EM2103G "Chronic Kidney Disease: More than Fluid and Electrolyte Issues" (IM GR-031921)

The purpose of this lecture is to acquaint the audience with the pre-eminent role of altered mineral metabolism in the accelerated cardiovascular risk and death in patients with chronic kidney disease. The talk will cover the prevalence of chronic kidney disease, the manifestations of the altered mineral metabolism of chronic kidney disease, the links between mineral bone disorder and cardiovascular disease in this population, and the ongoing research at UTSW to address this complex disorder.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify cardiovascular disease as the major cause of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease
  • Understand the basis for the association between disorders of mineral metabolism and cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease
  • Appreciate the newer innovative approaches to the treatment of chronic kidney disease
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Eleanor Lederer, M.D.Eleanor Lederer, M.D.
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Assistant Chief of Medical Services for Research
Associate Director of NODES VA North Texas Health Care System

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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