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Loma Linda University Nephrology Fellowship Program Core Curriculum Lectures


Hemodialysis: Prescription
Hemodialysis complications
Anemia in chronic renal failure
Dialysis machines, reuse, water treatment
ICU nephrology
Continuous therapies
Peritoneal dialysis I
Peritoneal dialysis II
Acute kidney injury
Vascular access
Dialyzers, urea kinetic modeling
Urinalysis and urine sediment examination
Evaluation of renal function, diagnostic tests
Hypertensive crisis
End of life care
Work up of kidney donor and recipient
Management of newly transplanted patient
Interpretation of kidney biopsy
Histocompatibility
Infection in kidney transplant recipient
Hypokalemia/hyperkalemia
Renal imaging
Drug prescription in renal failure
AKI in kidney transplant
Contrast induced nephropathy
Kidney disease in pregnancy
Hereditary diseases of the kidney
Metabolic acidosis
Hyponatremia/hypernatremia
Nephrolithiasis
Uric acid nephropathy
Drug abuse and the Kidney
Vitamin D physiology/renal osteodystrophy
Membranous nephropathy
Diabetic glomerulosclerosis
Glomerulonephritis in pediatrics
Glycemic control, diabetic ketoacidosis
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis
Focal segmental glomerular sclerosis
IgA  nephropathy
Myeloproliferative disease and kidney, multiple myeloma, amyloidosis
Vasculitis
Hemolytic uremic syndrome/TTP
Urinary tract obstruction
Nutrition in renal failure
Impaired physician (Alcohol,drugs, sleep)
Risk management /patient safety
Hypomagnesemia/hypermagnesemia
Phosphate disorders
Metabolic alkalosis
Respiratory acid/base disorders
Renovascular hypertension
Immunosuppression regimens
Cystic diseases of the kidneys
Tropical kidney disease
Kidney biopsy, indications, complications
Ethical issues in kidney transplantation and dialysis
HIV associated nephropathy 
Secondary glomerulopathies 
Renal vein thrombosis, renal infarction
Renal tubular acidosis
Plasmapheresis
Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis 
Pain management 
Malignancy in kidney transplant patient 
Recurrent disease in kidney transplantation 
Steroid sparing regimens in kidney transplantation
Edematous states 
Lupus nephritis  
ESRD and its complications 
Hypocalcemia/hypercalcemia 
Renal disease and malignancy  
Atheroembolic renal disease
Long term management of kidney transplant patient
Cryoglobulinemia 
Chronic interstitial nephritis 
Hypertension in hemodialysis patient 
Acute interstitial nephritis 
Acid base disorders in hemodialysis patient
Neurologic complications of renal failure
Hemodialysis and hemoperfusion for poisoning
Causes of peritoneal membrane failure
Principles of immunosuppression
Tubular disorders 
DOQI guidelines 
Hyperosmolar states  
Renal replacement therapy in pregnancy 
NSAIDS and the kidneys  
Interpretation of renal transplant biopsies 
Home Dialysis
Training of PD patient
Physical examination of vascular access
Phosphate binders
Chronic tubulointerstitial disease
Fibrillary kidney disease
Uremic bleeding
Pauci-immune glomerulonephritis
Toxic alcohols
Oncologic nephrology
Geriatric nephrology
Hormones and lipids in CKD
Biomarkers in AKI
Essential hypertension
Secondary hypertension
Acute kidney injury in liver disease