Sunday, December 18, 2022

Consult Rounds: Differential Diagnosis of Asterixis

 The differential diagnosis of asterixis is important for a Nephrologists- It is not always Uremia...

Metabolic causes-- Uremia, Liver failure and hypercapnia 
Neuro drugs--Anticonvulsants, Benzos-- classic is phenytoin, carbamazepine, gabapentin, valproic acid, lithium
Antibiotics-- Cefepime, and other cephalosporins
Electrolyte disorders-- Hypomagnesemia, hypokalemia( never seen it there)
Bilateral brain lesions
**Unilateral brain lesions cause unilateral asterixis

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Concept Map: Acute Pancreatitis and AKI


Special post by 

Lakshmi Kannan, MBBS, MD, 

Department of Nephrology, Pikeville Medical Center

Adjunct Faculty, University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kentucky, USA

Reference is here

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