CME Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • describe new findings in the differential diagnosis and treatment of various diseases;
  • describe the advantages, disadvantages and controversies surrounding the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease;
  • identify cost-effective treatment regimens;
  • explain the advantages and disadvantages of new disease screening procedures.

CME Questions

1. A male subject whose BMI increases from 23 to 35 kg/m2 will also note a rise in his risk of developing type 2 diabetes by:

a. 2-fold.
b. 42-fold.
c. 16-fold.
d. 4-fold.

2. In the study by Donze et al, which of the following is true regarding patients on oral anticoagulants and risk of bleeds?

a. Patients on oral anticoagulants at high risk of falls did not have a significantly increased risk of major bleeds.
b. Patients on oral anticoagulants at high risk of falls did have a significantly increased risk of major bleeds.
c. Patients on oral anticoagulants at low risk of falls did not have a significantly increased risk of major bleeds.
d. Patients on oral anticoagulants at low risk of falls did have a significantly increased risk of major bleeds.

3. For CVD risk determination in intermediate-risk patients, coronary artery calcium scoring:

a. was similar to other risk markers.
b. proved to be of little value.
c. should rarely be utilized because of radiation risk.
d. provided superior discrimination and risk reclassification compared with other risk markers.