A Case-Based Roadmap for Improved Patient Outcomes in Psoriatic Arthritis

Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) experience significant disease burden due to incomplete diagnostic evaluation and suboptimal use of effective therapies. In this case-based activity, Dr. Leonard Calabrese of the Cleveland Clinic addressing these practice gaps by sharing his recommendations for patient management at critical decision points in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with P...
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Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma: How to Navigate Challenging Clinical Scenarios With Systemic Treatment

Join Karl Lewis, MD, and Aleksandar Sekulic, MD, PhD, as they discuss the importance of the hedgehog pathway in the pathogenesis of BCC and the role of hedgehog inhibitors in advanced BCC. Evidence related to the safety and efficacy of the approved hedgehog inhibitors sonidegib and vismodegib are discussed, with recommendations for optimizing their use. Case studies are utilized to share the fac...
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Biologics in Severe Asthma: Optimizing Therapeutic Selection and Patient Outcomes

This case-based activity focuses on considerations, including phenotypes and biomarkers, in individualizing treatment with the 5 monoclonal antibodies currently approved for severe asthma in the United States. The role of shared decision-making is discussed as an approach to individualizing therapy and improving patient outcomes. Clinical criteria for assessing treatment response to biologic the...
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Diagnosing Rare Diseases Brings New Treatment to Patients - Education for Advanced Care Practitioners

Barbara K. Burton, MD, presents an approach to recognizing lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs). Difficulty recognizing LSDs is a major barrier to their treatment, and Dr. Burton illustrates how clinicians can spot missed- or mis-diagnosed LSDs using 5 case studies. The disorders that Dr. Burton focuses on are LSDs that have treatments available or in late-stage clinical trials. After focusing on ...
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Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention Therapies in Primary Headache Disorders

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW Primary headache disorders are a major cause of disability and a common reason people seek medical care. However, distinguishing a primary from a secondary headache disorder, as well as among primary headache disorders, is often challenging. Focusing on cluster and migraine, Drs. Jessica Ailani and Stewart Tepper provide criteria and strategies to overcome this challenge in th...
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Eosinophilia in Patients With Asthma: A Sign of Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (EGPA)

PART 1: Welcome to this overview of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis with Michael Wechsler, MD. In this activity, Dr. Wechsler reviews the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of EGPA. This presentation will help you recognize EGPA and differentiate it from other diagnoses and other small-vessel vasculitides, and develop treatment plans based on the patient’s prognos...
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Immunotherapy Advances in RRMM: An Educational Journey

Multiple myeloma has become the most common hematologic malignancy in the United States adult population with over 120,000 people living with the disease. Despite new and more effective treatments, multiple myeloma, unfortunately, remains largely incurable with relapse and disease progression still common. Dr. Ola Landgren Chief of the Myeloma Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center...
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Meeting the Challenges in Management of Sickle Cell Disease

No longer a life-threatening disease, sickle cell disease (SCD) has become a chronic disease with life-threatening events that requires coordinated care by a multidisciplinary care team. Join Michael R. DeBaun, MD, MPH, and Collin Montgomery, APRN, as they discuss the acute and chronic complications experienced by individuals with SCD and the barriers they often encounter. The faculty offer real...
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Meeting the Medical Needs of Patients with Ulcerative Colitis During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for all healthcare systems worldwide. Gastroenterologists and clinicians who actively manage patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis (UC), need to ensure they are taking steps to minimize the risk of infection for their patients. Russell D. Cohen, MD, shares his expert perspective as an author of the rece...
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Navigating Advancements in Diagnosis & Treatment of Axial Spondyloarthritis

More than 80% of the population has significant back pain at some point in their life, with 30% of adults in the United States stating they have chronic low back pain at any given time; 5% of whom have inflammatory back pain. Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) affects almost 1.5% of patients with inflammatory back pain; however, the majority of individuals suffering with back pain are not being tre...
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Navigating the Recent Rheumatoid Arthritis Guidelines to Achieve Disease Remission and Reduce Patient

Roy M. Fleischmann, MD, discusses the latest evidence for the management of patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis who do not achieve treatment goals with initial disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug therapy. A key treatment principle emphasized by Dr. Fleischmann is using a treat-to-target approach guided by validated tools for assessing disease activity and patient-reported out...
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Optimal Prehospital Management of Seizure Emergencies

In this program, the faculty will review and provide updates on the guidelines for managing seizure emergencies and address how participants can reduce the barriers to prehospital treatment through the use of Seizure Action Plans. They also will discuss recent clinical trials that may improve caregiver acceptance of rescue medications for status epilepticus. In addition, the faculty will address...
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Research Developments in Atopic Dermatitis

Welcome to this activity focusing on new research related to atopic dermatitis presented as posters at the 2020 virtual annual meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. The posters focus on new data related to the use of advanced therapies for atopic dermatitis. Beyond discussing the methods and results of each poster, the facult...
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Research Developments in Rheumatoid Arthritis

The past decade has provided numerous advances in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. As will be discussed, recent evidence of 2 medications from different classes provide reassurance as to their long-term safety and efficacy. Of key importance is that these treatment advances provide a real opportunity to achieve disease remission using a treat-to-target approach. The benefits of achieving l...
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Research Updates in Gout: Improving Response Rate to Therapy

Dr. Brian Mandell and Dr. Naomi Schlesinger discuss recent published evidence related to gout, as well as study results presented at the American College of Rheumatology Convergence 2020 virtual annual meeting. Dr. Schlesinger begins with an introduction on a recent published systematic review indicating that the manifestations of gout extend beyond the joints, affecting other organs and tissues...
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TEAM UP: Defining and Refining Optimal HIV Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this webcast series, members of the DAP Health team review key data and discuss their real-world experiences providing care for persons living with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic. DAP Health opened one of California’s first COVID-19 clinics and hotlines to offer screening, testing, and treatment. Topics covered in this webcast series include: COVID-19–Related Complications in Pers...
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