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3/23/2021 - Medical Grand Rounds: Bench to Bedside Series - ARDS phenotypes and the microbiome: from bedside to bench and back again





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe what is ARDS.
  • Review what treatments are effective for improving survivorship of patients with ARDS, including supportive measures and pharmacological interventions
  • Evaluate if all ARDS are the same
  • Explain how the label “ARDS” matters for clinical management of patients with acute respiratory failure
  • Describe what features distinguish different subsets of ARDS patients

Suggested Additional Reading & Joint Accreditation Statement - Note: This Accreditation Statement Supersedes All Other Statements:

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. New Engl J Med 2021; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2100433
  2. Lancet Resp Med 2018; 6: 691
  3. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2017; 195: 331–338

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This educational activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Bryan J. McVerry, MD — Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Associate Professor of Clinical and Translational Science University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dr. McVerry receives grant and research support from Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium; and UPMC Learning While Doing Program.
Georgios Kitsios, MD, PhD — Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Director, ABIM Research Pathway, Internal Medicine Residency Program, UPMC
Dr. Kitsios receives grant/research support Karius, Inc.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.