Speaker: Dr. Timothy Bolton
Chronic kidney disease is a syndrome characterized by an irreversible, progressive loss of kidney function that results in the retention of nitrogenous waste products (BUN and creatinine e), acid-base disturbances, anemia, and high blood pressure . In many cases, no specific under lying or inciting cause
Is identified. Early recognition of this syndrome is important, as early treatment intervention and monitoring can slow progression of this disease. This lecture will focus primarily on "progression" pushers of chronic kidney disease and the specific treatment for these in order to slow progression . It will also briefly touch on pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease as w ell as known diseases that can cause it.