Continuing Medical Education: Treatment with Proton-Pump Inhibitors may Not Improve Asthma Control

December 11, 2009

This educational activity discusses the results of an April 2009 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine about proton-pump inhibitors and asthma control.

This activity will provide physicians with the results of a study about "the finding that asymptomatic GERD is not a likely cause of poorly controlled asthma, as proton-pump inhibitor treatment does not improve control of asthma."

Treatment with Proton-Pump Inhibitors may Not Improve Asthma Control

Credits: 0.25

Fee: None

Expires: April 8, 2010

Multimedia: None

Based on a news story from April 2009 that focuses on the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, this activity will help participants understand how researchers came to the finding that asymptomatic GERD is not likely a cause of poorly controlled asthma, as proton-pump inhibitor treatment does not improve control of asthma. The implications of these findings on daily practice and their clinical context are highlighted, as are study findings, which are provided in a bulleted list for easy review.