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Fibromuscular Dysplasia by Matt S. Posted Mon 04 May 2009 12:00am Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) accounts for a significant fraction of renal artery stenosis. The distinction between fibromuscular dysplasia and atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis is important as the former tends to respond much more readily to interventional therapy than the latter. More specifically, FMD tends to respond favorably to bal ... Read on »
Is Your Disease on the RARE List™ – If So, More Bad News! by Chris H. Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 3:01pm I wonder if people truly understand what it means if their rare disease or disorder is on the RARE List™? Last week, the R.A.R.E. Project and  Global Genes Project , leading patient advocacy organizations representing the rare disease community, issued the RARE List™ , a stunning 65 page ... Read on »
To transplant or not to transplant: That is the question by Matt S. Posted Wed 02 May 2012 12:00am A young woman presented for altruistic kidney donor evaluation. She had no significant past medical history other than two normal prior pregnancies. Physical examination was unremarkable. A CT angiogram revealed bilateral irregularities of the renal arteries and a 0.9 mm aneurysmal dilatation of right renal artery seen in the figure. Home ... Read on »
Use of Adenosine Agonists to Prevent Arterial Vascular Calcification Disorder by nih.gov Posted Sun 19 Sep 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: Scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered a genetic defect in the Ecto-5’-nucleotidase (NT5E) gene which results in Cluster of Differentiation 73 (CD73) deficienc ... Read on »
Secondary forms of hypertension by Matt S. Posted Mon 13 Sep 2010 9:19am Lisa Cohen recently summarized rare "genetic" forms of hypertension including Liddle's syndrome and PHA type II (Gordon's syndrome). I want to summarize other causes of "secondary" hypertension which are not inherited (at least not typically in a Mendelian transmission) and which are potentially "fixable". Thes ... Read on »
National Stroke Awareness Month 2011 by Karen F Posted Mon 16 May 2011 10:35pm May is National Stroke Awareness Month and ParentYourParents.com would like to make you aware of the basics of strokes. Risk Factors Controllable risk factors – High blood pressure, Atrial Fibrillation, High cholesterol, Diabetes, Tobacco use and Smoking, Alcohol use, Physical inactivity, and Obesity. Uncontrollable risk factors - Ag ... Read on »
In "Nate's method"... what is the diagnosis? by Matt S. Posted Fri 13 Apr 2012 12:00am Nate Hellman, the founder of this blog, was a personal friend. We trained together as MGH Renal Fellows. It has been three years since his passing. I often wonder how much he would have achieved by now. For sure, he would be on staff at Mass General and on faculty at Harvard Medical School. He would be well immersed in setting up his independe ... Read on »
Beads on a String by Matt S. Posted Thu 19 Apr 2012 12:00am A 41 year old gentleman with no past medical history presented to ER for nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Abdominal CT showed bilateral renal infarcts. His labs were notable for a Cr of 1.4, LDH 500 ESR 102. The commonest causes of renal infarcts are emboli from atrial fibrillation, infective endocarditis, or fat, renal artery or ... Read on »
Stroke Awareness - Make a Difference by {lifeasa}RunningMom Posted Tue 28 Aug 2012 1:34pm I truly feel that my spirit is meant to run. I have said that before and I will again. And I will always mean it. I believe that I am meant to make a difference in life through running. No, I am not going to break any world records. No, I am not going to the Olympics. That isn't what I was meant to do. I feel through blogging I am able to share m ... Read on »
Concrete Reasons to Continue on the Primal Path by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 10 May 2013 1:32am It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here . I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! Mark, I want to start ... Read on »