Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease: Pearls for Primary Care
Anemia of chronic kidney disease (AoCKD)—while a common complication—poses a challenge for many clinicians in primary care. Closer screening and earlier initiation of treatment have the potential to lower the risks of mortality and morbidity associated with this condition, improve quality of life, and reduce healthcare disparities, yet many clinicians fall short of these goals. These activities will give you the tools you need to identify this condition early and initiate appropriate and effective treatment. Primary care clinicians play an integral role in improving health outcomes in this serious complication, and attending this session is a key step in achieving this goal.
Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on April 20, 2022, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Program Director, Internal Medicine
HCA Houston Healthcare
Professor, University of Houston
College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
Executive Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community
UC Irvine School of Medicine
American Kidney Fund
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