Management of Renal Disease

  • Author: Mohamed G. Atta, MD, MPH (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 3/14/17 (What's New)

Summary

  • Therapy for CKD is more informed by knowledge of histology leading to kidney biopsy being more commonly used in cases of chronic vs acute renal failure
  • Relevant threshold proteinuria level where biopsy indicated ranges between 1-3 g of protein per 24 hours[Daugirdas 2012]
    • Higher level of proteinuria indicates higher likelihood of glomerular vs tubule etiology, more severe disease, and greater need for histology-directed therapy

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