CPC: More Than Meets the Eye

In this Clinical Pathological Conference, Dr. Laura McDermott, Resident, Department of Medicine, presents the featured case of a 55-year old male with right lower lobe lung adenocarcinoma presenting with a chief complaint of double vision. Her review of the case includes the patient's history, physical exam, review of symptoms, and initial laboratory and imaging data.

Dr. Katie Scally, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, serves as the faculty discussant. She emphasizes the importance of the "one-liner" in care team communication. She explores the issues typically found in cancer patients, such as hypercoagularity and neurotoxicity from chemotherapy. She discusses the possible causes of binocular diplopia and relates them to the patient's presentation.

Dr. Sanket Borgaonkar, Fellow, Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology and Dr. Harsha Garg, Resident, Department of Radiology, weigh in on further imaging findings used to diagnose the disease central to this case. The final diagnosis is discussed by Dr. Scally.

Target Audience

This CME/CE activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, residents, fellows, and community providers.

Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to be regularly updated with the recent advances and guidelines in the fields of internal medicine and quality improvement to increase clinical knowledge, and to implement the advances and guidelines in clinical practice to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the approach to patient care for monocular versus binocular diplopia.

  • Evaluate the importance of cardiac imaging, specifically echocardiography, in the workup of suspected transient ischemic events.

  • Discuss the importance of bilateral imaging findings in various brain MRI sequences.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
08/01/2019
Course expires: 
08/31/2021
Rating: 
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Richard J. Hamill, M.D., Planning Committee Member 
Professor
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Erica Lescinskas, M.D., Planning Committee Member
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Zaven Sargsyan, M.D., Planning Committee Member
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed., Planning Committee Member
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Stephanie Sherman, M.D., Planning Committee Member
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Jefferson Triozzi, M.D., Planning Committee Member
Internal Medicine Resident
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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