The future is here... the future is now. Yes, there is possibly a future for the CKD patient that may not include dialysis. What does current research indicate? Are there patients for whom stem cells may hold a different outcome than replacement therapy? Dr. Gonwa, a researcher in regenerative medicine focusing on renal disease, shares a glimpse of what current research holds for patient care.
Contact hours available until 4/24/2015
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Planning Committee: Kristin Larson – Consultant, Nephrology Clinical Solutions; Employee, Affymax; Other financial support, Kristin M. Larson, RN, MSN, LLC; Sandy Bodin – Employee, Affymax; Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care; Elizabeth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
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ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.
Objectives: • Describe the basic differentiation of the human embryo into the three basic cell layers. • Discuss the concept of regenerative medicine. • Detail the difference between the three main types of human stem cell lines. • Describe the potential of induced pluripotent stem cells. • Discuss the current use and potential of stem cells in nephrology. • Describe the induction of tolerance in kidney transplantation.