Provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline.
Approximately 12 million children and adults in the U.S. have inadequately controlled asthma, many with severe asthma. Reynold Panettieri, Jr., MD and Nicola Hanania, MD, MS, discuss the importance of and how to differentiate severe from uncontrolled asthma.
Content Areas: Definition and features, GINA 2018, Pathophysiology, Phenotypes and biomarkers, Shared decision-making, and Targeted biologics
This activity was developed for pulmonologists, allergists, and other clinicians involved in the management of severe asthma.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Describe current evidence for the use of biological-based therapies for the treatment of severe asthma
Differentiate biological-based therapies for the treatment of severe asthma based on patient- and treatment-related factors
Utilize genetic information to select the appropriate biological-based therapy for a patient with severe asthma
Apply updated guidance to optimally utilize biological-based therapy in patients with severe asthma
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In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Annenberg Center for Health Sciences policy, the following disclosures have been made:
Nicola A. Hanania, MD, MS Associate Professor of Medicine Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Director, American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Center Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas
Dr. Hanania discloses the following: Research Support: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline Consultant: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Sanofi/Regeneron Speaker Bureau: AstraZeneca
Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr, MD Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine and Science Director, Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science Robert Wood Johnson Medical School New Brunswick, New Jersey
Additional content planners Eugene Cullen, MD (peer reviewer) has nothing to disclose. Gregory Scott, PharmD, RPh (lead nurse planner) has nothing to disclose.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences Charles Willis, Director of Continuing Education, consults for Pfizer, Inc.
All the staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.
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