Browsing: Nephrology

Hematuria is a common complaint in the emergency department - and one that is largely benign. Nonetheless, there are several emergent conditions the emergency physician should consider when evaluating
Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens
Phlegmasia cerulea dolens is a rare but emergent condition of massive venous thrombosis that can rapidly produce irreversible vascular gangrene. If your patient in the emergency department has a swoll
Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a rare diagnosis in the ED but can be life-threatening. Symptoms can be non-specific, making diagnosis more difficult. Proper, expeditious imaging can make all the diff
Point of care ultrasound can be used to help evaluate patients with suspected kidney pathology and to diagnose causes of renal colic, renal failure, hematuria, and decreased urine output. Compared to
BRASH syndrome is an uncommon but often fatal condition in which an acute renal injury initiates a vicious cycle of bradycardia, hyperkalemia, hypotension and worsening renal failure in patients who t
Cervical cancer, the second-leading cause of death among women ages 20-39, can be a rare form of acute renal failure.
Ultrasound in the emergency department can reveal the echogenicity of the renal pyramids in Medullary Sponge Kidney. Despite previous episodes and presentations, it is often undiagnosed or overlooked
The degree to which contrast media is directly responsible for the development of acute kidney injury is hotly debated.
Hyperkalemia is generally defined as a potassium level > 5.5 mEq/L and can be further classified as mild (5.6–6.0 mEq/L), moderate (6.1–7.0 mEq/L), and severe (> 7.0 mEq/L). Etiologies frequently seen