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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 »
New Mechanism for Cyclosporin in Proteinuric Disease by Matt S. Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 12:00am Cyclosporin A (CsA) has been a mainstay of therapy for nephrologists: it (along with tacrolimus) has become the cornerstone of immunosuppressant therapy for kidney transplant patients; in addition, it has also seen use as an effective agent in proteinuric disease states such as membranous nephropathy, FSGS, and minimal change disease. The ... Read on »
Image of the Month - Pathology by Matt S. Posted Tue 23 Apr 2013 12:00am A woman in her early 30s presented to the renal clinic with sudden onset edema. Her urinalysis revealed 4+ protein and 3+ blood. Dysmorphic red cells were noted on microscopy. Apart from her edema, she had no other significant symptoms or physical findings. Her serum creatinine was 0.8 mg/dl and her albumin was 1.6 g/dl. Her serologies w ... Read on »
Crohn's disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What Is Crohn's Disease? Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations of the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It is named after the physician who described the disease in 1932. It also is called granulomatous enter ... Read on »
Evaluation of Vyvanse for ADHD Treatment by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:54pm A new drug called Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine) has entered the world of ADHD stimulant medications relatively recently. Vyvanse was originally marketed as an ADHD treatment for children, but has recently been approved by the FDA for adult and adolescent use this past April. A cousin of the popular ADHD medications Dexedrine and Adderall, Vyvanse i ... Read on »
What is Peritoneal Cancer? by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 03 Mar 2010 5:08pm 2 Comments Peritoneal cancer is a rare cancer that develops in the peritoneum.  It is most common in females and rare in men and in young people. The peritoneum is a very thin and delicate membrane made up of epithelial cells that lines the inside walls of the abdomen.  It covers the bladder, intestines, liver, stomach, rectum and uterus as well.  The can ... Read on »
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Hiatal Hernia and Heartburn) by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) the muscle connecting the esophagus with the stomach. Many people, including pregnant women, suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by GERD. Doctors believe that some people suffer from GERD due to a condition called hi ... Read on »
Low Dose Naltrexone and Autoimmune Diseases by livingdaytodaywithmultiplesclerosis Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 25 Jun 2010 10:51pm I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in March of 2007. I also have Fibromyalgia and a rare forms of Chron's. When you are first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, you are not given a lot of information. Basically you are told just a few basics and then told or talk to about what type of MS Shots you will be taking. A very big misconception is ... Read on »
Natural Treatment for Lumpy, Painful Breasts and Fibrocystic Breasts with Cysts and Fibroids at Holistic Breast Health Center in by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 21 Feb 2013 3:44pm Lumpy, sore, tender, swollen breasts are very common among women.  In fact, the Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing estimates that 30-60% of women and at least 50% of women of childbearing age suffer from Fibrocystic Breast Disease or now referred to as Fibrocystic Breast Condition. Our lymphatic therapy practice focus ... Read on »
Minimally Disruptive Medicine: The Burden of Treatment vs. The Burden of Disease by Dr. Mike Magee Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Aug 2012 10:01pm Posted on | August 7, 2012 | At the core, the Affordable Care Act is equal parts rights and responsibilities. For the historic expansion of health services as a human right, we Americans will demand in return that citizens act responsibly. Defining individual, family, community and societal responsibility is complex. Doing ... Read on »