Overview

As one of the most prevalent diseases in younger children and a top ranking reason for office and hospital visits, bronchiolitis is an entity that pediatricians and primary care physicians must be able to understand, identify, and treat, requiring knowledge of the most up to date evidence. This activity will outline the new AAP recommendations for bronchiolitis that were recently established in 2014. Dr. Sidhpura from Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA will begin with a brief pathophysiology of bronchiolitis and discuss its clinical course and complications. She will explore and discuss the evidence-based studies used by the AAP to draw up the current treatment recommendations. Finally, she will outline the recommendations for administration of palivizumab, the monoclonal antibody aimed at preventing RSV in select groups.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the pathophysiology of bronchiolitis and its clinical course and complications
  • Identify the new treatment changes in the AAP’s bronchiolitis guidelines
  • Examine the evidence based reasoning behind these new treatment guidelines
  • Summarize Palivizumab criteria

Faculty Disclosures

Kelly Vasant Sidhpura, MD

Has no financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosures

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP (Reviewer): Speaker’s Bureau for AstraZeneca; and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Consultant for AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Lilly. Advisory Board for Pfizer, Inc.

Patrick Alguire, MD, FACP (Reviewer): Stock Holder for Amgen Inc; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Express Scripts; GlaxoSmithKline PLC; Medtronic Inc; Stryker Corporation; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.

All other non-faculty contributors to planning, development, editing and review of content have no financial relationships to disclose.

Commercial Supporters

Not Applicable

Education Partners

Pri-Med - UCLA


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