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CME / ABIM MOC

A Dialysis Patient Simulation: Beyond the Numbers

  • Authors: Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD; Sindhuri Prakash-Polet, MD, PhD; Shayan Shirazian, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 9/19/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 9/19/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 1.00 ABIM MOC points

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion
    • ABIM MOC points

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for clinicians involved in the management of patients undergoing dialysis.

The goal of this activity is to improve comprehensive management of patients with chronic kidney disease–associated pruritus (CKD-aP) on hemodialysis.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Ordering diagnostic tests for screening for and diagnosing CKD-aP
    • Selecting pharmacotherapy for the management of CKD-aP
    • Selecting nonpharmacologic therapy for CKD-aP


Disclosures

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All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships.


Faculty

  • Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD

    Professor of Medicine
    Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation
    University of California, Irvine
    Orange, CA

    Disclosures

    Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Abbott; AbbVie; ACI Clinical (Cara Therapeutics); Akebia; Alexion; Amgen; Ardelyx; AstraZeneca; Aveo; B. Braun Medical; Chugai; Cytokinetics; Daiichi Sankyo; DaVita; Dr Schaer; Fresenius; Genentech; GlaxoSmithKline; Hospira; Kabi; Keryx; Kissei; Novartis; Novo Nordisk; OPKO Health; Pfizer; Regulus; Relypsa; Resverlogix; Sandoz; Sanofi; Shire; Takeda; Vifor; ZS Pharma
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Abbott; AbbVie; ACI Clinical (Cara Therapeutics); Akebia; Alexion; Amgen; Ardelyx; AstraZeneca; Aveo; B. Braun Medical; Chugai; Cytokinetics; Daiichi Sankyo; DaVita; Dr Schaer; Fresenius; Genentech; GlaxoSmithKline; Hospira; Kabi; Keryx; Kissei; Novartis; Novo Nordisk; OPKO Health; Pfizer; Regulus; Relypsa; Resverlogix; Sandoz; Sanofi; Shire; Takeda; Vifor; ZS Pharma

  • Sindhuri Prakash-Polet, MD, PhD

    Clinical Fellow in Nephrology
    Columbia University Medical Center
    New York, NY

    Disclosures

    Sindhuri Prakash-Polet, MD, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Shayan Shirazian, MD

    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Columbia University Medical Center
    New York, NY

    Disclosures

    Shayan Shirazian, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Cara Pharmaceuticals; Vifor
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: AstraZeneca; Otsuka

Editors

  • Jennifer Hakkarainen, BS, PA-C

    Medical Education Director/ Team CV/METS, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Jennifer S Hakkarainen, BS, PA-C, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Katie Prince

    Writer, Chichester Associates, Inc

    Disclosures

    Katie Prince has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer

  • Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has no relevant financial relationships.


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    For Physicians

  • Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.

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CME / ABIM MOC

A Dialysis Patient Simulation: Beyond the Numbers

Authors: Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD; Sindhuri Prakash-Polet, MD, PhD; Shayan Shirazian, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 9/19/2022

Valid for credit through: 9/19/2023

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ABOUT THIS ACTIVITY
Enhance your clinical skills as you engage with patients in an objective and realistic interactive simulation. Treat patients, diagnose medical conditions, and prescribe medications. There are no limits to your choices - order from thousands of labs, diagnoses, devices and drugs using an intuitive patient chart-based interface.

Powerful metrics track your performance and provide instant expert feedback on your decisions. Upon completion, results will be presented, along with author commentary on each case.