CME/CE from The Clinical Advisor

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A 75-Year-Old Woman With Complaints of Forgetfulness

April 2016
This case highlights an older patient who complains of occasional forgetfulness but is otherwise able to function normally may be an example of the “worried well” or may in fact be in an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease.

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM


Diagnosis of IPF in a 62-Year-Old Female Using an Evidence-Based Approach

March 2016
This case explains the diagnostic algorithm of IPF, focusing on the exclusion of similar interstitial lung diseases, the interpretation of radiological results, and the incorporation of a multidisciplinary discussion in the patient’s workup.

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM


Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Signs, Symptoms, and Screening

February 2016

Primary care providers need to be aware of the recent breakthroughs in the management of HCV infection. This feature provides an update on evidence-based practices in the screening, diagnosis, and analysis of laboratory parameters, as well as research and modern therapeutics.

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CE for Nurses

Nail Lesions; Rashes, Diarrhea, and Neuropsychiatric Issues; Macules on the Lips

Feburary 2016


0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CE for Nurses

Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk Assessment in Primary Care

January 2016

Primary care clinicians need to know how to properly assess patients who have an increased risk of genetic syndromes, as well as recognize familial disease patterns suggestive of inherited susceptibility to breast cancer.

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CE for Nurses

Circular Rashes; Thickening of Skin and Plaques; Shiny, Skin-Colored Papules

January 2016


0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CE for Nurses

Managing Patient Perceptions of the Influenza Vaccine

December 2015

Why do some patients choose not to receive the annual influenza vaccine? This article examines common reasons and the best approach in discussing patients' their varying concerns regarding the vaccine.

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CE for Nurses; includes 0.25 pharmacotherapy credits

Depigmented Forearm Patches; Blue-Gray Macules; Purple Papules on the Genitalia

December 2015


0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CE for Nurses; includes 0.25 pharmacotherapy credits

Psoriasis: An Overview of Current and Emerging Medications

November 2015

Many health care professionals other than dermatologists may not be aware of the range of therapies, particularly systemic, available for patients with moderate to severe psoriasis, outside of topical therapies, phototherapy, or the older biologics, which can be ineffective or come with significant end-organ toxicities. It is important that clinicians be aware of the common adverse effects of newer treatments.

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CE for Nurses; includes 0.25 pharmacotherapy credits

Raised, Dark, Enlarging Lesion; Hypertrichosis; Painful Lesions With Fever

November 2015


0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CE for Nurses; includes 0.25 pharmacotherapy credits


Dermatology CME/CE October 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

October 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

CME/CE Features Glycemic control in type 2 
diabetes—how low should you go?

Glycemic control in type 2 
diabetes—how low should you go?

Treatment of the whole patient is key and should include management
of dyslipidemia, weight, and hypertension, as well as blood sugar.

CME/CE Features Achieving sustained remission in major depressive disorder

Achieving sustained remission in major depressive disorder

Residual MDD symptoms are associated with poor overall outcomes. Several strategies can be used to enhance treatment effectiveness.

Dermatology CME/CE September 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

September 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

CME/CE Features Eosinophilic esophagitis: A chronic inflammatory disorder

Eosinophilic esophagitis: A chronic inflammatory disorder

Primary care providers need to be able to recognize the symptoms
 of eosinophilic esophagitis early in the disease process.

Dermatology CME/CE August 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

August 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

CME/CE Features Exploring treatment options for migraine headache

Exploring treatment options for migraine headache

A wide range of pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic, traditional,
 and nontraditional treatments are available for patients with migraine.

Dermatology CME/CE July 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

July 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

CME/CE Features Treating hypertension—Losing sight of the forest for the trees?

Treating hypertension—Losing sight of the forest for the trees?

Clinicians need to be aware of the current guidelines and focus on diagnosing and treating the large number of people with uncontrolled blood pressure.

Dermatology CME/CE June 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

June 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

CME/CE Features Assessing and treating
 pediatric obesity

Assessing and treating
 pediatric obesity

NPs and PAs are at the forefront of efforts to reverse the increasing 
incidence of childhood obesity during the past three decades.

Dermatology CME/CE May 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

May 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

CME/CE Features Preventing and screening for communicable diseases

Preventing and screening for communicable diseases

Greater attention to managing infectious diseases by primary care providers will help ensure that the U.S. is ready for outbreaks such as measles or Ebola.

CME/CE Features Assessing weight-related health risks in a 38-year-old obese woman

Assessing weight-related health risks in a 38-year-old obese woman

A 38-year-old women with severe obesity can be recommended a variety of health interventions based on her health risks.

Dermatology CME/CE April 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

April 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

CME/CE Features Is takotsubo cardiomyopathy in your differential diagnosis?

Is takotsubo cardiomyopathy in your differential diagnosis?

In diagnosing patients who present with acute-onset chest pain, clinicians should be aware of evolving conditions that cannot be missed.

Dermatology CME/CE March 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

March 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

Dermatology CME/CE February 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

February 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

CME/CE Features Intellectual and 
developmental disabilities

Intellectual and 
developmental disabilities

As more patients with IDD move into community settings, clinicians will need to be familiar with common medical conditions in these individuals.

Dermatology CME/CE January 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

January 2015 Dermatology CME/CE

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