This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of allergists, immunologists, and specialty nurse practitioners (NPs)/physician assistants (PAs).
This activity will cover treatment choices for patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps (CRSwNP), a chronic inflammatory condition of the sinonasal cavities. Until recently the only treatment options, included saline irrigation for symptomatic relief, local or oral corticosteroids to keep inflammation under control, and polypectomy through endoscopic sinus surgery. Novel biologics that were successful in controlling some forms of severe asthma were put into clinical trials to evaluate their impact on CRSwNP. Availability of biologics for CRSwNP gives clinicians treatment options beyond steroids and surgery for their CRSwNP patients who are struggling to breathe freely. However, it also confronts them with new and different decisions.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: