Now available in SMA’s on-line Education Center, the Southern Medical Journal (SMJ) is pleased to highlight two CME articles published in the April 2014 issue.  The Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Hyperuricemia, Gout, and Related Co-Morbidities:  Cause and Effect on the Two-Way Street

This article will review the clinical associations between gout and its common comorbid conditions and the evidence supporting a causal relation between them. The evidence that gout and hyperuricemia contribute to the pathogenesis of their comorbidities creates greater urgency for appropriate gout management.  It is important to manage gout aggressively in the presence of comorbid conditions.

The Southern Medical Association designates this Journal-Based CME Activity material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Surge in Outpatient Vitamin D Deficiency Diagnoses:  National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Analysis, with Commentary

Research on the potential consequences of vitamin D deficiency has rapidly grown.  Diagnoses of vitamin D deficiency also have increased rapidly, with women and older individuals the most likely to receive this diagnosis. The majority of recent diagnoses of vitamin D deficiency have been asymptomatic disease. With the surge in asymptomatic vitamin D deficiency diagnoses, physicians often appear to be screening rather than confirming clinical manifestations resulting from the deficiency.

The Southern Medical Association designates this Journal-Based CME Activity material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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