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  1. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    MTB 2 says that NSAIDs induced allergic interstitial nephritis doesn't show eosinophils. Does that mean that there's no eosinophiluria? Because, this is the first time I encountered this information and seems like there's not a lot information about that on the web.
  2. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    ok so revising renal and then these are my question regarding UTI So when do we do USG? and in kids with first febrile UTI what do we do? ALl males with UTI what do we do? When do we do KUB? So, basically everything about UTI. If anyone could help I would really appreciate it! Thank you
  3. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    A 46 y/o woman who is a school bus driver by occupation presents to your office for regular follow up. She has a history of ADPKD. Her blood pressure is well controlled at 120/70 on enalapril. She has no other problems. She denies any headache. There is no family history of intracranial or...
  4. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    a 60 y/o male presents with a high creatinine and Nephrotic range proteinura. He has chronic back pain for which he uses ibuprofen and he also started using penicillin 3 weeks ago for a an infection which is treated now. Patient was admitted to the hospital 6 weeks ago for a coronary...
  5. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    when we say the term UTI (and mention nothing else)does it automatically mean cystitis or it could also be peylonephritis......?
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    Hey guys, when are we supposed to give potassium citrate in renal stones? Only when citrate is deficient in diet? Or in uric acid stones to dissolve them? Isnt iv fluids first step in all stones treatment if less than 5 mm?
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    Anyone can explain? Apart from ace inhibitor decrease GFR?:confused:
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    I can't understand how ACEI can protect the kidney and in the same time may harm it! Please anyone explain it? THANKS
  9. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Guys i'm so confused reg this.....in the endocrinology chapter of uworld, he mentions that the urinary chloride levels are increased when anyone uses diuretics and subsequently in electrolytes section, they say diuretic usage causes decrease in urinary chloride levels(due to volume contraction...
  10. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    A 57‐yr‐old man is admitted after a MVA (multiple fractures and abdominal trauma). His BP is 95/60 mmHg. A noncontrast CT scan of the abdomen is negative. He is volume‐resuscitated with 5 L of NS, and his BP increases to 135/85 mmHg. 24r hours after admission, he is noted to have marked...
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    A 65-year-old man with a history of stage 4 chronic kidney disease and hypertension comes for a follow-up examination. Two days ago, he was discharged from the hospital after a 4-day stay for pneumonia. During his hospitalization, his blood pressure averaged 130/70 mm Hg and he was not exposed...
  12. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    patient presents with Nephritis. sore throat 2 days ago. complement normal. you think it is IgA nephropathy. what is next step ? observe biopsy in mtb3, conrad says bx is must in every case. is it ? dont we just presume and observe\treat ?
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    is it MCD or Membranous ?
  14. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    friends, is there latent period between initiation of drug and interstital nephritis ? for ATN by drug cause it is 5-10 days, for cholesterol emboli causing AIN it is ____ [ i guess 3 weeks ]
  15. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    adult patient presents with asymptomatic gross hematuria . what is the most apt next step in mx of this q ? USG to rule out RCC or cystoscopy to rule out bladder cancer and please give expln ! i think this is super hy. :D
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    A 17 year old man comes to the emergency department and complains of intensive left flank pain that radiate to the groin.He refer to his symptoms as 'stone passage',which he has experienced "for so many times since childhood". His uncle has the same problem. Urinary shows hexagonal crystals. The...
  17. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    what is hte most common cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults ? damn! it was membranous GN as per my know but now i did a q and its FSGS any comments ! :eek:
  18. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    i had similar discussion in thread and there we come to conclusion that PCKD patients die of heart disease because of accelerated atherosclerosis. here i see that excerpt says it is from RF... so *** what is the mcc of death in PCKD ? :eek:
  19. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    A 31-year-old man comes to his physician's office two weeks after being seen in the emergency room for acute nephrolithiasis. He passed his stone in the emergency room and he reports that it was made of calcium oxalate. He is concerned about recurrences, as the pain was very severe. Which of the...
  20. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    If a stone is between 2-3 cm in size, causing pain but no hydronephrosis...what is the best way to manage it? Surgery? Or Lithotripsy?
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