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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

Nailed It! – Nail Abnormalities and CKD

After some discussion from the NEJM’s Image Challenge from several weeks ago. I decided to very quickly discuss the difference between Terry’s nails, Lidnsay’s nails, and Meurcke’s bands. The lunula (latin for “little moon”) is the hypopigmented semi-circle located at

A Pain in the Bean – Analgesic Nephropathy Part 1

We recently saw a 68 y/o M with history of ibuprofen 800 mg PO daily for 12-14 years. He had been having long standing minor renal insufficiency for the last 10 years with a progressive worsening of his GFR for

NephMadness 2015

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Has Kayexlate Finally Pooped Out??

So I’ve talk to multiple students and residents and tried to convey the idea that we shouldn’t be so gungho to use kayexlate acutely for hyperkalemia in the hospital (same with the outpatient setting). There is a plaucity of evidence

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



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You now have 30 beans.
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