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Bedside Urinalysis – Blood

All to often now doctors in well-resourced hospitals rely on high tech, expensive and sometimes invasive tests to make a diagnosis. One of the most basic and cheapest tools we have at our disposal is the bedside urine…

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Hematuria: Deep on the DDx

Recently at our biopsy conference we had the case of a healthy middle aged man presented who had come to medical attention with episodes of painless gross hematuria. He had consistent rbcs on UAs, normal renal imaging, a…

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Isolated microscopic hematuria

We have had a rush of patients with isolated hematuria in my clinic recently. The question that occupies so much precious time of the nephrologist reared it’s head……. ‘what are the indications for a renal biopsy’. Isolated persistent…

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