Putting Out the Fire: Optimal Management of Gout in the Primary Care Setting
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Implement appropriate strategies for screening for gout in the primary care setting
- Develop strategies for lowering serum uric acid, preventing and treating flares, and managing gout among patients in the primary care setting, including the elderly and those with multiple comorbidities
Primary care providers are increasingly challenged to manage gout, a condition that is on the rise primarily due to the high rates of obesity among the US population. Clinicians are required to manage gout more often and the complexity of the disease is often magnified due to multiple comorbidities and/or advanced age.
Primary care clinicians need contemporary strategies for quickly alleviating gout attacks in their patients, for preventing future attacks, and for managing the disease in the face of multiple comorbidities. This activity addresses these issues in three patient cases.
Published on October 30, 2012