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Friday, March 23

11:00am MST

FR8 | Parkinson's Disease: A Video is Worth 1.8 Million Words
If a picture is worth 1,000 words and video shoots at 30 frames per second, every second of video is worth 30,000 words and a whole minute of video could be worth 1.8 million words. Regardless of the metrics, videos are an excellent tool for showing some of the many highly variable presentations of common issues associated with Parkinson's, especially motor manifestations such as tremor, bradykinesia and freezing of gait. During this session, the presenters will make extensive use of video to highlight presentations of common phenomena associated with Parkinson's over the course of the disease. When available, videos will demonstrate similar phenomena at early and later stages to help illuminate how common symptoms such as tremor and gait deficits change over time. Additional video will demonstrate possible compensatory approaches for difficult to treat issues such as freezing of gait and swallowing issues as well as the significant gains that can be achieved by the simple speech and physical therapy approaches to many issues. All topics, however, will be accompanied by a discussion of both pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment approaches.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Recognize key components of primary motor symptoms of Parkinson's, tremor, rigidity, akinesia/bradykinesia and postural instability.
(2) Highlight potential complications of dopaminergic therapy, including dyskinesias, motor fluctuations and off-period symptomatology.
(3) Implement strategies to address freezing of gait.
(4) Identify manifestations of voice and swallowing issues associated with Parkinson's and possible treatment approaches.

avatar for John Dean, MA, CCC-SLP

John Dean, MA, CCC-SLP

John Dean, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech language pathologist specializing in the treatment of Parkinson's and related disorders. He serves on the faculty of the Allied Team Training Program (ATTP) and is active within the International Parkinson's Movement Disorder Society as well as... Read More →
avatar for Nora Reznickova, MD

Nora Reznickova, MD

Nora Reznickova, MD, is geriatrician and palliative care physician, serving elderly individuals in post-acute care, long-term care and assisted living facilities in the metro Denver area. She has witnessed many of the gaps in care for people with Parkinson's disease as a medical provider... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
San Antonio 4
  Clinical Medicine

3:30pm MST

FR25 | Reports from the Front: Updates On the Approach to UTI From Three Stewardship Projects
This session will provide participants with emerging information regarding urinary tract infection (UTI) management from national and international antimicrobial stewardship projects. The session will discuss implementation of new guidelines for the diagnosis of UTI, the development of new guidelines for the diagnosis and management of uncomplicated cystitis, and the presenter's experience in implementing a post-prescribing antibiotic time out as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss facilitators and barriers with regard to implementation of a restrictive antibiotic prescription policy for UTI.
(2) Describe new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated cystitis in nursing home residents.
(3) Discuss factors to consider in the implementation of a post-prescribing antibiotic time out.

avatar for David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He serves as the Director of LTC and Influenza Programs for the division and as Chief of Medical Affairs for UPMC Senior Communities. Dr. Nace chairs... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD

Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD

Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD, is Chief of Medicine at the Madison Wisconsin VA and an Associate Professor of Medicine in Infectious Disease at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Crnich is the principal or co-investigator on a number of federally funded... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm MST
San Antonio 4
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