Past Event

Topics in Nephrology, Urology and Mens Health Alaskan Cruise

1–8 July 2016
Seattle, United States

Topics to be presented

  1. Diagnosis, Prevention and Management of Acute Kidney Injury
  2.  Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  3.  Hypertension update 2016
  4. Practical approach to voiding abnormalities: a failure to store, or a failure to empty?
  5. Hematuria: Initial workup and when to refer?
  6. Recurrent UTI: what's happening and how to prevent them!
  7. Kidney Stones Part 1: Clinical Presentation and Pathogenesis
  8. Kidney Stones Part 2: Treatment Options and Preventive Strategies
  9. Kidney Transplantation Part 1: Overview and Primary Care of the Post Transplant patient
  10. Kidney Transplantation Part 2: Donor options and the Surgical approach
  11. Prostate cancer screening update 2016
  12. Men’s Health 2016: Infertility, Sterility, Low Testosterone, Andropause, and the evaluation and treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
  13. Current Concepts and Treatment of Hyponatremia
  14. Herbal Supplements and the Kidney
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Explain the new definition of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), and describe the short and long term complications of patients that experience AKI.
  • Review the strategies used to prevent AKI in specific clinical situations : IV contrast, general surgery, gadolinium exposure.
  • Discuss individual agents and the risk and unique types of AKI associated with NSAIDs, antibiotics and chemotherapeutic drugs.
  • Discuss the new definition of chronic kidney disease (CKD) with specific emphasis on the measurement and important role of microalbuminuria.
  • Describe the complications of CKD and the treatment guidelines for the management of Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Anemia, Acidosis and Hyperparathyroidism.
  • Describe the differences between JNC 8 and JNC 7 in the management of hypertension.
  • Discuss the specific guidelines for the treatment of hypertension in patients with renal disease with and without proteinuria with ACEI/ARB therapy.
  • Review the clinical criteria for the recognition of secondary hypertension and the new treatments of resistant hypertension including renal denervation.
  • Define the epidemiology and clinical impact of kidney stone disease in the U.S.
  • Describe the different types of kidney stones and the pathophysiologic causes of each type of stone.
  • Review the surgical and medical treatment options available for each type of stone disease and the strategies to prevent future stone recurrence.
  • Describe the current status of the renal transplant program in the U.S. from the standpoint of patient outcomes, governmental regulation, organ donation policy and economic coverage.
  • Define the basic immunosuppression used and the side effects of individual agents.
  • Discuss the common medical complications in transplant recipients seen in the primary care setting.
  • Establish the definition and physiologic consequences of hyponatremia.
  • Review the different causes of hyponatremia and the workup required to establish a correct diagnosis.
  • Define the role of hypertonic saline and the use of vaptans in the treatment of acute and chronic hyponatremia.
  • Describe the entity called osmotic demyelinating syndrome and its relationship to the treatment of hyponatremia.
  • Review the governmental policies regulating the distribution and labeling of herbal therapy in the U.S.
  • Discuss the potential risks of heavy metal toxicity, nephrotoxicity and electrolyte abnormalities associated with individual types of herbal therapy.
  • Outline the potential interaction of herbal therapy with prescription medication and how to avoid these potential complications.

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