Nephrology Pearls

Ames, IA US
April 15, 2015

Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.  

Target Audience

Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.

Professional Practice Gap

Stenting of renal artery stenosis has fallen out of favor based on the results of recent trials; however, some situations that might benefit from renal revascularization are overlooked. This presentation will address this practice gap. This is a gap in the optimal care of end-stage renal disease in the very elderly and this presentation will address this issue of goal of care.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define "high risk" clinical presentation of renal artery stenosis.
  2. Identify patients that may benefit from renal artery revascularization.
  3. Recognize a metabolic complication related to the treatment of calciphylaxis.
  4. Examine issues related to dialysis in the very elderly and assess strategies to optimize care delivery.



Zlad EI-Zoghby, MD
Nephrology, Mayo Clinic




  • Dr. El-Zoghby discloses the commercial entities with which he has relationships do not produce healthcare goods or services relevant to the content he is planning, developing, or presenting for this activity.

CME Committee

  • Dr. Brenda Burrough discloses she is a principal investigator in an Amgen research trial.
  • No member of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity, including Dr. Burrough, has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 2-A CME credit(s).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/15/2015 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/15/2015 - 1:00pm CDT
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Bessie Myers Auditorium
1111 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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