Living with Kidney Disease: Pain and Itch, and the Role of Palliative Care

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Tue, May 15, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Featured Presenter
Jennifer S. Scherer, MD

About the Webinar 
If you or a loved one is living with serious kidney disease, you might be struggling with symptoms such as pain and itchiness. These and other symptoms can interfere with daily life. The burdens of kidney disease can be profound, but there are ways of managing and treating pain and itch that can help improve your overall quality of life. The first step is to learn more about the causes of these kinds of symptoms, how they are assessed, and what you can do about them. Join us!

Who Should Attend 
Anyone struggling with symptoms and other effects of serious kidney disease, and their caregivers.

Dr. Scherer is an assistant professor in the Division of Palliative Care and the Division of Nephrology at NYU School of Medicine in New York City. She practices both nephrology and palliative care and runs a kidney palliative care clinical program called Kidney CARES. Her goal is to study and to disseminate a model of care that integrates palliative care with nephrology for the purpose of improving quality of life, coordination of care, and patient driven decision-making for those living with serious kidney disease. 

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Webinar: How to Improve Your Quality of Life by Managing Fatigue

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Wed, Feb 28, 2018 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Featured Presenter:
Andrew E. Esch, MD, MBA

Webinar Description:
If you or a loved one has a serious illness, it might include feeling easily tired, unable to do everyday tasks, or stay focused. You may feel weak or even forgetful.  Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms in people with a serious illness, but it is often not recognized by doctors.  … Read More

How to Manage Nerve Pain and Improve your Quality of Life

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Recorded Thursday, October 19, 2017
7:00-8:00 PM (ET)

Featured Presenter:
Andrew E. Esch, MD, MBA

Webinar Description:
Whether nerve pain is related to cancer, diabetes, kidney or other diseases, an accident or injury, it can take a toll when severe and persistent. Symptoms may include burning, tingling, sharp or stabbing pain, or a combination of these sensations. Sometimes the pain is there all the time, sometimes it comes and goes. It can even cause depression and anxiety. … Read More