Chronic Glomerulonephritis Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 24, 2020
  • Author: Moro O Salifu, MD, MPH, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is chronic glomerulonephritis?

How is chronic glomerulonephritis defined and classified?

What is the prognosis for chronic glomerulonephritis?

What is the pathophysiology of chronic glomerulonephritis?

What are the disease progression patterns of chronic glomerulonephritis?

What is the US prevalence of chronic glomerulonephritis?

What is the global prevalence of chronic glomerulonephritis?

What is included in patient education about chronic glomerulonephritis?

Presentation

What is the focus of the clinical history to evaluate for chronic glomerulonephritis?

Which physical exam findings are characteristic of chronic glomerulonephritis?

Which complications of chronic glomerulonephritis are indications for urgent dialysis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Chronic Glomerulonephritis?

Workup

What is the role of urinalysis in the workup for chronic glomerulonephritis?

How is urinary protein excretion determined during the workup for chronic glomerulonephritis?

What is the role of a CBC count in the workup for chronic glomerulonephritis?

What is the role of serum chemistry in the workup for chronic glomerulonephritis?

What is the role of renal ultrasonography in the workup for chronic glomerulonephritis?

What is the role of kidney biopsy in the workup for chronic glomerulonephritis?

Treatment

How is chronic glomerulonephritis treated?

How is blood pressure managed in chronic glomerulonephritis?

How is fibrosis inhibited in chronic glomerulonephritis?

What is the role of antioxidants in the treatment of chronic glomerulonephritis?

What is the role of sodium bicarbonate in the treatment of chronic glomerulonephritis?

What is the role of direct renin inhibitors in the treatment of chronic glomerulonephritis?

How is renal osteodystrophy managed in chronic glomerulonephritis?

How is hyperlipidemia managed in chronic glomerulonephritis?

What is the role of dialysis and renal transplantation in the treatment of chronic glomerulonephritis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with chronic glomerulonephritis?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of chronic glomerulonephritis?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of chronic glomerulonephritis?

What is the impact of weight loss on the progression of chronic glomerulonephritis?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of chronic glomerulonephritis?

Which medications in the drug class Alpha2 Agonists, Central-Acting are used in the treatment of Chronic Glomerulonephritis?

Which medications in the drug class Vasodilators are used in the treatment of Chronic Glomerulonephritis?

Which medications in the drug class Alpha-Blockers, Antihypertensives are used in the treatment of Chronic Glomerulonephritis?

Which medications in the drug class Beta-Blockers, Nonselective are used in the treatment of Chronic Glomerulonephritis?

Which medications in the drug class Beta-Blockers, Beta-1 Selective are used in the treatment of Chronic Glomerulonephritis?

Which medications in the drug class Calcium Channel Blockers are used in the treatment of Chronic Glomerulonephritis?

Which medications in the drug class Diuretics, Thiazide are used in the treatment of Chronic Glomerulonephritis?

Which medications in the drug class Diuretics, Loop are used in the treatment of Chronic Glomerulonephritis?

Which medications in the drug class ACE Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Chronic Glomerulonephritis?