Anthony J. Mancini, MD, FAAP, FAAD
Head, Division of Pediatric Dermatology
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
- Recognize the clinical features and characteristic age distribution patterns of atopic dermatitis (AD)
- Describe the role of skin barrier dysfunction, immune dysregulation, and environmental factors in the pathogenesis of AD
- Individualize AD management regimens according to age, location, disease severity, response to treatment, and quality-of-life (QOL) concerns
- Educate patients and families about the safe and appropriate use of skin-directed therapies for the treatment of AD
SPONSORSHIP & SUPPORT
This educational activity is jointly provided by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP) and Spire Learning.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.
This case activity addresses the latest in the care and management of atopic dermatitis and provides expert insights on creating a personalized, holistic management plan to improve disease control and quality of life for your patients and their caregivers.
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be better able to:
RECOGNIZE the clinical features and characteristic age distribution patterns of atopic dermatitis (AD)
DESCRIBE the role of skin barrier dysfunction, immune dysregulation, and environmental factors in the pathogenesis of AD
INDIVIDUALIZE AD management regimens according to age, location, disease severity, response to treatment, and quality-of-life (QOL) concerns
EDUCATE patients and families about the safe and appropriate use of skin-directed therapies for the treatment of AD
ACCREDITATION AND DISCLAIMER STATEMENTS
This enduring activity, What’s New in Eczema Management: Practice Pearls for the Family Physician has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 0.5 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.
HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT
To receive credit for your participation in this educational activity:
Read the objectives and other introductory CME information
Complete the preassessment prior to the start of the activity
Participate in the atopic dermatitis (eczema) case activity
Complete the postassessment and evaluation at the conclusion of the activity
If you are seeking Prescribed credit, you must complete the postassessment and evaluation at the conclusion of the activity.
LEVELS OF EVIDENCE
Levels of evidence are provided for any patient care recommendations made during this presentation.
Level A (randomized controlled trial/meta-analysis): High-quality, randomized controlled trial (RCT) that considers all important outcomes. High-quality meta-analysis (quantitative systematic review) using comprehensive search strategies
Level B (other evidence): A well-designed, nonrandomized clinical trial. A nonquantitative systematic review with appropriate search strategies and well-substantiated conclusions. Includes lower-quality RCTs, clinical cohort studies, and case-controlled studies with nonbiased selection of study participants and consistent findings. Other evidence, such as high-quality, historical, uncontrolled studies, or well-designed epidemiologic studies with compelling findings, is also included
Level C (consensus/expert opinion): Consensus viewpoint or expert opinion
Each rating is applied to a single reference in the presentation, not the entire body of evidence on the topic.
The faculty does not discuss non–FDA-approved or investigational agents for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).
Participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this activity.
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