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Investigation of renal disease

Guy H. Neild

in Landmark Papers in Nephrology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2013 | ISBN: 9780199699254
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191763519 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199699254.003.0003

Series: Landmark Papers in

Investigation of renal disease

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Chapter 3 covers landmark papers based on a clinical approach to investigating renal disease: if any patient has significant damage to their kidneys then: (i) there may be blood or protein in the urine; (ii) if the damage is severe enough to cause renal impairment, then urea and creatinine levels are raised; and (iii) patients often have hypertension. All renal disease can be categorised by the three Us: ultrasound, urine analysis (dipstick), and urine microscopy. Specific diagnosis is then made with renal imaging, renal biopsy, and immunological tests.

Chapter.  5968 words. 

Subjects: Nephrology

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