Archives: September 1 – 9, 2010


Puzzle of the Week THE INTERNISTS GUIDE TO DIURETICS

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Questions

Across

  • 1. Thiazide diuretics have a longer ____-___ than loop diuretics; thus they can be administered in a once-daily dosing
  • 2. Correct or Incorrect: Spironolactone is thought to work well in cirrhotic patients because the accumulation of bile salts in cirrhotics impairs the secretion of diuretics via the proximal tubule; spironolactone is not secreted and thus has an natriuretic effect
  • 3. Most diuretics enter the tubules through this mechanism.
  • 4. The co-administration of lasix + albumin has been scientifically proven to improve natriuresis in patients with this medical condition only
  • 5. Tolerance for diuretics can develop in patients who chronically use these medications. The portion of the nephron where tolerance, in the form of increased sodium reabsorption, develops
  • 6. The only diuretic that does not reach the lumen of the nephron through secretion at the proximal tubule

Down

  • 7. Use this loop diuretic if you have a sulfa allergy (____-____)
  • 8. The proximal tubule is the site at which most diuretics are secreted into the lumen of the nephron
  • 9. Diuretics that bind to these are trapped in the vascular space and are delivered at higher concentrations to the nephron
  • 10. More than half of the filtered sodium is reabsorbed at this site along the nephron (___-___)
  • 11. Once an adequate dosage of a diuretic is estabilished, can additional natriuresis be obtained by increasing the dose of the diuretic or its frequency of administration?
  • 12. The longest acting loop diuretic
  • 13. This type of diuresis occurs primarily in the proximal tubule and, to a lesser extent, in the collecting duct

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Abstract Submissions — UPDATED AUGUST 26, 2010

Keep your eyes on Nephrology On-Demand for more information on the following meetings:

International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare — Abstract Deadline September 24, 2010
NKF Spring Clinical Meeting 2011 — Abstract Deadline December 3, 2010
North American Society for Dialysis and Transplantation 2010 — Abstract Deadline May 28, 2010
Southern Society for Clinical Investigation 2011 — Abstract deadline expected to be October 2010
ACP Medical Student Abstract Competition 2011 — deadline expected to be early-December 2010
ACP Resident and Fellows Abstract Competition 2011 — expected deadline not yet announced; check back in August 2010 for more information
ISN Abstract Competition 2011 — expected deadline not yet announced
American Transplant Congress 2011 — expected to be open in September 2010
International Society of Blood Purification — Abstract Deadline July August 30, 2010
Evidence 2010 — Abstract Deadline August 6, 2010


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