Isolated microhematuria and proteinuria in adults

Published on August 31, 2016   30 min

Other Talks in the Series: The Kidney in Health and Disease

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Welcome to the talk on Isolated Microhematuria and Proteinuria in Adults. My name is Dr. Eva Seiringer. I'm working as a nephrologist at the hospital Wels in Austria, a teaching hospital of all the universities of Austria.
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Why is it worth to talk about hematuria and proteinuria? It seems quite unspectacular; blood or some protein in the urine, but if you're aware of this powerful science, you can become a kind of Sherlock Holmes in detecting diseases of the kidneys or the urinary tract.
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What's the clinical importance of urinalysis? Indeed, it's the insidious nature of many kidney diseases that develop without any apparent symptoms on a long term period, which means the diagnosis of the disease may be delayed. I remember patients, again and again, telling you that they feel healthy, have no complaints, but the doctor had told them that something is wrong with the kidneys. Then it's the wide accessibility of urine testing. You know it's safe and quick, and it gives us the big chance of early detection of kidney disease to prevent the progression of end-stage renal disease.
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