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    Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC): Optimizing Pharmacotherapeutic Management Strategies

    Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) discusses conventional therapies: bulking agents, softeners, stimulants, osmotics; recent additions and investigational agents: prucalopride, plecanatide, linaclotide, lubiprostone; non-pharmacologic therapies and their place relative to pharmacotherapy: dietary, mechanical, behavioral, and surgical interventions; biofeedback; and clinical pearls and difficult-to-treat cases.

    After reviewing Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC), you will be able to:
    • Describe the pathophysiology of chronic idiopathic constipation
    • Describe the benefits and risks of pharmacotherapy for chronic idiopathic constipation and take them into account when formulating a treatment plan for different patients
    • Formulate an evidence-based treatment plan for a variety of patients with chronic idiopathic constipation.
    • Recommend therapy changes in patients with chronic idiopathic constipation who do not respond to a previously prescribed treatment

    Target Audience:
    Gastroenterologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in gastroenterology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with chronic idiopathic constipation.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
    • Material last updated: October 02, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: October 02, 2019
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    Updates in Migraine Headaches: Best practices and Emerging Therapies in Treatment and Prevention

    After viewing Updates in Migraine Headaches, you will be able to:
    • Describe the prevalence of migraine symptoms and the impact that these symptoms have on efficacy of anti-migraine therapy and functional status
    • Describe the sometimes variable manifestations (e.g., incidence and clinical presentation) of migraine headaches, depending on age and sex
    • Recall emerging therapies for the treatment and prevention of chronic migraine headache and anticipate their place in therapy
    • Support team-based learning and communication between all clinicians involved with the care of patients suffering with migraines
    • Given a series of patient cases, diagnosis and treat migraine headaches by employing current treatment guidelines, using evidence-based therapy algorithms, and providing individualized approaches to care

    Target Audiences:
    Healthcare professionals who are: primary care physicians, neurologists, headache specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, OB-GYN specialists, pharmacists, and those who otherwise commonly care for or clinically encounter patients who may experience migraine headache.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: July 20, 2016
    • Expiration of CME credit: July 20, 2018
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    Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD): Therapeutic Updates, Present Clinical Controversies, and Barriers to Care

    After completing Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD), you will be able to:
    • Summarize present guidelines for the diagnosis of GHD
    • Describe the underlying pathophysiological and typical clinical features of GHD as they pertain to therapeutic targets.
    • Given a patient with GHD, design a pharmacotherapeutic regimen based on his or her clinical presentation.
    • Assess and properly manage the significant comorbidities that are associated with GHD and therefore increase mortality in patients with GHD
    • Evaluate patient cases during follow-up visits in a manner that optimizes one or more of the following: efficacy, safety, quality of life, or patient education and adherence.
    In order to get credit from ScientiaCME, you must first establish a username and password.

    Target Audiences:
    Healthcare professionals specializing in endocrinology and those who otherwise commonly care for or clinically encounter adult patients with GHD.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 0.75
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: July 12, 2016
    • Expiration of CME credit: July 12, 2018
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    Scientia CME Neuropsychiatry – Psychiatry

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 2
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Expiration of CME credit: Two years after release