This clinical update on the endovascular arteriovenous fistula highlights the latest technology and outcomes data related to this novel approach to arteriovenous fistula creation. It describes endovascular arteriovenous fistula creation, including devices, aspects of cannulation, and outcomes data.
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.
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…
Chronic Kidney Disease
This is a Clinical update on systemic therapy for renal cell carcinoma that highlights the most recent guidance on approved treatment regimens for those with advanced and/or recurring disease.
This video, directed towards clinicians, addresses the importance and rationale for CKD screening in patients with gout, and why it is crucial to monitor kidney function during treatment.
To be used in conjunction with the Patient Tear Off Pad "Nephrotic Syndrome: What You Need To Know", this talking points card is a reference guide that clinicians can use to educate their patients about the subject of Nephrotic Syndrome.
Intended to be used in conjunction with the Nephrotic Syndrome Teaching Card "A Guide to Educate Your Patients" this educational resource was originally offered in the form of a printed, 25 sheet tear-off pad of easy-to-understand fact sheets informing patients about Nephrotic Syndrome.
The information is intended as a resource for patients to reinforce learning.
This clibnical bulletin includes essential information regarding Fabry disease and Fabry
nephropathy. It highlights renal manifestations of Fabry disease, along with a concise review of epidemiology,
diagnosis and screening, and the impact of treatment on renal outcomes. It can be easily posted in your office or unit.
To be used in conjunction with “Educate Your Dialysis Patients About Phosphorus“ this tool provides an easy-to-understand fact sheet informing patients about how to manage dietary phosphorus. Can be distributed in your clinic.
To be used in conjunction with “Phosphorus and Your Kidney Diet “ this card was intended for dietitians to use when teaching patients about dietary phosphorus.
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.
This reference card presents an 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.
Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD)
It is intended to be distributed in a medical office or clinic as a take home resource for patients to reinforce learning.
This clinical bulletin is designed to increase awareness of the importance of managing hyperkalemia in patients with CKD. It focuses on the underlying risk of hyperkalemia in CKD and discusses the importance of optimizing RAAS blockade in CKD. Additional topics include the diagnosis and evaluation of hyperkalemia, as well as conventional and novel treatment strategies.
A fact sheet to help patients understand hyperkalemia and the role of potassium in their daily diet. Designed for use with the “Educate Your Patients” teaching card, this fact sheet can be taken home by patients to reinforce learning.
An easy-to-understand fact sheet informing patients about stroke prevention in Afib and CKD. Can be distributed in your office or clinic.
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.
Mineral and Bone
This educational resource is designed to increase professional awareness and knowledge about vitamin D deficiency and secondary hyperparathyroidism in CKD stages 3-4. It covers indications of vitamin D supplementation in patients with CKD, as well as the importance of vitamin D testing and the need for the standardization of 25(OH)D measurement. There is also a review of conventional and novel therapeutic options for vitamin D supplementation for the prevention and treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with CKD.
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.
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.
An easy-to-understand fact sheet informing patients about maintenance immunosuppression following kidney transplantation. Can be distributed in your office or clinic.
A clinical bulletin to inform healthcare professionals about the latest on maintenance immunosuppression following kidney transplantation
An educational video series to help healthcare practitioners teach kidney patients and their families about kidney failure and its various treatment options.