Evidence-based Clinical Care: Renal Failure and The Aging Kidney

The elderly population in the United States is growing. In 2003, people age 65 and older constituted 12% of the total population. This number is projected to increase from 26 million in 2003 to 72 million in 2030, at which point the elderly will make up 20% of the population. Marcos B. Esquenazi, M.D., will discuss the effects of drugs on the aging kidney as well as the benefit of a biopsy in this age group. 

Reducing clinical variation in the care of patients with renal failure patient throughout Baptist Health South Florida will facilitate the treatment of those patients in a safer and more efficient environment. Evidence-based diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment can improve functioning and quality of life in adult patients with renal failure.

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Original Release Date: February 2019
Review Date: January 2022

Target Audience

Hospitalists, Internists, Family Medicine Physicians, Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Intensivists, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the changes in the aging population worldwide.
  • Describe the effects of age on renal function. 
  • Identify the most frequent diseases of the kidney in this age group. 
Additional information
  • Moutzouris, D. A., Herlitz, L., Appel, G. B., Markowitz, G. S., Freudenthal, B., Radhakrishnan, J., & D'Agati, V. D. (2009). Renal biopsy in the very elderly. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 4(6), 1073-1082.

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Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ABA MOCA II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
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Marcos B. Esquenazi, M.D.
Miami Kidney Group
FIU Wertheim School of Medicine

Marcos B. Esquenazi, M.D., faculty of this educational activity, is on the speakers' bureau for Velphoro and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

EBCC Pathway Design Team Physician Leaders

Seema Chandra, M.D., conference director of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship to disclose with ineligible companies.*

Jorge C. Busse, M.D., indicated that he is on the speakers' bureau for Relypsa and medical director of Fresenius Medical Care.

Antony A. Farias, M.D., indicated that he is on speakers' bureau for Relypsa.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*. 

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 ABA MOCA II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
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