Darnell Visit 1: A 21-year-old African American man with chronic cough

Curriculum:
Asthma: Opening Airways through Guideline-based Treatment
Credits:
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Launch Date:
July 02, 2013
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

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Gailen D. Marshall, Jr., MD, PhD

Gailen D. Marshall, Jr., MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Vice Chair for Research
Director, Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

Gailen D. Marshall, Jr. MD PhD FACP is the R Faser Triplett SR MD Chair of Allergy and Immunology, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Vice Chair for Research, Director of the Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy and Chief, Laboratory of Behavioral Immunology Research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He received both his PhD in Immunology and MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, did internal medicine training at the University of Iowa and completed his residency, chief residency and Allergy-Immunology fellowship at the University of Tennessee at Memphis. His clinical interests include, in addition to caring for patients with allergy and asthma, developing integrative approaches for the care of patients with inflammatory diseases such as allergy/asthma, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. His major research interests are focused on the effects of psychological stress and environmental factors on immune responses involved in inflammatory diseases and the immunomodulatory effects of new therapeutic agents for allergy and asthma. He has published over 200 peer reviewed articles, reviews, editorials and book chapters. He is an active speaker in regional, national and international venues. He has extensive editorial involvement with multiple journals around the world and currently serves as Editor-in-chief of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He is married to the former Elizabeth Marek and they have three children, Sarah Rylie MD, Jonathan and Rebecca and a grandson Caleb John Rylie.

Michael S. Blaiss, MD

Michael S. Blaiss, MD
Clinical Professor
Department of Pediatrics and Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

Michael S. Blaiss, MD is a pediatric and adult allergist widely recognized as an international thought leader in the field of allergy and asthma management. He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis and has a private practice in Memphis at Allergy and Asthma Care. Dr. Blaiss' clinical focus is on allergies, asthma, and allergic disorders, especially dealing with quality of life, outcomes, and economic issues. He has been named to the list "Best Doctors in America" from 1999-2012. In 2009, he was named by USA Today as one of the most influential physicians in asthma care.
 
Dr. Blaiss has published more than 125 scientific articles and presented at more than 500 meetings and seminars throughout the world on such topics as allergic rhinitis, asthma, immunotherapy, socioeconomic subjects in allergy and asthma, and issues in compliance and adherence.

He has written for several peer-reviewed journals, including
Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Allergy, and JAMA, as well as several allergy textbooks. He has co-edited Atlas of Allergic Diseases. In addition, he has been a member of the editorial boards for the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, World Allergy Organization Journal, Journal of Asthma, and Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, Hypersensitivity, and American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy.

Dr. Blaiss is presently on the Board of Directors of the World Allergy Organization. He is a Past President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and has served on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He has been President of the Tennessee and Louisiana Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Societies. Dr. Blaiss is a Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. After completing his residency at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, he completed a fellowship in allergy/immunology at Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mitchell H. Grayson, MD

Mitchell H. Grayson, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Medicine, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Grayson graduated with a B.A. from Knox College in Galesburg, IL before attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, from which he received his medical degree in 1993. After completing an internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he undertook his allergy/immunology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Upon completion of his fellowship in 1998 he joined the faculty of Washington Univ. School of Medicine. Dr. Grayson was a faculty member in the division of Allergy and Immunology at Washington University until 2008, when he left St. Louis to take a position as an Associate Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI). Dr. Grayson is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
 
Dr. Grayson has been the recipient of several National Institutes of Health research grants, and oversees an active laboratory studying the role that viral infections play in the development of allergic disease. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles, and has trained over 12 post-doctoral or clinical research fellows. He is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, and is an active fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, as well as the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He serves as Deputy Editor of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and has served on numerous study sections for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Grayson is an elected member of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum, the allergy research honorary society, as well as the American Society for Clinical Investigation (physician-scientist honorary society). Dr. Grayson has also been named a "Best Doctor in America" every year since 2009. His clinical interests are primarily asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergy, and anaphylaxis.
1. Review pathophysiology of asthma, including chronic inflammation, remodeling, hyper-responsiveness, and bronchoconstriction in order to improve long-term management of patients with asthma
2. Incorporate available tools in order to reach guideline-based asthma goals set together with the patient
3. Individualize treatment plans for patients with difficult-to-control asthma in order to improve long-term management
4. Enable patients to control his/her asthma through understanding asthma and appropriate use of medication
5. Evaluate current barriers to asthma care, including socioeconomic factors, in order to improve the quality of asthma care