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Practical approaches to the diagnosis and management of common nephrological problems

Bisher Kawar, Mohsen El Kossi, Rakesh Patel, Kevin Harris and Meguid El Nahas

in Chronic Kidney Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780199549313
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191763465 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199549313.003.0001

Series: Oxford Clinical Nephrology Series

Practical approaches to the diagnosis and management of common nephrological problems

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This introductory chapter outlines practical diagnostic and management approaches to common nephrological problems frequently encountered in primary care. These include proteinuria, haematuria, hypertension and urinary tract infections. Also included in this chapter is a brief description of the nephrologist's approach to glomerulonephritis and diabetic nephropathy, two of the most common causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This is aimed at informing primary care physicians and non-nephrologists of diagnostic and prognostic approaches to these conditions and also highlighting different aspects of their management. The chapter also includes guidance to the use of drugs/medication in patients with CKD. It is hoped that this introductory chapter will assist those dealing with a range of common nephrological presentations in primary care. Subsequent chapters in the handbook address in more details specific topics related to CKD.

Chapter.  9603 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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