In the University of Maryland ERI Program, patients with early renal disease are:
Assessed for their risk for development of renal failure
Examined for their degree of renal function loss
Evaluated for the extent of associated complications of renal disease
Treated with therapies such as erythropoietic agents, vitamin D, lipid-lowering, and antihypertensive medicine, which are known to improve the outcome of these patients
Followed over time for their disease progression
Prepared in a timely fashion for either transplant or dialysis if renal failure is likely
After the initial evaluation, the ERI Program staff will maintain contact with you, assist in your management, and schedule follow-up visits as needed.
The primary goal of the ERI Program is to slow the progression of renal disease. This is accomplished by educating you about the causes of renal disease and the factors that can be modified in order to keep your kidneys functioning for as long as possible. The staff of the ERI clinic supplements the care provided by your primary care physician in order to improve your long-term health and outcome.
You should be considered for evaluation in the ERI Program if:
For patient inquiries or to make an appointment call 1-800-492-5538.