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The Effect of Animal Protein on the Kidneys

About one in eight of us now has chronic kidney disease—and most don’t even know it: About three-quarters of the millions of people affected are…

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Let’s talk about Kidney Cell-Based Therapy

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


Can I give normal saline to a patient with hyponatremia who might have SIADH?

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


Can I give contrast to a patient with end stage renal disease or who's on dialysis?

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