Kidney disease: a guide to early detection and long-term care.

Title

Kidney disease: a guide to early detection and long-term care.

Creator

Rutecki G W; Whittier F C

Publisher

Consultant (00107069)

Date

1993
1993-12

Description

Early detection and careful management of kidney disease can help slow or halt progression to renal failure. Early diagnosis is based on a history and physical examination, urinalysis (with dipstick testing for protein, blood, and pH), and microscopic evaluation of spun sediment. Measure serum creatinine annually in all your hypertensive patients and biennially in other adults. Determine creatinine clearance in those whose serum levels are elevated and in patients over age 60 who are taking renally excreted drugs. Strict blood pressure control is essential; also, try to avoid nephrotoxins, treat urinary tract infections, and carefully adjust dosages of any medications that require renal excretion.

Subject

Kidney Function Tests; Kidney Failure; Chronic; Renal Insufficiency – Complications; Nephrotoxicity – Prevention and Control; Creatinine – Analysis; Renal Insufficiency – Diagnosis; Renal Insufficiency – Physiopathology; Renal Insufficiency – Therapy

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

26–39

Issue

12

Volume

33

Citation

Rutecki G W; Whittier F C, “Kidney disease: a guide to early detection and long-term care.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 26, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6188.

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