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The Why ME Syndome by livingdaytodaywithmultiplesclerosis Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Thu 23 Jul 2009 9:36pm "WHY ME SYNDROME" When I was first diagnosed I went through a very long phase and I call it the "Why Me Syndrome" I could not figure out why out of my very large family, was I the one chosen for this disease? My family even said the same thing. No...Actually they said..."You can't have MS", or "Where did you get it from" or best yest..."Nobody ... Read on »
Types and Signs of Arthritis by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm There are over 100 types of Arthritis Achilles tendinitis Achondroplasia Acromegalic arthropathy Adhesive capsulitis Adult onset Still's disease Ankylosing spondylitis Anserine bursitis Arthritis of Ulcerative colitis Avascular necrosis Behcet's syndrome Bicipital tendonitis Blount's di ... Read on »
List of Autoimmune Diseases by Lauren Posted Wed 10 Mar 2010 7:00am “…one in twelve Americans -and one in nine women -will develop an autoimmune disorder.” - from The Autoimmune Epidemic by Donna Jackson Nakazawa There are over 100 Autoimmune Diseases and counting.  We also consider Autoimmune-related illnesses when we look at a list like this -meaning diseases that usually overlap or occur along with a ... Read on »
Classification of Cryoglobulins and MPGN by Matt S. Posted Tue 10 Nov 2009 12:00am Cryoglobulinemia is characterized by the presence of circulating antibodies which precipitate at cooler temperatures, and not infrequently leads to renal failure/glomerulonephritis. The stereotypical histologic lesion of cryoglobulinemia is membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, which takes the appearance on light microscopy of this heavi ... Read on »
The use of Rituximab in Kidney Disease by Matt S. Posted Mon 07 Apr 2014 12:00am Rituximab, the monoclonal chimeric anti-CD20 antibody, is an effective B-Cell depleting agent and continues to gather data for its use in a wide range of conditions relevant for the Nephrologist. It was also a pre-season favourite in the recent NephMadness event run by our friends at eAJKD, so I figured a quick recap was timely. As the literatur ... Read on »
Hepatitis C cure on the Horizon: Implications for Nephrology by Matt S. Posted Mon 14 Apr 2014 12:00am You have probably noticed the flurry of articles published this week in the NEJM , coinciding with the International Liver Congress meeting in London, reporting incredible results with new direct-acting antiviral agents in Hepatitis C. This is undoubtedly one of the biggest medical stories of the year and a triumph for science, coming just 25 ... Read on »
What is Arthritis? by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm Arthritis is the most common type of joint disorder. The cartilage that cushions the bones at the joint wears away and leads to pain and stiffness. Although factors are known to lead to Osteoarthritis, such as aging, metabolic, genetic, chemical and mechanical factors, there is no known cause. Osteoarthritis is extremely common in people over t ... Read on »
hepatitis C & cryoglobulinemia by Matt S. Posted Tue 13 Jan 2009 12:00am Prior to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus (viral particles shown on the left), there was an entity termed "essential cryoglobulinemia"--that is, cryoglobulinemia without an obvious explanation.  While this term is still used, the true "essential cryoglobulinemia" is pretty rare, some cases of "hepatitis C-negative" cryoglobulinemia turne ... Read on »
Treatment of Hepatitis C-Induced Cryoglobulinemia by Matt S. Posted Fri 16 Jan 2009 12:00am The treatment of hepatitis C-induced cryoglobulinemia can be broken down into two different arms, both of which are usually necessary: 1.  Antiviral Therapy, to get at the root-cause of the problem. 2.  Immunosuppression Therapy, to prevent the acute inflammation which is causing clinical symptoms, and often glomerulonephritis. ... 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 »