JAAPA CME Post-Test January 2020
Peripheral Neuropathy: Clinical Pearls for Making the Diagnosis
Peripheral neuropathy is a common condition that can be encountered in a multitude of clinical settings. Treatment must be tailored to the underlying cause. This activity reviews various causes of peripheral neuropathy and offers recommendations for evaluating patients to determine the cause of peripheral neuropathy.
- Outline an approach to the initial evaluation of a patient with peripheral neuropathy.
- Describe the clinical scenarios in which peripheral neuropathy would warrant additional diagnostic testing and/or referral.
Managing Acute and Recurrent Idiopathic Pericarditis
Pericarditis is the most common form of pericardial disease and may be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Management of idiopathic pericarditis includes pharmacologic therapies, non-pharmacologic therapies, and surgery. This activity describes the diagnosis and management of idiopathic causes of pericarditis, incorporating recommendations included in the European Society of Cardiology guidelines.
- Identify the diagnostic criteria for acute pericarditis.
- Understand the categories of pericarditis based on clinical course.
- Describe the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies for acute and recurrent pericarditis.
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