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The purpose of this CME activity is to review and discuss common general medical and musculoskeletal symptoms related to specific disease states, and to provide guidelines for their diagnosis and management. Topics will be chosen to benefit the family physician, general internist and sports medicine physician in an ambulatory care setting.
- The Patient with Shoulder Pain
- The Patient with Hip Pain
- The Patient with Fatigue
- The Athlete with Specfic Medical Concerns
- The Patient with Dizziness
- Sports Dermatology
- The Patient with Back Pain
- Hypothyroidism-Diagnosis and Management
- Management of Diabetes Mellitus
- Insulin Therapy in the Treatment of
- Managing The Difficult Patient
- Concussion Syndromes
- Risk Stratification of Persons with Coronary Artery Disease
- Return to Work/Play after Musculoskeletal lnjuries
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the causes of shoulder pain, their evaluation and management.
- Discuss the history in identifying the causes of shoulder pain.
- Demonstrate the appropriate maneuvers to identify the various causes of shoulder pain.
- Discuss the causes of hip pain, their evaluation and management.
- Discuss the history in identifying the causes of hip pain.
- Demonstrate the appropriate maneuvers to identify the various causes of hip pain.
- Describe the most common causes of fatigue.
- Discuss an appropriate workup for the patient with fatigue.
- Discuss the participation and management of an athlete with various medical conditions that may affect their level of participation or the types of sports they may participate.
- Describe the most common causes of dizziness and provide an appropriate workup for the patient.
- Discuss the history and the appropriate maneuvers to identify the causes of acute dizziness.
- Provide an appropriate workup for the patient with dizziness.
- Identify the cause and management of various sports-related dermatologic findings.
- Discuss the more common skin infections seen in athletes and their management.
- Discuss the cause and management of several histamine-mediated skin reactions.
- Identify the important components in the history and physical examination to properly evaluate the patient with low back pain.
- Identify common musculoskeletal causes of low back pain.
- Discuss treatment options for the common causes of back pain.
- List the common presenting symptoms of hypothyroidism
- Define Hashimoto’s Disease the most common cause of hypothyroidism
- Summarize the current recommendations for the management of hypothyroidism
- Identify patients at risk for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and in specific population groups
- Analyze and distinguish the various agents and their mechanisms of action utilized in the treatment of diabetes
- Summarize the treatment goals for different populations of patients with diabetes
- List the available classes of insulin therapies and their proper use in specific patient groups
- Debate the rationale of combination therapy in treating specific patient groups
- Prescribe insulin therapy for patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and correlate the studies supporting each clinical case
- Identify risk factors which contribute to the difficult patient encountered in clinical practice
- Determine strategies for dealing with difficult patients
- Realize that many “difficult patients” have undiagnosed (and untreated) psychiatric diagnoses
- Delineate the evaluation of the patient with a possible concussion syndrome
- Describe the appropriate evaluation of a patient with a concussion syndrome
- Prescribe the proper return-to-play (or return-to-work) recommendations following a concussion syndrome
- Define the proper risk stratification of patients at-risk for (or with) CAD
- Enumerate further testing and evaluation of patients to further define risk stratification of a specific patient
- Recommend individual specific evaluations for the patient presenting with defined risk factors (age, family history, symptoms, etc.)
- Explain the proper evaluation of an athlete or employee with a specific musculoskeletal injury
- Differentiate specific findings that indicate a more serious injury
- Recommend a program for return-to-play (or return-to-work) after common musculoskeletal injuries
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