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Disease Management Clinical Decisions


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Release Date:   June 30, 2017
Expiration Date:   June 30, 2020

Estimated Time of Completion:  1 hour


Each lesson in the Disease Management Clinical Decisions series is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the clinical presentation, diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, and management strategies for a specific case or cases related to the topic. It also provides questions and multiple-choice answers related to the clinical management of the case along with the rationale for the correct answer. Additional reading materials can be found in the Cleveland Clinic Disease Management Project.

Throughout this case-based lesson, you may proceed to the next question once you answer the question correctly.

After completing the CME activity, the evaluation, and the registration forms, you will have an opportunity to print your CME certificate for your records.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify asthma symptoms and describe their importance in the patient evaluation.
  2. Summarize the key treatment considerations in the acute and step-up therapy of asthma.
  3. List the components of the asthma control test and describe its use in clinical practice.

Target Audience

Directed to primary care practitionerss.


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 enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 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 Faculty

Activity Director

Alexander Duart Rae-Grant, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Director of Resident and Student Education
Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH


Marianne J. Sumego, MD
Community Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Cleveland Clinic
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.


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 no relationship which, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Alexander Duart Rae-Grant, MD
Marianne J. Sumego, MD

This CME activity was produced by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Center for Continuing Education.