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Episodes

  • The 25th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Hepatitis C Virus: Looking Back to Look Forward

    Jul 28, 2014 | 31 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz Twenty-five years ago CDC played a pivotal role in the discovery of the virus that causes hepatitis C. After the isolation of HCV, implementation of screening of blood products and organs for donation led to a decrease in rates of HCV infection between 1990 and 2009. In spite of these successes, HCV still remains a serious threat, both domestically and abroad. HCV remains the most common chronic blood borne infection in the United States, affecting approximately 3.9 million individuals. However up to 50% of HCV-infected persons are unaware of their infection. Globally, there are 180 million people who are chronically infected with the virus, and 3-4 million new infec...
  • Patients' Perspectives on Fibromyalgia, Part 2

    Jun 16, 2014 | 20 min
    Hosted by: Jennifer Shu Guest: Bruce Aylward This session of Grand Rounds Nation is provided by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), and features Dr. Susan Zito, DO, MPH. Dr. Zito is a faculty physician at the Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida. This is Part 2 of a lecture in two parts. Part 1 >>  
  • ACOFP - Alternative Approaches to the Treatment of Depression, Part 1

    Jun 9, 2014 | 29 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz This session of Grand Rounds Nation is provided by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), and features Dr. Richard Cottrell speaking on both first line and alternative approaches to the treatment of depression. Comparisons of antidepressive medications, counseling therapy models, and lifestyle modifications are explored. Additionally, novel treatment strategies in current use or on the horizon such as bright light therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, electroconvulsive therapy, and deep brain stimulation are investigated. This is Part 1 of a lecture in two parts. Part 2 >>
  • ACOFP - Alternative Approaches to the Treatment of Depression, Part 2

    Jun 9, 2014 | 29 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz This session of Grand Rounds Nation is provided by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), and features Dr. Richard Cottrell speaking on both first line and alternative approaches to the treatment of depression. Comparisons of antidepressive medications, counseling therapy models, and lifestyle modifications are explored. Additionally, novel treatment strategies in current use or on the horizon such as bright light therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, electroconvulsive therapy, and deep brain stimulation are investigated. This is Part 2 of a lecture in two parts. Part 1 >>
  • Omnia Education -- Improving Cervical Cancer Screening

    May 5, 2014 | 29 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz National organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology have published updated guidelines for cervical cancer screening. Crucial variations in these guidelines make implementing a sound, effective clinical protocol for management of gynecologic screening and treatment a challenge; and it is imperative that women's healthcare providers have a thorough understanding of clinical implications. This Omnia Education program is presented by Dr. Thomas C. Wright, Jr., MD, Professor of Pathology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
  • Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Tackling a New Face of an Old Foe

    Apr 28, 2014 | 32 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz  Tuberculosis is an ancient disease that remains an important global cause of morbidity and mortality. In most cases, TB can be treated and cured by taking a combination of several drugs for 6 to 12 months. When inappropriate or incomplete treatment takes place, however, TB bacteria can develop multidrug resistance (MDR). Annually, there are approximately 500,000 cases of MDR TB, and 150,000 deaths. Although there are simple rapid tests that have improved the diagnosis of the disease, there is immense potential to increase the number of persons diagnosed with MDR TB, and to do so more quickly to initiate treatment sooner.  This session of CDC′s Public Health Grand Ro...
  • Prova -- Nutritional Trajectory for the Preterm Infant at Discharge

    Apr 14, 2014 | 25 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz This Prova Education program, presented by Deborah O'Connor PhD, RD, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto and Director of Clinical Dietetics at The Hospital for Sick Children, has been developed from the May 2011 live meeting in Denver, CO, A Month in the Life: Achieving Recommended Nutritional Status in Preterm, Low Birth Weight Infants Before, During and Beyond Hospital Discharge. This program discusses preterm infant nutritional needs beginning at the NICU, the complexities of ensuring good nutritional status, and monitoring care through the transition to home and community settings. Through a review of new evidence-based information, physicians ca...
  • CDC - Reducing Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in the US, Part 1

