Asthma Therapy 2014: Are Steroids and Beta-2 Agonists Still Our Only Options?
David Levin, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine/Pulmonary and Critical Care
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Recognize patients whose asthma is not adequately controlled. To explain to such patients the possibility of using non-traditional medications. To identify the role of antimetabolite and anti-inflammatory drugs. To assess steroid-resistant patients and refer them to physicians comfortable with using these medications.
Disclosure Report: Course Director: Dr. Michael Bronze has no financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. Planning Committee Members: Dr. Ben Cowley has been a consultant for Otsuka. He has received honorarium from NKF. Dr. Courtney Houchen has received other financial or material support in that he is the Founder of COARE Biotechnology. Dr. James Lane has received grants/research support from Novo Nordisk, VM BioPharma, Boehringer-Ingelheim, PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., EMD Serono, Inc, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, Eli Lilly and Company, Andromeda Biotech Ltd, Concept Therapeutics, Inc., Tranzyme, Inc, and Sanofi-Aventis. Dr. Dwight Reynolds has received grants/research support from Medtronic. He has been a consultant for Medtronic. He has received honorarium from Medtronic. Drs. Jackson, Kinasewitz, Selby, Drevets, Humphrey and Zou have no financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. Course Contact: Ms. Brenda Wilkerson has no financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. Speaker: Dr. Levin has no financial relationships or affiliations to disclose.
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