Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Otolaryngology Volume 46, Issue 03: Surgeon-Performed Ultrasonography for Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases

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Rizwan Aslam, DO, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, Tulane University, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, presented on The Basics of Ultrasonography. John C. Britt, MD, Piedmont Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates, Chairman, Operating Room Committee, Medical Park Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC, presented on Ultrasonography for Parathyroid Disease, and Michael W. Groves, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, presented on Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration.

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Otolaryngology Volume 46, Issue 03: Surgeon-Performed Ultrasonography for Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases.

The goal of this program is to improve surgeon-performed ultrasonography of thyroid and parathyroid glands. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Describe the role of ultrasonography in the practice of the endocrine surgeon.
2. Discuss the basics of ultrasound physics.
3. Assess the advantages and problems with ultrasonography of the parathyroid glands and compare it with sestamibi scan.
4. List indications for ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration.
5. Review the concept of specimen inadequacy and weigh evidence on ways to increase specimen adequacy.

The original programs were presented by Robert A. Wiebe, MD, Clinical Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and Lalit Bajaj, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Research Director, Section of Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital, Denver.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.

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