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Dialysis in Neonates

Recently, there was an article in Slate magazine that detailed the very difficult decision that had to be made by a pregnant woman who discovered at 18 weeks gestation that her baby had complete bladder outlet obstruction with…

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Treatment of secondary amyloid

Recently I’ve been dealing with an unfortunate individual with a long history of RA who has developed nephrotic range proteinuria after being stable for many years. Despite the deteriorating renal function, NSAIDs have been continued because without them…

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Screening for CKD – The new ACP guidelines – Part 3

Recommendation 3: The ACP recommends that clinicians select pharmacologic therapy that includes either an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (moderate-quality evidence) or an angiotensin II-receptor blocker (high-quality evidence) in patients with hypertension and stage 1 to 3 chronic kidney disease….

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Ultrasound and Nephrologists

Registration has opened for the Spring session of the Ultrasound course for Nephrologists at Emory University. It will be held on Feb 1-2 2014, in Atlanta. The brochure for the upcoming course is available here.

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Type B Lactic Acidosis

Nice case report in AJKD recently raised the issue of Type B Lactic Acidosis. Lactic acidosis occurs when there is excessive anaerobic glycolysis or decreased removal of lactate from the circulation. Classically, Type A lactic acidosis is related…

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