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Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (NephSAP)

nephSAP: Active Issues


104 3.4MB Kidney transplantation provides a longer life span, a better quality of life, and lower healthcare costs compared with long-term dialysis treatment.
NephSAP

Volume 18, Number 5, November 2019

Transplantation

John P. Vella, MD and Alexander C. Wiseman, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Kidney transplantation provides a longer life span, a better quality of life, and lower healthcare costs compared with long-term dialysis treatment....




92 5.5MB Historically, nephrologists have taken advantage of the gut to assist in the excretion of solutes and water when kidney function is impaired.
NephSAP

Volume 18, Number 4, September 2019

Chronic Kidney Disease and Progression

Holly J. Kramer, MD and Sankar D. Navaneethan, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Historically, nephrologists have taken advantage of the gut to assist in the excretion of solutes and water when kidney function is impaired....




89 2.3MB In this issue of NephSAP, infection control is the topic. Although it is not the most attractive of topics to many nephrologists, those with experience as medical directors and those who have been exposed to the “risk world” of ESRD seamless care organiza
NephSAP

Volume 18, Number 3, July 2019

Infection Control and Prevention in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities

Eduardo K. Lacson, Jr., MD and Alan S. Kliger, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

In this issue of NephSAP, infection control is the topic. Although it is not the most attractive of topics to many nephrologists, those with experience as medical directors and those who have been exposed to the “risk world” of ESRD seamless care organiza...




82 2.1MB Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in hospitalized patients and can occur in community settings.
NephSAP

Volume 18, Number 2, May 2019

Acute Kidney Injury and Critical Care Nephrology

Jay L. Koyner, MD and Charuhas V. Thakar, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in hospitalized patients and can occur in community settings....




57 2.1MB Most of the glomerular diseases patients I see come to my office for a second opinion, brandishing stacks of paper from their prior medical encounters.
NephSAP

Volume 18, Number 1, March 2019

Primary Glomerular Diseases

Richard J. Glassock, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Most of the glomerular diseases patients I see come to my office for a second opinion, brandishing stacks of paper from their prior medical encounters....




80 4.1MB This issue of NephSAP on end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis discusses the most recent survival data and, importantly, examines other traditional and nontraditional clinical outcomes, including quality of life (QoL), cognition, cardiovascular dise
NephSAP

Volume 17, Number 5, November 2018

End-Stage Renal Disease and Dialysis

Ruediger W. Lehrich, MD and John P. Middleton, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This issue of NephSAP on end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis discusses the most recent survival data and, importantly, examines other traditional and nontraditional clinical outcomes, including quality of life (QoL), cognition, cardiovascular dise...




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