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Case-Based Renal Diagnosis and
Renoprotective Mangement



This course will be held at:
The Marriott Residence Inn - Riverplace
2115 S.W. River Parkway, Portland, OR 97201
location map: www.residenceinn.com/pdxri

Pre-registration is required to ensure course materials will be available. If you need to confirm your registration, please email a request to . Same day registration may be available if space permits.

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No refunds will be issued for cancellations after February 3, 2006.

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.


This one-day program is designed to review and update the primary care physician/provider on the early pro-active recognition and outpatient diagnostic evaluation of chronic kidney disease, a strategy which permits initiation of renoprotective intervention before disease is irreversible.

After completion, the participant should be able to:

  1. know the value of calculated GFR using standardized formulas as a component of routine primary care in patients with apparently normal, as well as those with or at risk for, abnormal renal function.
  2. know when and how to evaluate proteinuria and/or microalbuminuria, and define their prognostic significance for cardiac and renal risk, indications for biopsy, and optimum management for renal protection.
  3. Understand and apply renal/urologic imaging modalities in the diagnosis of renal disease.
  4. Categorize the anatomic source of hematuria based on urine RBC morphology (isomorphic vs dysmorphic RBC); based on clinical presentation, establish a differential diagnosis and construct an initial workup plan to guide subsequent referral decisions.
  5. Categorize common types of glomerulonephropathy based on clinical features and renal biopsy; understand the type-specific work-up, prognosis, optimum therapy, and indications for referral.
  6. Recognize the broad range and ubiquitous presence of nephrotoxins in our culture; be able to educate your patients on prescription and non-prescription agents/preparations with special focus on patients with or at risk for renal impairment.