    Apr 7, 2014 | 18 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a serious public health problem that affects approximately 1.7 million Americans every year. Of all injury deaths in our country, one in three cases are TBI-related, and an estimated 5.3 million Americans are living with a TBI-related disability. Beyond the potential for impairment to the cognitive, sensory, and motor functions in an individual, the economic burden of TBI is in excess of $76.5 billion. While significant advances in early treatment and prevention policies such as seat belt and motorcycle helmet laws have proven successful in reducing severe cases of TBI, many public health challenges remain. In addition to the econom...
  • CDC - Reducing Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in the US, Part 3

    Apr 7, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a serious public health problem that affects approximately 1.7 million Americans every year. Of all injury deaths in our country, one in three cases are TBI-related, and an estimated 5.3 million Americans are living with a TBI-related disability. Beyond the potential for impairment to the cognitive, sensory, and motor functions in an individual, the economic burden of TBI is in excess of $76.5 billion. While significant advances in early treatment and prevention policies such as seat belt and motorcycle helmet laws have proven successful in reducing severe cases of TBI, many public health challenges remain. In addition to the econom...
  • CDC - Reducing Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in the US, Part 2

    Apr 7, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a serious public health problem that affects approximately 1.7 million Americans every year. Of all injury deaths in our country, one in three cases are TBI-related, and an estimated 5.3 million Americans are living with a TBI-related disability. Beyond the potential for impairment to the cognitive, sensory, and motor functions in an individual, the economic burden of TBI is in excess of $76.5 billion. While significant advances in early treatment and prevention policies such as seat belt and motorcycle helmet laws have proven successful in reducing severe cases of TBI, many public health challenges remain. In addition to the econom...
  • CDC - Reducing the Burden of HPV-associated Cancer & Disease, Part 2

    Mar 17, 2014 | 18 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz This session of Grand Rounds explores the burden of human papillomavirus (HPV) -associated cancer and disease in the United States and prevention through HPV vaccination. Each year, there are an estimated 26,000 HPV-attributable cancers in the United States. About 17,000 occur in women, most of which are cervical cancers, and about 9,000 occur in men, most of which are oropharyngeal cancers. CDC estimates that $8 billion are spent each year on direct medical costs for preventing and treating HPV-associated disease. This session provides more insight about the HPV vaccination program and how CDC, state and local health departments, and health care providers are workin...
  • CDC - Reducing the Burden of HPV-associated Cancer & Disease, Part 1

    Mar 17, 2014 | 18 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz This session of Grand Rounds explores the burden of human papillomavirus (HPV) -associated cancer and disease in the United States and prevention through HPV vaccination. Each year, there are an estimated 26,000 HPV-attributable cancers in the United States. About 17,000 occur in women, most of which are cervical cancers, and about 9,000 occur in men, most of which are oropharyngeal cancers. CDC estimates that $8 billion are spent each year on direct medical costs for preventing and treating HPV-associated disease. This session provides more insight about the HPV vaccination program and how CDC, state and local health departments, and health care providers are workin...
  • CDC - Reducing the Burden of HPV-associated Cancer & Disease, Part 3

    Mar 17, 2014 | 17 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz This session of Grand Rounds explores the burden of human papillomavirus (HPV) -associated cancer and disease in the United States and prevention through HPV vaccination. Each year, there are an estimated 26,000 HPV-attributable cancers in the United States. About 17,000 occur in women, most of which are cervical cancers, and about 9,000 occur in men, most of which are oropharyngeal cancers. CDC estimates that $8 billion are spent each year on direct medical costs for preventing and treating HPV-associated disease. This session provides more insight about the HPV vaccination program and how CDC, state and local health departments, and health care providers are workin...
  • Patients' Perspectives on Fibromyalgia, Part 1

    Feb 17, 2014 | 17 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz This session of Grand Rounds Nation is provided by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), and features Dr. Susan Zito, DO, MPH. Dr. Zito is a faculty physician at the Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida. This is Part 1 of a lecture in two parts. Part 2 >>