Incidental Thyroid Nodules: Benign Bump or Big Deal?A lump on the thyroid is a common finding in both physical exams and imaging studies, but the significance varies greatly.
Advances in Breast Cancer Care: Individualized Screening, Treatments and Follow-UpKaren Goodwin, DO, covers everything from how to answer patients’ questions on mammogram frequency to how to counsel them on breast cancer prevention.
Pain in the Neck: More Options Than Ever for a Common ComplaintIn this short talk, neurosurgeon Irene Say, MD, discusses neck pain, one of the leading causes of disability, delineating the range of age-related degenerative issues that MRI reports typically sum up as “cervical spondylosis.”
CAR T-Cells for Hematologic Malignancies and BeyondIn this data-drenched discussion, UCSF specialists review how CAR T-cells are being used in hematologic malignancies, including aggressive lymphoma and difficult-to-treat myeloma, as well as for solid tumors, and reveal what's on the horizon with regard to these products.
Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorder: Proven Strategies from a Multidisciplinary TeamPlacenta accreta spectrum disorder is a varied and increasingly common complication of pregnancy, so ob/gyns need a firm grasp of risk factors and ultrasound signs.
Primary Care of the IBD Patient: Risk Factors, Symptoms and the Value of Timely TherapeuticsIn this update on inflammatory bowel disease, gastroenterologist Kendall Beck, MD, notes contributing causes, explains which tests have value, gives keys to distinguishing ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s...
Don’t Miss a Beat on A-fib: How to Make the Right Plans for Individual PatientsThis practical, data-fueled talk from Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, MS, FACC, chief of the UCSF Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service, will help PCPs better understand how to assess stroke risk; make treatment decisions...
Keeping the Eye in Sight: Ensure Proper Primary Care for Ocular InjuriesWhen presented with common eye issues – from corneal abrasions and foreign bodies to potentially fractured orbital bones – providers need to make prompt diagnoses, assess urgency and take steps to limit damage.
A Guide to Gout: Keys to Recognizing and Managing This Damaging DiseaseNoting that gout is common yet under-recognized and undertreated, rheumatologist Kerstin Morehead, MD, presents a valuable update on risk factors, associated conditions, and treatments for both acute flares and chronic disease.
Navigating the Maze of Breast Cancer Guidelines: Efficient Paths to Personalized ScreeningTo help PCPs address patients’ breast cancer screening concerns, surgeon Shoko Emily Abe, MD, FACS, breaks down the multitude of screening directives and modalities, with a focus on the needs of those at average risk and those with dense breast tissue.
Better Cancer Care: Pearls From the Best Studies of 2022Focusing on blood, breast and lung cancers, our specialists deliver exciting findings from the latest phase III trials.
Cutting-Edge Approaches to Prostate and Breast Cancers: Reach the Right Decision for Each PatientIn this grand rounds presentation, you’ll learn the best risk assessment tools for prostate cancer patients, the latest surgical techniques, such as fluorescence imaging and high-intensity focused ultrasound, and tests that allow for matching patients with appropriate options.
Louder for the Patients in the Back: Making the Most of New Hearing Aid OptionsHearing loss is associated with cognitive decline, so finding solutions that help patients stay socially connected is crucial.
Assessing Cognitive Decline in Primary Care: New Tools and Algorithms for Everyday PracticeAlthough timely diagnosis can significantly improve a patient’s future, dementia is underdiagnosed and often detected late.
Vestibular Migraine (and Conditions That Look Like It): Paths to Diagnosis and CareIn this guide to efficient diagnosis and effective therapeutics, otolaryngologic surgeon Caroline Schlocker, MD, walks providers through her rule-out process and clarifies criteria for vestibular migraine.
Urinary Misery: How to Help Female Patients With Persistent DysuriaIn this resource-packed talk, urogynecologist Caitlyn E. Painter, DO, explains how to categorize causes, what to understand about urine cultures and other tests, and the latest evidence on which treatments help patients.
Learning and Lowering Cardiovascular Risk: Effective, Efficient StrategiesThis data-driven presentation from cardiologist Eveline Stock, MD, will give you a better grasp on how to identify an at-risk patient.
Common Vascular Conditions: Simple Screening Rules and Better Treatment TacticsVascular surgeon Shant Vartanian, MD, presents an update on understanding and managing abdominal aortic aneurysms and peripheral artery disease – prevalent age-linked disorders with significant morbidity and mortality.
Monkeypox Update: Cases, Risks, Treatments and VaccinationInfectious disease specialist Dr. Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, delivers the latest on monkeypox (or MPX).
Surgery for Epilepsy: Advanced Techniques and Appropriate CandidatesMany patients with uncontrolled seizures are unaware that they can be helped – and providers have an opportunity to start them toward a better quality of life simply by explaining the latest options.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Better Terms and Effective Strategies for Primary Care ManagementUrogynecologist Caitlyn E. Painter, DO, explains why the anxiety-provoking condition requires sensitivity from providers and how they can help patients understand the problem and find a solution – from Kegels to surgery – that suits them.
Lung Transplant Candidates: Shining a Light on UCSF’s Evaluation ProcessIn this short presentation, pulmonologist Jeffrey A. Golden, MD, describes how the specialists of the UCSF Lung Transplant Program work together to ensure their patients are likely to succeed, with a focus on factors that can make or break survival prospects.
Focusing on Blurry Vision: Tips and Tools for Making the Right DiagnosisFrom simple refractive issues to dry eye to age-related cataracts to emergencies such as retinal detachment, the causes of painless fuzzy vision vary widely in urgency.
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: A Guide to Causes and SolutionsIn this straightforward talk, Tami Serene Rowen, MD, MS, FACOG clarifies how to distinguish abnormal from normal menses; breaks down the many reasons, both structural and hormonal, for the problem; and provides specifics on medical management – from doses to side effects – as well as surgical options and her favored techniques.