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Author Affiliation
Co-Course Director
Gregg Sherman, MD
Family Practice
Northwest Heart and Health
Margate, FL

Deborah Paschal, CRNP
Clinical Nurse Practitioner
Cardiothoracic Surgery Division
Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

Medical Writer
Cedric Nazareth, MBBS

Faculty
M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP
Senior Advisor, Lankenau Medical Associates
Wynnewood, PA

Peng Thim Fan, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Los Angeles, CA

Louis Kuritzky, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Community Health and Family Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, APRN, FNP, FAANP, FAAN
Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner
Bedford, NH

Title
: Gout: Bridging Knowledge Gaps in Diagnosis and Treatment
Activity/Course #:
: NCMEB289
Cost:
: $25.00
Release/Start Date:
: Feb 02 2017
Expiration Date:
: Feb 01 2018
Topics:
: Rheumatology
Target Audience:
: Primary Care Providers
Format:
: Monograph
Estimated Time To Complete CME Activity:
: 1.0 Hour
Credit(s):
: 1.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)
1.0 AANP Contact hour(s) which includes 0.50 pharmacology hour(s)
Hardware/Software Requirements:
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This monograph will provide information about gout or hyperuricemia, a condition which is often asymptomatic and is known to be associated with adverse outcomes, can be misdiagnosed or the diagnosis not adequately established. Case studies are presented throughout the monograph which will highlight the need for needle aspiration for diagnosis of gout confirmed by the presence in the joint fluid of MSU crystals, characterized by a needle-like appearance, with negative birefringence on polarized microscopy. Appropriate use of urate lowering drugs for effective and FDA approved treatments for acute gout attacks. The clinical trial data demonstrating effective maintenance of long term uric acid levels less than 6 and the latest ACR guidelines for target uric acid levels for preventing recurrent gout attacks will be reviewed. Emphasis is placed ways to implement appropriate pharmacologic therapeutic strategies and on optimizing treatment options for safety and improved patient outcomes.

Learning Objective(s):

After completing this program participants should be able to:

  1. Describe management approaches for obtaining a definitive diagnosis of gout
  2. Develop individualized treatment plans for treatment of acute gout flares
  3. Apply new American College of Rheumatology guidelines for target uric acid level goals for long-term urate lowering therapy
  4. Implement appropriate pharmacotherapy to effectively maintain target uric acid levels on a long-term basis

How To Obtain Your CME Certificate

  1. Register for the course at www.naceonline.com.
  2. View the content.
  3. Complete and submit the post-test and evaluation.
  4. A minimum passing score of 80% must be earned on the post-test in order to complete the CME activity.
  5. Print your CME certificate.
Sponsored and Certified By
National Association for Continuing Education
Accreditation Designation Statement
The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Association for Continuing Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

National Association for Continuing Education is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider Number 121222. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education (which includes 0.50 hours of pharmacology).
Faculty Disclosure Policy
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the National Association for Continuing Education to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the National Association for Continuing Education are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosures are provided below.

M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP , Faculty, has the following relationships to disclose: Speaker: Merck.

Peng Thim Fan, MD, Faculty, has the following relationships to disclose: Speaker: Pfizer, Amgen, Genentech, AbbVie, and BMS.

Louis Kuritzky, MD, Faculty, has no relationships to disclose.

Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, APRN, FNP, FAANP, FAAN, Faculty, has the following relationships to disclose: Speakers Bureau: Takeda, Merz, and Sanofi; Consultant: Merck, Pfizer, and Takeda.

Gregg Sherman, MD, Co-Course Director, has no relationships to disclose.

Deborah Paschal, CRNP, Co-Course Director, has no relationships to disclose.

Cedric Nazareth, Medical Writer, has no relationships to disclose.

Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., Activity Planning Committee, has the following relationships to disclose: co-owner of Specialty Press, Inc. and Health Link Systems, Inc.

Michelle Frisch, MPH, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.

Alan Goodstat, LCSW, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.

Sheila Lucas, CWEP, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.

Cheryl C. Kay, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.
Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this activity.