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Chronic Kidney Disease Learning Zone


Read time: 340 mins
Last updated:10th Jul 2022
Published:21st Oct 2021

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity that can lead to needing haemodialysis and kidney transplant. Join Professor Hiddo Heerspink, Professor Vlado Perkovic and Dr George Bakris and explore:

  • CKD symptoms, stages, and pathophysiology of CKD from renal function to nephropathy
  • The diagnosis of CKD, including the signs of kidney disease from early to late CKD stages
  • Novel treatments for CKD to help delay disease progression and the need for renal transplantation

Note: Victor is a theoretical patient case for educational purposes only.  

How do you manage the symptoms of kidney disease? Explore the progression of kidney disease through various CKD stages to kidney failure and learn about the need for earlier diagnosis. Also find out the latest guidance on the management of kidney disease and its comorbidities, such as diabetic kidney disease (DKD), as well as treatments like sodium-glucose transport protein 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors (RAASi), and renal dialysis.

This Learning Zone was developed by EPG Health with expert insights provided by Professor Hiddo Heerspink from the University Medical Centre Groningen in the Netherlands, Professor Vlado Perkovic from the University of New South Wales in Australia and Dr George Bakris from the University of Chicago Medicine in the US.

What is your current understanding of CKD?

Meet the experts

Professor Hiddo Heerspink

Professor Vlado Perkovic

Dr George Bakris