Pre-emptive Kidney Transplantation (22nd Annual National Conference)
This activity consists of a recorded presentation from 22nd Annual National Conference held in Minneapolis, MN on September 24-26, 2013.
Pre-emptive renal transplantation is possibly the best option for renal replacement therapy (RRT) due to both clinical and quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes. The avoidance of dialysis morbidities, comorbidities and their associated costs are factors to consider. However, some ethical issues must be carefully considered with pre-emptive transplantation. This presentation will review the advantages of pre-emptive renal transplantation and discuss ethical issues, as well as the clinical and QOL outcomes when compared to other forms of RRT.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to
- List the advantages of pre-emptive renal transplantation to include avoidance of dialysis morbidities, comorbidities and their associated costs
- Discuss the ethical issues that should be considered with pre-emptive renal transplantation
- Compare clinical and quality-of-life outcomes with different forms of renal replacement therapy
Mark D. Stegall, MD
Professor, Surgery and Immunology
Director, Transplantation Immunology Laboratory
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, case managers, and other healthcare professionals.
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers