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- Rheumatoid Arthritis-Diagnosis and Management 2014
- Psoriatic Arthritis: What’s New in the Management of the Skin and Joints
- Gout and Crystal induced Arthropathies
- Fibromyalgia: What it is and what it is not
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Clinical Vignettes
- Gastrointestinal tract infections
- GERD (as below)
- Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (or elevated liver tests)
- Colon Cancer screening (as below)
- Chronic hepatitis C
- Ulcer disease
- Acute and chronic pancreatitis
Upon completion of this course the participants should be able to:
- Discuss the new American College of Rheumatology /EULAR diagnostic criteria.
- Understand the application of the new serologic tests.
- Analyze the use of biologic agents and their mechanism of action in the management of RA.
- Differentiate between the various forms of psoriatic arthritis.
- Describe the available treatment modalities for the skin and the joints.
- Discuss the rheumatic and systemic manifestations of this group of diseases.
- Describe new diagnostic and treatment options.
- Apply principals for the management of ankylosing spondylitis.
- Explain the epidemiology of gout.
- Analyze the clinical features of gout and pseudgout.
- Determine treatment options.
- Appreciate the contentious arguments surrounding this controversial disorder.
- Discuss current opinions on its patho-physiology.
- Assess this condition and explain how it can be managed.
- Discuss the biomechanical and epidemiological basis of OA.
- Determine the medical management of OA via lifestyle and pharmacologic intervention.
- Review the current diagnostic criteria of SLE.
- Assess when to refer a patient with SLE to a rheumatologist.
- Diagnose and manage common gastrointestinal infections
- Utilize current guidelines on stool culture testing
- Identify current strategies for the management of Clostridium difficile infection
- Distinguish etiology, diagnosis, and treatment options for patients with reflux disease
- Evaluate risk factors associated with NAFLD
- Assessment and management of NAFLD using current practice guidelines
- Utilize current colorectal screening and surveillance guidelines to identify average and high risk patients
- Identify non-invasive methods to assess chronic hepatitis C patients at risk of disease progression
- Apply clinical practice guidelines for screening and treatment using current antiviral therapies
- Evaluate and identify risk factors for peptic ulcer disease
- Compare treatment options for H.pylori eradication and management of ulcer disease
- Identify risk factors and review current recommendations in diagnosing and managing acute and chronic pancreatitis
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