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Dr. Christopher Passero discusses early chronic kidney disease to help stratify patients who are affected. 

Educational objectives:

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

  • Define chronic kidney disease
  • Identify individuals with chronic kidney disease, including risk factors for disease progression
  • Discuss the basic management of complications of chronic kidney disease

Reading Resources:

  1. KDIGO. Chapter 1: Definition and classification of CKD. Kidney Int Suppl 2013;3:19.
  2. Palmer SC et al. Ann int Med 2012 Aug 21;157(4):263-75.
  3. Mallamaci F et al. JASN. 2011 Jun;22(6):1122-8.
  4. Pfeffer MA et al. NEJM. 2009 Nov 19;361(21):2019-32.
  5. Hasegawa T et al. CJASN. 2009 Mar;4(3):595-602.


Dr. Christopher Passero has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

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 .5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 4/25/2014 | Last Modified On: 4/25/2014 | Expires: 4/27/2015

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