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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Drug Dosing in Advanced CKD and ESKD

November 03, 2023 | 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Location: Room 113, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

Many medications are cleared by the kidneys. A delicate balance must therefore be achieved between therapeutic and toxic accumulation of medications in patients with reduced kidney function. This session discusses the factors to consider when prescribing and de-prescribing medications for patients with advanced CKD and patients receiving dialysis.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Outline the factors to consider when prescribing medications in patients with reduced kidney function
  • Evaluate the efficacy of thiazide diuretics in patients with advanced CKD or ESKD on dialysis
  • Describe the contribution of tubular secretory function on the clearance of medications in advanced CKD
  • Discuss the updated KDIGO guidelines regarding polypharmacy in patients with CKD

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Dialysis