Thank you for your participation in the National Kidney Foundation's CME/CE activity Pathogenesis and Management of Nephrotic Syndrome in Primary Podocytopathies. This knowledge-based activity addressed the ongoing problem of nephrotic syndrome, including the management of proteinuria, and reviewed the pathogenesis and etiologies of nephrotic syndrome. Evaluation, management strategies, and treatment options were also addressed.

Below is a brief recap highlighting key takeaway points:

  • Nephrotic syndrome is a clinical manifestation that can result from many different diseases, but injury to glomeruli is an essential feature.
  • Primary causes of nephrotic syndrome include, but are not limited to, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), membranous nephropathy, minimal change disease (MCD).
  • Proteinuria is a key marker of nephrotic syndrome. Nephrotic syndrome is defined as total urine protein excretion in excess of 3,500 mg/d (equivalent to a total protein-to-creatinine ratio greater than approximately 3,000 mg/g), in addition to edema and reduced serum albumin concentration (hypoalbuminemia).
  • One of the main goals of treating nephrotic syndrome is to reduce or eliminate proteinuria. Complete remission is considered to be proteinuria < 500 mg/day, while partial remission constitutes a proteinuria of 500 to 3,500 mg/day.
  • Individualize therapy based on a patient’s specific situation in order to minimize complications and improve outcomes.

The purpose of this brief follow-up survey is to help us understand the areas of your practice that have been influenced by your participation in this CME/CE activity.  

Thank you for your participation.  We appreciate your help as we work to achieve better outcomes for our patients.


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Describe the etiologies and pathogenesis of nephrotic syndrome, including underlying disorders and the role of proteinuria
Recognize nephrotic syndrome, including underlying disorders and the presence of proteinuria and other markers, for timely diagnosis
Identify current research findings, practice guidelines, and treatment options for nephrotic syndrome to improve practice
Identify management strategies in patients with nephrotic syndrome using a case-based approach to improve patient outcomes
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