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An atypical form of renal failure: granulomatous interstitial nephritis by Matt S. Posted Wed 08 Jan 2014 12:00am A 42-year-old man developed AKI during his recent hospitalization due to presumed sepsis. He was started on vancomycin and levofloxacin as empirical therapy. When renal was consulted 7 days after admission, creatinine level had peaked at 4.39 mg/dl and WBC 33K with eosinophilia. Urinalysis was associated with 2+ proteinuria and 2+ leukocyt ... Read on »
Review of Granulomatous Lung Disease: a few highlights by Mark Pool, MD Posted Sat 29 May 2010 6:00am Drs. Mukhopadhyay and Gal have written an excellent review of granulomatous lung disease in the May 2010 issue of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, which has a "Special Section" featuring non-neoplastic lung disease. One of their points, that cannot be emphasized enough IMHO, is the crucial importance of trying to identify an ... Read on »
Differential Diagnosis of Granulomatous Kidney Disease by Matt S. Posted Tue 12 Jan 2010 12:00am Although it's not common (somewhere between 0.5 - 0.9% of all native kidney biopsies according to published case series), one of the fellows produced an interesting case of granulomatous interstitial nephritis in Renal Grand Rounds today. The case, in a nutshell: a middle-aged individual with ESRD of unknown etiology who is now on a 2nd ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: chronic granulomatous disease by Posted Wed 08 Aug 2012 11:51am On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed August 2012 What is chronic granulomatous disease? Chronic granulomatous disease is a disorder tha ... Read on »
More on granulomatous lung disease: Pneumocystis jiroveci by Mark Pool, MD Posted Mon 31 May 2010 6:00am Speaking of granulomatous lung disease (previous post ), Hartel et al. have written a clinicopathologic review of the largest published series (20) of cases of pulmonary granulomatous inflammation associated with Pneumocystits jiroveci (formerly known as Prince). I recall first seeing a case of Pneumocystis pulmonary granulomatous inflamm ... Read on »
Bladder Cancer, BCG and granulomatous prostatitis. Tailbone pain. IBM Chemical exposure. by Guessing_Lupus Posted Sat 26 Jun 2010 11:15pm After having 11 tumors removed from my bladder in 3 surgeries over 18 months I decided to do the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) treatments.   I believe my bladder cancer is from chemical exposure while I worked at IBM.   I worked with a petroleum byproduct which we used for a computer disk lubricant.   I never smoke cigarettes, which in known t ... Read on »
Trace Amounts of Germ-Killing Molecules Predict Disease Survival by Medline Plus Posted Thu 30 Dec 2010 10:41am Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have observed that the survival rate of people with a rare immunodeficiency disease called chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is greatly improved when even very low levels of microbe-killing molecules are present. Because productio ... Read on »
NSAIDs: new tricks from an old drug by Matt S. Posted Wed 22 Jun 2011 7:44am A 62-year-old man with CKD stage 3 secondary to presumed hypertension presented with new-onset hypercalcemia. PTH level was low at 11 and abdominal imaging revealed a right renal mass that later was confirmed to be a renal cell carcinoma. The most common cause of hypercalcemia of malignancy is secretion of PTH-related peptide, followed by in ... Read on »
LIVER CARE FOUNDATION , NEW DELHI by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:34pm About the Liver The Liver is an organ on the right side of the body weighing about 1.5Kg. It is distinctly the largest and a key organ of a human body, characterized by its muddy red colour. It is strategically the first port of entry from the process of digestion before nutrients leave for the rest of the body. It is the only organ in the hum ... Read on »
Invincible Immunity by Eric C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 2:48pm Invincible Immunity by Eric Cressey Of all the lousy things that can happen, this has to be one of the worst. Imagine…You’ve just completed the most successful bulking cycle of your life, adding twenty pounds of mass; you’re on top of the world. Now, all you have to do is train properly and eat plentifully in order to solidify y ... Read on »