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An altruistic kidney donation and an unexpected nephrectomy.
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.
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.
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.
Enlarging cysts in the kidneys are the hallmark of the disease. Because the disease cannot be reversed, treatment focuses on the resulting manifestations.
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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.
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.
Chronic kidney disease is common and associated with significant morbidity. Given the high risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease, it is important to identify and treat related risk factors. However, there is growing uncertainty about the benefits of ...
Acute kidney injury is characterized by abrupt deterioration in kidney function, manifested by an increase in serum creatinine level with or without reduced urine output. The spectrum of injury ranges from mild to advanced, sometimes requiring renal replacement therapy. The diagnostic evaluation c...