Tags » Nephrology
One of the biggest public health problems at the moment is the increase of the number of patients suffering from kidney disease. It is a sad reality that even preventive treatments and campaigns to reduce the rates each year are not enough to keep numbers in a certain balance. 823 more words
On the inpatient medical wards, not a month goes by without a case of a patient with hyponatremia who gets 2 liters of normal saline, and when their sodium is rechecked, there’s no change or it’s even lower than it was before. 478 more words
The short answer: almost certainly yes. And you don’t need to schedule urgent dialysis afterwards to remove the contrast.
Radiologists will tell you all the time that you can’t order a study with contrast because of someone’s creatinine, and so you may have to argue back, and advocate for your patient to get the study they need. 431 more words