FP Essentials™

Nephrology Update

Edition #444 | May 2016

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  • List the diagnostic criteria for acute kidney injury (AKI).
  • Summarize the typical diagnostic findings and treatment approaches for patients with prerenal, intrinsic renal, and postrenal AKI.
  • Describe measures to prevent AKI.
  • Summarize the management of hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, anemia, and electrolyte abnormalities in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
  • Summarize guidelines for nephrology subspecialist referral and consultation and for patients with CKD and end-stage renal disease.
  • Summarize the benefits and risks of the two commonly used renal replacement therapy modalities: in-center hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
  • Describe the key features of common glomerular diseases in children.
  • Summarize the management of postinfectious glomerulonephritis, immunoglobulin A nephropathy, Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis, and nephrotic syndrome in pediatric patients.
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