This session will describe and illustrate the clinical features of patients who benefit from a palliative approach of treating chronic kidney disease. Dr. Saeed will also discuss how to manage these patients in clinical settings.
Dr. Saeed is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the divisions of Nephrology and Palliative Care at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), Rochester, NY. His areas of interest are geriatric chronic kidney disease (CKD), dialysis-related decision making and conservative care of older CKD patients. He is fellowship trained in both nephrology and palliative care and a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN). He has been the recipient of a national award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine for excellence in research work. He runs the geriatric CKD clinic at the URMC. He has been the principal investigator in many research studies and has presented his work in national conferences and published extensively in peer reviewed journals.
Describe the rationale for taking an age-attuned approach when discussing dialysis options with older patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Recognize the characteristics that portend a poor prognosis in older CKD patients.
Explain the components of a renal supportive care/conservative care program.