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Diagnosis and Treatment of Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Stones and Cancer

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 1568 reviews

Course Summary

The kidneys serve as the body’s filtration system. Waste and excess fluids are filtered out of the blood and excreted through the urine. When the kidneys are not working as they should, fluid, electrolytes, and wastes can build up to dangerous levels in the body, even to the point of being fatal. Because kidney disease often does not create noticeable symptoms until the disease is advanced, it is important that medical clinicians are able to recognize the symptoms as soon as they are present and take immediate steps to resolve or mitigate the impact. This is the second in a four-part series on kidney disease.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.          Common Kidney Diseases

1.   Nephrotic Syndrome

2.   Glomerular Diseases

III.        Systemic Consequences Of Nephrotic Syndrome

1.   Renal Vein Thrombosis

2.   Infection

3.   Hyperlipidemia and Atherosclerosis

4.   Hypocalcemia

5.   Hypercoagulability 

6.   Hypovolemia

7.   Edema

IV.         Treatment Of Disorders Causing Nephrotic Syndrome

1.   Vaccination

2.   Angiotensin Inhibition

3.   Sodium Restriction

4.   Statins

5.   Anticoagulants

6.   Nephrectomy

7.   Prognosis of Nephrotic Syndrome

8.   Current Trends in Long-term Outcomes

V.           Renal Vein Thrombosis

1.   Signs and Symptoms

2.   Diagnosis

3.   Treatment

VI.         Kidney Cancer

1.   Types of Kidney Cancer

2.   Diagnosis

3.   Treatment

VII.      Kidney Stones

1.   Prevalence

2.   Evaluation

3.   Treatment

VIII.    Summary

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