Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans. Certain patients with chronic pain are candidates for intrathecal (IT) therapy, which can mitigate some of the risks associated with systemic opioids. Following appropriate patient selection based on medical and psychiatric history and a physical exam, a patient can begin a trial with morphine or ziconotide, the 2 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved IT therapies. Monitoring for adverse events should continue after IT pump implantation, as should monitoring for catheter- or pump-related complications. This CME-accredited Point of Care 201™ 2-part series discusses identification of candidates for IT therapy, available IT therapies, optimal treatment initiation and management, and both surgical implantation and pump refill techniques.
Find the latest continuing medical courses in the managed care of adult patients. These activities are designed to meet the educational needs of health care professionals who are involved with the care of adult patients.
The Angiogenesis Foundation convened an expert virtual roundtable on optimizing clinical utilization and long-term treatment outcomes in AMD. The panel of experts shared their perspectives on and recommendations for long-term treatment outcomes in age-related macular degeneration. The program materials consist of an audio recording of the virtual roundtable, infographics illustrating the major points of the discussion, and a white paper report.
Focusing on Patients With Severe Asthma: From Guideline Recommendations to Daily Clinical Decision-MakingFormat: Webcast Series
Welcome to this Severe Asthma CME Snapshot ™ video series. Each 15-minute module offers focused, clinically actionable education for pulmonologists, clinical immunologists, and other clinicians who manage patients with severe asthma. For a comprehensive curriculum that provides a practical set of recommendations to improve daily functioning and quality of life among patients with severe asthma, clinician learners can complete all 4 modules for a full hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.