Surgery of the Thyroid, Bowel, Liver and Pancreas Kevin T. Brumund, M.D., Elisabeth C. McLemore, M.D., Jason K. Sicklick, M.D. and Michael Bouvet, M.D. Choose candidates for minimally invasive thyroidectomy. Manage postthyroidectomy hypocalcemia. Identify risk factors for cancer in patients with ulcerative colitis. Evaluate the utility of hepatic artery infusion therapy for patients with liver metastases of colorectal cancer. Recognize and manage pancreatic cysts that have malignant potential. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Bariatric Concerns Charles J. Billington, M.D., Karen B. Grothe, Ph.D., L.P. and Scott J. Crow, M.D. Cite evidence-based guidelines for screening for and managing obesity. Tailor an obesity-management program to the needs of the individual patient. Determine whether bariatric surgery should be delayed or denied in a patient with psychologic or psychiatric comorbidities. Diagnose eating disorders in candidates for bariatric surgery. Make appropriate recommendations for psychotherapy in patients who wish to undergo bariatric surgery. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Update on General Surgery Marcus J. Burnstein, M.D., M.Sc., Carol J. Swallow, M.D., Alice C. Wei, M.D., M.Sc. and Anna Day, M.D. Avoid problems often encountered during use of the circular stapler. Assess the role of adjuvant chemo- and radiotherapy in patients with locally advanced cancer. Choose techniques associated with cure or improved survival in patients with locally advanced cancer. Select appropriate candidates for liver metastectomy. Counsel patients on the benefits of smoking cessation before undergoing surgery. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Geriatrics/Wound Healing Kimberly S. Kirkwood, M.D., Emily Finlayson, M.D., M.S. and Scott L. Hansen, M.D. Evaluate older patients for factors that may negatively affect recovery after surgery. Plan treatment for a frail elderly person based on his or her values and preferences. Communicate clearly and honestly with elderly patients and their families about surgical risks and benefits. Preoperatively assess the lAikelihood of healing difficulties. Use pre-, peri-, and postoperative techniques for maximizing healing of surgical wounds. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Anorectal Disease/Pelvic Floor Disorders/Inflammatory Bowel Disease Brett T. Gemlo, M.D., Stanley M. Goldberg, M.D., Christine C. Jensen, M.D., M.P.H., Ann C. Lowry, M.D. and Ronald M. Schwartz, M.D. Identify the best candidates for hemorrhoidectomy using LigaSure. Ligate the intersphincteric fistula tract in the management of transsphincteric fistulas. Treat anal fissures with medical therapy. Choose appropriate therapy for rectovaginal fistulas in women with sphincter defects and those with intact sphincter muscles. Counsel patients about the advantages of biologic therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Esophageal Concerns Steven DeMeester, M.D. and Michael A. Maddaus, M.D. Utilize redefined T, N, and M staging to accurately stage esophageal adenocarcinoma (EC). Select patients with EC appropriately for endoscopic or surgical treatment. Evaluate the evidence for use of neoadjuvant therapy in patients with EC. Identify the differences, benefits, and risks of various esophagectomy options. Assess the benefits and risks of minimally invasive surgery for EC. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Surgical Infections/Aortic Injuries Michael A. West, M.D., Ph.D. and David A. Spain, M.D. Identify the most common pathogens associated with intraabdominal infections. Apply the recommendations of the Surviving Sepsis campaign to prevent and manage surgical infections. Control the source of infections. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of endovascular repair of aortic injuries to those associated with open surgical repair. Determine whether a minimal aortic injury can be managed with a nonoperative approach. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Minimally Invasive Surgery Bipan Chand, M.D. and James W. Fleshman, Jr., M.D. Use stents to manage leaks in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. Choose among available stents for patients with acute gastrointestinal leaks after bariatric surgery. Advise patients about the risks and benefits of single-incision laparoscopic (SILS) cholecystectomy. Follow the necessary steps to obtain certification and credentialing for SILS. Recognize the limitations of and future challenges for SILS. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Trauma/Critical Care Surgery Michael J. Sise, M.D., Robert C. Mackersie, M.D., David E. Persse, M.D., Scott H. Norwood, M.D. and Lynette Scherer, M.D. Repair popliteal vein injuries associated with knee trauma. Weigh the evidence for and against use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and cervical collars. Identify the most appropriate candidates for pelvic packing. Recognize the indications for the use of prophylaxis for deep venous thrombosis in children <13 yr of age. Talk to patients and their families about discontinuing futile treatment. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Surgical-Site Infectious/Issues in Abdominal Surgery Robert G. Martindale, M.D. Identify risk factors associated with surgical-site infections. Use preoperative interventions that have been shown to reduce the risk for surgical infections. Administer prophylactic antibiotics at the appropriate time for maximum effect. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of enteral vs parenteral nutrition for the patient with an enterocutaneous fistula. Choose effective measures for promoting closure of fistulas. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
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