Nephrotic-range proteinuria: urinary protein excretion of >3.5 g/day; also called heavy proteinuria
Three pathologic types:
Change in urine output
Blood- or cola-colored urine
Recent weight change
Rule out systemic illness: diabetes, heart failure, autoimmune, poststreptococcal infec...
BP goal for both diabetic and nondiabetic adults is ≤140/90 mm Hg (5)[C].
Proteinuria goal is <0.5 g/day (6)[A].
BP goal of 130/80 mm Hg for patients with normal urinary albumin concentra...
R80.9 Proteinuria, unspecified
R80.2 Orthostatic proteinuria, unspecified
R80.1 Persistent proteinuria, unspecified
R80.8 Other proteinuria
29738008 Proteinuria (finding)
Transient and orthostatic proteinuria are benign conditions that do not convey a poor prognosis.
Proteinuria >2 g/day likely represents glomerular malfunction and warrants a nephrolo...
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