Table of Contents

Part I. Patient assessment. History and physical diagnosis.
Measurement of GFR.
Imaging techniques.
Renal biopsy.
Part II. Acute kidney injury. Epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis.
Management options: CRRT.
Hepatorenal syndrome.
Cardiorenal syndrome.
Tumor lysis syndrome.
Contrast-induced nephropathy.
Acute glomerulonephritis and RPGN.
Nephrotic syndrome.
Obstructive uropathy.
Part III. Chronic kidney disease. Epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology and staging.
Anemia in chronic kidney disease.
Renal osteodystrophy.
Cardiovascular disease.
Management of the patient with progressive renal failure.
Drug dosing in patients with CKD.
Part IV. Primary glomerular disorders. Minimal change disease.
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
Membranous nephropathy.
IgA nephropathy and Henoch Schonlein disease.
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis.
Part V. Secondary glomerular disorders. Diabetic nephropathy.
Lupus nephritis.
Dysproteinemias or light chain diseases.
Thrombotic microangiopathies.
Part VI. Infection associated glomeruleonephritides. Post-infectious glomereulonephritis.
Viral hepatitis-associated glomerulonephritis.
HIV-associated renal disorders.
Part VII. Other renal parenchymal diseases. Fabry disease.
Cystic diseases of the kidneys.
Other hereditary renal disorders.
Tubulointerstitial diseases.
Urinary tract infections.
Renal neoplasias.
Part VIII. Renal diseases in special populations. Renal disease and hypertension in pregnancy.
Sickle cell nephropathy.
Renal disease in the elderly.
Part IX. Treatment options. Hemodialysis.
Home dialysis.
Peritoneal dialysis.
Therapeutic plasma exchange (plasmapheresis).
Part X. Transplantation. Epidemiology and outcomes.
Donor and recipient evaluation.
Rejection of the renal transplant.
Post-transplant malignancies.
Post-transplant infections.
Primary care of the renal transplant patient.
Part XI. Hypertension. Primary hypertension.
Renal parenchymal hypertension.
Renovascular disease.
Endocrine hypertension.
Other forms of secondary hypertension.
Renal diseases in African-Americans.
Resistant hypertension.
Hypertensive emergencies.
Pharmacologic treatment of hypertension.
Non-pharmacologic treatment of hypertension.
Part XII. Acid-base and electrolyte disorders. Volume disorders.
Genetic disorders of Na transport.
Hyponatremia and hypernatremia.
Hypokalemia and hyperkalemia.
Hypocalcemia and hypercalcemia.
Disorders of phosphorus metabolism.
Disorders of magnesium metabolism.
Metabolic acidosis.
Metabolic alkalosis.
Part XIII. Onconephrology..
Part XIV. Palliative care nephrology..
Part XV. Nephrology beginnings..
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