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Anesthesiology

Administrative Editor

Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship (2003-2011)
  • Director, Blaustein Pain Treatment Center (2003-2008)
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Division of Pain Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Coordinating Editor

Kumar G. Belani, MD, MBBS, MS

  • Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Schools of Medicine and Public Health
  • University of Minnesota
  • Minneapolis, MN

Ioanna Apostolidou, MD

  • Director, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology
  • Fellowship Program
  • Associate Professor
  • University of Minnesota
  • Minneapolis, MN

David S. Beebe, MD

  • Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Circle Pines, MN

Krasimir George Bojanov, MD

  • Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Staff Anesthesiologist
  • Twin Cities Anesthesia Associates
  • Minneapolis, MN

Laura Y. Chang, MD

  • Instructor of Anesthesiology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard University – Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Boston, MA

Jacob Hutchins, MD

  • University of Minnesota
  • Minneapolis, MN

Muralidhar Kanchi, MD

  • Professor & Head of the Department – Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals
  • Karnataka, India

 

Tae W. Kim, MD

  • Clinical Associate
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center
  • Baltimore, MD

Douglas E. Koehntop, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Consultant in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia and Anesthetic Pharmacology
  • University of Minnesota School of Medicine
  • Minneapolis, MN

Allen Miranda, MD

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Specialist in Cardiac, Intensive Care and Pediatric Anesthesia
  • University of Minnesota
  • Minneapolis, MN

Debasish Swain, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • V.S.S. Government Medical College, Orissa, India
  • Visiting Research Scientist
  • Department of Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care Medicine
  • V.S.S. Government Medical College
  • Orissa, India

 

Journals

  • Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
  • American Journal of Anesthesiology
  • American Journal of Cardiology
  • Anaesthesia
  • Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Anesthesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care
  • Anesthesiology
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Neurology
  • Annals of Surgery
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Surgery
  • British Journal of Anaesthesia
  • Canadian Journal of Anesthesia
  • CHEST
  • Circulation
  • Circulation Research
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Diabetes Care
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hypertension
  • Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
  • Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
  • Journal of Clinical Monitoring
  • Journal of Hand Surgery
  • Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Journal of Thoracic Surgery
  • Journal of Trauma
  • The Lancet
  • Liver Transplantation and Surgery
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • Pain
  • Pain Physician
  • Pediatrics
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Stroke
  • Transfusion

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications selects peer-reviewed literature for practical use therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Anesthesiologists, surgeons and others interested in anesthesiology.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Analyze inhalational, intravenous, regional and adjuvant agents and techniques.
  • Discuss special problems related to specific surgical procedures.
  • Identify controversies, advantages and disadvantages of anesthetic protocols.
  • Review the latest basic science findings and the impact of these on clinical problems, as well as concise, targeted lectures by noted specialists on the most important practice-oriented subjects in anesthesiology.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Cancer Managment

Administrative Editor

Georgia B. Vogelsang, MD, MHS

  • Professor of Oncology
  • The Johns Hopkins University
  • Baltimore, MD

Editor-In-Chief*

Jonathan J. Beitler, MD, MBA, FACR, FASTRO

  • Professor & Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar
  • Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Winship Cancer Institute
  • Emory University
  • Atlanta, GA

Faculty

George S. Benson, MD

  • Retired Urologist
  • Potomac, MD

Alan B. Grosbach, MD, FACP

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
  • University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Department of Medicine
  • Division of Hematology/Oncology
  • Gainesville, FL

 

James J. Stark, MD, FACP

  • Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Suffolk, VA

Todd M. Tuttle, MD

  • Chief, Surgical Oncology
  • University of Minnesota
  • Department of Surgery
  • Minneapolis, MN

Journals

  • American Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • American Journal of Medicine
  • American Journal of Surgery
  • American Surgeon
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Surgery
  • Annals of Surgical Oncology
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Surgery
  • Blood
  • British Journal of Hematology
  • British Journal of Radiology
  • British Journal of Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Journal Scientific American
  • Cancer Treatment Reviews
  • Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Head and Neck
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • International Journal of Radiation Oncology *Biology *Physics
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Journal of Hepatology
  • Journal of the National Cancer Institute
  • Journal of Surgical Oncology
  • Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Journal of Urology
  • The Lancet
  • Nature Medicine
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Proceedings of ASCO
  • Radiation Oncology Investigations
  • Radiology
  • Radiotherapy and Oncology
  • Seminars in Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Urology
  • World Journal of Surgery

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Oncologists and other health professionals interested in learning from respected experts in the field of cancer management.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Appraise current and clinically useful information from the monthly literature covering cancer management, along with related disorders.
  • Discuss controversies, advantages and disadvantages of specific diagnostic and treatment plans, including pharmaceutical and surgical options.
  • Apply reported findings in the reviews of the latest basic science findings to clinical situations.
  • Assess the impact of these on clinical problems, as well as concise, targeted lectures by noted specialists on the most important practice-oriented subjects in these areas.
  • Discuss the most important information and perspectives presented in the monthly reviews.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per issue. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each Review: 4 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

For release and expiration dates, please see the front matter material at the beginning of each issue.

Cardiology

Administrative Editor

Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS, FACC

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Division of Cardiology
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Coordinating Editor

Vincent M. Figueredo, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE, FACP

  • Director, Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Programs
  • Associate Chairman, Cardiology Division
  • Einstein Medical Center
  • Philadelphia, PA

Faculty

Subroto Acharjee, MD

  • Cardiology Fellow, Einstein Medical Center
  • Philadelphia, PA

Khalid Almuti, MD

  • Attending Electrophysiologist
    University of Cincinnati
  • College of Medicine
  • Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cincinnati, OH

Debra Braverman, MD

  • Director of EECP, Co-Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Attending Physician, AE Healthcare Network
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine
  • Philadelphia, PA

Behnam Bozorgnia, MD

  • Attending Physician
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Philadelphia, PA

Indranil Dasgupta, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiology
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Jefferson Heart Institute
  • Philadelphia, PA

Anil George, MD

  • Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Charleston, SC

Shuchita Gupta, MD

  • Einstein Medical Center
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Kamal Joshi, MD
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Cardiology Division
  • Philadelphia, PA 

 

 

Kamal Joshi, MD

  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Cardiology Division
  • Philadelphia, PA

D. Lynn Morris, MD

  • Chairman, Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Philadelphia, PA

Rajesh Movva, MD

  • Attending Cardiologist
  • EMMC Northeast Cardiology Associates
  • Bangor, ME

Anoop C. Parameswaran, MD, MPH

  • Attending Cardiologist
  • Mercy Health System
  • Springfield, MO

Parul B. Patel, MD

  • Attending Cardiologist
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Philadelphia, PA

Gregg S. Pressman, MD, FACC, FASE

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College
  • Associate Program Director
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Fellowship Training Program
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Philadelphia, PA

Bhaskar Purushottam, MD

  • Interventional Cardiology Fellow
  • William Beaumont Hospital
  • Royal Oak, MI

Harish Raj Seetha Rammohan, MD

  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Philadelphia,  PA

Marjorie Stanek, MD

  • Director Cardiac Stress Lab
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Philadelphia, PA

 

Journals

  • American Heart Journal
  • American Journal of Cardiology
  • American Journal of Physical Medicine
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Physical Medicine
  • Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
  • Circulation
  • Electrophysiology
  • European Heart Journal
  • Heart
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
  • Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Journal of Interventional Cardiology
  • Journal of Invasive Cardiology
  • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Pace
  • Rehabilitation
  • The Lancet
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Transplantation

