Anaemia in chronic kidney disease

Published on September 29, 2016   29 min

Other Talks in the Series: The Kidney in Health and Disease

Hello, my name is Iain Macdougall. I'm a Consultant Nephrologist and Professor of Clinical Nephrology in the Renal Unit, King's College Hospital in London. I've been invited to talk to you in this presentation about Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease, a topic that I've had a long-standing clinical and research interest over the last two or three decades.
The topics I would like to cover specifically in relation to this presentation are six-fold. I would like to, first of all, discuss the definition of anemia in general population and specifically in chronic kidney disease. I would like to look at the prevalence of anemia in this patient population. I would like to discuss the causes of the condition, how to treat it, and specifically what the benefits and possible harms associated with treating anemia might be, and then just a brief word at the end about the future of CKD anemia management.