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KDIGO Conversations in Nephrology features global experts covering a wide range of topics for clinicians treating patients with kidney disease.

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KDIGO Conversations in Nephrology features global experts covering a wide range of topics for clinicians treating patients with kidney disease.

    Episode 6: Management of Dyskalemias

    Episode 6: Management of Dyskalemias

    Join KDIGO Conversations in Nephrology host, Dr. Roberto Pecoits-Filho, in conversation with Dr. Chuck Herzog as they explore the challenges that occur when managing dyskalemia. They address the consequences of hyperkalemia and hypokalemia. They also discuss how both hospitalized patients and outpatients are affected by hyperkalemia.

    Dr. Roberto Pecoits-Filho is Senior Research Scientist at Arbor Research and Professor of Medicine at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná.

    Dr. Chuck Herzog is Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, and a cardiologist at Hennepin County Medical Center.

    This episode was supported by Vifor Pharma.

    • 20 min
    Episode 5: Approaches to RASi Optimization

    Episode 5: Approaches to RASi Optimization

    Join KDIGO Conversations in Nephrology host, Dr. Roberto Pecoits-Filho, in conversation with Dr. Patrick Rossignol as they discuss approaches to RASi optimization. Additional topics include:


    Monitoring of creatinine and potassium
    What happens after? Is the GP responsible for follow-up?
    When to discontinue, when to return?
    Lack of communication between specialties
    How different specialties react differently to different values

    Dr. Roberto Pecoits-Filho is a nephrologist and Senior Research Scientist at Arbor Research and Professor of Medicine at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná.

    Dr. Patrick Rossignol is a Professor of Therapeutics, a nephrology and vascular medicine specialist, and head of Nancy Plurithematic Clinical Investigation Center (CIC)-Inserm, France.

    This episode was supported by Vifor Pharma.

    • 12 min
    Episode 4: Benefits of RASi Utilization

    Episode 4: Benefits of RASi Utilization

    Join host, Dr. Roberto Pecoits-Filho, and Dr. Catherine Clase as they discuss the benefits of RASi utilization. Additional topics include:


    The role of RASi in the management of CKD progression
    Outcomes

    ACE / ARBs
    Is RASi underutilized? Is it worth not to discontinue?


    The impact of the KDIGO Blood Pressure Management in CKD Guideline and Diabetes Management in CKD Guideline on RAASi utilization and future challenges

    Dr. Roberto Pecoits-Filho is Senior Research Scientist at Arbor Research and Professor of Medicine at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, 

    Dr. Catherine Clase is a nephrologist and Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Kidney Health Disease. 

    This episode was supported by Vifor Pharma.

    • 21 min
    Episode 3: How to Develop an Acute Dialysis Care Quality Program - Quality Metrics and Continuous Improvement

    Episode 3: How to Develop an Acute Dialysis Care Quality Program - Quality Metrics and Continuous Improvement

    Dr. Ravi Mehta and Theresa Mottes discuss which key components are needed when starting a quality improvement program (QI) for acute dialysis and why those components are needed. They also discuss how to get leverage to implement a QI program and the keys to a successful CRRT quality program.



    This episode was supported by Baxter.

    • 12 min
    Episode 2: Maximizing Filter Life During CRRT – Best Practices on Anticoagulation and Citrate Use

    Episode 2: Maximizing Filter Life During CRRT – Best Practices on Anticoagulation and Citrate Use

    Dr. Ravi Mehta and Dr. Ashita Tolwani discuss best practices on anticoagulation and citrate use, why circuit patency and integrity are important for CRRT, and how and when to use anticoagulation. They also discuss preferred methods for anticoagulation and the parameters that should be monitored for circuit integrity.



    This episode was supported by Baxter.

    • 15 min
    Episode 1: Deciding When and Who Should Start Acute Dialysis - From Evidence to Bedside Practice

    Episode 1: Deciding When and Who Should Start Acute Dialysis - From Evidence to Bedside Practice

    In this episode, Dr. Ravi Mehta and Dr. Marlies Ostermann discuss the controversy around defining the optimal timing for starting dialysis in critically ill patients. Dr. Osterman highlights the most relevant parameters that influence when to offer, start, and stop dialysis and gives a comprehensive review of the recent trials on the timing of dialysis. And finally, both presenters address the challenges of managing patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.



    This episode was supported by Baxter.

    • 13 min

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