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

  • In addition to blood pressure, higher proteinuria levels independently correlate with poorer patient outcomes (Figure 4)[Szczech 2002a]
  • After establishing baseline proteinuria, ACE inhibitor or ARB can be initiated and level of proteinuria measured again in approximately 3 months
  • Safe goal for the reduction of proteinuria is < 300 mg/day (0.3 g/24 hours) as it represents minimal disease activity and can be used as reasonable target in HIV-infected patients

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