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Nephritic Syndrome
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Looking for more information on this topic? Check out the Nephritic Syndrome brick. If you enjoyed this episode, we’d love for you to leave a review on Apple Podcasts.  It helps with our visibility, and the more med students (or future med students) listen to the podcast, the more we can provide to the future physicians of…

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Metabolic Acidosis
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Looking for more information on this topic? Check out the Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosis brick. If you enjoyed this episode, we’d love for you to leave a review on Apple Podcasts.  It helps with our visibility, and the more med students (or future med students) listen to the podcast, the more we can provide to the future…

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Deep Vein Thrombosis
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Looking for more information on this topic? Check out the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System brick. If you enjoyed this episode, we’d love for you to leave a review on Apple Podcasts.  It helps with our visibility, and the more med students (or future med students) listen to the podcast, the more we can provide to the future physicians of…

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The Rx Bricks Podcast
Cystitis and Pyelonephritis
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Looking for more information on this topic? Check out the Cystitis and Pyelonephritis brick. If you enjoyed this episode, we’d love for you to leave a review on Apple Podcasts.  It helps with our visibility, and the more med students (or future med students) listen to the podcast, the more we can provide to the future physicians…

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Macroscopic Skin Lesions
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The Rx Bricks Podcast
Macroscopic Skin Lesions
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Macroscopic Skin Lesions A thorough skin examination should be performed annually to assess for new or changing macroscopic skin lesions. It is critically important to be able to identify and describe normal and abnormal skin and to note your findings carefully, because a change in an existing skin lesion is the most common sign of…

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Anatomy of the Posterior Abdominal Wall
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Anatomy of the Posterior Abdominal Wall
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It might not be the flashiest anatomical structure, but if you want to stand upright, and keep your retroperitoneal organs (like your kidneys) in place, the posterior abdominal wall is pretty important. Located at the back of the body, bounded by the lateral abdominal walls and the posterior parietal peritoneum, the posterior abdominal wall is…

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The Rx Bricks Podcast
Nephritic Syndrome
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Here’s one of those questions in medical school that just might lead you to pull out all of your hair: what is the difference between nephrotic and nephritic syndrome? Both involve the kidney, both are syndromes so they’re probably constellations of findings—yet the names are maddeningly similar except for one vowel. How can a person…

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Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosis
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The Rx Bricks Podcast
Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosis
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In this AudioBrick from the Renal collection, we explore metabolic acidosis and alkalosis.  The normal pH of the blood falls within a pretty narrow range (7.35-7.45). Anything outside that range—whether acidotic or alkalotic—can lead to serious problems and even death. These abnormal pH states, called acid-base disorders, are grouped into two big categories: those that…

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Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System
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The Rx Bricks Podcast
Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System
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You probably know that the kidneys play an important role in maintaining blood pressure within the normal range. You might also know that they do this by regulating blood volume and the degree of arterial contraction or dilation (the systemic vascular resistance). But do you know how the kidneys do this? The answer is the…

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