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Biomarkers 7 - Biomarkers for Kidney Disease and Cardiac Disease (Cystatin-C - A Replacement for the Cr-eGFR) (CE)

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Overview / Abstract:

Program Summary:
This module focuses on cystatin-C as a biomarker for kidney and cardiac disease Measuring the amount of cystatin-C in the blood has shown to be a more precise test of kidney and cardiac function than using the complicated creatinine-estimated glomerular filtration rate (Cr-eGFR) formula.

Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to.

Compare and contrast Creatinine and Cystatin-C as measures of estimated glomerular filtration.
Sketch the effect of lower GFR on cardiac risks.
Comment on the MRDR equation and the eGFR.
List three additional causes of kidney failure in the US.
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May 13, 2018


Clinical Laboratory CE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME



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Cardiology / Cardiovascular, Diagnosis / Assessment / Patient History, Internal Medicine

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AltusCampus ,altus,campus,argus,biomarker, bio marker, cystatin, Glomerular filtration rate, Myeloma and Related Diseases Registry

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