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications selects peer-reviewed literature for practical use therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Cardiologists and others interested in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Discuss controversies, advantages and disadvantages of specific diagnostic and treatment plans, including pharmaceutical and surgical options.
  • Apply reviews of the latest basic science findings and predict the impact of these on clinical problems.
  • Evaluate where controversy exists, and appraise the evidence and assess advantages and disadvantages of cardiologic protocols.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Chest Medicine

Administrative Editor

Stephen C. Yang, MD, FACS, FCCP

  • The Arthur B. and Patricia B. Modell Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgery
  • Professor and Chief of Thoracic Surgery Surgical Curriculum and Clerkship Director,
  • Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
  • The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Coordinating Editor

John F. McConville, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • University of Chicago
  • Chicago, IL

Faculty

Shashi K. Bellam, MD

  • Attending Physician
  • NorthShore University Healthsystem
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • University of Chicago
  • Chicago, IL

Cristine E. Berry, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • University of Arizona
  • Tucson, AZ

Sangeeta M. Bhorade, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Chicago, IL

Sara R. Greenhill, MD, FCCP

  • Fellowship Director, Interventional Pulmonology
  • Chicago Chest Center
  • Central Dupage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center
  • Elk Grove Village, IL

Amy S. Guralnick, MD

  • University of Chicago
  • Chicago, IL

Stella E. Hines, MD, MSPH

  • Assistant Professor
  • The University of Maryland
  • School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

 

 

Surma Jain, MD

  • Staff Physician
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
  • Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine
  • New Orleans, LA

Oren Lakser, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Vernon Hills, IL

Pamela J. McShane, MD

  • Assitant Professor of Medicine
  • Section of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • University of Chicago
  • Chicago, IL

Surya P. Bhatt, MD

  • Fellow
  • University of Iowa Hospital
  • Iowa City, IA

Brian D. Stein, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • Chicago, IL

Ajeet G. Vinayak, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Georgetown University Hospital
  • Washington, DC

 

Journals

  • American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • CHEST
  • Circulation
  • European Respiratory Journal
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Thorax

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications selects peer-reviewed literature for practical use therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Pulmonary physicians and others interested in diseases of the heart, lungs, and other organs of the chest.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Discuss controversies, advantages and disadvantages of diagnosis and treatment plans.
  • Appraise current and clinically useful information, then apply the most effective strategies and advances as they diagnose and treat in the intensive care unit.
  • Integrate non-conventional principles and practices with conventional ones, while they select and employ the best of all available courses of treatment.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Critical Care Medicine

Administrative Editor

Todd Dorman, MD, FCCM

  • Senior Associate Dean for Education Coordination
  • Associate Dean & Director, Continuing Medical Education
  • Professor & Vice Chair for Critical Care
  • Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
  • Joint Appointments in Medicine, Surgery and the School of Nursing
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Coordinating Editor

Henry E. Fessler, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Faculty

Cristine E. Berry, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Tucson, AZ

Emily Brigham, MD

  • Post-doctoral Fellow
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Alison S. Clay, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Department of Surgery and Medicine
  • Durham, NC

Mahendra Damarla, MD

  • Instructor of Medicine
    Divison of Pulmonary and Critical Care
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Brian T. Garibaldi, MD

  • Fellow
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Jeffrey B. Hoag, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
    MCP-Hahnemann Hospital
  • Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Philadelphia, PA

Matthew Hoffman, MD

  • Fellow, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Atlanta, GA

Todd M. Kolb, MD, PhD

  • Instructor of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center
  • Baltimore, MD

Allison A. Lambert, MD

  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Thomas S. Metkus, MD

  • Clinical Fellow
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Baltimore, MD

Jakob I. McSparron, MD

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Attending Physician
  • Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

 

 

Robert Michael Reed, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Jeremy B. Richards, MD, MA

  • Clinical and Research Fellow
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

A. Parker Ruhl, MD

  • Fellow
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Pulmonary Division
  • Baltimore, MD

Eric P. Schmidt, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine
  • Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Aurora, CO
  • Denver Medical Center
  • Denver, CO

Timothy J. Scialla, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Miami, FL

Steven P. Schulman, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Coronary Care Unit
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Benjamin D. Singer, MD

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Asthma and Allergy Center
  • Baltimore, MD

R. Scott Stephens, MD

  • Instructor of Medicine
  • Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Karthik Suresh, MD

  • Fellow
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Wendy C. Ziai, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Division of Neuroscience Critical Care
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Daniel B. Jamieson, MD

  • Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Journals

  • American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
  • Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Surgery
  • British Medical Journal
  • Chest
  • Circulation
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • European Respiratory Journal
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
  • Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Lancet
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Shock
  • Stroke
  • Thorax

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Physicians and nurses interested in the treatment of critically ill patients.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Appraise current and clinically useful information, then apply the most effective strategies and advances as they diagnose and treat in the intensive care unit.
  • Explain evidence of the safety and efficacy of certain procedures.
  • Evaluate where controversy exists and appraise the evidence and assess advantages and disadvantages of diagnostic and treatment plans.
  • Integrate non-conventional principles and practices with conventional ones, while they select and employ the best of all available courses of treatment.
  • Apply reviews of the latest basic science findings and predict the impact of these on clinical problems.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

For release and expiration dates, please see the front matter material at the beginning of each issue.

Dermatology

Administrative Editor

Mary Sheu, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Residency Director
  • Johns Hopkins Dermatology and Cosmetic Center at Green Spring Station
  • Lutherville, MD

Coordinating Editor

David L. Swanson, MD

  • Associate Professor of Dermatology
  • Mayo Medical School
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Faculty

Bryan E. Anderson, MD

  • Associate Professor of Dermatology
  • Penn State University
    College of Medicine
  • Department of Dermatology
  • Hershey, PA

April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Dermatology
  • University of California Davis
  • Sacramento, CA

Christine Cole, MD

  • Dermatologist / Dermatopathologist
  • Center for Dermatology Care
  • Thousand Oaks, CA

Daniel Eisen, MD

  • Assistant Professor
    University of California, Davis
  • Department of Dermatology
  • Sacramento, CA

Carlos Garcia, MD

  • Dermatologist, Private Practice
  • Dawson Medical Group
  • Oklahoma City, OK

Joslyn S. Kirby, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Dermatology
  • Penn State Hershey
  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Hershey, PA

 

 

Steven A. Nelson, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Dermatology
  • Mayo Clinic Medical School
  • Department of Dermatology
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Paul K. Shitabata, MD

  • Director of Dermatopathology, Harbor – University of California Los Angeles
  • Medical Director of the Dermatopathology Institute
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles
  • Torrance, CA

Rashmi Unwala, MD

  • Senior Associate Consultant
  • Department of Dermatology
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Scottsdale, AZ

 

Faculty providing only written reviews:

James B. Macdonald, MD

  • Dermatopathology Fellowship
  • Department of Pathology
  • Aurora, CO

Amanda Pickert, MD

  • Resident
  • Mayo Clinic – Arizona
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Larisa Speetzen, MD

  • Park Nicollet Clinic
  • Department of Dermatology
  • St. Louis Park, MN

Journals

  • American Journal of Contact Dermatitis
  • American Journal of Dermatopathology
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Dermatology
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Arthritis Rheumatology
  • British Journal of Dermatology
  • Cancer
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • International Journal of Dermatology
  • Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
  • Journal of Investigative Dermatology
  • The Lancet
  • Mayo Clinic Proceedings
  • Nature
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Rheumatology

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the way new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Dermatologists and others interested in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic diseases and care of the normal skin.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Appraise current and clinically useful information, then apply the most effective strategies and advances in the care of normal skin and in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic disease.
  • Explain evidence of the safety and efficacy of certain procedures.
  • Evaluate where controversy exists, and appraise the evidence and assess advantages and disadvantages of the methods in question.
  • Discuss controversies, advantages, and disadvantages of diagnostic and treatment plans.
  • Integrate non-conventional principles and practices with conventional ones, while they select and employ the best of all available courses of treatment.
  • Apply reviews of the latest basic science findings and predict the impact of these on clinical problems.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Practical Reviews in Dermatology (Program #524100 (various)) is recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for 4 AAD Recognized CME Credit(s) and may be used toward the American Academy of Dermatology’s Continuing Medical Education Award.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

For release and expiration dates, please see the front matter material at the beginning of each issue.

