Presentation and Management of Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS)
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Stanford University School of Medicine
The Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine
This CME activity provides a practical approach to the recognition and management of Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, also referred to as PANS. PANS is relatively newly understood, under-identified, and therefore under-treated in clinical practice. In PANS, “medical” infectious and inflammatory diseases present with severe, often debilitating “mental” psychiatric and neurological symptoms. When the connections between infection, inflammation and PANS symptoms are not suspected and identified, the opportunity for clinical treatment may be missed or delayed. During this course, typical presentations will be illustrated with case scenarios. Different aspects of evaluation will be demonstrated, including physical examination for neurological soft signs. Treatment algorithms will also be demonstrated, and the role of family education, multidisciplinary coordination and need for school accommodations will be discussed.
This course is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians from a wide variety of specialties including primary care, family practice, pediatrics, neurology, psychiatry, and other specialties such as pediatric emergency care, adolescent medicine, pediatric neurology, pediatric otolaryngology, pediatric allergy/immunology, pediatric rheumatology, pediatric hospitalist, pediatric urology and pediatric sleep medicine.
Dates, Duration & Fee
- Release Date: December 20, 2018
- Expiration Date: December 20, 2020
- Estimated Time to Complete: 1.75 hours
- CME Credits Offered: 1.75
- Registration Fee: FREE
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To Obtain CME Credits
- Review the information below and complete the entire activity.
- Complete the CME Post-test, CME Evaluation Survey, and CME Activity Completion Statement at the end of the activity.
- You must receive a score of 75% or higher on the post-test in order to receive a certificate. You will have two attempts to answer each multiple-choice question (or one attempt for questions with only two options) to pass the post-test.
- Once you attest to completing the entire online activity and have scored 75% or higher on the post-test, your certificate will be generated automatically and will be available on your Dashboard page.
- Physicians will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. All other participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of PANS in patients.
- Administer the appropriate first line treatments to PANS patients.
- Effectively refer PANS patients to specialist care and coordinate care with these healthcare providers.
- Educate and counsel PANS patients and their families on care at home and at school.
Table of Contents
- Test Your Knowledge
- What is PANS?
- Meet Darius - Patient Case
- Review of Systems - Patient Case
- Neuropsychiatric Review of Systems - Patient Case
- Physical Exam - Patient Case
- Lab Evaluation - Patient Case
- First-Line Treatment and Care - Patient Case
- Course Wrap-up
- Resources and References
The following planner and speaker has indicated that they have no relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this activity:
Margo Thienemann, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Co-Director, Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Clinic
Stanford University School of Medicine
Technical Design and Development
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Accreditation and Designation of Credits
The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Please check with your state’s credentialing board for their requirements.
Commercial Support Acknowledgement
The Stanford University School of Medicine has received and has used undesignated program funding from Pfizer, Inc. to facilitate the development of innovative CME activities designed to enhance physician competence and performance and to implement advanced technology. A portion of this funding supports this activity.
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Clinical Management of Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome: Part I—Psychiatric and Behavioral Interventions
Clinical Management of Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome: Part II—Use of Immunomodulatory Therapies
Clinical Evaluation of Youth with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS): Recommendations from the 2013 PANS Consensus Conference
For a complete list, please view the References/Bibliography page in the Course.
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