nathan bwSteven D. Nathan, MD
Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Director, Advanced Lung Disease Program
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, Virginia


CME/CE Information

Activity Title PH-IIP: Lessons for Optimizing Diagnosis and Treatment
Part 2: Treatment Approach
Topic Pulmonary Hypertension-Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias
Accreditation Type AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Release Date December 2014
Expiration Date December 31, 2015
Estimated Time to Complete Activity 15 minutes


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

  • Summarize the current approach to the diagnosis and management of PH-IIP
  • Discuss current clinical trials in PH-IIP and treatments on the horizon


Steven D. Nathan, MD
Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Director, Advanced Lung Disease Program
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, Virginia


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  3. Complete the CME/CE activity.
  4. Complete the posttest. A score of at least 75% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
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This activity is sponsored by The France Foundation.


This activity is intended for pulmonologists, surgeons, critical care clinicians, pharmacists, advanced practice nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with IPF.


Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) are a group of 8 recognized disorders that have distinct radiologic and histologic presentations and no identifiable cause. The most common IIP is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and complications can include right-sided heart failure, respiratory failure, and pulmonary hypertension (PH). IIPs are generally distinguished from other diffuse parenchymal lung diseases on the basis of clinical properties, laboratory tests, physical examination, imaging, and histopathological features. Nevertheless, in some cases it is very hard to distinguish the condition from other diseases such as asbestosis, chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis, autoimmune disorders, and sarcoidosis. In addition, the diagnosis of IIP should exclude other diffuse lung diseases such as emphysema or chronic obstructive lung disease, diffuse lung disease associated with occupational or environmental exposure, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, histiocytosis, and eosinophilic pneumonia.


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  • Steven D. Nathan, MD, has received grants/research support from Actelion, Boehringer Ingelheim, InterMune, United Therapeutics, and Veracyte. He has served as a consultant for Actelion, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim, Gilead Sciences, InterMune, Roche, and United Therapeutics. He has received honoraria from Actelion, Gilead Sciences, and United Therapeutics.


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