Emergency Medicine

Administrative Editor & Course Director

Arjun Chanmugam, MD, MBA

  • Associate Professor and Residency Director
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Coordinating Editor

Steven B. Abrams, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Bronx, NY

Faculty

Gretchen S. Lent, MD

  • Attending Physician
  • Torrance memorial Medical Center
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Torrance, CA

Paul P. Rega, MD, FACP

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Department of Public Health & Homeland Security
  • College of Medicine
  • University of Toledo
  • Health Science Campus
  • Toledo, OH

 

Sneha Shah, MD

  • Associate Program Director, Clinical Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Medical
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center
  • Worcester, MA

Journals

  • Academic Emergency Medicine*
  • American Family Physician
  • American Heart Journal
  • American Journal of Cardiology
  • American Journal of Diseases of Children
  • American Journal of Emergency Medicine*
  • American Journal of Infection Control
  • American Journal of Medicine
  • American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Journal of Roentgenology
  • American Journal of Surgery
  • American Review of Respiratory Diseases
  • American Surgeon
  • Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Anesthesiology
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine*
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
  • Annals of Surgery
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
  • Archives of Emergency Medicine
  • Archives of Environmental Health
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Neurology
  • Archives of Ophthalmology
  • Archives of Surgery
  • British Heart Journal
  • British Journal of Radiology
  • British Journal of Surgery
  • British Journal of Urology
  • British Medical Journal
  • Cancer
  • Circulation
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Critical Care Medicine*
  • Geriatrics
  • Gut
  • Headache
  • Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine*
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Journal of Occupational Medicine
  • Journal of Otolaryngology
  • Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal of Trauma*
  • Journal of Urology
  • The Lancet
  • Law, Medicine and Healthcare
  • Medicine
  • Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
  • Medicine, Society, and the Law
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • New York State Journal of Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Emergency Care*
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Postgraduate Medical Journal
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Resuscitation*
  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Southern Medical Journal
  • Urology
  • Western Journal of Medicine

*Core Journals

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Emergency physicians and others interested in emergency medicine and related problems.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Explain evidence of the safety and efficacy of certain procedures.
  • Evaluate where controversy exists, and appraise the evidence and assess advantages and disadvantages of the methods in question.
  • Discuss controversies, advantages and disadvantages of diagnostic and treatment plans.
  • Integrate non-conventional principles and practices with conventional ones, while they select and employ the best of all available courses of treatment.
  • Apply reviews of the latest basic science findings and predict the impact of these on clinical problems.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Additional Accreditation

This activity is also approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 4.0 ACEP® Category 1 credits per issue and is also eligible for 4.0 credit hours per issue in Category 2-B of the Continuing Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Family Medicine

Coordinating and Administrative Editor

Norman A. Poulsen, MD, FAAFP

  • Chief, Primary Care Section
  • Regional Medical Director
  • Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
  • Baltimore, MD

Journals

  • American Family Physician
  • American Journal of Cardiology
  • American Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • American Journal of Managed Care
  • American Journal of Medicine
  • American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Journal of Psychiatry
  • American Journal of Surgery
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Diseases in Childhood
  • Archives of Family Practice
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Neurology
  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • Arthritis and Rheumatism
  • British Medical Journal
  • Canadian Family Physician
  • Cancer
  • Cardiology
  • CHEST
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Health Affairs
  • Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
  • Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Journal of Pediatrics
  • The Lancet
  • Mayo Clinic Proceedings
  • Medical Letter
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry in Medicine
  • Southern Medical Journal

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Family physicians and others interested in family medicine.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Explain evidence of the safety and efficacy of certain procedures.
  • Evaluate where controversy exists, and appraise the evidence and assess advantages and disadvantages of the methods in question.
  • Discuss controversies, advantages and disadvantages of diagnostic and treatment plans.
  • Integrate non-conventional principles and practices with conventional ones, while they select and employ the best of all available courses of treatment.
  • Apply reviews of the latest basic science findings and predict the impact of these on clinical problems.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Additional Accreditation

This Enduring Material activity, Practical Reviews in Family Medicine, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 56 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins August 10, 2012. Term of approval is for two years from this date. Each issue is approved for 4 Prescribed credits. Credit may be claimed for two years from the date of each issue. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

For release and expiration dates, please see the front matter material at the beginning of each issue.

Gastroenterology

Administrative Editor

Linda A. Lee, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Lutherville, MD

Coordinating Editor

William Steinberg, MD

  • The Rockville Internal Medicine Group
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Washington, DC

Faculty

Allen L. Ginsberg, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Washington, DC

J. Mark Lawson, MD, FACP, FACG

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Eastern Virginia Medical Center
  • Norfolk, VA

Timothy O. Lipman, MD

  • Emeritus Chief, GI-Hepatology-Nutrition Section
  • Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Washington DC

Sunanda Kane, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Rochester, MN

Raymond S. Koff, MD

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Storrs, CT

Ronald L. Koretz, MD

  • Emeritus Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • San Fernando Valley Program
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • UCLA School of Medicine
  • Department of Medicine
  • Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
  • Sylmar, CA

 

 

Ingram M. Roberts, MD

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine (Adjunct), Temple University School of Medicine
  • Crozer Gastroenterology Associates
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center
  • Upland, PA

Michael M. Phillips, MD

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • George Washington University Hospital
  • Washington, DC

Richard K. Sterling, MD, MSc, FACP, FACG

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Divisions of Gastrenterology,Hepatology,
  • Nutrition & Infectious Diseases
  • Director - HIV/Liver Disease Clinic
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
  • Glen Allen, VA

Roy K. H. Wong, MD, MC, FACP, FACG

  • Chief of Gastroenterology
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Division of Digestive Disease
  • UNiformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Washington, DC

 

Journals

  • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • American Journal of Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • British Medical Journal
  • Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Digestive Diseases and Sciences
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Gut
  • Hepatology
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • The Lancet
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Science

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Gastroenterologists and others interested in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Explain evidence of the safety and efficacy of certain procedures.
  • Evaluate where controversy exists, and - with our distinguished editorial board of physicians - appraise the evidence and assess advantages and disadvantages of the methods in question.
  • Discuss controversies, advantages and disadvantages of diagnostic and treatment plans.
  • Integrate non-conventional principles and practices with conventional ones, while they select and employ the best of all available courses of treatment.
  • Apply reviews of the latest basic science findings and predict the impact of these on clinical problems.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each reviews: 4 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

General Surgery

Administrative Editor

Pamela A Lipsett, MD, MHPE, FACS, FCCM

  • Professor of Surgery, Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Nursing
  • Warfield M. Firor Endowed Professorship
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Coordinating Editor

John A. Weigelt, MD, FACS

  • Milt & Lidy/Charles Aprahamian Professor
  • Professor & Chief
  • Trauma & Critical Care Surgery
  • Milwaukee, WI

Faculty

Kathleen Christians, MD, FACS

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Division of Surgical Oncology
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee, WI

Andrew S. Kastenmeier, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • The Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Division of General Surgery
  • Milwaukee, WI

David J. Milia, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Division of Trauma/Critical Care
  • Milwaukee, WI

 

 

Christian T. Minshall, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Surgery
  • University of Texas Southwestern
  • Dallas, TX 

Raminder Nirula, MD, FACS

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Surgery
  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Salt Lake City, UT

Sam G. Pappas, MD

  • Associate Professor and Section Chief of HPB Surgery
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Maywood, IL

 

Journals

  • American Journal of Medicine
  • American Journal of Surgery
  • American Surgeon
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Surgery
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Surgery
  • British Journal of Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Chest
  • Clinical Infectious Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastroenterology
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
  • Journal of Surgical Oncology
  • Journal of Trauma
  • The Lancet
  • The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Infections
  • Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
  • World Journal of Surgery

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

General surgeons and others interested in the diagnosis and treatment of surgical diseases.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Discuss the basics of surgical physiology and critical care.
  • Explain evidence-based general procedures in pediatric, thoracic, gynecologic, urologic surgery.
  • Summarize the latest advances in anesthesia for pain management.
  • Integrate non-conventional principles and practices with conventional surgical procedures.
  • Apply reviews of the latest basic scientific findings and predict the impact of these on clinical procedures.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews:

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Practical Reviews in General Surgery provides Category 1 CME and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure:

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 75%.

