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Dr. Jason Kline

Nephrology and Dialysis
Camden, NJ
19 years experience male

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Specialties
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Nephrology and Dialysis

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

220 Answers
77 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Seek medical help.: Chronic kidney disease can lead to several complications leading to breathing difficulty such as fluid gain, anemia, acidosis, infection. Difficulty ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Yes.: Yes, but this generally requires hospitalization for high dose intravenous immunosuppression medications and close monitoring of the kidney function. ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Hyperkalemia. : Early signs are fairly non-specific and can include nausea, malaise, fatigue, muscle weakness and heart palpitations. But these symptoms can be seen ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Yes: Liver function tests are often elevated in acute or chronic liver disease, but in advanced liver disease when much of the healthy liver tissue is dest... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Urine culture: See a physician or clinic who can send a urine culture and prescribe antibiotics if indicated.
A member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Pregnancy test.: If there is any question about whether or not you are pregnant, a pregnancy test is the only certain way to get your answer. A home pregnancy test is... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Not really!: Actually, unless your kidneys don't work well, restricting your fluid intake is not nearly as important as restricting your salt (sodium) intake. Diur... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Not likely. : Blood in urine can be caused by many things, some benign, and some serious. Water generally won't help treat the underlying reason for the presence of... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Ignore: Drink at least 2 liters water daily. Avoid excessive salt and protein consumption.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Microalbuminuria: Hard to give a specific answer without knowing more history, but an elevated urine microalbumin/creatinine ratio could indicate early damage to kidney... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Can be a side effec.: Pravastatin can lead to muscle injury. Your doctor should be made aware of your muscle aches so he/she can examine you and possibly check a blood test... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
24 hour urine: The GFR is only an estimation of kidney function based on creatinine, age, and race. But it is less reliable with normal or nearly normal kidney funct... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Ignore: See a nephrologist. Low potassium can be related to medications or an underlying medical disorder.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Blood test.: The stage of chronic kidney disease is based on the results of a blood test. Your doctor can help answer your question and refer you to a nephrologis... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
No. : Acute cystitis is inflammation of the bladder either by an infection or some other irritant. It usually causes urinary problems like increased frequen... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Ask.: You can start by asking friends or family members (they don't have to be blood relatives). You may be surprised at how generous some people in your l... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Kidney issues.: There can be a small amount of protein (<30mg) seen on a 24 hr urine specimen, but anything above that could indicate kidney disease. Generally the g... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Frequent UTIs : Frequent or recurrent bladder infections could represent insensitivity of the bacteria to the antibiotics prescribed or to other causes that your doct... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Avoid decongestants.: Best to check with your nephrologist for specific advice that is tailored to you. Many cold medicines with decongestants can raise blood pressure and ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
High BP: An average blood pressure of > 140/90 that persists after 2 or more office visits in a person who is not acutely ill.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Low salt!: If Lasix (furosemide) is not working as expected, consider your diet. Dietary sodium intake > 2000mg daily may overwhelm the diuretic's actions. Als... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Loaded question. : Many things can cause kidney damage including drugs, infections, shock, medical illnesses, and more. Sometimes the injury is reversible and sometimes ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Yes. : It is possible to have normal serum electrolytes after three days of this "diet", but will not be sustainable for long. This is not a healthy diet fo... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
No, not low sodium.: High (not low) sodium intake will lead to fluid retention. If you are retaining fluid and following a low salt diet, there may be other causes that n... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Depends. : Sometimes kidney stones stay and don't cause problems. Depending on their size, some pass easily and other larger ones can get trapped in the urinary ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Yes. : Generally speaking, 1.5 liters of water daily is safe for most people.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Ricola! No, really.: If this is related to a simple upper respiratory tract infection, then i recommend an over the counter throat lozenge. They have mild anesthetic prop... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
See a Urologist.: Solid masses found on kidneys are more concerning than fluid-filled lesions. You should see a urologist for further evaluation of these lesions. Bes... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
See you doctor: Limited by inability to take a complete history and exam. Your BP elevation and fluctuations can certainly be related to pain, so i recommend having ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
See your doctor. : This should be examined by your doctor, especially if you are sexually active.
A female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Reassurance.: These are not worrisome lab results.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Without the benefit: Of a history, exam, and necessary data, this is impossible to answer adequately. If these organs are truly failing, the patient would require life-su... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Kind of...: With diabetes you should definitely avoid sugary beverages but be careful of beverages with artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners may increase ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Show it to a doctor.: A questionable finding on your skin should be examined in person by a physician. Best of luck.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
May be no problem...: If your blood pressure runs lower than average but you have no symptoms (dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath), then take ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Not necessarily. : Blood creatinine levels are used to measure kidney function. Some arthritic conditions could affect kidneys but not all conditions do. If you have a ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Urine culture?: A urinalysis showing blood and white blood cells can be consistent with a uti, but anything causing inflammation along the urinary tract (including ki... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
See your doctor.: These symptoms should be evaluated in greater detail with a physician who can take a proper history and exam. Good luck!
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Doubtful.: Corticosteroids can lead to sodium and fluid retention by the kidneys, but with long-term use, a "steady state" is reached and ongoing fluid weight ga... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
He needs an exam. : There are many potential causes - too many to discuss on this format. He should be examined and evaluated by his doctor who may order some tests and r... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
No.: Simple cysts are common and at your age 1 or 2 found in your kidneys are not worrisome. A simple cyst is not cancerous but if injury to that cyst lead... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Can't say. : Surgery may be the most appropriate option depending on the size and location of the kidney stone. Depending on the chemistry of your urine, medicatio... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Renal artery?: Most studies haven't shown much of a benefit to intervention if the other kidney artery is <70%. Sometimes it can reduce number of BP meds and it mig... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Watch the salt. : Generally, dietary sodium restriction to < 2000mg daily helps control blood pressure which will help protect kidneys. Depending on the severity of kid... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Check with doctor. : High potassium is commonly seen in diabetics for various reasons - kidney disease, medication side effects, and hyperglycemia can cause temporarily hi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Anemia?: Unless you have a known medical disorder, a likely cause of fatigue in a woman of your age could be anemia related to iron deficiency, particularly if... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Maybe / maybe not.: Nitrofurantoin is a common antibiotic for urinary tract infections, however it is contraindicated in patients with reduced kidney function (egfr < 60 ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Depends on the bug. : The antibiotic of choice is dictated by the susceptibility of the particular bacteria in the urine. Not all e. Coli are the same with respect to their... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Healthy lifestyle.: Generally speaking, a healthy lifestyle (getting enough sleep, well-balanced diet, exercise, not smoking, limiting alcohol intake, avoidance of illici... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
It can.: Elderly people can develop altered mental states from seemingly benign causes including medications, unfamiliar settings and infections. Often times,... Read More

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Aug 4, 2013
Great responses. Highly recommend.
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Feb 20, 2013
I didn't work the thing right on the page and didn't give Dr.Kline the 100% Doc Score and a huge thank you for his thorough and quick response to my concern that I wanted to! Dr Kline you are wonderfu...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kline is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Doctor Kline thank you so much for responding, you have given me reason to go back to my doctor. I will take your advice and would like you to know I really appreciate ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I was given by my doctor a lifetime maintenance of 1 tablet 2x a day of Potassium Chloride.
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But my father showd no sign of any listed symptoms under this problem.That is why we are waiting for any kind of operation yet.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Residency

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 2005

Awards

Top Nephrologist, First Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
Top Nephrologist, First Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013
Top Nephrologist, First Place, New Jersey - Summer
2014
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