Early Diagnosis and Management Strategies for ADPKD: Coordinating Care Throughout the Patient Journey

Early Diagnosis and Management Strategies for ADPKD: Coordinating Care Throughout the Patient Journey

Online Course | Specialties: Family Medicine, Primary Care
Released: 4/29/2021
Expires: 4/28/2022
Max Credits: 1.25

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Neera Kanhouwa Dahl, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Nephrology
Yale School of Medicine
Director, Nephrology Clinical Trials Program
Yale Medicine
New Haven, CT

Steven S. Raman, MD, FSAR, FSIR
Professor of Radiology, Urology, and Surgery
Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health
Abington, PA

Activity Planners
Iwona Misiuta, PhD, MHA
Clinical Content Manager
Baltimore, MD

Rebecca L. Julian, MS, ELS
Senior Manager, Editorial
Baltimore, MD

Samantha Gordon, MS
Accreditation Manager
Baltimore, MD

Amy Sison
Director of CME
Baltimore, MD

Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM
Associate Director, Education Quality and Compliance
East Lansing, MI

Jill M. Herr, MD
Medical Lead
Syandus, Inc.
Exton, PA

Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Identify patient factors that increase the index of suspicion of ADPKD
  • Evaluate patients with ADPKD for rapidly progressing disease
  • Select appropriate management strategies for patients with ADPKD based on risk of rapid disease progression
  • Describe strategies to enhance the coordination of care for patients with ADPKD

Target Audience
This activity is intended for primary care clinicians, including family physicians, internal medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses.

Statement of Need
An estimated 140,000 people living in the United States have autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). It is the most common genetic renal disease and the fourth leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) worldwide. At least 50% of patients with ADPKD progress to dialysis-dependent kidney failure by the age of 60 years. In addition, these patients have an elevated risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease independent of their renal function. With the introduction of disease-modifying therapies that have the potential to delay ADPKD progression, primary care physicians (PCPs) now play a greater role in recognizing and referring patients to nephrologists and radiologists, who can fully evaluate their risk of disease progression and implement appropriate renal protective strategies. Therefore, PCPs would benefit from education to ensure that patients with ADPKD are diagnosed sooner, confidently comanage patients with nephrologists and radiologists, and implement recommended management strategies at the appropriate specialty level based on properly assessed disease progression.

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Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Medium/Method of Participation
This is a 1.25-credit CME/CE activity, to receive credit:

  • Launch the simulation from the link provided using a PC, Mac, Tablet, or Phone with a 4G or higher internet connection;
  • After the brief introduction and pre-survey, launch the first simulation scenario. Interact appropriately to satisfy each objective to unlock the next objective;
  • The simulation will track your progress until all scenario objectives are complete. You can exit the simulation at any time, and your progress will be saved so you can return to finish at a later time; and
  • You must successfully complete both scenarios to qualify for credit. Upon successful completion of the evaluation, you will receive a certificate of participation immediately via the browser. Click or tap "Credit" to redeem your credit.

Initial Release Date: April 29, 2021
Expiration Date: April 28, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 1 hour and 15 minutes

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Off-label/unapproved drug uses or products are mentioned within this activity.

Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation.

Neera Kanhouwa Dahl, MD, PhD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Natera, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Fees received for promotional/non-CME activities: Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Steven S. Raman, MD, FSAR, FSIR, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi-aventis U.S. Inc.
Fees received for promotional/non-CME activities: Sanofi-aventis U.S. Inc.

The peer reviewers, and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

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Acknowledgment of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

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In this activity, explore 2 virtual patient case simulations to learn about identifying and managing patients with slowly and rapidly progressing ADPKD. This AliveSim™ virtual clinical practice and coaching platform allows learners to interact with virtual peers, make management decisions, and receive recommendations. Participants will learn when to suspect ADPKD, how to identify patients who have a high risk, and when to refer to a nephrologist and radiologist. Participants will also learn methods for distinguishing between slowly and rapidly progressing ADPKD and managing patients with ADPKD in the primary care setting.

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