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Diagnostic Workup of a 33-year-old Woman with Clinical Presentation Suggestive of Autoimmune Disease

Diagnostic Workup of a 33-year-old Woman with Clinical Presentation Suggestive of Autoimmune Disease

Format

Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

August 26, 2019

Expires

August 26, 2020
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 / ANCC Contact Hour

Accredited Provider





Provided by Horizon CME

Commercial Supporter

This session is supported by an independent educational grant provided by Quest Diagnostics.

Program Description

This activity reviews the role of the antinuclear antibody (ANA) test and subserology tests for facilitating a timely diagnosis of autoimmune diseases in patients with clinical suspicion of disease or to rule out other conditions with similar signs and symptoms. The advantages and disadvantages of ANA testing methods will be reviewed as will the roles of various subserology tests. The patient case study offers a unique opportunity for learners to follow a patient with suspected autoimmune disease through the process of test selection and diagnosis, exploring the appropriateness of various medical tests and procedures as recommended by the ABIM Foundation's “Choosing Wisely” initiative.

Intended Audience

Primary care providers, including MDs/DOs, NPs, PAs, and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with autoimmune disorders

Educational Objectives

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss the importance and role of antinuclear antibody (ANA) testing for timely diagnosis of autoimmune disorders in primary care
  • Compare and contrast ANA testing methods
  • Implement strategies for choosing wisely and appropriately regarding ANA and subserology antibody testing

Accreditor Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Policy

Horizon CME requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to influence the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) which may arise as a result of prospective faculty members’ relevant relationships with drug or device manufacturer(s). Horizon CME is committed to resolving all conflicts of interest and retaining only those speakers with financial interest conflicts that can be reconciled with the goals and educational integrity of the CME activity.

Faculty

Christine H. Lee, MPH, MD
Attending Physician
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Lee discloses no relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients during the past 12 months.

Daniel Wallace, MD, FACP, MACR
Professor of Medicine
Attune Health
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Wallace discloses no relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients during the past 12 months.

Non-faculty Contributors/Planners

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content disclose no relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients during the past 12 months.

Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Horizon CME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Horizon CME designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.00

Type

ANCC Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Approval valid through 8/20/2021.

OCEAN ID #2019-40.

Designation Statement

This activity has received OCEAN approval for 1.00 contact hour.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity 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 the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. 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 and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions

There are no fees to participate in the activity. Participants must review all activity information, including the learning objectives, disclosure statements, and content. To receive CME credit for participation, participants must complete the posttest (achieving a passing grade of 75% or greater) and program evaluation. Certificates can be printed immediately.

For questions regarding CME credit, please contact Horizon CME (503) 659-5558.

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