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1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
1.00 / AAFP Prescribed Credit
1.00 / CE for Nurses
1.00 / CE for Pharmacists
Hyperuricemia and gout are common among renal transplant recipients and present challenges to the management of both immunosuppression and high uric acid levels. The relatively high prevalence of hyperuricemia and gout in this patient population are attributable to abnormal renal urate transport mechanisms due to the use of calcineurin inhibitors and/or intrinsic renal tubular defects. The risks and benefits of pharmacologic agents used to treat acute attacks of gout and chronic hyperuricemia must be evaluated carefully for their effects on serum uric acid levels and drug-drug interactions.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nephrologists and other clinicians involved in the treatment of patients with gout.
After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:
Clinicians today face an increasing number of patients with gout. Nephrologists in particular must contend with complex cases in patients with varying degrees and stages of renal dysfunction in addition to other comorbidities and individual characteristics that affect treatment decisions and, ultimately, treatment success. As gout occurs in tandem with renal disorders, nephrologists must be able to appropriately identify and treat these patients.
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The content managers, Marjorie Hale, Jill Rovitzky Black, Susan Basilico, Jody A. Charnow and Marina Galanakis of Haymarket Medical Education, and Victoria C. Smith, MD, of Medical Education Resources, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest relating directly or indirectly to this activity.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Haymarket Media, Inc. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Medical Education Resources designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This educational activity may contain discussion of approved and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Medical Education Resources, Inc. (MER), and Haymarket Medical Education (HME) do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of MER and HME. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Medical Education Resources or Haymarket Media, Inc. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Medical Education Resources, or Haymarket Media, Inc. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.
To obtain credit, a post-test score of 70% or better is required. This CME is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test survey, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME.com within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.