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National Kidney Foundation Primer on Kidney Diseases


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Structure and Function of the Kidney 1. Overview of Kidney Structure and Function 2. Kidney development 3. Assessment of Kidney Function in Acute and Chronic Settings 4. Urinalysis and Urine Microscopy 5. Hematuria and Proteinuria 6. Imaging the Kidneys Acid/Base and Electrolytes 7. Hyponatremia and Hypoosmolar Disorders 8. Hypernatremia 9. Volume, Edema and the Clinical Use of Diuretics 10. Disorders of Potassium Metabolism 11. Disorders of Calcium, Phosphorus, & Magnesium Homeostasis 12. Approach to Acid-Base Disorders 13. Metabolic Acidosis 14. Metabolic Alkalosis 15. Respiratory Acidosis and Alkalosis Glomerular Diseases 16. Glomerular Clinicopathologic Syndromes 17. Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome 18. Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis 19. Membranous Nephropathy 20. Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy and Related Disorders Kidney in Systemic Diseases 21. COMPLEMENT-MEDIATED GLOMERULONEPHRITIS AND THROMBOTIC MICROANGIOPATHY 22. Infection-related Glomerulonephritis 23. Viral Nephropathies: Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, and Hepatitis B Virus 24. Kidney Involvement in Systemic Vasculitis 25. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and the Kidney 26. Pathogenesis, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy 27. The Kidney in Malignancy 28. Myeloma, Amyloid and other Dysproteinemias 29. Acute Cardiorenal Syndrome 30. Hepatorenal Syndrome and Other Liver-Related Kidney Diseases Acute Kidney Injury 31. Clinical Approach to the Diagnosis of Acute Kidney Injury 32. Acute Tubular Injury and Acute Tubular Necrosis 33. Acute Interstitial Nephritis 34. Management of Acute Kidney Injury Drugs and the Kidney 35. Kidney Disease Caused by Therapeutic Agents 36. Principles of Drug Therapy in Patients with Reduced Kidney Function Hereditary Kidney Disease 37. Genetics and Kidney Disease (APOL1) 38. Genetically Based Renal Transport Disorders 39. Sickle Cell Nephropathy 40. Polycystic and Other Cystic Kidney Diseases 41. Nephronophthisis and Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease 42. Alport's Syndrome and Thin Basement Membrane Dz 43. Fabry Disease Tubulointerstitial Diseases 44. Chronic Tubulointerstitial Disease 45. Obstructive Uropathy 46. Nephrolithiasis 47. Urinary Tract Infection and Pyelonephritis Special Circumstances 48. Kidney Diseases in Infants and Children 49. The Kidney in Pregnancy 50. Kidney Disease in the Elderly 51. Global Kidney Disease Chronic Kidney Disease 52. Development and Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease 53. Staging and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease 54. Nutrition and Kidney Disease 55. Bone Disorders in Chronic Kidney Disease 56. Cardiac Function and Cardiovascular Disease in Chronic Kidney Disease 57. Anemia and Other Hematologic Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease Dialysis and Transplantation 58. Hemodialysis and Hemofiltration 59. Peritoneal Dialysis 60. Outcome of End-Stage Renal Disease Therapies 61. Selection of Prospective Kidney Transplant Recipients and Donors 62. Post-transplantation Monitoring and Outcomes 63. Immunosuppression 64. Transplant Infectious Disease Hypertension 65. Pathogenesis of Hypertension 66. Evaluation and Management of Hypertension 67. Secondary Hypertension

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Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

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