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10/17 HUP Report - Scleroderma Renal Crisis

Today we were joined by faculty expert Dr. George to discuss a case of scleroderma renal crisis. We spent some time discussing hypertensive emergency, which was this patient’s initial presentation — that has been addressed in earlier blog posts so we will focus on the diagnosis of scleroderma renal crisis (SRC)┬áin this post. 352 more words

Nephrology

A few diabetes papers of interest

i. Burden of Diabetic Foot Ulcers for Medicare and Private Insurers.

Some observations from the paper (my bold):

According to the American Diabetes Association, the annual cost of diabetes, which affects 22.3 million people in the U.S., was $245 billion in 2012: $176 billion in excess health care expenditures and $69 billion in reduced workforce productivity… 4,586 more words

Medicine

10/11 Presby report: PD peritonitis

We discussed an elderly woman with ESRD who presented with progressive abdominal pain, distention and fevers and was diagnosed with PD (peritoneal dialysis-associated) peritonitis, which was ultimately found to be due to TB! 307 more words

Nephrology

10/9 HUP Report - IgA Nephropathy

Today we discussed a case of acute kidney injury and proteinuria in a patient with well-controlled HIV, who was ultimately diagnosed with IgA nephropathy. It is important to remember that patients with well-controlled HIV have pretty much the same differential for glomerular disease as the general population. 202 more words

Nephrology

VA Ambulatory Report 10.4.17 - Nephrotic Syndrome

Thanks to Akshai for presenting an interesting case of a 41 yo F with subacute bilateral leg swelling found to have nephrotic syndrome in the process of being evaluated for the underlying cause. 444 more words

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