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Author Leehey, David J., author

Title Nephrology rounds / David J. Leehey
Published Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 165 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents How is the urinalysis helpful in patients with kidney disease? -- How should changes in plasma creatinine be interpreted? -- What is a fractional excretion (and how does measuring it help in clinical practice)? -- What is the urine albumin to creatinine ratio? (or is it protein to creatinine ratio?) -- What is the meaning of the urine to plasma creatinine ratio? -- Is it helpful to diagnose a triple acid-base disturbance? (or is it just a mental exercise?) -- Why are disorders of sodium concentration so difficult? -- What is free water clearance and how useful is it? -- How does one interpret the urine anion gap and urine osmolal gap? -- Is it 'acute renal failure' or 'acute kidney injury'? -- What exactly is dialysis and when is it needed? -- When does metabolic acidosis require treatment with bicarbonate? -- Is there any advantage to colloids vs. crystalloids for volume repletion? -- Is computed tomography (CT) with contrast or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with contrast preferred in patients with chronic kidney disease? -- Is there a risk to rapidly lowering the plasma potassium in patients with hyperkalemia? -- Should calcium-based phosphate binders be used in patients with chronic kidney disease? -- Which renal cysts require follow-up evaluation? -- Are renin angiotensin aldosterone system blockers friends or foes of the kidneys? -- Does a patient with a mild decrease in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) really have a disease? -- Why are kidney stones a nephrologic as well as a urologic disease?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Kidney Diseases -- diagnosis.
Kidney Diseases -- therapy.
Kidney Function Tests.
Kidneys -- Diseases -- Diagnosis.
Kidneys -- Diseases -- Treatment.
Genre/Form Case Reports.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1496347846
(paperback) (alkaline paper)
(paperback) (alkaline paper)