Clinician Tools

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GFR Calculator


Use our GFR calculators to estimate GFR for adults or children.

 

Anemia

Educate Your Dialysis Patients About Anemia

A laminated card for clinicians to use when teaching dialysis patients about anemia. A companion tool for the take home tear-off fact sheet “What You Need to Know About Anemia and Dialysis.”

What You Need To Know About Anemia and Dialysis

An easy-to-understand fact sheet informing dialysis patients about why they have anemia and how to manage it. Can be distributed in your office or dialysis setting.

Clinical Update on Issues in Iron Management in the Hemodialysis Patient

A clinical bulletin discussing the challenges of treating iron deficiency in hemodialysis patients. It includes data on escalating IV iron use and the impact on serum ferritin levels, and reveals information about emerging anemia management therapies that may augment iron delivery and thereby reduce the risk of adverse events associated with IV iron.

Clinical Update on CKD-MBD and Anemia: Benefits and Risks Associated With Common Therapies

A clinical bulletin focusing on the challenges of treating altered mineral metabolism and iron deficiency associated with CKD. It provides guidance on possible strategies and novel therapies to minimize risk for adverse events when managing serum phosphate and repleting iron stores.

Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD)

Vascular Dysfunction, Atherosclerosis, and Vascular Calcification

This resource provides important information about vascular dysfunction, atherosclerosis and vascular calcification in the presence of CKD-MBD, and helps clinicians gain a better understanding of these conditions related processes in CKD-MBD.

Role of Vitamin D in CVD and Kidney Health

Chronic Kidney Disease

Frequently Asked Questions About GFR Estimates

Provides concise and direct answers to 23 frequently asked patient questions chosen by physicians about the use of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in the evaluation of kidney function. Includes several related tables and graphs.

Cystatin C What Is It's Role In Estimating GFR

This clinical update bulletin discusses the advantages, limitations and the recent research about the use of cystatin C in estimating GFR.

Gout Clinical Bulletin

Clinical Update on Hyperkalemia: A Chronic Risk for CKD Patients and a Potential Barrier to Recommended CKD Treatment

A clinical bulletin presenting information on potassium homeostasis and hyperkalemia in CKD, with emphasis on drug-induced hyperkalemia. It outlines approaches to chronic management of hyperkalemia and examines risk for adverse events associated with current therapies.

Biosimilar Drugs: Frequently Asked Questions

A handy booklet that includes essential information on biosimilar drugs and their use in nephrology.

Working to raise awareness and improve outcomes for patients with chronic and end-stage kidney disease, this FAQ Booklet is an educational resource on biosimilar drugs for nephrologists and their healthcare teams. The booklet discusses the definitions of biosimilar drugs, their manufacture, and how they gain approval through the Food and Drug Administration. Past experience with biosimilar drugs is reviewed, along with points to consider for safe and effective usage.

Afib and CKD: A Guide to Educating Your Patents About Stroke Prevention (Laminated Card)

A reference guide that clinicians can use to educate their patients about stroke prevention in Afib and CKD.

Afib and CKD: What You Need to Know About Stroke Prevention (Tear-off Pad)

An easy-to-understand fact sheet informing patients about stroke prevention in Afib and CKD. Can be distributed in your office or clinic.

An Update on CKD-Mineral and Bone Disorder: State-of-the-Art Considerations for Evaluation and Risk Assessment

The clinical bulletin provides insight into the complex relationship interrelationship between phosphorus, calcium and intact parathyroid hormone and highlights the use of composite risk categories to help practitioners determine priorities in treating CKD-MBD.

Diabetes

Self-Management, Diabetes and CKD

This quick reference tool is for teaching patients self-management of diabetes and CKD. It is broken down into different areas, including blood pressure control, nutrition, and exercise. Based on the KDOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines and Clinical Practice Recommendations for Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease.

Screening for Microalbuminuria in Patients with Diabetes

This reference card presents an albuminuria evaluation algorithm and key information for screening and diagnosis of diabetic kidney disease. Includes charts and data tables.

Based on the KDOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines and Clinical Practice Recommendations for Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease.

