Pulmonology/Critical Care

Pulmonology/Critical Care

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0.5 hours | ACCME, ANCC

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National estimates indicate that asthma and COPD are the most common diagnoses for patients with breathlessness and airway obstruction, each affecting greater than 5% of the United States population. These conditions often share similar characteristics, most notably chronic airway inflammation and hyper-reactivity. Recently, the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease guidelines for diagnosing, managing, and preventing COPD recognized asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) as a separate entity. ACOS occurs in patients with fixed airway obstruction that defines COPD who also have symptoms that are more typical of asthma, such as wheezing. The prevalence and comorbidities associated with this syndrome have not been well defined in clinical research.

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0.5 hours | ACCME, ANCC

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The annual World Allergy Organization International Scientific Conference provides a forum for the most useful combination of latest research, review of current theory and practice, and hands-on, problem-based learning. The conference aims to provide attendees with insight into the most effective advances in the diagnosis and management of complex and severe allergies and asthma and in their preventative strategies.

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0.5 hours | ACCME, ANCC
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Practicing allergists and immunologists find themselves in a complicated time. On the one hand, they have at their disposal exciting new therapeutic approaches that take advantage of recent advances in understanding of the immune system. On the other hand, in clinic they have been subjected to a variety of non-medical forces that have made it more and more challenging to practice their craft. The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology understands these challenges and was committed to assisting these specialists with a wide range of educational opportunities at the 2016 ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting.

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0.5 hours | ACCME, ANCC

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Although people of any age can be infected with RSV, recent data estimate that the virus commonly impacts older patients, accounting for approximately 177,000 hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths each year among adults older than age 65. Studies have found that RSV infection is a significant cause of illness and death in older adults. Modeling studies have also suggested that RSV in older adults occurs with incidence and mortality rates similar to seasonal influenza. In the United States, RSV infections generally occur during the fall, winter, and spring

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0.5 hours | ACCME, ANCC
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The American College of Chest Physicians’s annual international scientific assembly is the premier education event in clinical chest medicine. The meeting offers More than 400 general sessions, postgraduate courses, simulation education sessions, original investigation presentations, new diagnostic and treatment solutions, and networking and social opportunities with experts in the field.

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0.5 hours | ACCME, ANCC
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Among older individuals, women are significantly more likely than men to report having asthma and also have a 30% higher asthma-related mortality rate. In addition, women are nearly twice as likely to visit the emergency department for asthma when compared with men. Older women have been shown to have the highest hospitalization rates among all people with asthma. However, little is known regarding why older women are more likely to suffer from the adverse events of asthma.

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Healthcare providers tell their well-controlled asthma patients that they should experience few symptoms and no limits to everyday activities. And yet, many do. According to the recent Observations of Patient Experience in the Nation (OPEN) Asthma Survey, 98% of adult asthma patients believe their symptoms are well or mostly controlled but still report experiencing wheezing, shortness of breath, and daytime fatigue at least once per week. Additionally, 70% of nearly 3,000 patients surveyed say they limit everyday activities—such as walking, performing household chores, and getting enough sleep—as a result of their asthma. The findings suggest that many asthma patients accept symptoms as a normal part of life. Also participating in the OPEN Asthma Survey were more than 850 healthcare providers, including allergists, pulmonologists, pediatricians, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Overall, these providers suggested that well-controlled patients should experience asthma symptoms about once per month, according to the survey.

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