Emily Robinson

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Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders

Does this patient have hyperphosphatemia? Normal serum phosphorus is defined as serum phosphorus levels between 2.5 and 4.5 mg/dl (0.81-1.45 mmol/L). Phosphorus homeostasis is a complex interplay between several organs and hormones. The regulatory organ systems are bone, intestines and kidneys, while the regulatory hormones include parathyroid hormone (PTH), vitamin D 25, vitamin D 1,25,…

Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease

What tests should be performed? A complete blood count (CBC): Hb concentration Red blood cell indices (mean corpuscular hemoglobin [MCH], mean corpuscular volume [MCV], mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration [MCHC]), white blood cell count, and differentialContinue Reading Platelet count. Additional tests include: Absolute reticulocyte count to assess the hematological response to the anemia. Measures of iron…

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