Considerations When Using a Potassium Binder in Patients with CKD

Considerations When Using a Potassium Binder in Patients with CKD

Considerations When Using a Potassium Binder in Patients with CKD

What can you do about hyperkalemia in your patients with CKD? Tune in to learn about novel potassium binders and how they can improve outcomes.

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  • Overview

    Determining the optimal strategies for treating patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be challenging. After decades of waiting, exciting and rapid progress in renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibition is being made, but these therapies can lead to hyperkalemia. The trick is to sustain optimal therapy in the patient without interruption or reduction. Are you familiar with novel potassium binders and recent changes in guideline-directed medical therapy surrounding their use? Tune in because these resources are offering new therapeutic opportunities for your patients with CKD.

    Join Drs. Murray Epstein and Gates Colbert to ensure you’re up to date on the latest treatment options for your patients with CKD. 

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Murray Epstein, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    University of Miami School of Medicine
    Miami, FL 
    Consulting Fees: Alnylam, Bayer, Vifor Pharma

    Gates Colbert, MD, FASN
    Assistant Clinical Professor
    Texas A&M College of Medicine
    Dallas, TX 
    Commercial Interest Speakers Bureau: Janssen, Tricida, Inc., Vifor Pharma

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Megan Clem has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP, has nothing to disclose.
    • Mario Trucillo, PhD, MS, has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Define common causes of hyperkalemia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) 
    • Differentiate the risks and benefits of currently available potassium binders
    • Explain the therapeutic rationale of using potassium binders to manage chronic or recurrent hyperkalemia to improve outcomes in patients with CKD
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists, nephrologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and all allied healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure and chronic kidney disease.

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Vifor Pharma.

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