ANAC2013 Invited Speaker
Recognizing, Working Up, and Treating Kidney Disease in the Setting of HIV
Friday, November 22, 2013
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Lynda Szczech, MD, MSCE
Durham Nephrology Associates, Durham NC
Kidney disease is usually underrecognized in its early stages. A thorough understanding of the implications of subtle changes in the urine analysis and serum creatinine will allow the early identification of kidney disease with the early institution of empiric therapy. Given that kidney biopsies are done only in infrequent circumstances, empiric therapy is more often than not required in the absence of a definitive specific diagnosis. This lecture will discuss how to identify patients as early as possible in the course of their kidney disease, use subtle changes in urine to narrow the differential diagnosis, and to compose an empiric treatment plan that balances risk with benefit.