The successful management of nontuberculous mycobacteria lung disease (NTM-LD) remains challenging owing to the need for long-term treatment, the ongoing risks of adverse drug reactions, and the potential for nonadherence. These factors underscore the importance of specialty referral and shared decision making in the successful management of NTM-LD, as Dr. Anne O’Donnell and her patient, Brinkley, exemplify.
Upon successful completion of this education activity, participants should be better able to:
Nehemiah and Naomi Cohen Chair in Pulmonary Disease Research
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Georgetown University Hospital