Title: Internal Medicine – Common Problems: Hematuria and Flank Pain; H. pylori Infection; Viral Hepatitis
Faculty:Ryan J. Smith, M.D.; Kenneth Kaye, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2018 Expiration Date: July 1, 2021
TOPIC 1: Evaluation of Hematuria and Flank Pain.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Determine which studies are most appropriate in evaluating flank pain, utilizing the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria.
- Determine which studies are most appropriate, in evaluating hematuria, using the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria.
- Detect abnormalities on ultrasound and computed tomography in patients with flank pain and/or hematuria.
TOPIC 2: Helicobacter pylori Infection.
Upon completion of this session, using position statements from the AGA and evidence-based guidelines from ACOG, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Interpret the clinical manifestations of pylori infection.
- Use the methods for testing for pylori infection.
- Treat pylori infection.
TOPIC 3: The Alphabet Soup of Viral Hepatitis.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Compare and contrast viral hepatitides A through E. Similarities and differences will be stressed, particularly the risks of developing chronic infection and the complications of chronic infection.
- Distinguish the significant features of hepatitis A through E and interpret the various hepatitis serologies.
- Select appropriate patients for treatment.
- Established and new treatment options will be covered as per the CDC and USPSTF Guidelines.
- Select appropriate strategies and options for patients to prevent the acquisition of hepatitis.