I am very pleased to introduce the latest article, “A Guide To Treatments For Onychomycosis,” in our CE series. This series, brought to you by HMP Communications, consists of regular CE activities that qualify for one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU). Readers will not be required to pay a processing fee for this course.
Obviously, onychomycosis is a common condition that you see in your practice. It is also a condition that has become increasingly more prevalent in older patient populations. In this article, Dr. John Mozena reviews the etiology and diagnosis of the condition, and explores the various treatment options for onychomycosis, including combination therapy of topical and oral medications.
At the end of this article, you’ll find a ten-question exam. Please mark your responses on the postage-paid postcard and return it to HMP Communications. This course will be posted on Podiatry Today’s Web site (www.podiatrytoday.com) roughly one month after the publication date. I hope this CE series contributes to your clinical skills.
Jeff A. Hall
INSTRUCTIONS: Physicians may receive one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU) by reading the article on pg. 61 and successfully answering the questions on pg. 68. Use the postage-paid card provided to submit your answers or log on to www.podiatrytoday.com and respond electronically.
ACCREDITATION: HMP Communications, LLC is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine.
DESIGNATION: This activity is approved for 1 continuing education contact hour or .1 CEU.
DISCLOSURE POLICY: All faculty participating in Continuing Education programs sponsored by HMP Communications, LLC are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS: Dr. Mozena has disclosed that he is a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for Dermik Laboratories.
GRADING: Answers to the CE exam will be graded by HMP Communications, LLC. Within 60 days, you will be advised that you have passed or failed the exam. A score of 70 percent or above will comprise a passing grade. A certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the exam.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Podiatrists.
RELEASE DATE: August, 2003.
EXPIRATION DATE: August 31, 2004.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• discuss how to diagnose a fungus infection in the nail;
• explain the principles of debridement and chemical avulsion in treating nail fungus infections;
• describe the mechanism of action for ciclopirox;
• differentiate between the oral medications griseofulvin, itraconazole and terbinafine; and
• discuss the rationale of employing combination therapy to treat onychomycosis.
This article is supported by an educational grant from
DERMIK LABORATORIES, INC.