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Dr. Stella Lee provides an overview of evaluating the evidence and novel treatment options for allergies.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Improve patient outcomes by using current evidence in the management of allergic rhinitis
  • Implement appropriate testing techniques for the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis
  • Discuss appropriate strategies to manage anaphylaxis

Reading Resources:

  1. Cox L, Nelson H, Lockey R, et al. Allergen immunotherapy: a practice parameter third update. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011;127(1 Suppl):S1-S55.
  2. Epstein TG, Liss GM, Murphy-Berendts K, Bernstein DI. AAAAI and ACAAI surveillance study of subcutaneousimmunotherapy, Year 3: what practices modify the risk of systemic reactions? Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2013;110:274–278, 278e1.
  3. Lee S, Kundaria S, Ferguson BJ. Practical clinical management strategies for the allergic patient with chronic rhinosinusitis. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Jun;20(3):179-187.
  4. Wallace DV. Anaphylaxis in the allergist's office: preparing your office and staff for medical emergencies. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2013 Mar-Apr;34(2):120-31.

Disclosures:

 Dr. Lee has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

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 1 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 (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 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: 5/30/2014 | Last Modified On: 5/30/2014 | Expires: 6/1/2015

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