Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Orthopaedics Volume 36, Issue 08: Questions and Controversies

K. Daniel Riew, MD, Chief, Cervical Spine Surgery; and Director, Cervical Spine Institute, Washington University Orthopedics, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, presented on Controversies About Bone Morphogenetic Proteins, and Gregory Przybylski, MD, Director, Neurosurgery, New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ, presented on Is the FDA Hindering Availability of Novel Spine Technologies? Thomas F. Gleason, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Steven Mardjetko, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, presented on Debate: Immediate or Elective Decompression and Stabilization for Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries?

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Glendale, CA (PRWEB) July 04, 2013

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Orthopaedics Volume 36, Issue 08: Questions and Controversies.

The goals of this program are to increase awareness of the controversies surrounding use of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) and device approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and to emphasize the importance of early decompression for acute spinal cord injuries. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. List approved and off-label uses for BMP.
2. Discuss the controversy surrounding use of BMP-2.
3. Identify key amendments and acts that have shaped the FDA approval process.
4. Describe the FDA’s device classification system and highlight the differences between the 510(k) and premarketing approval systems.
5. Summarize recent literature that favors early surgical intervention for acute spinal cord injuries.

The original programs were presented by K. Daniel Riew, MD, Chief, Cervical Spine Surgery; and Director, Cervical Spine Institute, Washington University Orthopedics, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, and Gregory Przybylski, MD, Director, Neurosurgery, New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ. Thomas F. Gleason, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Steven Mardjetko, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

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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