CME/CE: Treating Asthma in Older Women

CME/CE: Treating Asthma in Older Women
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Alan P. Baptist, MD, MPH

Director, University of Michigan Asthma Program at Dominos Farms
Associate Professor, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education
University of Michigan School of Public Health

Alan P. Baptist, MD, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has served as advisor/consultant to Boehringer Ingelheim and Merck and has received research grants from Hoffman-La Roche and Merck.

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Alan P. Baptist, MD, MPH (click to view)

Alan P. Baptist, MD, MPH

Director, University of Michigan Asthma Program at Dominos Farms
Associate Professor, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education
University of Michigan School of Public Health

Alan P. Baptist, MD, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has served as advisor/consultant to Boehringer Ingelheim and Merck and has received research grants from Hoffman-La Roche and Merck.

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Studies have shown that older women with asthma have disease-associated morbidity and mortality that is different from other patient populations. Physicians should consider using tailored treatment strategies to improve care in this vulnerable patient group.
Readings & Resources (click to view)

Baptist A, Hamad A, Patel M. Special challenges in treatment and self-management of older women with asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2014;113:125-130. Available at www.annallergy.org/article/S1081-1206(14)00338-X/abstract.
Akinbami L, Moorman J, Bailey C, et al. Trends in asthma prevalence, health care use, and mortality in the United States, 2001-2010. NCHS Data Brief.. 2012;94:1-8.

Moorman J, Akinbami L, Bailey C, et al. National Surveillance of Asthma: United States, 2001-2010. Vital Health Stat 3. 2012;35:1-67.

Zemp E, Schikowski T, Dratva J, et al. Asthma and the menopause: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Maturitas. 2012;73:212-217.

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