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Stress and Atopic Disorders: Asthma and the Seasonal Allergic Response
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Rosalind J. Wright, M.D., M.P.H., and Sheldon Cohen, Ph.D.

Dr. Wright is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Dr. Cohen is Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

Drs. Wright and Cohen report no commercial conflicts of interest.

This activity is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck.


Release Date: 05/05/2005
Termination Date: 05/05/2008

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Define atopy and describe the effects of stress on neuroimmunoregulation and the consequent modulation of the hypersensitivity response
  • Describe local pulmonary interactions between the immune system and autonomic nervous system in the response to stress
  • Describe relationships between psychological stress and oxidative stress
  • Describe the potential role of stress and glucocorticoid resistance in asthma
  • Describe genetic modification of the risks of psychological stress and asthmatic expression
  • Discuss treatment strategies for modifying the relationship between stress and the immune response.

 
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