Podcast: Risk for Opioid Overdose - Identifying At-Risk Patients in Your Practice Hidden in Plain Sight

Nov
21

Podcast: Risk for Opioid Overdose – Identifying At-Risk Patients in Your Practice Hidden in Plain Sight

What is the profile of someone at risk for overdose? For many, the perception of overdose risk is tied to someone who is an injection drug user, someone with an opioid use disorder that takes more than they can handle, or someone who unknowingly encounters a drug laced with dangerous levels of fentanyl. Few would […]

Read More
By Simone Kahmeyer |
DETAIL
Nov
21

Podcast: Keeping the Beat – Screening and Management of High-Risk Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, projected to affect 12 million Americans by 2030. However, a significant number of AF cases, particularly non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) remain undiagnosed, putting patients at risk for severe cardiovascular (CV) complications, including increased risk of stroke. It is imperative that clinicians identify the symptomatology of […]

Read More
By Simone Kahmeyer |
DETAIL
Nov
21

Improving the Application of SDM into the Selection of SLE Treatments

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a heterogeneous, neurodegenerative condition with an insidious onset and slow progression, is the leading cause of disability and morbidity as well as the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Diagnosing AD is often complicated due to its varied clinical symptomatology and unknown etiology, and currently only symptomatic therapies are available. […]

Read More
By Simone Kahmeyer |
DETAIL
Nov
21

Podcast: Opioid Red Flags – Examining the Options and Taking the Next Steps

With the impact of the opioid crisis prompting changes in how health care providers (HCPs) treat patients with acute and chronic pain, it has become imperative for HCPs to effectively identify risk factors and clinical presentation of opioid use disorder (OUD). Additionally, clinicians also need to be aware of the underlying neurobiology of addiction and […]

Read More
By Simone Kahmeyer |
DETAIL
Nov
21

Podcast: Are You Seeing the Big Picture? A Multimodal Approach to the Management of Pain

Comprehensive patient-centered approaches to opioid therapy, such as integrating non-pharmacologic interventions, can mitigate risks for abuse and diversion of medication. It is imperative that clinicians determine the need for opioids, as they are not first-line or routine therapy for chronic pain, as well as select the appropriate type, dosage, and duration of therapy. To minimize […]

Read More
By Simone Kahmeyer |
DETAIL
Nov
21

Conducting an ePainAssessment: Asking the Right Questions, Using the Best Tools

Pain is much more than nociception. It is influenced by a number of psychological and social factors; therefore, it is imperative that physical, functional, and psychosocial assessment tools are used when evaluating pain, whether in person or conducted remotely via telehealth. These tools include the GAD-7, PHQ-9, pain catastrophizing and opioid risk tools, unimodal pain […]

Read More
By Simone Kahmeyer |
DETAIL

Podcast: Managing Your MS Patients in the Era of COVID-19

While MS itself does not increase the risk of contracting COVID-19, treatment decisions should be individualized and made collaboratively between the patient and his or her healthcare provider during the current pandemic. It is imperative that clinicians recognize which patients will benefit from which disease-modifying therapies (DMTs), and that they address patient concerns and provide […]

Read More
By Simone Kahmeyer |
DETAIL

Podcast: Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Narcolepsy with Cataplexy

Diagnosing and managing pediatric narcolepsy with cataplexy poses a significant challenge to clinicians. In younger children, EDS may be vague and present as behavioral problems or concentration difficulties, and its treatment is considered to be similar to that of adults. Yet, the same challenges in diagnosing and treating narcolepsy in adults seem to be exacerbated […]

Read More
By Simone Kahmeyer |
DETAIL