation (LT).
1.    Refractory Ascites -- Dr. Joseph Awad, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
2. Evaluation of Candidates for Liver Transplantation -- Dr. Adrian Ruben, MBBS, Professor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

General Surgery CME: Audio-Digest General Surgery Volume 58, Issue 07 Subject: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Goal:    To improve the surgical man- agement of inflammatory bowel disease.
1.    Ulcerative Colitis: Preparing for Colectomy -- Dr. Sonia L. Ramamoorthy, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
2.    Medical Treatment to Optimize Surgery -- Dr. Michael J. Docherty, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
3.    Surgical Strategies for Complex Perianal Crohn Disease -- Dr. Elisabeth McLemore, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

Internal Medicine CME: Audio-Digest Internal Medicine Volume 58, Issue 13
Subject: Men's Health
Goal:    To improve the diagnosis and management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), and testosterone deficiency.
1.    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms -- Dr. Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Urology, Oncology, and Pathology; Director, International Urology; Co-director, Prostate Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
2.    Testosterone Deficiency -- Dr. J. Bruce Redmon, MD, Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Urologic Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis

Internal Medicine CME: Audio-Digest Internal Medicine Volume 58, Issue 14 Subject: Topics In Neurology
Goals:    To improve the identification and initial office management of neurosurgical emergencies, and the diagnosis and treatment of severe headaches (HA).
1.    Office-Based Neurosurgical Emergencies -- Dr. Robert T. Tenny, MD, Neurological Surgeon, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, KS
2.    Severe Headaches -- Dr. Douglas Dulli, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison

Neurology CME: Audio-Digest Neurology Volume 02, Issue 07 Subject: Migraine: Communicating With Patients
Goal:    To improve the management of patients with migraines.
1.    Acute Treatment of Migraine -- Dr. Mark W. Green, MD, Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology, Director of Headache and Pain Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
2.    Preventive Therapy for Migraine -- Dr. Roger K. Cady, MD, Director, Headache Care Center, Springfield, MO.

Obstetrics & Gynecology CME: Audio-Digest Obstetrics & Gynecology Volume 58, Issue 07 Subject:    Update on Thyroid Disorders
Goal:    To improve the recognition and management of thyroid disorders.
1. Thyroid Disorders -- Dr. Fiona J. Cook, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC
2. Hypothyroidism: Case Histories -- Dr. Veronica K. Piziak, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, and Director Emeritus, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College of Medicine, College Station, TX

Oncology CME: Audio-Digest Oncology Volume 02, Issue 07
Subject:    Gynecologic Cancers
Goal:    To improve the management of gynecologic cancers.
1.    New Directions in Chemotherapy and Biologic Therapy for Epithelial Ovarian Cancer -- Dr. Jonathan A. Ledermann, MD, Professor of Medical Oncology and Director, Cancer Research United Kingdom and University College London Cancer Trials Centre, UCL Cancer Institute, London, England
2.    Role of Chemotherapy in Cervical Cancer -- Dr. Michael A. Quinn, MD, Professor of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Melbourne and Royal Women’s Hospital, Frances Perry House, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
3.    Chemoradiation for Endometrial Cancer -- Dr. Akila Viswanathan, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, and Director of Gynecologic Radiation Oncology at Dana Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Boston, MA

Ophthalmology CME: Audio-Digest Ophthalmology Volume 49, Issue 07
Subject:    Anterior Segment Surgery
Goal:    To improve outcomes of surgery for astigmatism and implantation of presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses (IOLs).
1.    Correction of Astigmatism in Association with Cataract Surgery -- Dr. Bonnie An Henderson, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2.    Managing Complications of Presbyopia-correcting Intraocular Lenses -- Dr. Henderson

Orthopaedics CME: Audio-Digest Orthopaedics Volume 34, Issue 07
Subject:    Shoulder Surgery
Goals:    To improve the management of rotator cuff tears (RCT) and other shoulder conditions and to implement new techniques and technologies to improve patient and surgical outcomes.
1.    Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: Observe or Operate? -- Dr. Ian K. Lo, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, Calgary, AB
2.    Anterosuperior Rotator Cuff Tears -- Dr. Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seton Hall School of Graduate Medical Education, South Orange, NJ, and Attending Surgeon, University Medical Center, Princeton, NJ
3.    Suprascapular Neuropathy: How Common Is It? -- Dr. Jon J.P. Warner MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, and Chief, Harvard Shoulder Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
4.    Examination of the Painful Shoulder -- Dr. Armodios M. Hatzidakis, MD, Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Specialist, Presbyterian/St. Luke’ s Medical Center, Denver, CO

Otolaryngology CME: Audio-Digest Otolaryngology Volume 44, Issue 07 Subject:    Otology Update
Goal:    To improve the management of otologic disorders.
1.    Quick Approach to Tinnitus, Vertigo, and Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss -- Dr. Sujana Chandrasekhar, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY; Director, New York Otology; and Chair-Elect, Board of Governors, American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
2.    Principles of Tympanomastoidectomy -- Dr. Saumil N. Merchant, MD, Eliasen Professor of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School; Surgeon in Otolaryngology, Director of Otopathology Laboratory, and Co-director of the Wallace Middle Ear Research Unit, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA
3.    Evolution of Auditory Implants -- Dr. Harold C. Pillsbury MD, Thomas A. Dark Distinguished Professor and Chair of Otology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill

Pediatrics CME: Audio-Digest Pediatrics Volume 57, Issue 07
Subject:    Challenges In Ethics
Goal:    To improve ethical decision making in cases of refusal of medical care.
Program: Treatment Refusal in the Pediatric Outpatient Setting: Do Parents Know Best?
1.    Surrogate Decision Making
2.    Role of Adolescent in Medical Decision Making
3.    Overriding Adult Refusal
4.    Presented by Dr. Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD, Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Ethics, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Surgery, and Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Psychiatry CME: Audio-Digest Psychiatry Volume 40, Issue 07 Subject:    Migraine
Goal:    To improve the management of migraine headaches, with emphasis on those that occur in individuals with mood disorders.
1.    Psychiatric Management of Migraine and Mood Disorders -- Dr. Robert B. Shulman, MD, Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
2.    Overview of Migraine -- Dr. Roger K. Cady, MD, Director, Headache Care Center, Springfield, MO

Urology CME: Audio-Digest Urology Volume 34, Issue 07 Subject:    Prostate Challenges
Goal:    To improve the management of prostate cancer.
1.    Answers to Board Review Questions -- Dr. Judd W. Moul, MD, Director, Duke Prostate Center, James H. Semans, MD, Professor of Surgery and Chief, Urologic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC
2.    Cryotherapy After Failure of External Radiation Therapy -- Dr. Peter T. Nieh, MD, Associate Professor of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

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