Kidney Transplantation: A Pharmacist-Focused Discussion of Common Clinical Issues Related to Comorbidities, Renal Function, and Organ Rejection

Pharmacy Times, January 2013 The Aging Population, Volume 79, Issue 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Kidney Transplantation: A Pharmacist-Focused Discussion of Common Clinical Issues Related to Comorbidities, Renal Function, and Organ Rejection

A. Scott Mathis, PharmD

Administrative Director Pharmacy and Medication Use Pharmacy Department Monmouth Medical Center Long Branch, NJ

Disclosures

The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty

A. Scott Mathis, PharmD

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education Planning Staff

Judy V. Lum, MPA, Ann C. Lichti, CCMEP, and Elena Beyzarov, PharmD

Pharmacy Times Editorial Staff

Jennifer Whartenby and David Allikas

PTOCPE uses an anonymous peer reviewer as part of content validation and conflict resolution. The peer reviewer has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Examine clinical issues and common comorbidities facing patients with kidney transplant.
  • Discuss the role and mechanism of action of currently available immunosuppressive regimens used in managing patients with kidney transplant.
  • Explore adverse effect and interaction profiles of currently available immunosuppressive regimens.
  • Differentiate between calcineurin inhibitors and newer agents used to prevent rejection in kidney transplant patients.
  • Address the pharmacist's role in counseling patients on adverse effects and interactions of currently available immunosuppressive regimens.

Target audience: Pharmacists

Type of activity: Knowledge

Release date: January 12, 2013

Expiration date: January 12, 2015

Estimated time to complete activity: 3 hours

Fee: This lesson is free online

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