Ikuo Hirano, MD, provides his academic expertise in esophageal swallowing physiology and clinical experience to improve the management of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). To distinguish EoE from a myriad of diagnoses, Dr. Hirano shares his experience and discusses the latest evidence-based recommendations to assess and diagnose patients with EoE. He reviews common symptoms and food triggers and how to identify adaptive behaviors that can mask patients living with EoE. He shares an overview of ongoing unmet clinical needs along with an in-depth review of standard of care treatment and emerging therapies. To facilitate integration into practice, the activity is augmented by video clips and case discussions.
NOTE: This activity includes discussion of dupilumab as an investigational medication for the treatment of patients with EoE. After this activity was finalized, dupilumab was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for: “treatment of adult and pediatric patients aged 12 years and older, weighing at least 40 kg, with eosinophilic esophagitis.”
1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1 ANCC Contact Hour
0.5 Pharmacology Hours
This activity was developed for gastroenterologists, allergists, immunologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric allergists/immunologists, specialty NP/PAs, and other healthcare professionals who have an interest in Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE).
This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi Genzyme