Caring for Patients with Atopic Dermatitis: Incorporating Pathophysiology into a Comprehensive Management Plan
Dermatologists, Pediatric Dermatologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Primary Care Physicians, Pediatricians
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 Sleep disturbances are common, and persist even during periods of remission.
This online course will examine the clinical characteristics, the current immuno-pathophysiology, and the psychosocial and quality of life impact of AD on patients across age groups, and provide strategies to individualize treatment for patients with atopic dermatitis.
The course includes self-assessment modules, case-based modules, group tasks and live group discussions.
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
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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 2.75 contact hour(s) (which includes 0.50 hour(s) of pharmacology).
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Brad Glick, DO has disclosed the following financial relationships:
Investigator: AbbVie, Celgene, ChemoCentryx, Dermira, and Sun Pharma.
Advisory Board Member: AbbVie, Celgene, Dermavant, Dermira, Genzyme, Lilly Novartis, Ortho Dermatologics, Pfizer, Sanofi, and Sun Pharma.
Speaker/Teaching: AbbVie, Celgene, Dermira, Lilly, Ortho Dermatologics, Novartis, Pfizer, and Sun Pharma.
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
Elizabeth (Lisa) Swanson, MD has disclosed the following financial relationships:
Advisory Board Member: Sanofi Regeneron, Janssen, Lilly, Ortho Dermatologics, Cassiopea
Speakers Bureau: Ortho Dermatologics, Pfizer, Amgen, Sanofi Regeneron, Almirall, Janssen, Lilly
Speaking/Teaching: Ortho Dermatologics, Pfizer, Amgen, Sanofi Regeneron, Almirall, Janssen, Lilly
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
Planning Committee Disclosures
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.
Disclosure of Commercial Support
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
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The content of the presentations may include discussion of unapproved or investigational uses of product or devices.
Course format/medium: Internet CME Activity
Estimated time to complete the activity: 2 hours and 45 minutes
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