Renal Pathology
Renal Pathology

Renal Pathology

by Carlo Raj, MD, Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA

Renal pathology refers to the study of diseases that affect the kidneys. Common diseases include acute and chronic failure of the kidneys to filter blood (kidney injury), nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), acid-base and electrolyte imbalances, conditions that affect the glomerulus, and urinary tract infections.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the pathophysiologies of congenital renal conditions, tubulointerstitial diseases, inflammation of the glomerulus, cystic renal disease, diabetes insipidus and SIADH, and nephrolithiasis. Diagnostic tests for renal conditions will also be covered.

For this course, the student needs to be acquainted with the anatomy and physiology of the kidneys, the physiology of acid-base and electrolyte balance, and cell-mediated immunity.

A competent physician must have a keen eye for the clinical manifestations, both acute and chronic, of the most common conditions affecting the kidneys in order to start the proper initial management and know which conditions need to be examined by an internist or a nephrologist.

Although it might seem challenging, a good grasp of the basic concepts of renal pathology aids in attaining a fuller picture of the most important systemic ailments. For example, medication-resistant hypertension may be due to a secondary cause affecting the kidneys, such as renal artery stenosis.

Course Details

  • Videos 130
  • Duration 14:03 h
  • Quiz questions 628
  • Concept Pages 51


Your Educators of course Renal Pathology

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

 Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA

Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA

Dr. Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA is a Vascular Neurologist at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
He obtained his Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degrees at the University of California.
He completed his General Neurology Residency at the LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles and Vascular Neurology Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Currently, he operates the DocOssareh YouTube channel, providing education for pre-med and medical students.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ossareh teaches courses in the Medical School Survival Guide.

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By Arran W. on 14. August 2022 for Experimental Calculations of Renal Function (Part 1)

Mon ami, magnifique! Doesn't Require me ten words to say it.

By Arran W. on 12. August 2022 for Distal Convoluted Tubule (DCT): Bartter and Gitelman Syndrome

Bravo Bien entendu, of course.  The pieces slowly coming together whith each lecture. Adh chemical from brain regulating water channels TAL upstream  DCT downstream concentration/dilute Salt/water Sure there is a canal chamber lock analogy here somewhere. These little grey cells.

Dr Raj alone is worth the lecturio subscription
By Kieffer D. on 03. August 2022 for Proximal Convoluted Tubule (PCT): Proximal Nephron

Dr. Raj is breaking this down and is the reason I will likely resub my lecturio. Clear, concise, and engaging.

By Jessica M. on 26. July 2022 for Tubular Transport by Nephron Segment

This is an excellent lecture that integrates other body systems and applies the effects to the kidneys. Understanding where and why all of the hormones act on the nephron was thoroughly and expertly explained. Very, very well done.