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Topics to be presented
- Diagnosis, Prevention and Management of Acute Kidney Injury
- Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
- Hypertension update 2016
- Practical approach to voiding abnormalities: a failure to store, or a failure to empty?
- Hematuria: Initial workup and when to refer?
- Recurrent UTI: what's happening and how to prevent them!
- Kidney Stones Part 1: Clinical Presentation and Pathogenesis
- Kidney Stones Part 2: Treatment Options and Preventive Strategies
- Kidney Transplantation Part 1: Overview and Primary Care of the Post Transplant patient
- Kidney Transplantation Part 2: Donor options and the Surgical approach
- Prostate cancer screening update 2016
- Men’s Health 2016: Infertility, Sterility, Low Testosterone, Andropause, and the evaluation and treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
- Current Concepts and Treatment of Hyponatremia
- Herbal Supplements and the Kidney
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain the new definition of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), and describe the short and long term complications of patients that experience AKI.
- Review the strategies used to prevent AKI in specific clinical situations : IV contrast, general surgery, gadolinium exposure.
- Discuss individual agents and the risk and unique types of AKI associated with NSAIDs, antibiotics and chemotherapeutic drugs.
- Discuss the new definition of chronic kidney disease (CKD) with specific emphasis on the measurement and important role of microalbuminuria.
- Describe the complications of CKD and the treatment guidelines for the management of Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Anemia, Acidosis and Hyperparathyroidism.
- Describe the differences between JNC 8 and JNC 7 in the management of hypertension.
- Discuss the specific guidelines for the treatment of hypertension in patients with renal disease with and without proteinuria with ACEI/ARB therapy.
- Review the clinical criteria for the recognition of secondary hypertension and the new treatments of resistant hypertension including renal denervation.
- Define the epidemiology and clinical impact of kidney stone disease in the U.S.
- Describe the different types of kidney stones and the pathophysiologic causes of each type of stone.
- Review the surgical and medical treatment options available for each type of stone disease and the strategies to prevent future stone recurrence.
- Describe the current status of the renal transplant program in the U.S. from the standpoint of patient outcomes, governmental regulation, organ donation policy and economic coverage.
- Define the basic immunosuppression used and the side effects of individual agents.
- Discuss the common medical complications in transplant recipients seen in the primary care setting.
- Establish the definition and physiologic consequences of hyponatremia.
- Review the different causes of hyponatremia and the workup required to establish a correct diagnosis.
- Define the role of hypertonic saline and the use of vaptans in the treatment of acute and chronic hyponatremia.
- Describe the entity called osmotic demyelinating syndrome and its relationship to the treatment of hyponatremia.
- Review the governmental policies regulating the distribution and labeling of herbal therapy in the U.S.
- Discuss the potential risks of heavy metal toxicity, nephrotoxicity and electrolyte abnormalities associated with individual types of herbal therapy.
- Outline the potential interaction of herbal therapy with prescription medication and how to avoid these potential complications.
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