Posts Tagged ‘acute kidney injury’

Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted by Sara Fazio • July 4th, 2014

This new review article considers evidence that acute and chronic kidney diseases are not distinct entities but rather are closely interconnected.  The implications of this insight are discussed in terms of the approach to patients with kidney disease. During the past decade, separate conceptual models for chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury were developed… Read More…

A Woman with Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Anemia, and Acute Kidney Injury

Posted by Sara Fazio • January 24th, 2014

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 61-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of vomiting, diarrhea, anemia, and acute kidney injury. Physical examination was normal. Laboratory testing and a diagnostic procedure were performed. The causes of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis consist of the following three large groups of diseases: anti-glomerular… Read More…

Continuous Renal-Replacement Therapy

Posted by Sara Fazio • December 28th, 2012

In the latest review article in our Clinical Therapeutics series, a 20-year-old man with Marfan’s syndrome develops acute kidney injury after an aortic-valve replacement that was complicated by thoracic aortic dissection. Continuous renal-replacement therapy, rather than intermittent hemodialysis, is recommended because of hemodynamic instability. Acute kidney injury is characterized by a sudden decrease in kidney… Read More…

Tubulointerstitial Nephritis

Posted by Graham McMahon • November 5th, 2010

In our Clinical Problem-Solving series, information about a real patient is presented in stages to an expert clinician, who responds to the information, sharing his or her reasoning with the reader.  The latest article, Bitter Pills, was first presented as an Interactive Medical Case, giving readers the opportunity to test their diagnostic skills. Tubulointerstitial nephritis… Read More…