Disclaimer Statement:

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Hospital Medicine

Coordinating Editor

Jeffrey J. Glasheen, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Hospital Medicine Program
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Aurora, CO

Faculty

Anthony Breu, MD

  • Instructor in Medicine; Hospitalist
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University
  • Chicago, IL

Alexander R. Carbo, MD, SFHM, FACP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Hospital Medicine Program
  • Boston, MA

Lauren Doctoroff, MD

  • Hospitalist, Instructor in Medicine
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medicine Center
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

David Likosky, MD, SFHM

  • Medical Director, Evergreen Neuroscience Institute Hospitalist, Neurohospitalist Evergreen Hospital Medical Center
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington
  • Kirkland, WA

Monique Lucarelli, MD

  • Hospitalist
  • Mid Coast Hospital
  • Brunswick, ME

 

 

Melissa L. P. Mattison, MD, SFHM, FACP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

Daniel A. Meyer, MD

  • Hospitalist, Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Portland, ME

Michelle Mourad, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Department of Medicine
  • San Francisco, CA

Bradley A. Sharpe, MD

  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • San Francisco, CA

Joseph R. Sweigart, MD

  • Hospitalist
  • UK Health Care
  • University of Kentucky
  • Lexington, KY

 

Journals

  • American Heart Journal
  • American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
  • American Journal of Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Surgery
  • Archives of General Psychiatry
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • British Medical Journal
  • CHEST
  • Circulation
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gut
  • Hepatology
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
  • Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Journal of Hospital Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Mayo Clinic Procedures
  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Pain
  • Pediatrics
  • Stroke

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews selects publications peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Hospitalists and others interested in education about the practice of hospital medicine.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Interpret the current medical literature as it relates to hospital medicine.
  • Identify key patient safety issues.
  • Identify key ethical issues facing Hospitalists.
  • Apply the concepts surrounding a key clinical topic in practice.
  • Manage hospital length of stay.

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Disclosure

It is the policy of Oakstone Publishing that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Oakstone Publishing has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the course handouts.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer

The opinions and recommendations expressed by the faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Oakstone Publishing name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

For release and expiration dates, please see the front matter material at the beginning of each issue.

Internal Medicine

Administrative Editor

Redonda G. Miller, MD, FACP

  • Vice President, Medical Affairs
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

 

Coordinating Editor

Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP

  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA

 

Faculty

Lisa A. Chiou, MD, MPH, FACP

  • Hospitalist Physician, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington
  • Everett, WA

David E. Greenberg, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Departments of Medicine and Microbiology
  • Dallas, TX

Deborah L. Greenberg, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA

Melissa “Moe” Hagman, MD, FACP

  • Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
  • University of Washington, Boise VA Medical Center
  • Boise, ID

Namirah Jamshed, MD

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Washington Hospital Center
  • Washington, DC

Laurel Kilpatrick, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Birmingham AL

Christopher L. Knight, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • University of Washington
  • General Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Seattle, WA

Michael F. Krug, MD

  • Attending Physician / Associate Medical Director
  • The University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA

Jonathan R. McDonagh, MD

  • Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • University of Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, MI

Susan Eva Merel, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Hospital Medicine Service and Palliative Care Program
  • Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Department of Medicine
  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Seattle, WA

Kim O’Connor, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA

Genevieve L. Pagalilauan, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Medicine
  • Division of General Internal Medicine
  • University of Washington School of Medicine/Medical Center
  • Seattle, WA

 

 

Mark E. Pasanen, MD, FACP

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Fletcher Allen Health Care
  • Burlington, VT

Angela G. Rothrock, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Birmingham, AL

Elaine Sachter, MD, FACP

  • Internist
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Seattle, WA

John V.L. Sheffield, MD, FACP

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Seattle, WA

Cynthia D. Smith, MD, FACP

  • Senior Medical Associate for Content Development
  • American College of Physicians and University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA

Lauge Sokol-Hessner, MD

  • Instructor, Attending Physician
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Hospital Medicine Program
  • Boston, MA

Karen Stout, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • University of Washington
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Seattle, WA

Eliza L. Sutton, MD, FACP

  • Associate Professor
  • General Internal Medicine Medical Director, Women’s Health Care Center
  • University of Washington Medical Center – Roosevelt, WHCC
  • Seattle, WA

Rachel E. Thompson, MD, FHM

  • Associate Professor
  • Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA

Jeff Wallace, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Geriatrics
  • University of Colorado Health Science Center
  • Denver, CO

William G. Weppner, MD, MPH, FACP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • University of Washington Boise Internal Medicine Residency
  • Boise, ID

Jenny Wright, MD

  • Acting Instructor
  • Department of Medicine
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA

 

Journals

  • American Heart Journal
  • American Journal of Cardiology
  • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • American Journal of the Medical Sciences
  • American Journal of Medicine
  • American Journal of Surgery
  • American Review of Respiratory Disease
  • Annals of Allergy
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Neurology
  • Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
  • Annals of Surgery
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arthritis and Rheumatism
  • British Heart Journal
  • British Medical Journal
  • CHEST
  • Circulation
  • Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Care
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gut
  • Hepatology
  • Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Journal of Clinical Investigation
  • Journal of General Internal Medicine
  • Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Journal of Rheumatology
  • Kidney International
  • The Lancet
  • Mayo Clinic Proceedings
  • Metabolism
  • Nephron
  • Neurology
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Stroke
  • Surgery

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Internists and others interested in the diagnosis and treatment of internal medicine disorders.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Describe recent advances in diagnosis and management in the field of internal medicine.
  • Critically evaluate the scientific literature in internal medicine with respect to study design and interpretation of results.
  • Incorporate new scientific advances into clinical practice as appropriate.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews:

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 5 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 5 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Neurology

Coordinating Editor

James Warne Schmidley, MD

  • Professor of Neurology
  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Roanoke, VA

Faculty

Laura S. Boylan, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • New York, NY

Michael Jacewicz, MD

  • Professor of Neurology
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Department of Neurology
  • Memphis, TN

Bashar Katirji, MD, FACP

  • Chief, Neuromuscular Division and Director, EMG Laboratory
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Neurolgical Institute
  • University Hospitals Case Medeical Center
  • Case Western Reserve UnSchool of Medicine
  • Cleveland, OH

W. Steven Metzer, MD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • McClellan VAMC
  • Little Rock, AR

Sarah B. Mulkey, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital
  • Little Rock, AR

 

 

James Warne Schmidley, MD

  • Coordinating Editor
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Fellow, American Neurological Association
  • Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine
  • Roanoke, VA

Kinshuk Sahaya, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Stephens Spine and Neuroscience Institute
  • Little Rock, AR

John Schwankhaus, MD

  • Staff Neurologist VAMC
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Department of Neurology
  • Little Rock, AR

Brian Silver, MD

  • Director, Stroke Center, Rhode Island Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Providence, RI

Patrick Sweeney, MD

  • Staff, Department of Neurology
  • The Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Marc David Winkelman, MD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Department of Neurology
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

 

Journals

  • Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Neurology
  • Annual Reviews of Neuroscience
  • Archives of Neurology
  • Brain
  • British Medical Journal
  • Cephalalgia
  • Cell
  • Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
  • Epilepsia
  • Headache
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Child Neurology
  • Journal of Clinical Investigation
  • Journal of Neurological Scienc
  • Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
  • Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
  • The Lancet
  • Medicine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Muscle and Nerve
  • Nature
  • Neuroepidemiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuron
  • Neuropathology and Applied Neurology
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Science
  • Stroke
  • Trends in Neuroscience

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information. Practical Reviews selects publications and translates peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Neurologists and others interested in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve and muscle.

