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NEPHROLOGY

CODE 68450
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019
CREDITS 1 credit during the 2nd year of 9291 Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion techniques (L/SNT3) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/14
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion techniques)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Heart and kidney disease often coexist in the same patient. Of particular interest are CRS type 1 (acute cardiorenal syndrome) and type 3 (acute renocardiac syndrome). Both subtypes are encountered in high-acuity medical units; in particular, CRS type 1 is commonly seen in the coronary care unit and cardiothoracic intensive care unit. This course will provide a  review of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention strategies, and selected kidney management aspects for these two acute CRS subtypes.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge and understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention strategies, and selected kidney management aspects for the more frequent renal diseases.

 

TEACHING METHODS

This course consists of theoric lectures (10 hours) including discussion of clinical cases.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. Clinical meaning of urinary abnormalities and of estimated glomerular filtration rate

2.Diagnostic usefulness of: Abdominal Rx scan, Renal US and Doppler, Intravenous pyelogram, Retrograde pyelography, Angio TC, renal scintigraphy, renal magnetic resonance imaging

3. Clinical presentation of acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, Cardiorenal Syndromes, other renal syndromes

4. Fluids and electrolyte disorders during acute and chronic renal failure

5. Contrast induced nephropathy: pathophysiology, risk factors, prevention strategies, and management.

6. Pathophysiology, prevention strategies, and selected management aspects for the more frequent Cardiorenal syndrome

7. Strategies for Renal Replacement Treatment including hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

8. Renal Transplantations: hints

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Garibotto G., Pontremoli R.- Manuale di Nefrologia. Minerva Medica (2017)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

CLAUDIA CAPONNETTO (President)

GIOVANNI PASSALACQUA

GIANMARIO SAMBUCETI

FRANCESCA CHIARA VIAZZI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

This course consists of theoric lectures (10 hours) including discussion of clinical cases.

 

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written examination (10 multiple choice tests in 10 minutes)

ASSESSMENT METHODS

 

The assessment takes place only through the final exam which aims to ensure the effective acquisition by the student of the expected learning outcomes.

The student to pass the exam, then return a mark of not less than 18/30, must demonstrate:

Knowledge and understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention strategies, and selected kidney management aspects for the more frequent renal diseases. Paying a particular attention to the Acute Cardiorenal syndromes and to the contrast induced nephropathy.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
22/01/2019 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Studio dott.ssa Caponnetto Clinica Neurologica largo Daneo 3 , II piano
26/02/2019 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Studio dott.ssa Caponnetto Clinica Neurologica largo Daneo 3 , II piano
04/07/2019 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Studio dott.ssa Caponnetto Clinica Neurologica largo Daneo 3 , II piano
30/07/2019 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Studio dott.ssa Caponnetto Clinica Neurologica largo Daneo 3 , II piano
24/09/2019 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Studio dott.ssa Caponnetto Clinica Neurologica largo Daneo 3 , II piano

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students will be able to make an appointment sending an e-mail to: francesca.viazzi@unige.it