Emily Robinson, Author at Hematology Advisor

Emily Robinson

All articles by Emily Robinson

Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders

Does this patient have hyperphosphatemia? Normal serum phosphorus is defined as serum phosphorus levels between 2.5 and 4.5 mg/dl (0.81-1.45 mmol/L). Phosphorus homeostasis is a complex interplay between several organs and hormones. The regulatory organ systems are bone, intestines and kidneys, while the regulatory hormones include parathyroid hormone (PTH), vitamin D 25, vitamin D 1,25,…

Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease

What tests should be performed? A complete blood count (CBC): Hb concentration Red blood cell indices (mean corpuscular hemoglobin [MCH], mean corpuscular volume [MCV], mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration [MCHC]), white blood cell count, and differential Platelet count. Additional tests include: Absolute reticulocyte count to assess the hematological response to the anemia. Measures of iron stores:…

Next post in Nephrology Hypertension