Friday, December 05, 2008

Drug induced nephropathy

American Family Physician has a review and some recommendations. Unfortunately the journal is no longer open access so I can’t link to the article (not even the abstract). But here’s a Medscape CME piece which summarizes the review. (Fair and balanced? Yes, as far as I can tell, and no industry support!).

This issue has garnered increasing recent attention in hospital medicine. The new emphasis is on lowering the threshold for detecting renal injury. Changes in serum creatinine formerly considered modest should prompt a review of medications and a search for means to mitigate renal damage.

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