Educational Objectives

This activity is designed to provide neurologists and others interested in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve and muscle with a regular overview and analysis of the most current literature, as it pertains to strategies and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the human central and peripheral nervous systems and skeletal muscle.

Controversies, advantages and disadvantages of diagnosis and treatment plans are emphasized.

After completing each issue, the participant is expected to have a working familiarity with the most clinically important information and perspectives presented.

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed Practical Reviews in Neurology and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive lifelong learning (CME) program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of maintenance of certification.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclosure

It is the policy of Oakstone Medical Publishing that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Oakstone Medical Publishing has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the course handouts.

Disclaimer

The opinions and recommendations expressed by the faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Oakstone Medical Publishing name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Neurosurgery

Coordinating Editor

N. Scott Litofsky, MD, FACS

  • Professor and Chief
  • Director, Radiosurgery and Neuro-Oncology
  • Division of Neurological Surgery
  • University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
  • Columbia, MO

 

Co-Coordinating Editor

Eric S. Nussbaum, MD, FACS

  • Chair of The National Brain Aneurysm Center
  • Minnesota Neurovascular & Skull Base Surgery
  • Minneapolis, MN

 

Faculty

Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Anatomy at University of California at San Francisco
  • Staff Neurosurgeon at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Ashland Community Hospital
  • Ashland, OR

Fassil B. Mesfin, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor and Director of Complex Spine and Spine Oncology
  • University of Missouri
  • Division of Neurological Surgery
  • Columbia, MO

Paul L. Penar, MD, FACS, FAANS

  • Professor, Division of Neurosurgery
  • Vice Chair for Quality, Department of Surgery
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Attending Surgeon, Fletcher Allen Health Care
  • Burlington, VT

 

 

Martina Stippler, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Director of Neurotrauma
  • Department of Neurological Surgery
  • Albuquerque, NM

Tomoko Tanaka, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Missouri
  • Columbia, MO

Sharon W. Webb, MD

  • Neurosurgeon
  • Greenville Hospital Systems
  • Greenville, SC

 

Journals

  • American Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • American Journal of Neuroradiology
  • Annals of Neurology
  • Archives of Neurology
  • Brain
  • British Medical Journal
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Research
  • Cephalalgia
  • Clinical Journal of Pain
  • Clinical Oncology
  • Genes, Chromosomes, and Cancer
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Cancer Research
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
  • Journal of Neuro-Oncology
  • Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
  • Journal of Vascular Diseases
  • The Lancet
  • Nature
  • Nature Cell
  • Neurology
  • Neuroradiology (European Journal)
  • Neurosurgery
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Oncogene
  • Pain
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Radiology
  • Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Science
  • Spine
  • Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Stroke
  • Surgical Neurology
  • Surgical Oncology

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews™ selects and translates peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Neurosurgeons and others interested in Neurosurgery.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify evidence of the safety and efficacy of neurosurgical approaches to treatment.
  • Examine the most current and clinically useful information available in strategies and advances in diagnosis and treatment in the Neurosurgery care unit.
  • Interpret reviews of the latest basic science findings and the impact of these on clinical situations.
  • Distinguish current controversies, discuss the medical evidence, advantages and disadvantages of the method in question.

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This product is accepted for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by the AANS for Neurosurgical Award and Maintenance of Certification.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Disclosure

It is the policy of Oakstone Publishing that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Oakstone Publishing has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the course handouts.

Disclaimer

The opinions and recommendations expressed by the faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Oakstone Publishing name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Nuclear Medicine

Administrative Editor

Rathan Subramaniam, MD

  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Coordinating Editor

David Bushnell, MD

  • Professor of Radiology
  • University of Iowa
  • Chief, Diagnostic Imaging Service
  • Veterans Association Medical Center
  • Iowa City, IA

Faculty

C. Richard Goldfarb, MD

  • Chief, Nuclear Medicine
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Bronx, NY

Thomas F. Heston, MD

  • Medical Director of Nuclear Medicine
  • Medical Testing Center
  • Family Care Network
  • Bellingham, WA

Mark T. Madsen, PhD, FAAPM, FACR

  • Professor of Radiology
  • University of Iowa
  • Department of Radiology
  • Iowa City, IA

 

Yusuf Menda, MD

  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • University of Iowa
  • Department of Radiology
  • Iowa City, IA

Shayne Squires, MD

  • Physician
  • University of Utah
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Salt lake City, UT

Journals

  • American Heart Journal
  • American Journal of Cardiology
  • American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • American Journal of Psychiatry
  • American Journal of Roentgenology
  • American Journal of Surgery
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Neurology
  • British Journal of Radiology
  • Cancer
  • Circulation
  • Clinical Nuclear Medicine
  • Clinical Radiology
  • European Journal of Nuclear Medicine
  • Gastrointestinal Radiology
  • Investigative Radiology
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Journal of Nuclear Medicine
  • Journal of Urology
  • The Lancet
  • Mayo Clinic Proceedings
  • Nephron
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Nuclear Medicine Communication
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Radiology
  • Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
  • Stroke
  • Urology

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, pathologists and others interested in nuclear medicine.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Discuss controversies, advantages and disadvantages of diagnostic and treatment plans.
  • Explain evidence of the safety and efficacy of certain procedures.
  • Evaluate where controversy exists, and appraise the evidence and assess advantages and disadvantages of the methods in question.
  • Integrate non-conventional principles and practices with conventional ones, while they select and employ the best of all available courses of treatment.
  • Apply reviews of the latest basic science findings and predict the impact of these on clinical problems.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

OB-GYN/Women's Health

Administrative Editor

Rathan Subramaniam, MD

  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Coordinating Editor

David Bushnell, MD

  • Professor of Radiology
  • University of Iowa
  • Chief, Diagnostic Imaging Service
  • Veterans Association Medical Center
  • Iowa City, IA

Faculty

C. Richard Goldfarb, MD

  • Chief, Nuclear Medicine
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Bronx, NY

Thomas F. Heston, MD

  • Medical Director of Nuclear Medicine
  • Medical Testing Center
  • Family Care Network
  • Bellingham, WA

Mark T. Madsen, PhD, FAAPM, FACR

  • Professor of Radiology
  • University of Iowa
  • Department of Radiology
  • Iowa City, IA

 

Yusuf Menda, MD

  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • University of Iowa
  • Department of Radiology
  • Iowa City, IA

Shayne Squires, MD

  • Physician
  • University of Utah
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Salt lake City, UT

Journals

  • American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Cancer
  • Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Fertility and Sterility
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Journal of Reproductive Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Southern Medical Journal

