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Normal renal physiology. Renal autoregulation. Effects of CPB associated physiologic alterations.
What is AKI/ARF? How to protect the kidney from cardiac surgery associated injury.
AKI: How do we mitigate progression?
"PerfWeb Special Program - The Kidney. Normal Renal Physiology. What is AKI/ARF?"
We are excited to present a special program on "The Kidney," focusing on understanding normal renal physiology and delving into the critical topics of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and Acute Renal Failure (ARF). Join us for an enlightening session where we explore the intricate workings of the kidney, discuss the effects of cardiac surgery on renal function, and uncover strategies to protect and mitigate kidney injury.
1. **Normal Renal Physiology and Renal Autoregulation:** The kidney is a remarkable organ responsible for maintaining fluid balance, electrolyte regulation, and waste elimination. In this segment, we will unravel the complex and elegant processes of normal renal physiology. Furthermore, we will explore renal autoregulation, a key mechanism that enables the kidney to maintain a stable glomerular filtration rate despite fluctuations in blood pressure. Understanding these fundamental aspects of kidney function is essential in comprehending how AKI/ARF may arise and how to safeguard renal health.
2. **Effects of Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) Associated Physiologic Alterations:** Cardiac surgery, particularly those involving cardiopulmonary bypass, can exert significant physiological alterations on the body, including the kidney. This part of the webinar will explore the impact of CPB on renal function, addressing the challenges posed to the kidney during the perioperative period. We will discuss the factors that contribute to the development of AKI in cardiac surgery patients and the importance of early recognition and intervention to prevent further renal compromise.
3. **What is AKI/ARF and Protecting the Kidney from Cardiac Surgery Associated Injury:** Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and Acute Renal Failure (ARF) are serious complications that can occur during or after cardiac surgery. In this segment, we will define AKI and ARF, examine their underlying mechanisms, and highlight the risk factors associated with their development. Additionally, we will delve into proactive measures and protective strategies to minimize the risk of kidney injury in cardiac surgery patients, emphasizing the importance of early detection and tailored interventions.
4. **Mitigating Progression of AKI:** When AKI occurs, timely and appropriate management becomes crucial in mitigating its progression and optimizing patient outcomes. This part of the webinar will discuss evidence-based strategies for managing AKI, including fluid management, pharmacological interventions, and renal replacement therapies when indicated. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the multifaceted approach required to address AKI effectively.
This special program will be led by expert faculty members with extensive experience in the field of perfusion and renal care. Their combined expertise will ensure a comprehensive and insightful exploration of "The Kidney," from normal physiology to AKI management.
Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to deepen your knowledge of renal physiology, AKI, and ARF, and learn how to protect and mitigate kidney injury in cardiac surgery patients. PerfWeb's "The Kidney" special program promises to provide valuable insights for perfusionists and healthcare professionals seeking to enhance their understanding and optimize patient care.
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