Articles matching the ‘Kidney disease’ Category

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August 8th, 2019

Podcast 228: Hematuria — should the workup include imaging?

Matthew Nielsen and colleagues found almost 80 diagnostic algorithms for working up a finding of hematuria. From these, they chose five representative approaches, ranging from those based on the patients’ risk factors to more aggressive ones that stress CT imaging for all. Using a 100,000-patient simulated cohort, Nielsen’s group found that more intensive imaging found more […]


August 2nd, 2019

Podcast 227: Chronic kidney disease and anticoagulants

Chronic kidney disease, being a “prothrombic state,” would seem to warrant use of anticoagulants, yet they aren’t often used — why? The problem seems to be a lack of data with which to evaluate their effectiveness and possible harms. Big drug trials seem to avoid recruiting these patients, especially those in the later stages of […]


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