For Uncontrolled Blood Pressure, is it Better to Add a Pill or Increase the Dose of the Current Ones
This article will discuss why adding a different class of antihypertensive to a patient’s blood pressure regimen may benefit a patient more than maximizing the dosages of the patient’s current regimen.
Heart Disease is the Most Likely Cause of Death in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients. Let’s Discuss.
This article will discuss the most likely cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Options for CKD Patients with Acidosis When Insurance Won’t Cover Sodium Bicarbonate
This post will discuss the approach to converting sodium bicarbonate tablets to baking soda to decrease the acid load in the body in patients with CKD.
A patient with CKD 4 or 5 has Swelling, Hypertension, and Needs a Water Pill. What is the Best Option?
This article will explain why loop diuretics like furosemide, also known as Lasix, are preferred over thiazide water pills, such as hydrochlorothiazide or chlorthalidone, in the later stages of chronic kidney disease.
Checking for Protein in the Urine is Important in Patients with CKD
This article will cover the best test your provider should consider if you have chronic kidney disease and want to assess kidney and heart disease risk.
The Best Intravenous Line for a Patient in the Hospital with CKD 3, 4, and 5
This article will discuss why central intravenous access is better than other options when a patient is hospitalized and has chronic kidney disease stages 3, 4, or 5.
The Best Treatment Option to Pass a Uric Acid Kidney Stone
This article will cover the best treatment to offer a patient with a uric acid kidney stone.
When is High Blood Pressure Resistant and What Are Some Medicines We Use in That Setting
This article will discuss the definition of resistant hypertension and which medications we try using to get patients with resistant hypertension to their blood pressure goal. We also explain why therapy in this setting has risk.
Does Kidney Dialysis Fix the Kidneys
This article discuss the purpose of kidney dialysis in patients with acute kidney injury.
Using Water Pills to Lower Potassium
This article will discuss a method to lower the potassium using the generic thiazide diuretic chlorthalidone.