Dialysis

A Clinical Update On An Alternative Vascular Access

This bulletin describes one possible vascular access option in hemodialysis patients who are not candidates for an arteriovenous fistula or arteriovenous graft due to central venous stenosis or occlusion. Information includes possible indications and an overview of proper placement.

A Clinical Update on Dialyzer Membranes

Explains the latest information on dialyzer technology and focuses on high-performance membranes (HPM), their functional characteristics and influence on hemodialysis effectiveness.

Discusses the mechanics and composition of various dialyzers currently available and more…

A Clinical Update on the Managament of Infected AVG Access

Clinical Bulletin: A Clinical Update on the Management of Infected Arteriovenous Graft (AVG) Access for the hemodialysis patient - This clinical bulletin focuses on cryopreserved allograft as an alternative for managing AVG infection in select hemodialysis patients with AVG. 

Educate Your Dialysis Patients About Anemia

A laminated card for clinicians to use when teaching dialysis patients about anemia. A companion tool for the take home tear-off fact sheet “What You Need to Know About Anemia and Dialysis.”

What You Need To Know About Anemia and Dialysis

An easy-to-understand fact sheet informing dialysis patients about why they have anemia and how to manage it. Can be distributed in your office or dialysis setting.

Mineral and Bone

An Update on CKD-Mineral and Bone Disorder: State-of-the-Art Considerations for Evaluation and Risk Assessment

The clinical bulletin provides insight into the complex relationship interrelationship between phosphorus, calcium and intact parathyroid hormone and highlights the use of composite risk categories to help practitioners determine priorities in treating CKD-MBD.

Parathyroid Hormone and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in CKD Stage 5

An illustrated pocket guide to help inform nephrologists and their dialysis teams of the latest information regarding parathyroid hormone and secondary hyperparathyroidism in the dialysis population.

Evaluation and Treatment of CKD-MBD

Highlighting KDOQI U.S. Commentary on the 2009 KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, Prevention, and Treatment of CKD-MBD, this helpful booklet focuses on biochemical and bone abnormalities and evaluation of vascular calcification in CKD-MBD.

Managing PTH in CKD-MBD Insights for Dialysis

CKD-MBD A Focus On Vascular Calcification

A Clinical Update on Vitamin D Deficiency and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism: Implications for Patients with CKD Stages 3-4 Part 1

This bulletin focuses on vitamin D physiology and nomenclature, vitamin D metabolism and catabolism in CKD, as well as, the central role that vitamin D plays in secondary hyperparathyroidism. As part 1 of a 2 part series, it provides insight into the importance of monitoring patients with CKD for secondary hyperparathyroidism and the need to treat vitamin D deficiency.

Managing Your Adult Patients Who Have a Kidney Transplant

For U.S. PCP’s who may see kidney transplant recipients in their offices. This booklet, based on select  guidelines from the KDOQI U.S. Commentary on the 2009 KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for the Care of Kidney Transplant Recipients, will help PCPs who care for kidney transplant recipients provide the necessary evidence-based CKD care.

Clinical Update on CKD-MBD and Anemia: Benefits and Risks Associated With Common Therapies

A clinical bulletin focusing on the challenges of treating altered mineral metabolism and iron deficiency associated with CKD. It provides guidance on possible strategies and novel therapies to minimize risk for adverse events when managing serum phosphate and repleting iron stores.

Programs

Peers

This program connects patients who want support with someone who has been there. A national, telephone-based peer support program which helps patients adjust to living with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, or a kidney transplant by matching people in need of support with peer mentors who are positive role models.

Living Well With Kidney Failure

An educational video series to help healthcare practitioners teach kidney patients and their families about kidney failure and its various treatment options.

Transplant

Managing Your Adult Patients Who Have a Kidney Transplant

For U.S. PCP’s who may see kidney transplant recipients in their offices. This booklet, based on select  guidelines from the KDOQI U.S. Commentary on the 2009 KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for the Care of Kidney Transplant Recipients, will help PCPs who care for kidney transplant recipients provide the necessary evidence-based CKD care.

Managing Kidney Transplant Recipients

Designed and written for U.S. nephrologists and transplant professionals, this booklet is based on the KDOQI U.S. Commentary on the 2009 KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for the Care of Kidney Transplant Recipients.