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Slowing progression of renal dysfunction in patients with diabetes

Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the leading cause of end-stage...

June 2019

Proton pump inhibitors and the risk of acute kidney injury

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most prescribed...

August 2016

The detection and management of patients with chronic kidney disease in primary care

February 2016

Research updates

Shorter courses of oral corticosteroids for the management of...

March 2015

The detection and management of patients with chronic kidney disease in primary care

A New Zealand consensus statement for the management of chronic...

March 2015

Managing patients with renal colic in primary care: Know when to hold them

Approximately one in ten people will be affected by renal colic...

April 2014

Hypertension in Adults: The silent killer

Hypertension is associated with a wide-range of cardiovascular...

August 2013

Interpreting urine dipstick tests in adults: a reference guide for primary care

A urine dipstick positive for haematuria or proteinuria is a...

June 2013

Statins and the risk of acute kidney injury

THERE HAVE BEEN RECENT REPORTS in the literature associating...

April 2013

Acute-on-chronic kidney disease: prevention, diagnosis, management and referral in primary care

Acute kidney injury (in a community setting) occurs most commonly...

September 2012

Testing for CVD, diabetes and renal disease in elderly people

Consideration of laboratory testing and interpretation of subsequent...

March 2012

Should we still be measuring urea?

Over recent years the role of urea as a renal function test,...

December 2009

Making a difference in chronic kidney disease

Mate tākihi ukiuki Chronic kidney disease affects approximately...

July 2009

Drug monitoring - Monitoring diuretics in primary care

Monitoring a person on diuretics is necessary to assess response...

March 2009

Snippets: Drug information of topical interest

• Calcium Supplementation and the risk of myocardial infarction
• Use...

December 2007

Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis

In her UPFRONT article on infectious disease patterns (BPJ Issue...

August 2007

CARM reports: Acute Renal Failure

In the five years from 2002 to 2006 CARM (Centre for Adverse...

June 2007

Renal Update

Discusses the differences between eGFR and Cockcroft-Gault with...

June 2007

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