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  Update on the Management of Hepatic Encephalopathy  
 
  Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of gastroenterologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners involved in the management of chronic liver disease.
 
 
  Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Describe the rifaximin dosage regimen used to improve driving skills in MHE patients
  • Discuss the effect of rifaximin on serum cytokines
  • Review the impact of rifaximin on the complications of cirrhosis
  • Compare survival of patients receiving rifaximin for HE with that of comparable ESLD patients on the liver transplant waiting list
 
  Credit Designation
Purdue University School of Pharmacy designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release - June 10, 2011
Expiration - June 10, 2012
This program has expired. CME credit is no longer available.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Focus Medical Communications. Purdue University School of Pharmacy, an equal access/equal opportunity institution, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
All faculty AND staff involved in the planning or presentation of continuing education activities sponsored/provided by Purdue University School of Pharmacy are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of the presentation or enduring material. Dr. Bajaj has received grants/research support from Salix Pharmaceuticals and Otsuka, and has an advisory board membership with Salix Pharmaceuticals.. Full disclosure of all commercial relationships must be made in writing to the audience prior to the activity. The Focus Medical Communications staff and Purdue University School of Pharmacy staff have no relationships to disclose.

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