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Rheumatology Cases on the Web

Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthropathy:
To Treat or Not To Treat?

 

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  1. Complete the CME case-based lesson (each question must be answered correctly).
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  3. Complete the credit and evaluation form.
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Technical Requirements

Release Date:   February 19, 2015
Renewal Date:   February 19, 2017
Expiration Date:   February 19, 2018

Estimated Time of Completion:   15 minutes

Description

Rheumatology Cases on the Web (COWs) is an online case-based series that provides an in-depth review of basic and clinical aspects and the effect of recent advances in rheumatic diseases. Expert faculty offer succinct cases on biologic safety, tuberculosis, cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, and lupus, as well as the rationale for both right and wrong answers within each case.

The Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthropathy: To Treat or Not To Treat? case reviews current criteria for axial and non-axial spondyloarthropathy, as well as how to diagnose, manage, and treat non-radiographic axial spondyloarthropathy.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize current criteria for axial and nonaxial spondyloarthropathy.
  2. Accurately diagnose and initiate management of nonradiographic spondyloarthropathy.
  3. Choose appropriate treatment options for nonradiographic axial spondyloarthropathy.
  4. Explain the impact of antitumor necrosis factor treatment in nonradiographic axial spondyloarthropathy.

Target Audience

This educational series is designed for rheumatologists, internal medicine physicians and other health care professionals interested in rheumatic diseases.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Activity Director and Faculty

Activity Director and Faculty

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Faculty

Apostolos Kontzias, MD
Department of Rheumatologic and Immunologic Diseases
Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated that they may have a relationship which, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:


Leonard H. Calabrese, DO


Abbvie Consulting


BMS Consulting; Teaching and Speaking


Centocor Consulting


Crescendo Teaching and Speaking


Genentech/Roche Consulting; Teaching and Speaking


GSK Consulting


Pfizer Consulting


Sanofi Aventis Consulting


UCB Consulting

The following faculty has indicated that he has no relationship which, in the context of his presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Apostolos Kontzias, MD

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
acknowledges educational grants for partial support of this activity from:

AbbVie, Inc.
Crescendo Biosciences
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
Horizon Pharma
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

This CME activity was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and
R.J. Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology.