Comprehensive Pediatric Nephrology by Denis F. Geary MB, Franz Schaefer MD

By Denis F. Geary MB, Franz Schaefer MD

This new medical source brings you a state of the art entire evaluation on each medical encountered in pediatric nephrology in a single concise, clinically concentrated textual content. foreign specialists offer you the most recent on epidemiology, analysis, investigations, administration, and diagnosis for an entire variety of pediatric kidney issues. A full-color, hugely visible, meticulously crafted structure, makes this fabric remarkably effortless so that you can entry and follow. complete Pediatric Nephrology additionally serves as an incredible source for board assessment learn for the ABP subspecialty forums in pediatric nephrology.Just the correct amount of "need-to-know" simple technology coupled with sensible scientific suggestions for each sickness is helping you are making effective, trained decisions.The ebook offers a miles wanted replace at the genetic origins of pediatric kidney disorders.Chapters approximately glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and tubular problems supply an orientation within the pathophysiology, differential analysis, and therapy of those heterogeneous illness entities.Disease particular chapters contain diagnostic work-up, laboratory evaluate, and administration of problems and problems, making this important info easily obtainable. The prevention and administration of pediatric persistent renal failure and its issues are comprehensively coated in lots of unique chapters.Four chapters dedicated to youth high blood pressure give you insights into an more and more conventional between pediatric sufferers so that you can deal with them extra effectively.A bankruptcy at the function of the interventional radiologist in pediatric nephrology retains you apprised of the newest advances in a key region within the field.The functionality of complementary and replacement medication in sufferers with renal affliction is reviewed for the 1st time in a typical pediatric nephrology textbook.A constant association all through and a full-color format helps you to locate diagnostic counsel quick.

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Glomerular Filtration Rate Either 51Cr-EDTA or 99mTc-DTPA can be used to calculate GFR (see earlier discussion under Glomerular Filtration Agents). If 99mTc-DTPA is used, functional renal imaging and calculation of differential renal function can also be performed (Figure 1-27). Measurement of GFR is also discussed in Chapter 2. Renal Transplant Evaluation Imaging of the renal allograft has become an integral part of renal transplantation, particularly in the immediate postoperative period. Given its noninvasive character, sonography is a mainstay of allograft imaging and can be performed in the operating room if the surgeon requests.

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Reagent strips detect RBCs, myoglobin, and hemoglobin. Presence of RBCs can only be confirmed by microscopic evaluation. The supernatant of a centrifuged urine containing RBCs will be clear yellow as opposed to pink if the urine contains hemoglobin or myoglobin. The morphology of the cells can help determine their origin. Presence of dysmorphic RBCs suggests glomerular hematuria. Urine Microscopy Microscopic evaluation of fresh urine is extremely valuable in the evaluation of renal disease. The presence of casts, cells, and crystals should be sought.

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