#101-105 - Renal Tubular Acidosis

#101-105 - Renal Tubular Acidosis

Incubator & Neonatology Review Podcast

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On this week's episode of the Incubator and Neonatology Review podcast, we review the often frustrating topic of renal tubular acidosis. A board favorite, Daphna and I break down the most common types and how to diagnose them. We were fortunate to chat with the amazing Dr. Michelle Starr on Thursday, and she gave us an amazing overview of RTAs and answered our many questions. If you are not familiar with Dr. Starr, go check out her profile on Twitter and her work with the Kidney Collaborative. Don't forget to claim your CME credit and to download this week's presentation. See you next time!

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Find below the articles we used as support material for our RTA episodes:


Consultation With the Specialist: Renal Tubular Acidosis
Objectives After completing this article, readers should be able to: A 2-month-old Caucasian female presented for failure to thrive. She was born at 33 weeks’ gestation via primary cesarean section for pregnancy-induced hypertension to a 38-year-old G1P0 mother. Her birthweight was 1,430 g, making h…
Renal Tubular Acidosis
The body temporarily buffers hydrogen ions (H+) with plasma proteins, hemoglobin, and bicarbonate (HCO3−), but H+ must be excreted to prevent acidosis. The major functions of the kidneys in acid-base homeostasis are to excrete H+ and reabsorb HCO3−. Failure to perform these functions results in HCO3…
Renal Tubular Acidosis
Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) classically is defined as a normal anion gap hyperchloremic acidosis without impaired glomerular filtration. The three types of RTA are distal, proximal, and hyperkalemic and can be identified by laboratory and clinical findings. Treatment differs, based on the type of R…
Neonatology Review: Volume 5 (Color)
ABOUT THE BRODSKY & MARTIN NEONATOLOGY REVIEW SERIES The Brodsky & Martin Neonatology Review Series is composed of a 5-volume physiology-based study guide, and two question and answer books (Neonatology Review: Q&A and Neonatology Review: Images; printed or e-book). The study guide has been updated…