Anemia occurs when there are not enough red blood cells in the body. Anybody can develop anemia, but it is very common in people with CKD. Anemia may begin to develop in the early stages of kidney disease when you still have 20 to 50 percent of your normal kidney function. Anemia tends to worsen […]
The Philadelphia region is a medical mecca, with world-renowned hospitals, medical schools, clinics and surgical centers. Philadelphia Magazine recently listed Top Doctors in with 2,642 physicians in 66 different specialties. There were 52 Nephrologists identified and Clinical Renal Associates (CRAL) had 9 of them. Only the University of Pennsylvania with 12, had more Nephrologists on the list. […]
Why Would I want to Get a Kidney Transplant? When your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) gets severe enough, waste products and extra fluids build up in your body. Eventually, this gets so bad that your activities are limited and ultimately your kidney failure results in hospitalizations and death. Fortunately, dialysis is available to markedly improve […]
24 hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring or ABPM is a valuable tool for the management of the patient with hypertension (HTN). For the ABPM test, the patient is fitted with a specialized, blood pressure measuring device that records the blood pressure over a full 24 hour period. The BP measuring intervals are every 20 minutes […]
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High potassium is a common problem in patients with kidney disease. Whether you have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease or are on dialysis, you may have been told you need a low potassium diet. What is potassium? It is a mineral found in many of the foods you eat. It plays a role in […]
Amit Kapoor, M.D. Excerpt from Kapoor’s Korner: A series of blog posts by Dr. Kapoor about the latest trends/topics/viewpoints in Nephrology and healthcare by Dr. Amit Kapoor. Importance of Medication Adherence Physicians will often talk to you about medication adherence or compliance. But what does that really mean for you? Objectively it means the extent […]
Amit Kapoor, M.D. Healthcare Value & Associated Costs Excerpt from Kapoor’s Korner: A series of blog posts by Dr. Kapoor about the latest trends/topics/viewpoints in Nephrology and healthcare by Dr. Amit Kapoor. Although not a novel concept, recently the discussion in healthcare, either in a journal article, the nightly news, a medical conference, or even […]