Friday, October 30, 2009

Bodybuilding with steroids damages kidneys. (One of the more unusual & controversial papers I've co-authored.)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

WolframAlpha Searches: Potassium in Lime Juice?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Does anyone have any ideas about how to reconstruct my abdomen?" Heart-wrenching necrotizing fasciitis case in NEJM.

Atypical Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome in the New England Journal of Medicine

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Every physician has diseases they see improbably often. For me, one of these conditions is hemolytic-uremic syndrome. Since writing one of my first papers on HUS as a resident — "De novo thrombotic microangiopathy in renal transplant recipients" — I've seen way more of it than you'd expect.

For kidney fans, this review article on atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome in this month's New England Journal of Medicine (subscription required) is a must read. It details recent advances in the genetics of atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome. What was previously a confusing mess of similar-appearing diseases — hemolytic-uremic syndrome, atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome, drug-induced hemolytic-uremic syndrome, and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura — may finally be understandable.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dr. Brad Berk, University of Rochester Medical Center CEO, discusses his spinal cord injury on YouTube:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

David Pogue Interviews Dr. Blumenthal, US Electronic Medical Records Czar

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Electrolyte Composition of the Dead Sea.

Monday, October 12, 2009

List of Kidney Diseases Updated

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I've updated the list of kidney diseases for patients. Please let me know if I missed anything.

“Medical students at UMDNJ required to have an Apple iPhone or iPod touch” -@DrJosephKim
A med/peds hospitalist writes on resources for nephrology:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

8 Ways Physicians Can Use Evernote.

Monday, October 5, 2009

"New York Health Department study shows how blended drinks from coffee chains foster calorie overload."

Sunday, October 4, 2009

HealthGrades makes it difficult for physicians to edit their info. Here's the link:
"The Burger That Shattered Her Life." (Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in the New York Times) —

Saturday, October 3, 2009

List of Kidney Diseases

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Did I miss anything on this list of kidney diseases? (I intentionally left out a few rare disorders.)

If you know of other links to patient information I might include, please post a comment. Thanks.
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