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Do you really have to hold furosemide in acute kidney injury?

We’ve all heard it at some point on morning rounds: “Mr. So-and-so had a creatinine bump from 1.6 to 2.4 overnight, so we’re holding his home Lasix tonight.” Everyone nods knowingly. 347 more words

Inpatient

My Introduction

Hi,  I am Dr Manish Tripathi

I have Graduated from GSVM Medical College, Kanpur in year “97 with various awards in individual subjects and Chancellors award for securing 1st position in MBBS batch. 482 more words

Dr. Manish Tripathi

VA Report Pearls: Hypophosphatemia

Take Home Point:
The major causes of hypophosphatemia include:
– increased cellular uptake (transcellular shifts)
– increased urinary excretion
– decreased intestinal absorption

The cause of hypophosphatemia can often be determined with a good history. 94 more words

Nephrology

MOFFITT AM report pearls 7/17: non-hodgkin's lymphoma / hyponatremia!

Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma PEARLS (building on our daily ditty)

  • Three types of NHL:
    • Aggressive (eg Burkitts, lymphoblastic lymphoma)
      • Often p/w onc emergencies!
      • 80% with high response rate to chemo, 45% curative!
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Moffitt

Anti-Smith (anti-Sm)

Important points about Anti-Smith (anti-Sm) antibodies are:

– This test along with anti-RNP are used to determine the cause of the positive ANA.

– ANA is non-specific and can be seen in Lupus as well as other rheumatic diseases. 66 more words

Autoimmune Diseases

Investigational drug prevents life-threatening side effects of kidney disease treatment

Hyperkalemia — a blood-potassium level above 5 millimoles per liter — is a frequent and dangerous complication of both acute and chronic kidney disease. It can cause life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death. 881 more words

Diabetes

VA AM Report Pearls Bastille Day Extravaganza!

A Few Learning Points on Obstructive Nephropathy

-Urethral obstruction and bilateral ureteral obstruction are common causes of renal failure and can happen because of prostatic enlargement or even as a result of compression from retroperitoneal masses. 168 more words

Nephrology