Popular Nephrology Topics

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Patient Information

Here you can find links to patient information to some common renal issues including low sodium diet, avoiding high potassium foods, and disease information. More »


Initial Evaluation of Hyponatremia

Today I want to quickly touch on the initial evaluation for hyponatremia. I’ll leave the full discuss to someone much smarter than me and with more time to spare. There are several approaches to evaluating and working up hyponatremia but

Big Dippers – Noctural Dipping and CV

There exist a normal physiologic variation in blood pressure and the wake-sleep cycle. There should be a normal decrease of approximately 20% in BP during sleep due to a decrease in sympathetic activity. Conversely there is an increase in BP just before

What is a Lump vs a Hump

A student recently asked me what is the difference between “lumpy bumpy” and “humps”.  These are buzzwords that used to describe pathology on kidney biopsy samples.  While meant to be descriptive, they can also be a bit vague. (Double click

Clinical Case: Nephrotic Syndrome

A 58 y/o F with history of HTN presents to an outside hospital for pancreatitis and LE edema. While there patient is found to have Hep C (genotype 3). After protracted course due to no improvement in pancreatitis she is

Nephrology Practice Board Question – FSGS Answers

As I’ve been studying I’ve been trying to make up questions of information that I found to be important or interesting (at least to me). These questions and those to follow are a random grouping of  multiple choice, true/false, or

Question of the Day?

Collapsing FSGS is associated with what disease/drugs? 1.) HIV 2.) Parvovirus B19 infection 3.) Interferon therapy 4.) Pamidronate toxicity

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