Gwen A. Huitt, MD, MS - Addressing Challenges in the Treatment of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease: Managing Adverse Effects to Keep Patients on Therapy


Manage episode 282420052 series 2857008
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Go online to to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, an expert in NTM-LD discusses diagnosing and treating a patient with NTM-LD, with the goal of maintaining treatment adherence. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the burden of treatment associated with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD), especially adverse events that may lead to patient discontinuation of therapy, Discuss the latest evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of NTM-LD, including airway clearance, medication optimization, susceptibility testing, repeated cultures, and duration of treatment, Develop treatment plans for patients with NTM-LD based on the latest ATS/IDSA guidelines, disease severity, patient needs and preferences, and the latest clinical evidence on efficacy and safety, Apply strategies to manage adverse events associated with treatment of NTM-LD in order to maintain patient adherence to therapy and improve outcomes.

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