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The course focus is represented by the diseases of the kidney, including mechanisms of disease, clinical presentation and clinical and functional correlations of kidney disease
Relevant focus is also on alterations of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance.
The primary goal is to provide students with experience in the approach to the renal
patient. Students are exposed to a broad range of issues including acute and chronic kidney disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders, glomerular disease, end stage renal disease, modalities of dialysis and hypertension.
Students are expected to become familiar with the general approach to the renal patient and a
fundamental understanding of renal pathophysiology.
Lab skills on urinary tests.
Individual Presentation and Discussion of Cases
The student will present a focus-based detailed
history and physical examination to the attending nephrologist.
The case discussions center on the differential diagnosis, the pathophysiology involved, the
interpretation of examination findings, the interpretation of laboratory results and imaging studies. An attending nephrologist will interacts with the patient and together with the student. For patients admitted to the Nephrology service, the
Student will present the patient history and physical and develop and implement a diagnostic plan in conjunction with the attending nephrologist.
Lab and image in nephrology
Fluid, electrolyte and acid-base alterations.
Mechanisms of kidney disease.
Clinical approach to the renal patient.
The kidney in systemic diseases.
Urinary tract infection and pyelonephritis.
ADPKD and hereditary kidney diseases.
Hypertension, cardiovascular disease and the kidney.
The kidney in pregnancy.
Acute kidney injury.
Chronic kidney disease.
Drug prescription in acute and chronic kidney disease.
The aging kidney.
Garibotto e Pontremoli: Manuale di Nefrologia, II edizione 2017, Minerva Medica
Harrison’s Internal Medicine, 2016.
PASQUALE ESPOSITO (President)
DIEGO FERONE (President)
DAVIDE CARLO MAGGI
FRANCESCA CHIARA VIAZZI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)
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The student will be able to apply basic knowledge of renal pathophysiology to the diagnostic and therapeutic process,to formulate a broad differential diagnosis
And to acquire relevant clinical literature to
enhance direct patient care
The student will be able to accurately interpret laboratory data, including urinary sediments.
The student will be able to Competently identify renal issues in outpatients and inpatients, including fluid and electrolyte disorders,
vasculitis, acute renal failure, glomerular disease,
hypertension (primary and secondary), chronic renal
insufficiency and end stage renal disease
Internship in nephrology
An approach the the kidney transplant patient
Hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and the kidney