Reducing Allergic Manifestations in Children with Cow's Milk Allergy: Current Research

Roberto Berni Canani, MD, PhD, chief of the Pediatric Allergy Program in the Department of Translational Medicine, University of Naples, Italy, presents data from a trial of infants with cow's milk allergy (CMA). In Dr. Canani's trial, allergic manifestations during a 36-month trial of extensively hydrolyzed formula, with or without Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, were determined in infants who had developed CMA between 1-12 months of age. Dr. Canani's research has implications for the treatment of cow's milk intolerance, and long-term outcomes for children who develop CMA, since substitutive formulas can be used to treat these patients.

Full credit for this course is earned by viewing the video as well as reflecting individually or discussing as a group the Additional Content for Discussion.

Course Credit:

1.00 AANP Contact Hour
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 ANCC Contact Hour
1.00 CA-BRN Contact Hour
1.00 CDR Contact Hour

Dates:

Opens: 2017-04-01
Closes: 2019-04-01

Target Audience:

This activity was developed for pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians, and other health care professionals who have an interest in newborns, infants, and toddlers.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.
  • Roberto Berni Canani, MD, PhD

    Chief of the Pediatric Allergy Program
    Department of Translational Medicine
    University of Naples, Italy

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the long-term risks associated with cow's milk allergy early in life
  • Mediate allergic manifestations in infants by applying a probiotic nutritional strategy

Faculty Disclosures

Roberto Berni Canani, MD, PhD

  • Research Support 
    • Mead Johnson Nutrition

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The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Additional Content Planners

Chris Fischer (Medical Writer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD (Peer Reviewer)
  • Research Support
    • ITN NIAID- clinical area of immunotherapy for food allergy
    • FARE- clinical area of immunotherapy for food allergy
    • DBV Technologies- clinical area of immunotherapy for food allergy
    • Astellas Pharma- clinical area of immunotherapy for food allergy
    • Nestlé - clinical area of hypoallergenic infant formulas
      Nutricia- clinical area of hypoallergenic infant formulas
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific - clinical area of immunotherapy for food allergy
  • Consultant
    • Merck- clinical area of sublingual immunotherapy for dust mites
    • ALK-Abelló- clinical area of data monitoring committee - clinical area for sublingual immunotherapy for dust mites
  • Advisory Board
    • Gerber Nutritional Institute - clinical are of solid foods for prevention of food allergy

Gabrielle Schwilk, FNP-BC, MSN (Lead Nurse Planner)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Charles Willis, Director of Continuing Education, consults for Pfizer, Inc; all other staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.