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CREST® Weekly - The Role of TAMIS/TEMS in Benign and Malignant Rectal Polyps

This module provides a historical and literature review of TEMS and TAMIS in the management of benign and malignant rectal lesions. It first provides a historical perspective on the introduction and ultimate adaptation of the technology. The core of the presentation is focused on review of current available data on recurrence rate and survival of benign, T1 ant T2 malignant rectal lesions treated with TEMS and TAMIS.

Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe historical perspective of TEM and its ultimate widespread adoption
  2. Explain advantages of this technology compared to trans-anal excision
  3. Recall relevant literature in management of benign and T1 and T2 malignant rectal lesions using TEMS
  4. Recall relevant literature in management of rectal lesions using TAMIS

As a Weekly Curriculum module, it is eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

To access this module, log in at the top of this page, click on MY ACCOUNT, then follow the link to the CREST® Online Learning Center.

Not a member of ASCRS? Learn more about the benefits of membership in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

CREST® Weekly - VTE Prophyllaxis

This CREST® module provides an overview of the current data, general recommendations, and controversies regarding prophylaxis for post-operative VTE in colorectal surgery patients.


Upon completion of this module participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the incidence and risk factors of post-operative VTE, particularly in colorectal surgery patients.
  2. Define the general impact of VTE and the post-thrombotic syndrome.
  3. Describe the overall current recommendations for VTE prophylaxis in colorectal surgery patients.
  4. Explain the current controversies involving extended VTE prophylaxis, including in IBD patients.

As a Weekly Curriculum module, it is eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

To access this module, log in at the top of this page, click on MY ACCOUNT, then follow the link to the CREST® Online Learning Center.

Not a member of ASCRS? Learn more about the benefits of membership in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

CREST® Weekly -- Physiology Testing for Pelvic Floor Disorders

This CREST module will discuss the various testing modalities for pelvic floor disorders and discuss the clinical scenarios where each testing modality may be useful.

Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the different pelvic floor physiology tests.
  • Determine which test to use for each clinical pelvic floor disorder.

As a CREST Weekly Curriculum, it is eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The ASCRS Online Learning Center provides access to both CREST and CARSEP. Using your ASCRS website login, you will have access to up-to-date information on colorectal diseases.

CREST® Weekly 1/6: Percutaneous Management of Complicated Diverticular Disease

Our newest CREST® Weekly Curriculum module, Percutaneous Management of Complicated Diverticular Disease, is now available! This module discusses the role for percutaneous drainage of diverticular abscess. Included in the module are a narrated presentation, full-text articles from Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, a practice parameters guideline, and a brief posttest.

Objectives:

  • Describe which patients are optimally managed using percutaneous drainage in the setting of complicated diverticulitis.
  • Determine which patients require surgery following successful percutaneous drainage.

CREST® Weekly Curriculum modules are free to members. To access, log in at the top of this page, click on MY ACCOUNT, then follow the link to the CREST® Online Learning Center. Not a member of ASCRS? Learn more about the benefits of membership in The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

CREST® Weekly 12/22: Penetrating Ileocolonic Crohn's Disease

Check out our newest CREST® Weekly Curriculum module, Penetrating Ileocolonic Crohn's Disease! This module covers the percutaneous and surgical management of patients with perforating ileocolonic Crohn's disease. Included in the module are a narrated presentation, full-text articles from Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, and a brief posttest.

Objectives:

  • Describe the goals of surgery for ileocolonic Crohn's disease
  • Describe the role of percutaneous drainage for Crohn's abscess
  • Describe the differences in outcomes in Crohn's patients with intra-abdominal abscesses between medical and surgical therapy

CREST® Weekly Curriculum modules provide a quick, easy way to refresh your knowledge on a topic and earn an hour of continuing medical education (CME) credit. Upon completion, the module is eligible for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. To access the CREST® site, please log in and click MY ACCOUNT in the top right-hand corner of the page. Click on the CREST® Online Learning Center link to enter the learning center.

CREST® Weekly Curriculum modules are free to members. Not a member of ASCRS? Learn more about the benefits of membership in The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

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