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Epidemiology, Recognition and Treatment of Prevalent Kidney Conditions

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

The kidneys serve as the body’s filtration system. Waste and excess fluids are filtered out of the blood and excreted through the urine. When the kidneys are not working as they should, fluid, electrolytes, and wastes can build up to dangerous levels in the body, even to the point of being fatal. Because kidney disease often does not create noticeable symptoms until the disease is advanced, it is important that medical clinicians are able to recognize the symptoms as soon as they are present and take immediate steps to resolve or mitigate the impact. This is the first in a four-part series on kidney disease.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.          Overview Of Chronic Kidney Disease

1.   Epidemiology

III.        Chronic Kidney Disease

1.   Consequences of CKD

2.   Signs and Symptoms of CKD

3.   Diagnosis of Kidney Disease

IV.         Diabetes-associated Chronic Kidney Disease

1.   Hypertension

2.   Cardiovascular Disease

3.   Hyperlipidemia

V.           Treatment Of Chronic Kidney Disease

1.   Hemodialysis

2.   Peritoneal Dialysis

3.   Monitoring of Kidney Failure

VI.         Kidney Transplant

1.   Immunological Aspects of Transplantation

2.   Post-operative Management

3.   Immunosuppression

4.   Complications

5.   Outcomes of Transplantation

VII.      Summary

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