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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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
Bibliography: 
  • 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
Course opens: 
02/01/2019
Course expires: 
01/31/2022

Marcos B. Esquenazi, M.D.
Nephrologist
Miami Kidney Group
FIU Wertheim School of Medicine

Marcos B. Esquenazi, M.D., indicated that he is on the speakers bureau for Velphoro. He will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

EBCC Pathway Design Team Physician Leaders

Alberto Esquenazi, M.D., indicated that he nor this spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest 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.

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

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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.

Available Credit

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