Several organs are dependent on each other to function properly on daily basis or else we wouldn't exist. In fact, most living things won't exist if they don't do that. So, science and medicine also created time and studied how to manage to these organs. Nephrology is a typical example of the study of kidney, which you should know about seeing as you have one too.
Questions and Answers
Nephrology is a speciality of medicine and paediatrics that concerns itself with the?
A physician who has undertaken additional training to become an expert in nephrology may call his or herself a?
Nephrology concerns the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, including?
A and B only
Many diseases affecting the kidney are systemic disorders not limited to the organ itself, the example of such is?
Patients are referred to nephrology specialists after a?
The word nephro came from which of the following?
Nephrology requires additional training to become an expert with advanced?
Nephrologist may provide care to people without kidney problem and work in?
All of the above
Nephrologists are well acquainted with one of the following
Chronic kidney disease
Cancer related kidney diseases
All of the above
Procedures a nephrologist include the following except?
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A mother brings her six-month-old son to see you in the emergency department in January. The child
had an uneventful prenatal course, and growth and development have been normal to this point. The child is
primarily breast fed, but his mother did begin to introduce solids at 4 months of age. The child now presents
with emesis and diarrhea of two days duration. She has noted no blood in his stools. In addition, the patient has
had several episodes of emesis, and does not seem to have tolerated any oral intake. You inquire about urine
output, and the patient s mother reports one wet diaper yesterday and none today. She denies any fevers. The
patient does attend day care, and according to his mother, there have been several other children there with a
On physical examination, heart rate is 165, and the remainder of the vital signs are within normal limits. Weight
is 6.3 kg. The patient weighed 7 kg at his pediatrician s office earlier this week. The patient is crying but
consolable with the examination. He appears ill and listless. Eyes appear sunken and lips are dry. The patient
is not producing tears with his crying. Anterior fontanel is sunken. The patient s lungs are clear, and
auscultation of the heart reveals no murmurs. Capillary refill is 3-4 seconds, but skin turgor appears normal.
Examination of the rectal area reveals redness and excoriation.
Given the patient s history, you suspect gastroenteritis. You give the pts mother a bottle of oral rehydration
solution and instruct her to give the child a teaspoon every 5 minutes. While explaining the instructions to his
mother, the child drinks several ounces from his bottle and promptly vomits on you.
Of the following, the next best step in this patient s management is:
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A 35 y/o male without significant PMHx presents to the ED with cough and shortness in breath for one week. He reports occasional blood tinged sputum. He denies malaise, weight loss, fevers or joint pain. On exam, BP is 140/80, pulse is 80, O2 saturation is 97% on ambient air. Labs show a BUN of 48, creatinine of 3.5 and normal electrolytes. UA shows 1+ protein, moderate blood, 3-4 RBC casts and 2-3 granular casts per HPF. CXR shows bilateral infiltrates. Urine protein/creatinine ratio is 0.6. ELISA for anti-GBM is positive. ANCA is not detectable. Renal biopsy shows crescents in the glomeruli on light microscopy and linear IgG staining along the glomerular capillaries. What is the best management strategy for this patient?