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Dr. Abhay Vats discusses the origin of nephrotic syndrome, reviews treatments as well as current and future advances for this disease.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Share accumulated knowledge of NS genetics over last 2500 years
  • Discuss NS genetics and biomarkers
  • Review treatments, as well as current and future directions

Reading Resources:

  1. Lovric S, Fang H, Vega-Warner V, Sadowski CE, Gee HY, Halbritter J, Ashraf S, Saisawat P2, Soliman NA, Kari JA, Otto EA, Hildebrandt F; NephroticSyndrome Study Group. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Jun 6;9(6):1109-16.
  2. N Engl J Med. 2013 Dec 19;369(25):2416-23.
  3. Lorenzen JM, Thum T. MicroRNAs in idiopathic childhood nephrotic syndrome. Clin Chem. 2013 Apr;59(4):595-7.


Drs. Vats has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: NIH
  • Consultant: Atharva Sciences

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

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Release Date: 6/19/2015 | Last Modified On: 6/19/2015 | Expires: 6/20/2016

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