Learning outcomes of the course unit
The purpose of the course is to prepare the student for:
1) understanding the pathophysiologic basis of principal renal and nephro-urologic diseases. 2) Identifying the elements featuring the above-mentioned illnesses, defining their main pathologic aspects and understanding the relationships among histologic damage, functional lesions and related symptoms. 3) Acquiring critical awareness of the indications and limits of clinical, instrumental and laboratory investigations.
All pre-clinical exams passed
Course contents summary
Diagnosis of renal disease.
Primary and secondary glomerular nephropathies: pathogenetic, histological and clinical aspects; short notes of therapy.
General aspects of renal protection.
Action of diuretics.
Acute and chronic tubulointerstitial diseases.
Nephrolithiasis: clinical and therapeutic aspects.
Cystic renal diseases.
Acute and chronic vascular renal diseases.
Acute renal failure.
Chronic renal failure.
Dialysis: physicochemical principles and main clinical problems.
Renal transplantation: fundamental aspects of genetics, immunology, pathology and therapy
- Harrison's: Principles of Internal Medicine. McGraw-Hill Ed., 17th ed, 2008
- Schena, Selvaggi et al.: Malattie dei Reni e delle vie Urinarie. Mc Graw Hill Ed., Milano, 4° ed, 2008
-- Slides of all lessons and short texts on singular topics provided by the teacher.