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Top 100 Secrets I. PATIENT ASSESSMENT 1. History and Physical Diagnosis 2. Urinalysis 3. Measurement of Glomerular Filtration Rate 4. Renal Imaging Techniques 5. Renal Biopsy II. ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY 6. Epidemiology, Etiology, Pathophysiology, and Diagnosis of Acute Kidney Injury 7. Management Options: Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy 8. Hepatorenal Syndrome 9. Cardiorenal Syndrome 10. Medications 11. Sepsis and Acute Kidney Injury 12. Rhabdomyolysis 13. Tumor Lysis Syndrome 14. Contrast-Induced Nephropathy 15. Acute Glomerulonephritis and Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis 16. Nephrotic Syndrome 17. Obstructive Uropathy 18. Nephrolithiasis III. CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE 19. Epidemiology, Etiology, Pathophysiology, and Staging of Chronic Kidney Disease 20. Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease 21. Renal Osteodeystrophy 22. Cardiovascular Disease in Chronic Kidney Disease 23. Hyperlipidemia 24. Nutrition and Malnutrition 25. Management of the Patient with Progressive Renal Failure 26. Management of the Patient with Resistant Edema 27. Management of the Patient with Congestive Heart Failure 28. Drug Dosing in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease IV. PRIMARY GLOMERULAR DISORDERS 29. Minimal Change Disease 30. Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis 31. Membranous Nephropathy 32. IgA Nephropathy and Henoch-Sch̲nlein Disease 33. Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis V. SECONDARY GLOMERULAR DISORDERS 34. Diabetic Nephropathy 35. Lupus Nephritis 36. Dysproteinamias or Light Chain Diseases 37. Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Disease and Goodpasture's Syndrome 38. Vasculitides 39. Thrombotic Microangiopathies VI. INFECTION-ASSOCIATED GLOMERULONEPHRITIDES 40. Post-Infectious Glomerulonephritis 41. Viral Hepatitis-Associated Glomerulonephritis 42. HIV-Associated Renal Disorders VII. OTHER RENAL PARENCHYMAL DISEASES 43. Fabry Disease 44. Cystic Diseases of the Kidneys 45. Other Hereditary Renal Diseases 46. Tubulointerstitial Diseases 47. Urinary Tract Infections 48. Renal Neoplasias VIII. RENAL DISEASES IN SPECIAL POPULATIONS 49. Renal Disease and Hypertension in Pregnancy 50. Sickle Cell Nephropathy 51. Renal Diseases in the Elderly IX. TREATMENT OPTIONS 52. Hemodialysis 53. Peritoneal Dialysis 54. Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (Plasmapheresis) X. TRANSPLANTATION 55. Epidemiology and Outcomes 56. Donor and Recipient Evaluation 57. Immunosuppression 58. Rejection of the Renal Transplant 59. Post-Transplantation Malignancies 60. Post-Transplantation Infections 61. Primary Care of the Renal Transplant Patient XI. HYPERTENSION 62. Primary Hypertension 63. Renal Parenchymal Hypertension 64. Renovascular Disease 65. Endocrine Hypertension 66. Other Forms of Secondary Hypertension 67. White Coat Hypertension 68. Isolated Systolic Hypertension 69. Renal Diseases in African Americans 70. Refractory Hypertension 71. Hypertensive Emergencies 72. Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension 73. Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension XII. ACID-BASE AND ELECTROLYTE DISORDERS 74. Volume Disorders 75. Genetic Disorders of Sodium Transport 76. Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia 77. Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia 78. Hypocalcemia and Hypercalcemia 79. Disorders of Phosphorus Metabolism 80. Disorders of Magnesium Metabolism 81. Metabolic Acidosis 82. Metabolic Alkalosis 83. Respiratory Acid-Base Disorders 84. Nephrology Beginnings. Nephrology Secrets, 3rd Edition, by Drs. Edgar V. Lerma and Allen R. Nissenson, gives you the nephrology answers you need to succeed on your rotations and boards. Its unique, highly practical question-and-answer format, list of the "Top 100 Nephrology Secrets," and user-friendly format make it perfect for quick reference. Get the most return for your study time with the proven Secretsʼ format.
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