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Proteinuria means
Nephropathy
What protein is damaged or deficient in proteinuria?
Nephrin in the glomerular filtration barrier.
What proteins are specific for Albumin pinocytosis?
-Megalin
-Cubalin
Why can't megalin and cubalin handle protienuria?
Because they have a saturation threshold.
Where is the little bit of filtered albumin normally reabsorbed?
In the proximal tubule
oval fat bodies equals:
Nephrotic syndrome
What happens when protein leaks in the urine?
Plasma osmolarity decreases
Symptoms of nephrotic syndrome:
-Puffy eyes in morning
-Legs edematous in pm
What is idiopathic nephrotic syndrome treated with?
Corticosteroids
What are symptoms of uremia?
HIiiighh BUN and creat
-Vomiting/nausea
-Lethargy
-Difficulty thinking
What are treatments for uremia?
Restriction of electrolytes
Dialysis
EPo/iron
Antihypertensives
-Transplant is the best