Kidney Disorders

Aug 01, 2021 Issue
Acute Sharp Flank Pain [Photo Quiz]

A patient presented with stiffness and pain in his lower back and both thighs and an abnormal CT scan.

Aug 15, 2020 Issue
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (IgA Vasculitis): Rapid Evidence Review [Article]

Henoch-Schönlein purpura, now called immunoglobulin A (IgA) vasculitis, presents most commonly as nonthrombocytopenic palpable purpura, abdominal pain, and arthritis that may occur simultaneously or in sequence. It is the most common vasculitis in children but can occur in adults.

Jun 1, 2019 Issue
My Kidney Donation: Unexpected Twists [Close-ups]

An altruistic kidney donation and an unexpected nephrectomy.

Jan 1, 2018 Issue
Intensive Blood Pressure Control in Older Patients Can Decrease Renal Function [POEMs]

In this post-hoc analysis of the previously published SPRINT trial, lowering the systolic blood pressure of patients who are at increased risk of cardiovascular events (average age = 66 years) will decrease their risk of cardiovascular disease but increase their likelihood of developing moderate renal dysfunction.

Feb 15, 2017 Issue
Proteinuria in Children: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis [Article]

Proteinuria is usually benign; however, persistent proteinuria may be associated with more serious renal diseases. Proteinuria may also be an independent risk factor for the progression of chronic kidney disease in children. Learn to differentiate the diverse etiologies of proteinuria.

Aug 15, 2015 Issue
Prevention of Recurrent Nephrolithiasis: Dietary and Pharmacologic Options Recommended by the ACP [Practice Guidelines]

Nephrolithiasis occurs in 13% of men and 7% of women; if not managed appropriately, it will typically recur within five years in 35% to 50% of patients. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has provided recommendations regarding management of recurrent nephrolithiasis using diet and medication.

Sep 1, 2014 Issue
Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease [Article]

Enlarging cysts in the kidneys are the hallmark of the disease. Because the disease cannot be reversed, treatment focuses on the resulting manifestations.

Jul 15, 2014 Issue
A Helmet to the Flank [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Feb 15, 2014 Issue
Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of routine screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in asymptomatic adults.

Feb 15, 2014 Issue
Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 55-year-old woman with no history of diabetes mellitus or hypertension asks to be screened for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her 88-year-old mother has end-stage renal disease and is currently undergoing renal dialysis. The patient says she wants to take all necessary precautions to prevent this from happening to her.

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