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Psychosocial Stress and Asthma

Dr. Juan Celadón reviews the epidemiology and management of psychosocial stress and asthma in children.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve diagnostic skills by identifying new-onset asthma in patients with depression.
  • Improving management of asthma by diagnosis and managing concurrent stress disorders.
  • Improve patient management by recognizing concurrent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients with asthma, and vice versa.

Reading Resources:

  1. Rosenberg S, Brehm J, Miller G, Celedón JC. Stress and asthma: novel insights on genetic, epigenetic and immunologic mechanisms. J Allergy Clin Immunol  2014;134(5):1009-15.
  2. Brehm JM, Ramratnam SK, Tse S, Croteau-Chonka D, Pino-Yanez M, Rosas-Salazar C et al. Stress and bronchodilator response in children with asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015; 192(1):47-56.
  3. de la Hoz R, Jeon Y, Miller G, Wisnivesky J, Celedón JC. Post-traumatic stress disorder, bronchodilator response, and incident asthma in World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2016;194(11):1383-91.


Dr. Celadón has reported no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 6/29/2017 | Last Modified On: 6/29/2017 | Expires: 6/29/2018






Juan Carlos Celedón, MD, DrPH

Juan Carlos Celedón, MD, DrPH Chief of Service, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Director, Center for Environmental Health, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
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