Login or Register to unlock everything MedSchool has to offer!

The Renal Examination

 
 
The renal examination may provide clues as to the cause and complications of a patient's renal dysfunction. Fluid balance is often difficult in renal failure patients and the examination can be used to assess current fluid status. The renal exam may also suggest the type of treatment the patient is receiving, whether it be via a fistula, vascath or peritoneal dialysis catheter.

The Patient

The Hands

The Arms

The Face

The Neck

The Chest

The Back

The Abdomen

The Legs

 
 
 

Read More...

Országh J, Kódlová E. Cesk. Asterixis as a nonspecific sign of respiratory encephalopathy. Neurol Neurochir. 1977 Sep;40(5):354-5. Link
Rodríguez-García PL, Rodríguez-Pupo L, Rodríguez-García D. Clinical techniques for use in neurological physical examinations. I. General organisation, cranial and peripheral spinal nerves. Rev Neurol. 2004 Oct; 39(8): 757-66. Link
Feedback