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CVC Highlight: Why you should worry about your patients with proteinuria
Don't be quick to dismiss that positive protein result on a urine dipstick test because of a high urine specific gravity or hematuria. Identifying the source of proteinuria early may give you a chance to improve your patient's survival.


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