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Join Medical Chronicle for a free, one-hour, CPD-accredited webinar on fortification in nutrition, presented by Dr Heleen Bierman. This webinar is sponsored by iNova.

Date: 3rd November 2021
Time: 19h00
Topic: Overview of Chronic Kidney Disease
Presenter: Dr Heleen Bierman 

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Dr Bierman will present an overview of chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder. Mineral and bone disorders are part and parcel of chronic kidney disease. We find abnormalities of calcium, phosphate, parathyroid hormone, fibroblast growth factor 23 and vitamin D metabolism. This again leads to abnormalities in bone turnover, mineralisation, volume linear growth or strength. A major concern is extraskeletal calcification. The work group of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) recommended in 2006 the use of the term ‘chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder’ (CKD-MBD) to describe a systemic disorder that incorporates these abnormalities. Each of these abnormalities is associated with high mortality rates, primarily from cardiovascular complications.  

This talk will tackle on these disorders and focus on: 

  • Pathophysiology of CKD-MBS 
  • Diagnosis and screening
  • Treatment and follow-up 
  • Case studies.

Dr Heleen Bierman qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Orange Free State in 1996 and started her  BSC (Hons) Aerospace Medicine in 2005 at the University of Pretoria. In 2009, she qualified as a specialist physician at the University of Pretoria after moving on to sub-specialise in the field of Nephrology. She was head of the Department Nephrology from 2011-2012.  In 2020 Dr Bierman received her certificate of Nephrology at the European Society of Nephrology. She joined private practice from 2012-2021 at Pretoria Urology Hospital, Jacaranda Hospital and Cintocare Hospital. She has overseen almost 9000 patients in the past four years with numerous kidney disorders, kidney transplants and dialysis patients. She goes the extra mile to visit patients often in outlining areas from Giyani, Elim, Louis Trichardt, Thohoyandou, Nelspruit, Ermelo etc. She runs her own peritoneal dialysis clinic from her rooms and has patients from Cape Town to Malelane on this form of dialysis. Her practice is a centre of excellence and she prides herself in providing evidence-based nephrology care. This explains the high demand for her attention.