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Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Nephrology
Readings and Websites

UpToDate: (Available for Students in the Medical Library) Sections on the following topics should be read during the course of the rotation. It is also strongly recommended that the UpToDate sections pertaining to the general medical problems of your patients be reviewed.
1.  Chronic Renal Failure            
2.  Acute Renal Failure
3.  Simple and Mixed Acid Base Disorders
4.  Hyponatremia
5.  Hypernatremia
6.  Hyperkalemia
7.  Hypokalemia
8.  Hypertension: Primary and Secondary.
9.  Complications of Dialysis
10. Uremia.
11. Diabetic Nephropathy
12. Secondary Hyperparathyroidism.
Internet: Students should read the executive summary at There is a vast amount of evidence based material on this website. Additionally, the NIH site for JNC VII is mandatory reading for understanding the management of hypertension. These are the relevant links.
1. Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative
2. Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure
Books: Handbooks are available for your use in the clerkship office. In addition, these texts may be of use.
1. The Kidney, 2000. 6th Edition
Brenner and Rector. W.B. Saunders and Company
2. Primer on Kidney Diseases, 2001. 3rd Edition
National Kidney Foundation
3. Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders, 2001. 5th Edition
Burton David Rose, Theodore W. Post. McGraw Hill
4. Clinical Hypertension. 7th Edition
Norman Kaplan. Williams and Wilkins
5. Manual of Nephrology, 2000. 5th Edition
Editor Robert W. Schrier. Lippincot, Williams and Wilkins
Articles: Available through the library.

1. Adrogue HJ, Madias NE
N Engl J Med. 2000; 342:1581-9

2. Adrogue HJ, Madias NE
N Engl J Med. 2000; 342:1493-9

3. Schrier, RW, Wang W.
Acute Renal Failure in Sepsis
N Engl J Med. 2004: 351: 159-169

4. Alcagar SM, Rodicio JL
Ischemic nephropathy: clinical characteristics and treatment.
Am J Kidney Dis. 2000; 36:883-93

5. Ifudu, O
Current Concepts: Care of Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
N Engl J Med 1998; 339:1054-1062, Oct 8, 1998.