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Prescription for Abnormal Lab Test Syndrome by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 12 Jul 2011 5:01pm Recently I’ve seen several patients with terrible looking numbers: 260 LDL cholesterol, 35 HDL cholesterol, 375 triglycerides, 180/85 blood pressures, 222 blood sugars, 9% glycohemoglobin. The standard treatment for such numbers is clear: prescribe the right medicine in the right amount, and recheck in a few days or weeks. People wit ... Read on »
Powerful Antioxidant Resveratrol Prevents Metabolic Syndrome In Lab Tests by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 05 Sep 2011 9:03am Researchers in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta have discovered that resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant found in common foods, preventsa syndrome in some offspring that could lead to later health issues such as diabetes. Resveratrol is found in fruits, nuts and red wine, and has been shown to extend the life ... Read on »
Thrombosis and the nephrotic syndrome by Matt S. Posted Thu 03 Mar 2011 1:59am Should patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS) be anticoagulated? Is there any level of proteinuria or albumin at which we should be especially concerned? The rates of venous thromboembolism (VTE) have ranged from 8-44% in observational studies and it is estimated that patients with NS are 8 times more likely to develop a clot than the general ... Read on »
NEPHROTIC SYNDROME AND HOMEOPATHY by dr.rangadhar Posted Wed 25 Feb 2009 12:18am Nephrotic syndrome is a set of signs or symptoms that may point to kidney problems. Your kidneys clean your blood by filtering out excess water and salt and waste products from food. Healthy kidneys keep protein in the blood, which helps the blood soak up water from tissues. But kidneys with damaged filters may leak protein into the urine. As a r ... Read on »
Nephrotic Syndrome Trivia Question by Matt S. Posted Tue 05 Aug 2008 12:00am Nephrotic Syndrome Trivia Question: Name two different athletes, both with nephrotic syndrome due to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Answer: Most people are aware of Alonzo Mourning, the NBA center who was diagnosed with FSGS which forced his temporary retirement and then amazing comeback after having received a kidney transpla ... Read on »
Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome by Matt S. Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 12:00am Congenital nephrotic syndrome only makes up between 2-8% of all forms of nephrotic syndrome, but is a hot topic in that there are numerous genes continuously being identified which are helping to advance our understanding of podocyte biology. A list of nephrotic syndrome-causing genes identified thus far with a brief description of each is ... Read on »
The Plot Thickens: Role of Plasmin in Edema Formation in Nephrotic Syndrome by Matt S. Posted Sat 19 Nov 2011 3:17pm I was at the ASN Kidney Week in Philadelphia last week and I had the chance to check out some abstracts and discuss with the authors. Three abstracts called my attention right away. I uploaded a post a few months ago related to the mechanisms of edema in nephrotic syndrome (NS) : in patients with NS, plasminogen is filtered from plasma and ac ... Read on »
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS | Cause, Symptoms, Diet, Lab tests and | HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES by Dr. Fasil M. Posted Wed 15 Feb 2012 5:21am          Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the joints and may cause inflammation of other tissues in the body.   The immune system consists of the cells and proteins in our bodies that fight infections.  An autoimmune disease occurs when our immune system doesn’t recognize ... Read on »
Affordable Lab Tests by outofpocket Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 04 May 2009 5:16pm Millions of people every day struggle to contain their health care costs. The National Center for Health Care Statistics reports 43 million people under the age of 65 do not have health insurance. Consumer driven health care has arrived on the scene to try and generate competition within the health care market. Consumers need to be more aware of ... Read on »
Assessing the "True Cost" of Clinical Lab Testing by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Fri 05 Mar 2010 12:00am Dr. Brian Jackson has raised a very interesting discussion topic, the "true cost" of clinical lab testing (see: A RUP Laboratories Launches Three Tools to Promote Cost-Effective Laboratory Testing ). This goes to the very heart of the cost-effectiveness of lab testing. Below is an excerpt from the article which is self-explanatory: ... Read on »