Gout Curbside Consults: Guideline Updates

0.25 CME
0.25 CME WITH ABIM MOC
25 MINS
$0 FEE
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Overview

Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education


Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Horizon Therapeutics USA, Inc.


Activity Description

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis characterized by the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in the joints, tendons, and connective tissues. Refractory gout (also called uncontrolled gout or recurrent gout) is marked by serum uric acid levels that do not drop below 6 mg/dL accompanied by recurrent flares and increased tophi. Gout is associated with functional impairment, a decreased quality of life, and several comorbidities. Despite major advances in treatment strategies, as many as 90% of patients with gout have poorly controlled or improperly managed disease, and physicians are challenged to apply the latest evidence-based care. In this case-based Curbside Consults activity, expert clinicians discuss the latest clinical guidelines and how they impact patients.


Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists, internists, nephrologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with uncontrolled/refractory gout.


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to evaluate updated guideline recommendations for management of uncontrolled gout including direction on when to treat with urate-lowering therapies (ULT).


Activity Chair

Brian Mandell, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman Academic Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH


Faculty

N. Lawrence Edwards, MD, MACP, MACR
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Reviewer

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP


Accreditation

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit

Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, August 31, 2021, to August 30, 2022.


How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ certificate.


Disclosures

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Individuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears below.  

Activity Chair and faculty report the following relationship(s)

Brian Mandell, MD, PhD
Consulting Fee: ChemoCentryx, Horizon
Data Safety Monitoring Board: Horizon

N. Lawrence Edwards, MD, MACP, MACR
No relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Reviewer reports the following relationship(s)

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s)

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.


Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non—FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.


Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.


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