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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 »
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 »
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 »
Genetics Home Reference: Denys-Drash syndrome by nih.gov Posted Tue 26 Mar 2013 3:44pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed March 2013 What is Denys-Drash syndrome? Denys-Drash syndrome is a condition that affects th ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: Frasier syndrome by nih.gov Posted Tue 26 Mar 2013 3:44pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed March 2013 What is Frasier syndrome? Frasier syndrome is a condition that affects the kidneys and g ... Read on »
Hepatorenal Disease - Beyond the syndrome by Matt S. Posted Tue 24 May 2011 10:32am In general, when we are asked to evaluate a patient with liver disease for the development of acute renal failure, the three top differentials are usually: true hepatorenal syndrome , a prerenal picture (often 2/2 overdiuresis) and ATN. Cholemic nephrosis can also be considered but it usually requires very high bilirubin levels. These causes w ... Read on »
Hypertension/Brachydactyly Syndrome by Matt S. Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 12:00am One of the as-yet unresolved major controversies in nephrology is whether or not the entity "hypertensive nephropathy" really exists.  Certainly there are a large percentage of the dialysis population who do not have diabetic nephropathy, glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, obstruction, or other obvious explanations for their renal failure ... Read on »
Nail-Patella Syndrome by Matt S. Posted Wed 23 Sep 2009 12:00am Too long have I seen the " Nail-Patella Syndrome " included in the differential diagnosis of renal disease without understanding anything about it...that ends today! The Nail Patella Syndrome (NPS), also referred to as Hereditary Onychoosteodysplasia, is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder which is caused by mutations in LMX1B, whi ... Read on »