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 (3)[C].
Proteinuria goal is <0.5 g/day (4)[A].
Limit protein intake to 0.8 g/kg/day in adults with DM or wi...
R80.9 Proteinuria, unspecified
R80.2 Orthostatic proteinuria, unspecified
R80.1 Persistent proteinuria, unspecified
R80.8 Other proteinuria
593.6 Postural proteinuria
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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