Recent efforts have pushed institutions to reconsider the use of race not just in estimating kidney function, but in a variety of algorithms and scores.
1 May 2021
A 40-year-old man is evaluated during a follow-up visit for a kidney transplant he received 2 years ago. History is also significant for hypertension. Medications are tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, prednisone, and nifedipine. Which treatment should be added?
23 Feb 2021
A 71-year-old man is evaluated in the hospital for an elevated serum creatinine level. He was hospitalized 2 days ago for a 4-day history of progressive right lower leg cellulitis. History is also significant for type 2 diabetes mellitus with prior episodes of cellulitis. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and a kidney biopsy, what is the most likely cause of this patient's kidney disease?
11 Aug 2020
A 26-year-old man is evaluated during a follow-up visit after presenting to an urgent care clinic for back pain 1 week ago. Laboratory studies at that time were significant for a serum creatinine level of 1.4 mg/dL (123.8 µmol/L); other laboratory studies, including urinalysis, were normal. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate management?
3 Mar 2020
Thomas E. Andreoli, MACP.
1 May 2009
This issue covers topics including requests for durable medical equipment (DME), screening for stages 1 to 3 chronic kidney disease, and diagnosis of meningitis.
1 Jul 2014
New guidelines describe the appropriate uses of arterial ultrasound and physiological testing for patients with known or suspected peripheral vascular disorders.
19 Jun 2012
Intensive statin therapy lowered risk even for low LDL patients
16 Nov 2010
FDA panel divided on rosiglitazoneCoumadin samples recalledLeflunomide gets new boxed warning
20 Jul 2010
William C. Waters III, MACP.
1 May 2011