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Pearls for Boards

Posted Nov 04 2012 12:00am
1)  Topiramate - Watch for non-gap acidosis, nephrolithiasis and hyperammonemia.

2)  Jak2 - the intracellular kinase activated by the binding of Epo to the Epo receptor.

3) Live vaccines are contraindicated in kidney transplant recipients – these include MMR, Varicella, Yellow fever and BCG.

4)  Liddle's , the opposite of Pseudohypoaldosteronism Type I - Gitelman's, the opposite of Pseudohypoaldosteronism Type II (also known as Gordon's syndrome).

5)  Myeloma cast nephropathy - distal intratubular casts, Light Chain Fanconi Syndrome - proximal intracellular crystals.
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