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In this three part presentation, Dr. Francesca Facco discusses the physiology and management options for asthma and sleep apena in pregnancy.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Recognize Asthma physiology in pregnancy
  • Review principles of asthma therapy  in pregnancy
  • Recognize Sleep apnea in pregnancy

Reading Resources:

  1. Sleep During Pregnancy: the nuMoM2b Pregnancy and Sleep Duration and Continuity Study.
  2. Reid KJ, Facco FL, Grobman WA, Parker CB, Herbas M, Hunter S, Silver RM, Basner RC, Saade GR, Pien GW, Manchanda S, Louis JM, Nhan-Chang CL, Chung JH, Wing DA, Simhan HN, Haas DM, Iams J, Parry S, Zee PC.
  3. Sleep. 2017 Mar 24.  
  4. Association Between Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.
  5. Facco FL, Parker CB, Reddy UM, Silver RM, Koch MA, Louis JM, Basner RC, Chung JH, Nhan-Chang CL, Pien GW, Redline S, Grobman WA, Wing DA, Simhan HN, Haas DM, Mercer BM, Parry S, Mobley D, Hunter S, Saade GR, Schubert FP, Zee PC.
  6. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jan;129(1):31-41 Pregnancy as a Window to Future Cardiovascular Health: Design and Implementation of the nuMoM2b Heart Health Study.
  7. Haas DM, Ehrenthal DB, Koch MA, Catov JM, Barnes SE, Facco F, Parker CB, Mercer BM, Bairey-Merz CN, Silver RM, Wapner RJ, Simhan HN, Hoffman MK, Grobman WA, Greenland P, Wing DA, Saade GR, Parry S, Zee PC, Reddy UM, Pemberton VL, Burwen DR; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute nuMoM2b Heart Health Study Network.
  8. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Mar 15;183(6):519-30.


Dr. Facco has reported no relevant relationships with any 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. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 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 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 9/5/2017 | Last Modified On: 9/5/2017 | Expires: 9/5/2018

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