CME Webcast Educates Physicians on Kidney Stones. The Dornier lithotripsy machine was first used in 1980 to break apart kidney stones using an acoustic pulse. In the 36 years since then, shock wave lithotripsy has become a primary tool for urologists to treat kidney stones. But when is it the right way to treat kidney stones? And how do you evaluate patients with a kidney stone in order to devise treatment strategies to keep them from having a second one? On this CME webcast, we’re going to be examining these questions. Joining us, to tell us about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones is Associate Professor of Urology, Dr. Bodo Knudsen. Then, to tell us about the medical evaluation of patients with kidneys stones and the prevention of recurrent stones, we have Nephrologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ganesh Shidham.
View a video introduction of this webcast
What you’ll learn in this webcast
As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS types of kidney stones; IDENTIFY risk factors for kidney stone and discuss etiology of these risk factors; DISCUSS medical management for prevention of kidney stones; DESCRIBE the prevalence of kidney stones in the United States; EXPLAIN the surgical options for lower pole kidney stones > 1.0 cm.
You’ll also learn about the following:
- Common signs and symptoms of kidney stones
- Risk factors for kidney stones
- Initial diagnostic test in the emergency department
- Which patients require admission to the hospital
- When to do stone chemical analysis
- Approach to the incidentally diagnosed kidney stone
- Kidney stones in children
- Shock wave lithotripsy technique
- Stents for kidney stones
- When to refer
- The role of the dietician
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