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NSAIDs & the Kidney by Matt S. Posted Sun 17 Aug 2008 12:00am NSAIDs are a tricky class of drugs. As an internal medicine resident, I used to prescribe ibuprofen 800mg po tid willy-nilly for my clinic patients with back pain, since I generally had good results using this strategy, and I myself have used it off and on for a variety of athletic-related aches & pains. After a year's worth of Nephrology cons ... Read on »
Construct for Tetracycline Inducible Podocyte Specific Gene Expression in Mice by Posted Sun 29 Apr 2012 8:00pm Description of Invention: The National Institutes of Health announces the generation of a construct by ligating 2.5kb human podocin promoter sequence to gene encoding reverse tetracycline-controlled transcriptional activator which enables tetracycline-inducible podocyte specific gene of interest expression with another constru ... Read on »
A simple summary of glomerulonephritis by pathologystudent Posted Tue 29 Jan 2013 2:38pm I’ve had a lot of emails about glomerulonephritis lately. Most people seem to want help simplifying the mechanisms and types of glomerular diseases (this section in Robbins is looooong). So that’s what this post is about: a short (well, sort of), simplified explanation of glomerular diseases. Before we launch into the different kind ... Read on »
Image of the Month - Pathology by Matt S. Posted Tue 23 Apr 2013 12:00am A woman in her early 30s presented to the renal clinic with sudden onset edema. Her urinalysis revealed 4+ protein and 3+ blood. Dysmorphic red cells were noted on microscopy. Apart from her edema, she had no other significant symptoms or physical findings. Her serum creatinine was 0.8 mg/dl and her albumin was 1.6 g/dl. Her serologies w ... Read on »
Crohn's disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What Is Crohn's Disease? Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations of the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It is named after the physician who described the disease in 1932. It also is called granulomatous enter ... Read on »
What is Peritoneal Cancer? by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 03 Mar 2010 5:08pm 2 Comments Peritoneal cancer is a rare cancer that develops in the peritoneum.  It is most common in females and rare in men and in young people. The peritoneum is a very thin and delicate membrane made up of epithelial cells that lines the inside walls of the abdomen.  It covers the bladder, intestines, liver, stomach, rectum and uterus as well.  The can ... Read on »
DECREASING DISEASE RISKS FOR YOUR DOGS, PART 3 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Mon 02 Nov 2009 10:02pm OK, Desperado and Helpful Buckeye sat down to the Oklahoma State/Texas game last night, cheering for the Cowboys to beat the Longhorns so that our 2 favorite Cowpokes would be happy...and the door bell chimed. When Helpful Buckeye went to the door, this is what greeted him: So, I said to the dog, "Hey there, Mr. Labrador, what's up?" And he repl ... Read on »
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Hiatal Hernia and Heartburn) by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) the muscle connecting the esophagus with the stomach. Many people, including pregnant women, suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by GERD. Doctors believe that some people suffer from GERD due to a condition called hi ... Read on »
Gene Expression Changes in Nasal Cells May Help Identify Lung Cancer in Earliest Stages by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sun 15 May 2011 10:10pm American Thoracic Society Press Release ATS 2011, DENVER –A simple, minimally-invasive technique using cells from the interior of the nose could help clinicians detect lung cancer in its earliest – and most treatable – stages, according to a study conducted by researchers in Boston. The study will be presented at the ... Read on »
Causes of Skin Cancer - Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma or Squamous Cell Carcinoma, do you know the r by Danny & Susan S. Health Maven Posted Mon 26 Jan 2009 4:32pm The incidence of skin cancer has increased greatly in recent years, due in part to greater exposure to UV radiation from the sun. In 1990, 600,000 Americans were diagnosed with either basal cell or squamous cell cancers. This is up from 400,000 in 1980, a staggering 50% increase.   Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world ... Read on »