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MKSAP Quiz: Polyuria, nocturia for 6 weeks

A 38-year-old woman seeks treatment for polyuria and nocturia that began 6 weeks ago after starting lithium for bipolar disorder. Medical history is otherwise unremarkable. Her only other medication is olanzapine. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate management?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/06/11/3.htm
11 Jun 2024

Salt tablets no salve for hyponatremia

At Kidney Week in fall 2023, an endocrinologist covered the latest in outpatient diagnosis and treatment of syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis (SIAD).
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/02/salt-tablets-no-salve-for-hyponatremia.htm
1 Feb 2024

Even albuminuria within normal limits associated with risk for CKD progression, study finds

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and albuminuria of 15 to 30 mg/g had more than double the risk of CKD progression over 10 years compared with those with a urine albumin-creatinine ratio of 0 to less than 5 mg/g.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/04/02/2.htm
2 Apr 2024

Urinalysis as a ‘liquid biopsy of the kidney’

Components of the urinalysis can really be helpful for a few specific diagnoses that sometimes might be ignored.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/01/urinalysis-as-a-liquid-biopsy-of-the-kidney.htm
1 Jan 2024

MKSAP Quiz: Runner evaluation during a marathon

A 22-year-old woman participating in a marathon is evaluated in the medical tent for headache, confusion, and disorientation after she stopped running at mile 20. This is her first marathon. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate management?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/03/05/3.htm
5 Mar 2024

Best practice advisory boosted primary aldosteronism screening

Noninterruptive best practice advisories are potentially promising as screening-assistance tools for primary aldosteronism, particularly for primary care physicians, according to the authors of a recent quality improvement study.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/01/16/4.htm
16 Jan 2024

MKSAP Quiz: 6-month history of fatigue, joint and chest pain, sun sensitivity

A 25-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-month history of fatigue, joint pain, sun sensitivity, and pleuritic chest pain. Medications are an oral contraceptive pill and as-needed naproxen. Following a physical exam and other lab results, what is the most appropriate test?
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/01/mksap-quiz-6-month-history-of-fatigue-joint-and-chest-pain-sun-sensitivity.htm
1 Jan 2024

A1c targets for type 1 diabetes, dialysis patients discussed at nephrology meeting

PHILADEPHIA—Tight glucose control appears beneficial in preventing kidney function decline in newly diagnosed type 1 diabetics, but not so helpful for diabetics who already have kidney failure, according to data presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2011/11/15/1.htm
15 Nov 2011

Tips for workplace wellness

With nearly 63% of physicians reporting one or more signs of burnout, two experts offered advice on making changes to help prevent it.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/07/tips-for-workplace-wellness.htm
1 Jul 2023

MKSAP Quiz: 4-hour history of left flank pain

A 38-year-old woman is evaluated in the emergency department for a 4-hour history of left flank pain that radiates to the groin. She is otherwise well and takes no medications. Following a CT scan, what is the most appropriate additional treatment?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/09/26/3.htm
26 Sep 2023

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