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Obstetricians, gynecologists, family practitioners, surgeons and others interested in obstetrics and the diagnosis and treatment of gynecological disorders.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Explain evidence of the safety and efficacy of certain procedures.
  • Evaluate where controversy exists, and with our distinguished editorial board of physicians, and appraise the evidence and assess advantages and disadvantages of the methods in question.
  • Discuss controversies, advantages and disadvantages of diagnostic and treatment plans.
  • Integrate non-conventional principles and practices with conventional ones, while they select and employ the best of all available courses of treatment.
  • Apply reviews of the latest basic science findings and predict the impact of these on clinical problems.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed and returned for scoring within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Ophthalmology

Administrative Editor

Henry Jampel, MD

  • Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Coordinating Editor

Scott D. Smith, MD, MPH

  • Chairman, Eye Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Faculty

Jason Goldsmith, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Moran Eye Center
  • University of Utah
  • Salt Lake City, UT

 

Michael S. Lee, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Moran Eye Center
  • University of Utah
  • Salt Lake City, UT

Journals

  • American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Archives of Neurology and Neurology
  • Archives of Ophthalmology
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Eye
  • Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
  • Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
  • Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Journal of Glaucoma, Retina, Cornea
  • Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Journal of Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Epidemiology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging
  • Ophthalmology
  • The Lancet
  • The New England Journal of Medicine

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Opthalmologists and others interested in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of diagnosis and treatment plans for disorders.
  • Evaluate evidence of the safety and efficacy of such approaches.
  • Integrate non-conventional principles and practices with conventional practices.
  • Review and critically analyze the most current and clinically useful information available in diagnosis and treatment.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Administrative and Coordinating Editor

Paul D. Sponseller, MS, MD, MBA

  • Head, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Baltimore, MD

Faculty

Rishi Balkissoon, MD, MPH

  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Baltimore, MD

Adam J. Farber, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Arizona Orthopedic Surgical Specialist
  • Chandler, AZ

Casey Jo Humbyrd, MD

  • Fellow, Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Baltimore, MD

 

 

Vladimir Sinkov, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center
  • Manchester, NH

John H. Wilckens, MD

  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Baltimore, MD

 

Journals

  • American Journal of Spinal Medicine
  • American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • British Medical Journal
  • Clinical Orthopaedics
  • Foot and Ankle International
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Arthroplasty
  • Journal of Arthroscopy
  • Journal of Biomechanics
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Journal of Hand American
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow
  • Journal of Spinal Disorders
  • Orthopedics
  • The Lancet
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Seminars in Spine Surgery
  • Spine

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Orthopaedic surgeons and other physicians interested in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of orthopaedic injuries and related concerns.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Describe controversies, advantages and disadvantages of specific diagnostic and surgical treatment plans.
  • Discuss orthopaedic concerns in the face of potential underlying conditions such as fever and shock.
  • Assess the clinically important information and perspectives presented and apply them in practice.
  • Have a familiarity with the most clinically important information.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement:

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews:

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per issue. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

For release and expiration dates, please see the front matter material at the beginning of each issue.

Otolaryngology

Coordinating and Administrative Editor

Young J. Kim, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Johns Hopkins Medical
  • Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery
  • Baltimore, MD

Faculty

Benjamin T. Crane, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • University of Rochester
  • Rochester, NY

Tang Ho, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery
  • The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • Houston, TX

 

Heather Starmer, MA CCC-SLP

  • Assistant Professor
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery
  • Baltimore, MD

Journals

  • American Journal of Otolaryngology
  • American Journal of Otology
  • American Journal of Rhinology
  • Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
  • Annals of Plastic Surgery
  • Archives of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Journal
  • European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
  • International Journal of Radiation Oncology *Biology *Physics
  • Journal of Allergy Clinic & Immunology
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology
  • Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Laryngoscope
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • The Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
  • Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, and others interested in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Discuss the structural anatomy of the head and neck.
  • List the diagnostic and assessment procedures.
  • Present the advantages and disadvantages of specific pharmaceutical and surgical procedures.
  • Summarize habilitation and rehabilitation procedures.
  • Evaluate otolaryngology surgical procedures.
  • Identify diseases, disorders, and conditions specific to otolaryngology.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

For release and expiration dates, please see the front matter material at the beginning of each issue.

Pathology

Administrative Editor

William H. Westra, MD

  • Administrative Editor
  • Professor of Pathology, Oncology, and Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • Associate Director, Surgical Pathology
  • Director, The Head and Neck Pathology Consultation Service
  • The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • Baltimore, MD

 

Coordinating Editor

Stacey E. Mills, MD

  • Professor of Pathology
  • Department of Pathology
  • University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
  • Charlottesville, VA

Faculty

T. David Bourne, M.D.

  • Staff Pathologist
  • CPA Laboratory - Norton Healthcare
  • Louisville, KY

William A. Kanner, MD

  • Pathologist
  • Pathology Consultants
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville, SC
  • Greenville, SC

 

Anne McGehee Mills, MD

  • University of Virginia
  • Charlottesville, VA

Frank N. Moore, MD

  • Staff Pathologist
  • Colorado Pathology Consultants
  • Denver, CO

Guy E. Nichols, MD, PhD

  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc.
  • Maryville, TN

Journals

  • Acta Cytologica
  • Advances in Internal Medicine
  • American Journal of Clinical Pathology
  • American Journal of Dermatopathology
  • American Journal of Hematology
  • American Journal of Medicine
  • American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Journal of Otolaryngology
  • American Journal of Pathology
  • American Journal of Roentgenology
  • American Journal of Surgical Pathology
  • Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology
  • Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
  • Annals of Surgery
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Applied Immunohistochemistry
  • Archives of Microbiology
  • Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • Archives of Surgery
  • Blood
  • Breast
  • British Journal of Cancer
  • British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • British Journal of Plastic Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Circulation
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Cytometry
  • Diagnostic Cytopathology
  • Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
  • Forensic Science International
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gut
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Heart
  • Hepatology
  • Histopathology
  • Human Pathology
  • International Journal of Cancer
  • International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
  • International Journal of Surgical Pathology
  • Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American and British)
  • Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology
  • Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
  • Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine
  • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Journal of Urology
  • Laboratory Investigation
  • The Lancet
  • Mayo Clinic Proceedings
  • Medical Clinics of North America
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
  • Modern Pathology
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatric Clinics of North America
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Clinics of North America
  • Transfusion
  • Transplantation
  • Ultrastructural Pathology
  • Urology
  • Virchows Archive

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Pathologists and others interested in anatomic and clinical pathology.

Special Prerequisites for Participants:

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Analyze the most currents, clinically useful information available in the monthly journal literature covering both anatomic and clinical pathology.
  • Discuss advances in the pathologic diagnosis of disease entities including diseases of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, reticuloendothelial-hematopoietic and integumentary systems.
  • Evaluate where controversy exists in pathology.
  • Review the latest basic science findings and the impact of these on clinical problems

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Pediatrics

Administrative Editor

Michael Crocetti, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Chief of Pediatrics
  • Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Office Practice
  • Baltimore, MD

Coordinating Editor

William Schwartz, MD

  • Professor Pediatrics Emeritus
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia, PA/

Faculty

Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Director, Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research
  • Fellowship Director, Children's Health Services Research
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Indianapolis, IN

Esther Chung, MD

  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Jefferson School of Medicine
  • Philadelphia, PA

Candice S. Dawes, MD

  • Community Pediatrician
  • Children's National Medical Center
  • Washington, D.C

Mark F. Ditmar, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Atlantic City, NJ

 

Rachel Moon, MD

  • Director of Academic Development
  • Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health
  • Children's National Medical Center
  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Washington, DC

Charles I. Schwartz, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Chairman of Pediatrics
  • Phoenixville Hospital
  • Phoenixville, PA

Alyssa Siegel, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA

Darcy A. Thompson, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado
  • Aurora, CO

