Demystifying Gout: Pathogenesis and Guidelines for the Management of Gout

Recorded On: 09/19/2018

Commercial Support: Horizon Pharma

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Gout is a chronic metabolic disease experienced by approximately 4% of the population of the United States. Gout is caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints, kidneys, and other body systems, and can be debilitating for patients. Early detection of gout results in significantly fewer complications over time and reduces associated comorbidities. This presentation is designed to discuss the clinical signs and symptoms of gout, identify the triggers associated with attacks of gout, examine various treatment options, and review common complications experienced by patients with gout. This session also will explore options aimed at reducing the incidence of attacks of gout, learning how to prevent complications, and understanding ways patients with gout can improve their quality of life.

Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
• Identify the signs and symptoms of gout.
• Discuss the triggers and current treatments for gout.
• Verbalize complications associated with chronic gout.

Vickie Sayles, BSN, RN-BC, CRNI®

Clinical Nurse Manager

Vickie L. Sayles, BSN, RN-BC, CRNI®, is the clinical nurse manager for the department of rheumatic and immunologic diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. She is board-certified in ambulatory nursing, rheumatology nursing, and infusion nursing, and she currently serves as treasurer of the Rheumatology Nurse Society. A presenter at various conferences in the United States, Ms. Sayles has spoken on subjects such as infusion nursing, infusion medications, biologic drugs, and biosimilar drugs.

CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: September 19, 2021

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