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 13:53 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 Eugenia Fiammetta R. on 28. May 2022 for Diseases of the Nephron

Amazing!!!! Thank you Dr Raj. Please keep his pathology series and also the associated physiology review.

By Desiree E. on 13. May 2022 for Glomerulonephritis

The lectures are pretty good but many of the ddx are dependent on the histo, EM, IM, etc findings. PLEASE provide a pointer for future lectures. Simply describing what we should be seeing is not as helpful - it's difficult to follow along.

By Asra Nur S. on 15. March 2022 for Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

Just I need to get this course for my exam and i am progressing with Dr.Raj confidently...Thanks for all

Great lecturer, great lecture
By Deniz Y. on 25. January 2022 for Post-Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis

Dr Carlo Raj is excellent teacher that manages to keep me both attentive and interested in the topic. He seems to have a good understanding of key topics and what is important to medical students.