Journals

  • Acta Paediatrica
  • Adolescence
  • Adolescent and Pediatric Gynecology
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • American Family Physician
  • American Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • American Journal of Epidemiology
  • American Journal of Human Genetics
  • American Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • American Journal of Perinatology
  • American Journal of Preventive Medicine
  • American Journal of Public Health
  • American Review of Respiratory Diseases
  • Annals of Allergy
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • Annals of Neurology
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
  • Archives of Dermatology
  • Archives of Disease in Childhood
  • Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • Behavorial Pediatrics
  • British Medical Journal
  • Child's Nervous System
  • Clinical Infectious Disease
  • Clinical Pediatrics
  • Contemporary Pediatrics
  • Current Problems in Pediatrics
  • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Diabetes
  • European Journal of Pediatrics
  • International Pediatrics
  • Journal of Adolescent Health Care
  • Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Child Neurology
  • Journal of Development and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Journal of Learning Disabilities
  • Journal of Medical Genetics
  • Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Journal of Pediatric Surgery
  • Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal of Perinatal Medicine
  • Journal of Perinatology
  • Journal of Rheumatology
  • The Lancet
  • Medical and Pediatric Oncology
  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
  • Neuro Pediatrics
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Pediatric Annals
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pediatric Emergency Care
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Pediatric Research
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics in Review
  • Perspective in Pediatric Pathology
  • Public Health Reports
  • Southern Medical Journal
  • Urology

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Pediatricians and others interested in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric diseases.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Summarize diagnostic procedures for pediatric patient care.
  • Evaluate where controversy exists, and appraise the evidence and assess advantages and disadvantages of the methods in question.
  • Develop and implement patient care management plans.
  • Discuss essential points of internal medicine, nephrology, immunology, endocrinology, genetics, rheumatology, adolescent medicine, neonatology, otolaryngology, radiology, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, and behavorial pediatrics as it applies to the care of pediatric patients.
  • Apply reviews of the latest basic science findings and predict the impact of these on clinical problems.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Psychiatry

Coordinating Editor

Gary S. Belkin, MD, PhD, MPH

  • Associate Professor
  • New York University
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • New York, NY

 

Faculty

Jaskanwar S. Batra, MD

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
  • University of Vermont, College of Medicine
  • South Burlington, VT

Smitha Bhandari, MD

  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Emory University
  • Atlanta, GA

John G. Koutras, MD

  • Assistant Professor in Psychiatry And Pediatrics
  • Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • University of Vermont, College of Medicine
  • Burlington, VT

 

David C. Rettew, MD

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Burlington, VT

Rajesh R. Tampi, MD, MS, FAPA

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
  • Director, Masonic Behavioral Health Services
  • Yale School of Medicine, Masonicare
  • Wallingford, CT

 

Journals

  • Academic Psychiatry
  • Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
  • American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
  • American Journal of Psychiatry
  • Annals of Neurology
  • Archives of General Psychiatry
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Neurology
  • Archives of Pediatrics
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • British Journal of Psychiatry
  • Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Community Mental Health Journal
  • Comprehensive Psychiatry
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • General Hospital Psychiatry
  • Hospital and Community Psychiatry
  • International Drug Therapy Newsletter
  • International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • International Psychiatry Clinic
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
  • Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
  • Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
  • Journal of Neuropsychiatry
  • Journal of Psychiatric Research
  • Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology
  • Journal of Psychosomatic Research
  • The Lancet
  • Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
  • Neurology
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Psychiatric Annals
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry in Medicine
  • Psychiatry Research
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Psychosomatics
  • Schizophrenia Bulletin
  • Schizophrenia Research
  • Science
  • Suicide

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews® selects and translates peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Psychiatrists and others interested in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Analyze strengths, obstacles, and controversies in the research findings discussed.
  • Interpret the latest science findings and their impact on clinical practice.

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed Practical Reviews in Psychiatry and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive lifelong learning (CME) program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of maintenance of certification.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Disclosure

It is the policy of Oakstone Publishing, LLC that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Oakstone Publishing, LLC has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the course handouts.

Disclaimer

The opinions and recommendations expressed by the faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Oakstone Publishing, LLC name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Radiology

Coordinating Editor

Stephen R. Baker, MD

  • Professor and Chairman of Radiology
  • New Jersey Medical School
  • Scotch Plains, NJ
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Newark, NJ

 

Faculty

Humaira Chaudhry, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
  • Department of Radiology
  • Newark, NJ

Sharon Gonzales, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • University Hospital
  • Newark, NJ

John Hochhold, MD

  • Radiologist
  • NYU Medical Center
  • Center for Biomedical Imaging
  • Department of Radiology
  • New York, NY

Basil Hubbi, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Director of Breast Imaging
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Newark, NJ

Vineet R. Jain, MD

  • Associate Professor of Thoracic Radiology
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Department of Radiolog
  • Bronx, NY

 

Abhishek Kumar, MD

  • Resident
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – NJMS
  • Department of Radiology
  • Newark, NJ

Otha W. Linton, MSJ

  • Executive Director
  • International Society of Radiologists
  • Potomac, MD

John C. Sabatino, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Medical School
  • Department of Radiology
  • Newark, NJ

Sebastian Sadowski, MD

  • Radiology Imaging Specialists
  • Evergreen Park, IL

Uma Thakur, MD, MSK

  • Fellow
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Baltimore, MD

 

Journals

  • Abdominal Imaging
  • Academic Radiology
  • Acta Radiologica
  • American Journal of Diseases of Children
  • American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • American Journal of Neuroradiology
  • The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)
  • American Review of Respiratory Diseases
  • Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
  • Arthritis and Rheumatism
  • British Journal of Radiology
  • CHEST
  • Clinical Radiology
  • Emergency Radiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Journal of Clinical Ultrasound
  • Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
  • Journal of Neuroradiology
  • Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Journal of Nuclear Medicine
  • Journal of Pediatric Surgery
  • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Journal of Trauma
  • Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Journal of Urology
  • Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Journal of Vascular Surgery
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Radiology
  • Seminars in Roentgenology
  • Skeletal Radiology
  • Spine
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thorax
  • Urology

Accreditation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Board of Radiology accepts this CME certified activity towards the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ requirement as established in the maintenance of certification criteria.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews:

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 5 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 5 hours.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss controversies, advantages and disadvantages of various modalities, including conventional radiography, MRI and CT, ultrasound, special procedures and interventional techniques.
  • Interpret reviews of the latest basic science findings and the impact of these on clinical problems.
  • Contrast non-conventional and conventional principles and practices and identify the best approach.
  • Demonstrate a working familiarity with the most important information and perspectives presented, and generally should be able to apply in practice the information supplied.
  • Examine evidence of the safety and efficacy of such approaches.

Intended Audience

Radiologists and others interested in imaging and diagnostic radiology.

