Allergy and Immunology

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Table of Contents

Chronic Cough in Children

Rigoberto Acosta, MD; and Sami L. Bahna, MD, DrPH

Management of Asthma in School-Aged Children and Adolescents

Sandi Durrani, MD

New Developments in the Treatment of Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis and Conjunctivitis

Michelle B. Lierl, MD

Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Fanny Silviu-Dan, MD, FRCPC


Sponsorship Statement:  This continuing medical education activity is jointly sponsored by Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals.

Support Statement: There is no commercial support for this activity.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Provide an optimal approach to the assessment of the child with chronic cough, making the most efficient use of historical data, physical findings, and ancillary testing.
2. Delineate the basic concepts and principles of asthma assessment and care in the school-age child and adolescent using evidence-based guidelines published in the EPR3 recommendations.
3. Be familiar with recent developments in treatment of allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, including the availability of sublingual immunotherapy, the possible role of vitamin D supplementation, and the trend toward increasing self-management by patients.
4. Review pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis focusing on distinct clinical manifestations, pathophysiology, predisposing factors and approach to management in the pediatric age group.


Faculty names and affiliations: See Table of Contents

Reviewer names: Thomas J. Selva, MD, CME Director, Pediatric Annals; Stanford T. Shulman, Editor-in-chief, Pediatric Annals

Guest Editor:  Amal Assa'ad, MD

Disclosure statement: In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears at the beginning of each CME-accredited article in this issue and also on this page.

Faculty members report the following financial relationships:
Thomas J. Selva, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 
Stanford T. Shulman, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Authors report the following financial relationships: Dr. Assa'ad has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Dr. Bahna has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Dr. Acosta has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Dr. Durrani has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Dr. Lierl has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Dr. Silviu-Dan has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The staff of Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Signed disclosures are on file at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Accreditation statement(s): 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals. Keck School of Medicine of USC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit designation:  The Keck School of Medicine of USC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release date: August 1, 2014.

Expiration Date: August 31, 2017.

How to participate:  To participate in this CME activity, you must read the learning objectives, answer the pretest questions, read the articles, complete the CME posttest, and complete the evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 70% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Keck School of Medicine of USC will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ certificate.  

Target audience:  This CME activity is primarily targeted to pediatricians, osteopathic physicians, pediatric nurse practitioners, and others allied to the field. There are no specific background requirements for participants taking this activity. Learning objectives are found at the beginning of each CME article.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage Statement:  The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage.

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