Joseph Flynn

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Hypertensive crisis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has hypertensive crisis? What are the typical findings for this disease? A hypertensive urgency is when a patient is asymptomatic with elevated BP and without evidence of target organ damage. If untreated, the patient can develop target organ damage imminently, leading to a…

Kidney Disease in Special Populations: Adolescents

Does your adolescent patient have kidney disease or hypertension? Kidney disease is relatively uncommon in the general pediatric population at large. On the other hand, treatment for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in children has improved dramatically in the past 20-30 years and increasing numbers of these patients are surviving well…

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