Nephropathy

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nephropathy

[nə′fräp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
Any disease of the kidney.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Nephropathy

 

a general term that includes several renal disorders. Classified as nephropathies are nephropathy of pregnancy and a group of other kidney diseases that are distinguished from each other by a variety of morphological changes. This latter group of diseases includes myelogenous nephropathy, endemic, or Balkan, nephropathy, medicinally induced nephropathy, kaliopenic nephropathy, and hypercalcemic nephropathy.

REFERENCE

Osnovy nefrologii, vol. 2. Edited by E. M. Tareev. Moscow, 1972.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Acute phosphate nephropathy presents as acute kidney injury with minimal proteinuria and a bland urine sediment.
Risk factors for phosphate nephropathy in these patients are high basal serum phosphate levels, increased bowel transit time, need for high purgative dosages, increased tubular phosphate re-absorption, advanced age and the concurrent administration of some drugs.
After noting that 15 patients at their institution, the Scott and White Hospital and Clinic, developed acute phosphate nephropathy during the previous year, Dr.
Markowitz of Columbia University, New York, described his earlier study of acute phosphate nephropathy. The pathophysiology appears to involve obstructive calcium phosphate crystalluria and intratubular nephrocalcinosis.
This increased awareness will likely lead to a decline in acute phosphate nephropathy, Dr.
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