CME: Cases in Influenza Management: Aggressive Treatment in Older Adults with Comorbidities

Cases in Influenza Management: Aggressive Treatment in Older Adults with Comorbidities

Cases in Influenza Management: Aggressive Treatment in Older Adults with Comorbidities

Although influenza can contribute to increased morbidity and even death in high-risk groups, improving outcomes for these patients is possible.

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Time to complete: 15 Minutes


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  • Overview

    Seasonal influenza can be debilitating in most individuals, but in high-risk populations, such as older patients and those with certain comorbidities, it can contribute to increased morbidity and mortality. Fortunately, with the addition of a recently approved polymerase acidic endonuclease inhibitor to the stable of neuraminidase inhibitors, there’s a growing opportunity to personalize care and improve outcomes for these high-risk patients.

    Join Dr. Nicola Hanania and Dr. John Russell as they evaluate the impact of influenza on at-risk and high-risk individuals as well as the integration of these newer and emerging influenza agents into personalized treatment plans.

    Since the launch of the activity, the US FDA has approved a new indication for baloxavir marboxil to include the treatment of acute, uncomplicated influenza in people 12 years of age and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours, who are otherwise healthy, or who are at high risk of developing flu-related complications

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Nicola A. Hanania, MD, MS
    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX

    Consulting Fees: AstraZeneca, Genentech, Genzyme, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Regeneron, Sanofi  Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Genzyme

    John J. Russell, MD
    Director Family Medicine Residency
    Abington Memorial Hospital
    Abington, PA

    Commercial Interest Speakers Bureau: Sanofi Pasteur

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Stephen Chavez has nothing to disclose.
    • Ann Early has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP has nothing to disclose.
    • William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP has nothing to disclose. 
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Evaluate the impact of influenza on at-risk and high-risk individuals and communities
    • Integrate newer and emerging influenza agents into more personalized treatment plans
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of providers who manage high risk patients with pre-existing conditions such as allergists, pulmonologists, endocrinologists, cardiologists and geriatricians.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    Global Learning Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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