Search results for "Nephrology"
KDIGO guideline summary provides key points for treating diabetes, chronic kidney disease
Authors from the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Work Group provided a synopsis of key recommendations on comprehensive care, glycemic monitoring and targets, lifestyle interventions, antihyperglycemic therapies, and educational and integrated care approaches.
10 Jan 2023
MKSAP Quiz: Lower extremity edema, rash
A 31-year-old woman is evaluated for lower extremity edema, a rash over both legs, and fatigue that have worsened during the past 3 months. She has no other medical problems and takes no medications. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what viral study will support the most likely diagnosis?
1 Feb 2023
Hydrochlorothiazide no better than placebo for preventing kidney stone recurrence
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in Switzerland found that patients with a history of recurring kidney stones were no less likely to experience symptomatic or radiologic recurrence with hydrochlorothiazide versus placebo.
7 Mar 2023
Cystatin C-based equation performs well for estimating GFR
The European Kidney Function Consortium cystatin C equation, which does not include race- or sex-specific factors, was more accurate than other common equations for predicting glomerular filtration rate (GFR), an international study found.
31 Jan 2023
Internal medicine: Validating our identity and value
ACP is launching a new campaign to educate about the depth and diversity of internal medicine and highlight the value that all internal medicine physicians bring to health care.
1 Sep 2022
MKSAP Quiz: 2-week history of fatigue, poor appetite, arthralgia, and rash
A 19-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-week history of fatigue, poor appetite, arthralgia of the hands and knees, and a rash, all of which appeared 1 day after a beach trip. After physical exam, lab studies, and kidney ultrasound, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?
17 Jan 2023
Digital decision aid may be useful for older adults with CKD
A randomized controlled trial found that a web-based decision aid tailored to older adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) improved decision quality and clarified treatment preferences.
20 Dec 2022
Pinpointing primary hyperparathyroidism
With targeted testing, especially in those who present with kidney stones and bone density issues, internists can help patients with this disorder get appropriate care.
1 Apr 2022
MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for hypertension, chronic kidney disease
A 74-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for hypertension and slowly progressive chronic kidney disease. She reports that she feels well and has no symptoms. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate management?
13 Dec 2022
ACP remembers College leaders.
1 Jan 2022