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Common Urological Problems

Proteinuria

Fluid Intake/Voiding Diary

Patient histories regarding frequency and severity of urinary symptoms are often inaccurate. A more reliable indicator of symptoms is a fluid intake/voiding diary, which should be distributed to patients.

They would be instructed to document in it the amount and type of fluid consumed and the volume and time of voiding and leakage… Fluid Intake/Voiding Diary   



IgA Nephropathy

Primary   hematuria   (idiopathic   benign   and   recurrent hematuria,  Berger’s disease)  is now known to be an immune complex glomerulopathy in which deposition of IgA occurs in a granular pattern in the mesangium of the glomerulus.  The associated light microscope findings are variable and range from normal to extensive crescentic glomerulonephritis.… IgA Nephropathy   



Nephrotic Syndrome

Essentials of Diagnosis and General Considerations

Because treatment and prognosis vary with the cause of nephrotic syndrome,  renal biopsy is important.  Light microscopy,  electron microscopy,  and immunofluorescence identification… Nephrotic Syndrome   



Clinical Findings in Nephrosis

A. SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS
Edema may appear insidiously and increase slowly or can appear suddenly and accumulate rapidly. Symptoms other than those related to the mechanical effects of edema are not remarkable.

On physical examination, massive peripheral edema is apparent.  Signs of hydrothorax and ascites are common.

Pallor is often accentuated… Clinical Findings in Nephrosis   



Protein offers new clue to cause and treatment for kidney disease

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have pinpointed a protein that compromises the kidney’s filtering ability, causing nephrotic syndrome, and demonstrated that a naturally occurring precursor of an acid in the body offers potential for treating some forms of the condition.

The research was published online Dec. 12 in Nature Medicine.

“This is a… Protein offers new clue to cause and treatment for kidney disease   



Heavy Kids Face Future Kidney Risks

Overweight and obese teens are more likely to develop renal failure later in life, a population-based study from Israel showed.

Overweight at age 17 was associated with a three-fold elevated incidence of end-stage renal disease over the subsequent 25 years, Asaf Vivante, MD, of the Israeli Defense Forces Medical Corps and Safra Children’s Hospital… Heavy Kids Face Future Kidney Risks   



Repurposed drug may be first targeted treatment for serious kidney disease

A drug approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis may also turn out to be the first targeted therapy for one of the most common forms of kidney disease, a condition that almost inevitably leads to kidney failure. A team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers is reporting that treatment with abatacept (Orencia)… Repurposed drug may be first targeted treatment for serious kidney disease   



Soft drinks and sugar in the diet may have negative effects on the kidneys

Two new studies highlight the potential negative effects that soft drinks and sugar can have on kidney health. Results of these studies will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2013 November 5-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

In one study, researchers led by Ryohei Yamamoto, MD, PhD (Osaka Univ Graduate… Soft drinks and sugar in the diet may have negative effects on the kidneys   



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