It is estimated that between 8 and 10% of the global adult population has some form of kidney damage. Early detection of kidney damage is critical. If left undetected, chronic kidney disease can lead to kidney failure which means regular dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant is necessary for survival.
In this podcast episode, we will discuss who is at risk for chronic kidney disease, screening strategies, and ways to classify the level of impairment. In addition, we’ll discuss a unifying approach for estimating glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in the United States with the recommendations published by a task force established by the National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology.
This educational podcast activity is brought to you by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc., and is not certified for continuing medical education. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. sponsors the program, and the speaker must present information following applicable FDA requirements.
Regional Medical Director for Latin America Santiago, Chile
Dr. Claudio Suárez graduated from the University of Chile with a degree in Medicine and a specialty in Laboratory Medicine. His experience in the clinical laboratory at the University Hospital motivated him to get a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Systems at the University for Development in Chile. He is also Lean Certified by the University of Michigan.
Dr Suarez had leadership roles in different types of laboratories, public and private, being responsible for clinical chemistry and postanalytical departments. In the second half of his career, Dr Suarez extended his experience to the IVD industry, leading regional consultancy teams across Latin America for the design and implementation of lab solutions. He has been a regular speaker in different areas of laboratory medicine. Currently, Dr Suarez is the Regional Medical Director for Latin America and a member of the Global Medical & Scientific Affairs team at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.