Highlights Archive: April 2023

Here you'll find the latest news and featured highlights from Clinician Resources.

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Featured Grand Rounds

Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

Innovation in Cardiovascular Surgery: Finding Inspiration Around Us in Usual and Unusual Places

Dr. Joseph Woo discusses different sources for inspiration that have influenced innovation in cardiovascular clinical, research, and educational developments. 

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Endocrinology Grand Rounds

Real-World Use of Intensive Telehealth for Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Matthew J. Crowley discusses the use of telehealth practices to improve health outcomes for patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes. He describes several relevant projects that compare clinic-based care and telehealth care for this patient population and the impact on health outcomes.

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Bioethics Grand Rounds

“I Want a Doctor Who Looks Like Me”: Managing Race-Based Patient Requests

Dr. April Adams and Dr. Jared Rubenstein discuss the high diversity in demographics among patients seeking care in the Houston area, and how racism and race concordance between patients and their doctors can affect health outcomes.

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Featured On-Demand Series

Opioid Use in Older Adults

With the growing opioid pandemic, there is a need to educate prescribers on appropriate utilization of opioids in their care of elderly. There is a need to familiarize physicians with the Texas State code requirements regarding proper screening and pain management contracts.

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Baylor College of Medicine Long-COVID Syndrome Forum 2022

The Post-COVID Forum is an event to invite all faculty involved in the Post-COVID Care Clinic and in COVID research to speak on their experiences and lessons learned. Our goal is to continue to identify pathways to build access to healthcare, define care models for long-COVID patients, and continue research to understand the mechanisms of long-COVID.

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Neuromuscular Disorders Seminar

This seminar focusses primarily on drugs that are approved or still in the pipeline for treatment of muscle, nerve, and neuromuscular junction disorders and their place in the current and future treatment paradigm. Potential barriers, such as prohibitive cost, will be discussed.

April 15, 2023 | CME and MOC credit

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National Cancer Control Month

Among the many methods of prevention, screening is one of the most effective ways to detect pre-cancerous cells and provide early treatment. Some of the most easily screened cancers include:

Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer and Colon and Rectal Cancer.

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Patient Experience Week

Listening is a key driver in how the patient feels about their experience. In partnership with NRC Health, the Patient Experience Team has compiled evidence based best practices into a toolkit for Providers. These tools are designed to help you demonstrate to the patient that you are listening.

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Hyperthyroidism: Focus on Clinical Manifestations and Diagnosis

Dr. Ruchi Gaba discusses clinical findings and diagnostic techniques involved in identifying and managing patients with hyperthyroidism. She reviews the pathophysiology, signs, and symptoms of hyperthyroidism, with emphasis on common related diseases, such as Graves Disease.

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Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month

Head, Neck, and Thyroid Cancer Case Presentations and Review

Complex cases of head and neck cancer will be used as an impetus to review the current standard of care, state-of-the-art treatment modalities, multidisciplinary care, and complications that affect treatment outcomes.

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Annual Cardiovascular Research Institute Symposium

This symposium is designed as a platform to share and discuss state-of-the-art ongoing, innovative, and new cardiovascular research with the ultimate goal of translating research into clinical practice.

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Upcoming Conference

Annual OB-GYN Ultrasound Course

During this activity, the attendees will have exposure to lectures and hands-on activities from basic concepts to advanced techniques to explore gynecologic and obstetric physiology and pathology.

April 22, 2023 | CME credit available

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