A 54-year-old woman is evaluated for fatigue, anorexia, polyuria, and nocturia of several weeks' duration. She had otherwise felt well until the onset of her current symptoms. Medical history is significant for autoimmune pancreatitis diagnosed 1 year ago, treated with a prednisone taper that was completed 8 months ago with resolution of her symptoms. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely diagnosis?
14 Jun 2016
Masked hypertension occurs commonly in patients with chronic kidney disease and is associated with lower estimated glomerular filtration rate, proteinuria, and cardiovascular target organ damage.
1 Mar 2016
This issue covers the wrap-up of news from Internal Medicine Meeting 2017.
1 Jun 2017
A 77-year-old woman is evaluated 4 months following a left middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke. The severity of her stroke required prolonged initial hospitalization and a 3-month stay in a rehabilitation center before returning home. Residual deficits include dense right-sided hemiparesis and dysphagia requiring oral feeding with thickened liquids. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely cause of this patient's decreased serum creatinine level?
8 Mar 2016
A 35-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for recurrent microscopic hematuria without proteinuria. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and kidney ultrasound, what is the most likely diagnosis?
8 Mar 2022
Differing statin guidelines are fairly concordant on use of the drugs in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), a study found.
25 Nov 2014
My time as a patient made me more aware, in a way that researching and writing about health policy can never do, that although my care experience was mostly positive, this is not the case for millions.
1 Mar 2022
A 53-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-month history of swelling of the face, hands, and feet. She has untreated hepatitis C virus infection. She takes lithium for bipolar disorder. She has no additional symptoms. After a physical exam, lab results and kidney biopsy, what is the most likely cause of this patient's nephrotic syndrome?
19 May 2015
Managing kidney disease in diabetes requires meeting individualized parameters and balancing risks in nephrology and cardiology. Learn whether more aggressive treatment is warranted in this population.
1 Nov 2012
Depression quality improvement program seeks participantsHelp choose the best name for ACP's advocacy program
21 Dec 2010