Obstructive Kidney Disease

Nurs Clin North Am. 2018 Dec;53(4):569-578. doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2018.07.007. Epub 2018 Oct 12.


Obstructive kidney disease is a common urologic diagnosis and includes kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease, and renal artery stenosis. Kidney stones are a common emergency department admission in the United States. Men are affected more than women. Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic renal disease that may not reveal symptoms until an individual reaches age 30 years. Renal artery stenosis contributes to decreased perfusion to the kidneys, which contributes to hypertension and end-stage renal disease.

Keywords: Kidney stones; Polycystic kidney; Renal artery stenosis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Humans
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases / complications
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases / genetics
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases / nursing
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases / therapy*
  • Renal Artery Obstruction / complications
  • Renal Artery Obstruction / genetics
  • Renal Artery Obstruction / nursing
  • Renal Artery Obstruction / therapy*