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Volume 83, Number 7

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency: An underrecognized, treatable cause of COPD

 

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Release Date: July 1, 2016
Expiration Date: June 30, 2017

Estimated Time of Completion: 1 hour

Description

Known cases of this common genetic disease are just the tip of the iceberg.

Learning Objective

Readers will recognize the indications to test for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

Target Audience

Directed to pulmonology, gastroenterology/hepatology, dermatology, family practice, genetics/personalized healthcare.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Activity Director and Authors

Activity Director

Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Education Institute
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Editor in Chief, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

Co-Activity Directors

Pelin Batur, MD
Department of Community Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Education Director, Primary Care Women’s Health Program,
Cleveland Clinic Deputy Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

James Pile, MD
Vice Chairman, Faculty Development, Department of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Vice Chairman, Professional Staff Affairs, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Deputy Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

Kristi Thomsen
Executive Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

Authors

James K. Stoller MD, MS
Chair, Education Institute, Cleveland Clinic;
Head, Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Therapy,
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Cleveland Clinic;
Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
of Case Western Reserve University,
Cleveland, OH

CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated that they have a relationship which, in the context of their contributions, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD (Activity Director)
  Consulting Horizon Pharma
James K. Stoller MD, MS
  Consulting Arrowhead

All other authors, co-activity directors, reviewers and CCJM staff report no relevant financial relationships which, in the context of their contributions, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest.


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