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AMDA Long Term Care Medicine - 2014


206 - The Twist in Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders


Feb 28, 2014 11:00am ‐ Feb 28, 2014 12:00pm

Standard: $24.00

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Accreditation
The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
The American Medical Directors Association designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMDCP Credit Designation:
This session has been approved for a total of clinical 1.0 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).

Session Description:
This session will help the practicing clinician to identify certain endocrine disorders that are common in long-term care patients such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism (both subclinical and overt) as well as primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism. Strategies will be presented to correctly interpret abnormal thyroid function tests and guidelines for the treatment of subclinical thyroid disease will be reviewed. An algorithmic approach to the evaluation of hypercalcemia and management of primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism in older adults with multimorbidity will be discussed thus enabling the clinician to initiate and manage treatment without the help of a specialist in most circumstances.

Learning Objective(s):

  • Interpret abnormal thyroid function in various clinical settings correctly.
  • Identify and treat overt and subclinical hypothyroidism in long term care patients.
  • Differentiate between primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism and initiate treatment.

Speaker(s):
Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD; Meenakshi Patel, MD, CMD

Disclosure(s):
None

Reference(s):
Maturitas. 2011 Sep;70(1):5-9. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2011.05.016. Epub 2011 Jun 29.Postgrad Med. 2003 May;113(5):54-6, 65-8, 100.JAMA. 2004 Jan 14;291(2):228-38.Subclinical thyroid disease: scientific review and guidelines for diagnosis and management.Surks MI, Ortiz E, Daniels GH, Sawin CT, Col NF, Cobin RH, Franklyn JA, Hershman JM, Burman KD, Denke MA, Gorman C, Cooper RS, Weissman NJ.

Speaker(s):

  • Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, FACP
  • Meenakshi Patel, MD, MMM, CMD, Assoc., Prof., Dept of Geriatrics, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

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