Primary care physicians; Dermatologists; Pediatric Dermatologists; Nurse Practitioners (NPs); and Physician Assistants (PAs)
Atopic dermatitis, systemic therapy, comorbidities, type 2 inflammation, quality of life
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by intense itching and recurrent eczematous lesions. The disease affects up to 20% of children and up to 3% of adults. AD usually starts in childhood, and may represent the cutaneous manifestation of an “atopic march” in which most patients also develop asthma and allergic rhinitis.
AD has a tremendous negative impact on the quality of life of both patients and their families. The disease is associated with several comorbidities, including mental health disorders (depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD), hypertension, obesity, infections, osteoporosis, fractures, vitiligo, alopecia areata, visual problems, and dental issues. Patients are more accident-prone and sleep disturbances are common which persist even during periods of remission.
This online curriculum will examine the clinical characteristics, the current understanding of immuno-pathophysiology, and the psychosocial and quality of life impact of AD on patients across age groups. Strategies to individualize treatment for patients with atopic dermatitis will be discussed.
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The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The National Association for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 121222. This activity is approved for 0.25 contact hour(s).
Disclosure of Commercial Support
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
Brad P. Glick, DO, MPH, FAAD, FAOCD
Program Director, Dermatology Residency
Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs
Deputy Chair, Individual Giving Committee, AAD
Vice President, Florida Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Elizabeth (Lisa) Swanson, MD
Ada West Dermatology
St Luke’s Children’s Hospital
Joshua Kilbridge, Medical Writer
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The content of the presentations may include discussion of unapproved or investigational uses of product or devices.
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Faculty disclosures are provided below:
Individual Disclosure Statements
Brad Glick, DO has disclosed the following financial relationships: :
Elizabeth (Lisa) Swanson, MD has disclosed the following financial relationships:
Gregg Sherman, MD, Activity Planning Committee, has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined commercial interest.
Laurl Ann Matey, MSN, RN, CHPN, Activity Planning Committee, has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined commercial interest.
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, Activity Planning Committee, has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined commercial interest.
Michelle Frisch, MPH, Activity Planning Committee, has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined commercial interest.
Sheila Lucas, CWEP, Activity Planning Committee, has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined commercial interest.
Joshua Kilbridge, Medical Writer, has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined commercial interest.
How to claim credit
1. Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
2. Participate in the activity.
3. Complete the post-test and activity evaluation.
4. Physicians who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME credit.
5. Nurse Practitioners who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive AANP CE credit.
6. You must score 70% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity.
7. All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.
Course format/medium: Internet CME Activity
Estimated time to complete the activity: 15 minutes
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