This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in
managed care environments.
This activity is supported by
educational grants from
BioCryst and CSL Behring
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare autosomal dominant condition
characterized by recurrent attacks of edema at different locations
of the body. This potentially life-threatening disease affects
approximately 1 in 67,000 individuals, with no identified
differences in sex or ethnicity. HAE is characterized by recurrent
edema attacks and the cutaneous attacks can be disabling, with the
skin, gastrointestinal tract, and upper airways are most commonly
affected and with a persistent risk to the patient of acute events
of laryngeal swelling that may prove fatal if not treated in a
timely manner. Angioedema in general can be confused with cellulitis,
Graves disease, blepharochalasis, eosinophilic fasciitis, or
amyloidosis which can lead to delays in diagnosis, and inappropriate
treatment poses the risk of adverse events, unnecessary surgical
interventions, a higher burden of misery, and a potentially higher
rate of morbidity and mortality. Fortunately for patients with HAE,
novel therapies have recently become available in the past year and
a half that have shown improved efficacy and safety with improved
administration methods. Additionally, new monoclonal antibody
therapies that have shown improved efficacy and safety are on the
horizon. With these new options comes a knowledge gap among
physician medical directors, pharmacists, immunologists, and nurse
case managers as the treatment paradigm is growing. For this reason,
it is critical that these HCPs are educated and updated on these
emerging options and strategies for their implementation into the
treatment paradigm, including throughout formulary and health plan
discussions, which will ultimately improve patient outcomes in the
HAE patient population.
Upon completion of this
activity, participants will be able to:
Assess the clinical and economic
burden of hereditary angioedema (HAE) and its impact on quality
of life for patients with HAE
Identify HAE symptoms, causes and
triggers of attack, and strategies for staying attack-free
Differentiate current and emerging
treatments based on mechanism of action and evidence related to
safety, efficacy, dosing, and administration
Examine the evolving role of oral
therapy in the prevention of HAE attacks
Analyze the role of C1-INH
replacement therapy in the management of HAE
Apply formularies and evidence-based
clinical protocols to improve treatment for patients by reducing
the number of attacks while better utilizing healthcare
resources in treatment
Marc Riedl, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director – US HAEA Angioedema Center
Clinical Service Chief – Allergy & Immunology
University of California, San Diego
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Disclosures (Relevant Financial Relationships with Ineligible
Companies in the Last 24 Months):
Dr. Riedl has served as a consultant for Astria, Biocryst, Biomarin,
CSL Behring, Cycle Pharma, Fresenius-Kabi, Intellia, Ipsen, Kalvista,
Ono Pharma, Pfizer, Pharming, Pharvaris, RegenexBio,
Sanofi-Regeneron, and Takeda. He has received grant/research support
from Biocryst, Biomarin, CSL Behring, Ionis, Kalvista, Pharvaris,
and Takeda. He has served as a speaker for CSL Behring, Pharming,
and Takeda. All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated.
Planning Committee Disclosures (Relevant Financial Relationships
with Ineligible Companies in the Last 24 Months):
Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationship with an
ineligible company to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationship with an
ineligible company to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationship
with an ineligible company to disclose.
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NAMCP designates this enduring
material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Each
physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.
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Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will
receive 1 hour in nursing continuing professional development.
This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed
Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hours toward CMCN recertification
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