Approach to the patient with renal disease

Jennifer A Fillaus, Troy J Plumb

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Abstract

A 35-year-old man presents with a 1-week history of progressive shortness of breath and an episode of hemoptysis earlier today. For the past 2 days he has had decreased urine volume and dark colored urine. He has no past medical history and takes no medications. Blood pressure is 145/85 mmHg. Pulse is 110 beats per minute. Temperature is 36.8 °C. Pulse oximetry is 87 % on room air. He is anxious and slightly pale. Pulmonary exam reveals bibasilar crackles. The remainder of his exam is unremarkable. His laboratory data is notable for a hemoglobin level of 10.9 g/dL and serum creatinine of 2.7 mg/dL. His chest X-ray shows bilateral pulmonary infiltrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Decisions in Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages3-10
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781461444541
ISBN (Print)1461444535, 9781461444534
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2013

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Fillaus, J. A., & Plumb, T. J. (2013). Approach to the patient with renal disease. In Clinical Decisions in Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation (pp. 3-10). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4454-1_1