Urology

Administrative Editor & Course Director

Arthur L. Burnett, MD

  • Professor of Urology
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Coordinating Editor

J. Brantley Thrasher, MD, FACS

  • Professor & William L. Valk Chair
  • Department of Urology
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Kansas City, KS

Faculty

David A. Duchene, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Urology
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Kansas City, KS

John Gatti, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Surgery and Urology
  • Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Kansas City, MO

Manoj Monga, MD, FACS

  • Director, Stevan B. Streem Center for Endourology & Stone Disease
  • The Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS

  • Professor, Director Vanderbilt Continence Center
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Nashville, TN

Steven E. Canfield, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Houston, TX

Gregory Lowe, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Urology
  • Ohio State University Medical Center
  • Columbus, OH

 

Karl J. Kreder, MD

  • Professor and Vice-Chairman
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Department of Urology
  • Iowa City, IA

Kevin T. McVary, MD, FACS

  • Professor of Urology
  • Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University
  • Chicago, IL

Mark Moyad, MD

  • Director of Complementary Medicine
  • Urologic Oncology, Clinical Cancer Researcher/Consultant
  • University of Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, MI

Kyle J. Weld, MD

  • Director of Endourology
  • Wilford Hall Medical Center
  • Department of Urology
  • Lackland AFB, TX

Tobias S. Kohler, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Urology
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Springfield, IL

William T. Lowrance, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • University of Utah
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • The American Journal of Roentgenology
  • Archives of Surgery
  • British Journal of Urology
  • Canadian Journal of Urology
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention
  • European Urology
  • Fertility and Sterility
  • Human Reproduction
  • International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Journal of Endourology
  • Journal of the National Cancer Institute
  • Journal of Pediatric Surgery
  • Journal of Sexual Medicine
  • Journal of Urology
  • Neurourology and Urodynamics
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Prostate
  • Radiology
  • Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
  • Science
  • Surgery
  • The Lancet
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology

Accreditation

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Urologists and Residents-in-Training interested in urology.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this program, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Present controversial procedures in Urology.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of common diagnosis and treatment procedures.
  • Evaluate non-conventional principles and practices with conventional principles and practices.
  • Review the latest basic science findings in Urology.
  • Present the latest evidence-based medical procedures and methodologies in Urology.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed and returned for scoring within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

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Diane Munson President & CEO
Diane Munson joined Oakstone as President and CEO in September 2011. She is a senior healthcare executive with significant general management and P&L responsibility in public, private and emerging companies. In her 30 year career, she has managed product, distribution and service businesses. Her expertise is strategic planning, operations management, marketing, growth initiatives, business turnarounds, mergers and acquisition integrations, and divestitures. In the aftermath of HealthSouth Corporation’s financial crisis, Diane assumed responsibility for the company’s $380 million Outpatient Rehabilitation Division, and then served as President and CEO for HealthSouth’s divested Diagnostic Business. Diane spent 18 years in a variety of executive positions including Corporate Vice President of Physician Services, President of Homecare, and President of the General Healthcare Division at Baxter International and Caremark International, a Baxter spin-off created in 1992. She has also served in senior executive roles with Beverly Enterprises Inc. and FluidSense Inc. She holds a BS in General Education from Northwestern University.  

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Donnie Parkerson joined Oakstone in October 2011 as its Executive Vice President and CFO. Donnie brings 30+ years of experience in financial leadership positions with companies in the healthcare and business services segments. He specializes in implementing strategic organizational initiatives, partnerships, and restatements. Prior to joining Oakstone, Donnie served as Senior Vice President of Accounting and Corporate Controller for Surgical Care Affiliates, LLC. Previously, as Vice President and Surgery Division Controller of HealthSouth Corporation, he was the primary due diligence contact for accounting. In addition, while at HealthSouth, he also established and led the information technology audit group; managed company-wide financial enterprise risk assessment; and served as divisional lead for Sarbanes-Oxley financial close and compliance reporting implementation. Before that, Donnie co-founded Young, Parkerson & Co, LLP, where he served as audit and technology consulting partner for 25 years. Donnie earned his BBA in Accounting from Delta State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Connie Fleming Senior Vice President, Operations and Human Resources
Connie Fleming joined Oakstone in 1984, and, for 25+ years, has served Oakstone as Administrative Director, General Manager, Vice President of Operations, and currently as Senior Vice President, Operations and Human Resources. As Senior Vice President, Operations and Human Resources, Connie is responsible for all critical administration, operations and staffing for Oakstone. Prior to Oakstone, she worked for C. P. Services, a metal manufacturer, as Operations Manager and Administrative Director. She attended Nunnelly Junior College, Birmingham Southern College, and the University of Alabama, and has studied Business, Psychology and Human Resource Management.

Jim Lozier, DDS Chief Dental Officer
Dr. Jim Lozier joined Oakstone as Dental Decks’ Editor in Chief in August 2011, when Oakstone acquired his company, and was named Oakstone’s Chief Dental Officer in November 2012. Jim began his career in private practice in 1988, during which time he founded Dental Decks. He left private practice in 2003 to devote his fulltime attention to building the Dental Decks business and brand. Jim earned his BS in Biology from Trenton State College and received his DDS from Georgetown University School of Dentistry.

Amy Skiff Vice President, Marketing
Amy Skiff joined Oakstone in September 2013. Amy is responsible for all aspects of strategic development and execution of marketing plans for Oakstone’s Medical and Wellness divisions, including product positioning, brand awareness, new product development, integrated marketing communications, and market penetration. She is an accomplished and versatile executive with more than 20 years of extensive strategic planning, marketing, and event development experience. Prior to joining Oakstone, Amy served as Vice President, Marketing for B.A.S.S., LLC and as Sr. Director, B.A.S.S. Marketing at ESPN, where she was responsible for marketing the companies’ television, magazine, digital and event media platform. Early in her career, she held various strategic marketing leadership positions with CITGO Petroleum, where she was responsible for developing consumer brand strategy and communications, national and regional advertising/sponsorships, and consumer research. Amy received her BA in Economics from Indiana University Bloomington.

Don Deye, MD, FACP Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Deye joined Oakstone as Medical Director in 1981, and accepted Chief Medical Officer consulting position in 2013. Dr. Deye is a general internist who has practiced for nearly 30 years in Cambridge, Minnesota. He hosts Oakstone’s award winning MKSAP Audio Companion series, which is sponsored by the American College of Physicians. He serves on the Medical Policy Committee for Medica (Minnesota) and on the Hormone Replacement and Menopause Working Group for the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). He is also a research consultant for Resolution Health.

After graduating with his BA from Valparaiso University, where he was in the Charter Class of the Christ College Honors Program, he spent the summer in Jos, Nigeria, and rural areas in southeast Nigeria doing volunteer work. He received his MD from Mayo Medical School, where he was in the Charter Class, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Upon completing his internal medicine residency at Mayo, Dr. Deye moved to Cambridge, Minnesota, under a rural physician scholarship program to serve in an area of need for 36 months. It’s now been over 30 years, and he’s still there!

Arjun Chanmugam, MD, FACEP, MBA Medical Director, Practical Reviews
Dr. Chanmugam joined Oakstone as Medical Director in 2010. Dr. Chanmugam joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1992 and served as the residency director for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program from 2000 to 2010. He is associate editor for the 4th edition of the textbook Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, and is a regular contributor and administrative editor for Practical Reviews in Emergency Medicine, a monthly publication of Oakstone. His primary interest is medical education. IN 1994, he developed and introduced the required clerkship in emergency medicine, making it the first time that Johns Hopkins medical students were required to have exposure to emergency medicine. He has also participated in the development of a novel program – masters in medical education – and has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards. Outside of Hopkins and Oakstone, he is on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and serves as the Vice Chair for the Maryland Governor’s Council on Heart Disease and Stroke. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and is an instructor in the martial art Aikido.

Dr. Chanmugam received his MD from the University of Maryland, and his MBA from Johns Hopkins University. He completed both his residency and fellowship (where he served as Assistant Chief of Service) in Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Susan Pioli Independent Medical Editor
Ms. Pioli has spent almost her entire career working with academic physicians. She worked in medical publishing for 28 years, most of it in acquisitions of medical textbooks for physicians and residents for Little, Brown & Co. as Executive Editor and for Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann as Publishing Director. Her strongest publishing legacy was building Butterworth-Heinemann’s small Neurology list into one of the largest and most authoritative lists of any publisher. She has also worked on books in Psychiatry, Nephrology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology, Infectious Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Cardiology, and other specialties. Prior to book publishing, Ms. Pioli worked in newspaper advertising design in Western New York.

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