Asthma: Medication and Mechanisms Harold S. Nelson, M.D. and Phil Leiberman, M.D. Describe concerns about the safety of long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs). Discuss the studies that examined the particular risk with LABAs in blacks, people with arginine 16 beta2-adrenergic receptor genotypes, and children and adolescents. Consider the effect on safety of adding an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) to a LABA. Describe the mechanisms underlying the remodeling process in asthma. Evaluate the potential of therapy to prevent remodeling. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Respiritory Health in Women Anne Dixon, M.D. and Gary Elkins, Ph.D. Summarize the pathophysiology of asthma in women. Choose among treatment alternatives for women with asthma. Recommend appropriate treatments for pregnant women with asthma. Create a smoking cessation treatment plan for women using hypnotherapy. Assess factors influencing success of smoking cessation for an individual. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Lung Cancer: Updates from ASCO 2011 Leora Horn, M.D., M.Sc. and D. Ross Camidge, M.D., Ph.D. Assess the evidence for the use of adjuvant therapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Evaluate the roles of anthracyclines, platinum therapy, and surgery in the treatment of small-cell lung cancer. Consider the effects of molecular diversity on study results in patients with stage 4 NSCLC. Identify patients who are likely to benefit from continuation maintenance. Use biomarkers to determine appropriate therapy for patients with lung cancer. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Pulmonary Embolism Jeffrey Tabas, M.D. Identify the most common signs and symptoms that should trigger an evaluation for PE. Recognize the risk factors for PE. Describe the PE rule-out criteria (PERC) for diagnosis of PE. Determine when to obtain computed tomographic pulmonary angiography. Manage PE with appropriate anticoagulant therapy. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Airway Review Calvin A. Brown III, M.D. and Ron M. Walls, M.D. Anticipate which patients will have difficult airway. Utilize the appropriate induction agent for patients with specific conditions. Prescribe the adequate dose of O2, especially in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Demonstrate that etomidate is not contraindicated in patients with sepsis. Recognize that corticosteroid supplementation in sepsis is appropriate only in certain patients. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Lung Disease: A Primary Care Perspective William R. Sonnenberg, M.D. and Michael S. Niederman, M.D. Identify risk factors for bronchiolitis. Describe the clinical course of bronchiolitis. Counsel parents about prophylaxis and effective treatments of bronchiolitis. Initiate an effective course of therapy for tuberculosis. Recognize causes of pleural effusions and good prognostic indicators in patients with lung nodules. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
The Troubled Airway Daniel Z. Uslan, M.D. and David Weldon, M.D. Identify the causative organism in a patient with CAP. Assess the severity of disease in a patient with CAP and determine whether he or she requires admission to the hospital and intensive care unit. Prescribe the optimal course of empiric antibiotic therapy for a patient with outpatient or inpatient CAP. Perform differential diagnostic procedure for acute and chronic cough. Prescribe effective medical therapy for cough. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Assaults on the Airway William R. Sonnenberg, M.D. and Louis Kuritzky, M.D. Identify characteristics of influenza virus. Recommend influenza vaccination for appropriate patient populations. Prescribe antiviral therapy appropriately for prophylaxis and treatment of influenza. Assess data about use of daily inhaled corticosteroids and leukotriene antagonists in the treatment of asthma. Predict risk for sustained asthma in children with risk factors. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Scott C. Manning, M.D., Robert F. Lemanske, Jr., M.D. and Joshua S. Jacobs, M.D. List common conditions associated with AFS and discuss the diagnostic importance of checking fungal histopathology. Explain geographic variations in the incidence of AFS. Demonstrate characteristics of common viral infections that lead to wheezing in children. Evaluate the association of age, patterns of immune dysfunction, and types of viral respiratory pathogens with development of childhood asthma. Compare the safety and efficacy of SLIT with that of other forms of immunotherapy. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Pulmonary Assault John J. Reilly Jr., M.D. and Kevin F. Gibson, M.D. Assess the severity of patients’ COPD and predict their outcomes using body mass index (BMI), airflow obstruction, dyspnea, and exercise capacity (BODE) index. Prescribe inhaled medications to improve the symptoms and reduce the exacerbations of COPD. Recommend oxygen therapy or lung volume reduction surgery for selected patients with severe COPD. Distinguish between patients with pulmonary SA who require or do not require systemic therapy. Consider corticosteroids and methotrexate for treatment of patients with progressive pulmonary SA. CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
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