Archive for the ‘Review’ Category

July 14, 2013

Impact of the ALMS and MAINTAIN trials on the management of lupus nephritis

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This review discusses how ALMS and MAINTAIN guide the choice of maintenance therapy in lupus nephritis, as well as drug dosing and total duration of therapy.

2 Comments Posted in Lupus, Review
January 28, 2013

Proximal renal tubular acidosis: a not so rare disorder of multiple etiologies

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This nice review discusses etiology and management of proximal renal tubular acidosis.

Comments Off on Proximal renal tubular acidosis: a not so rare disorder of multiple etiologies Posted in Fluid & Electrolytes, Review
January 28, 2013

The Ethics of End-of-Life Care for Patients with ESRD

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This review address ethics and palliative care at the end of life for patients with renal disease.

Comments Off on The Ethics of End-of-Life Care for Patients with ESRD Posted in Chronic Kidney Disease, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Review
January 28, 2013

Should mycophenolate mofetil replace cyclophosphamide as first-line therapy for severe lupus nephritis?

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The side-effect profile of cyclophosphamide is well-known and most clinicians only prescribe it in the most severe disease. This review compares cyclophosphamide to mycophenolate mofetil for induction and maintenance therapy for severe lupus nephritis. Using the available evidence, the authors conclude that mycophenolate mofetil is a viable alternative for therapy, although cyclophosphamide may have a […]

Comments Off on Should mycophenolate mofetil replace cyclophosphamide as first-line therapy for severe lupus nephritis? Posted in Glomerulonephritis, Review
September 18, 2012

Update in Nephrology: Evidence Published in 2011

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This review nicely summarizes the nephrology evidence published in 2011.

Comments Off on Update in Nephrology: Evidence Published in 2011 Posted in Educational Resource, General Nephrology, Review
May 23, 2012

Recommendations for the management of crush victims in mass disasters.

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This review provides both a short field guide and more extended recommendations for managing crush victims in the event of natural disaster. Short version: http://ndt.oxfordjournals.org/content/27/Suppl_1/1.full.pdf Full version: http://ndt.oxfordjournals.org/content/27/Suppl_1/i1.2.full.pdf

Comments Off on Recommendations for the management of crush victims in mass disasters. Posted in Acute Kidney Injury, Review
April 5, 2012

Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis — A New Look at an Old Entity

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MPGN accounts for approximately 10% of cases of glomerulonephritis.  This article nicely reviews the causes, pathogenesis and clinical management.

Comments Off on Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis — A New Look at an Old Entity Posted in Glomerulonephritis, Review
January 28, 2012

Decongestive Treatment of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Cardiorenal Implications of Ultrafiltration and Diuretics

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This review discusses the role of diuretics and ultrafiltration in acute decompensated heart failure.

1 Comment Posted in Critical Care, Internal Medicine for Nephrologists, Review
January 28, 2012

Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

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FSGS accounts for appoximately 40% of adult nephrotic syndrome.  This review provides an approaches to the diagnosis and management of this disease.

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June 15, 2011

Kidney Development: Core Curriculum 2011

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This AJKD core curriculum article discusses through the less commonly covered subject of kidney development from embroyonic stages to birth.

Comments Off on Kidney Development: Core Curriculum 2011 Posted in AJKD Core Curriculum, Review
June 14, 2011

Maintenance Immunosuppression in Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody–Associated Vasculitis

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This review provides commentary on the article ‘Mycophenolate mofetil vs azathioprine for remission maintenance in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis: a randomized controlled trial.’, authored by Hiemstra TF, Walsh M, Mahr A, et al for the European Vasculitis Study Group (EUVAS).

Comments Off on Maintenance Immunosuppression in Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody–Associated Vasculitis Posted in Review, Vasculitis
June 14, 2011

The Tumor Lysis Syndrome

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This review nicely summarizes tumor lysis syndrome and its renal complications.

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April 24, 2011

Update in Nephrology: Evidence Published in 2010

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This article takes a similar approach to Nephrology Now, attempting to provide a summary of last year’s landmark articles in the field of Nephrology.

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