Renal Cystic Disease


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

23 Oct 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

120 Minutes

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Activity Description

Renal cystic disease is a term that refers to the group of pathologic conditions associated with the development of renal cysts. These conditions may present in children and adults with extrarenal symptoms and have genetic or non-inherited etiologies. The renal cysts caused by these conditions are some of the most common renal abnormalities and can vary from being clinically insignificant to resulting in end-stage renal disease. Different renal cystic diseases can be differentiated based on age of presentation, cyst size and characteristics, extrarenal symptoms, and family history. This activity identifies the evaluation and treatment of the different varieties of renal cystic disease and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating and treating patients with this condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the key clinical features and risk factors associated with various renal cystic diseases, including autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and less common cystic renal syndromes.

  • Apply evidence-based guidelines and diagnostic criteria for renal cystic diseases into clinical practice, ensuring timely and accurate diagnosis.

  • Implement appropriate management strategies, including surveillance, lifestyle modifications, and medical interventions, tailored to the specific renal cystic disease and its stage.

  • Facilitate seamless care transitions and continuity of care by coordinating referrals, follow-up appointments, and multidisciplinary consultations, optimizing patient outcomes and experiences.

  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Renal Cystic Disease


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  2. Review the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Study the educational content of the enduring material.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
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