JAAPA CME Post-Test May 2018
Identifying and Managing Depression in Patients with Coronary Artery Diseases | Mumps: Resurgence of a Once-Dormant Disease
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Identifying and Managing Depression in Patients with Coronary Artery Diseases

Aimee Salzer Pragle, MMSc, MSPH, PA-C; Susan Salahshor, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death among adults in the United States. Despite advances in cardiac care, patients who have CAD and a diagnosis of depression have higher rates of morbidity and mortality. This activity examines the epidemiology, clinical presentation, screening tools, and treatment recommendations for these patients.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of the most commonly used depression assessment tools in patients with CAD.
  • Provide a treatment strategy for a patient who is newly diagnosed with CAD and major depression.

Mumps: Resurgence of a Once-Dormant Disease

Alanna M. Balbi, BS; Amanda A. Van Sant, PA-C, MSPAS; Eric W. Bean, DO, MBA; Jeanne L. Jacoby, MD, FACEP

Mumps is a systemic viral illness, preventable by vaccination, that typically affects children and is characterized by unilateral or bilateral swelling of the parotid glands. Uncommon complications such as orchitis, oophoritis, deafness, pancreatitis, aseptic meningitis, and encephalitis occur more often in adults. Recent outbreaks of the disease appear to be caused by a failure to maintain herd immunity in certain populations, particularly in affluent white communities. This activity reviews the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and potential complications in patients with mumps.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the typical presentation of a patient infected with the mumps virus.
  • List the complications associated with mumps and how this changes based on patient age.
  • Explain the concept of herd immunity and how this affects the incidence of mumps infections in the United States.

Accreditation Statement


This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid through May 31, 2019. 

Disclosure Policy Statement

It is the policy of AAPA to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member has with the commercial interest of any commercial product discussed in an educational presentation. The participating faculty reported the following:

Aimee Salzer Pragle is an assistant professor in the PA program at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. Susan Salahshor is an assistant professor in the PA program at Florida State University and lead PA in abdominal transplant at the Mayo Clinic Florida in Jacksonville.  Acknowledgment: The authors of Identifying and Managing Depression in Patients with Coronary Artery Diseases would like to thank James Zedaker, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, and Mark Archambault, DHSc, PA-C, for assistance with this manuscript. Alanna M. Balbi is a medical student at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. Amanda A. Van Sant practices in the ED at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa. Eric W. Bean is an emergency medicine physician at Lehigh Valley Health Network. Jeanne L. Jacoby is assistant research director and an attending physician in the ED at Lehigh Valley Health Network and a clinical associate professor in the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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