Sense whatever you like, I'm a medical student sixth year and I know what I'm talking about. Using too much proteins and not importing carbohydrates leads to burning the proteins (in person the aminoacids). This rises the levels of amoniac which must be either remetabolised or excreted out of the body. Guess where goes the amoniac. Riiiiiight... in the urine... Guess what's producing the urine? Ofcourse the kidneys.... There's a diet - some french guy invented it (I can't remember the name now). The intensive care is full with kids who developed acute kidney failure after they've been 3-4 months on that diet.
P.S. By the way my first intention was to spam, I admit it! But I think this forum is worthy... So I won't even think of it. ;)
The fact that you are a medical student doesn't prove that high protein diets cause kidney damage. In fact, you're being a medical student doesn't impress me at all. I used to be a medical student, and I know first-hand what medical students are like. We had know-it-alls in my class, too, and they usually knew little. In the US, we receive 8 years of tertiary education prior to receiving our medical degree, so the 6th year part also leaves me unimpressed. I now teach medical students, and if one of my students ever made a silly claim like this, they would quickly find themselves with a lot of assigned reading, and a presentation on protein metabolism and renal physiology!
Now whether a protein-only, zero-fat, zero-carbohydrate diet can do kidney damage is probably open to debate. Who would ever design research to study such a ludicrous diet? A high-protein diet is not zero-fat or zero-carbohydrate. You said that "high protein foods will trash your kidneys." "High protein foods", not even "a high protein diet". So you are saying that meat will "trash your kidneys". Or egg whites--will they "trash your kidneys"? How about the whey protein shakes that so many of us take before our workouts and at other times--will they "trash your kidneys" too?
Which intensive care unit are you referring to? How many kids? Out of how many using the diet? Remember that a numerator is meaningless without a denominator. And what are the details of this diet that you don't even know the name of?
Making unsubstantiated claims in any setting is intellectually dishonest. Feeling that you can do so because you are a medical student is an embarrassment to the profession you aspire to join. And assuming that a forum such as this is filled with people who will be fooled by your claims betrays an arrogance that is most unbecoming. Tell us the truth--you got this idea about high-protein diets trashing the kidneys from the popular press, and not from medical school--right?
I challenge you to find even 3 references to studies that support your claim. If you have them I want to read them.