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What does it mean for eGFR to be “normalized” to BSA?

I’ve seen a few calculators of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) based on the CKD-EPI mention that the equation does not require the patient’s weight, because the results are reported ...
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Why nephrotic syndrome does not present with haematuria?

As we know that nephrotic syndrome is characteristically present with proteinuria and on the other hand haematuria is seen in nephritic syndrome. Defect/loss of podocytes in nephrotic syndrome leads ...
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Can holding pee cause kidney damage?

Suppose a person, drank 400ml-800ml of water, and he pees after 6 hours, when he wakes after sleep in the night. Keeping that context I'm concerned, if this could cause kidneys to damage (or fail!). ...
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Water/sodium balance in diabetes insipidus

Practitioners from my country (France) tend to classify disorders of water and sodium balance as either concerning the intracellular compartment (IC), the extracellular compartment (EC) or both. I ...
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Urine glucose testing for diabetes control

A publication in the NCBI bookshelf called Type 2 diabetes: Measuring sugar levels in blood and urine yourself (IQWiG, 2010) it states that Having sugar in your urine is usually a sign of very high ...
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Why does kidney disease result in some things being filtered out but not others?

Why does kidney disease result in glucose and protein being excreted in urine, but creatinine staying in the blood? "If the filtration in the kidney is deficient, blood creatinine concentrations rise....
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When would estimates of renal function based on serum and urine measurements differ as greatly as one being normal and the other suggesting CKD 3b?

Renal function (GFR or creatinine clearance) as estimated by serum creatinine and 24-hour urine collection should in theory closely correlate. However, I have run into a case where they differ ...
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What diet can be appropriate for a person with obesity, diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease? [closed]

At my place of work as a student trainee, my attention was called to a patient who has suffered badly from secondary diseases. He has a Body Mass Index of 42, obese. He also suffers from Type 1 ...
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Why is Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD) so difficult to cure?

Description of Disease : An inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts develop in the kidneys. Common More than 1 million cases per year (India) Treatment can help but this condition can't ...
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Do detection of Kidney cysts (PKD) at an early stage helps prevention of Kidney Failure?

Kidney cysts are becoming 4th leading factor of kidney failure unfortunately. There is no cure of PKD yet though research is going on! My question is "If a person suffers from PKD detects it ...
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Is drinking tap water safe in Île-de-France on a long term?

I work in Île-de-France (a region in France mainland), Orsay to be precise. I would be here atleast for 2 years. Should I be concerned of the long term health issues by drinking tap water on a ...
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Can walking barefoot on cold floors cause kidney problems?

If a toddler goes barefoot most of the day on cold floors, can that lead to a kidney infection? The child is always dressed warmly but refuses to wear anything on feet. Now being winter, and moved to ...
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