JAAPA CME Post-Test September 2018

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide to Collaborative Care
With the incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) increasing over recent decades, wide variability in disease presentation, and a median survival of only 2 to 4 years from disease onset, timely referral is key for patients with suspected ALS. This activity discusses primary care providers’ roles in recognizing ALS and managing symptoms in patients whose travel to specialists can become restricted in the later stages of the disease.

Recommendations for Evaluating and Managing Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic lung disease characterized by progressive and irreversible fibrosis of lung parenchyma that reduces lung function. This rare, incurable disease often is mistaken for an inflammatory condition. This activity reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis, and management of IPF.

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