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Grace Under Fire

Well, I saw a nephrologist the other day, a kidney specialist. My kidneys are functioning properly and the doc feels they are in good health. As for the cyst on my kidney, he recommends getting another CT scan in six months, which is what my primary care physician suggested as well. 568 more words


IgA Nephropathy Breakthrough

As previsouly indicated by Omeros’ CEO, Greg Demopulos, the FDA is keen to accelerate the development of OMS721, a human monoclonal antibody targeting MASP-2, the effector enzyme of the lectin pathway of the complement system. 201 more words


The power outage, the EMS, and other things

October 23, 2015. I was able to get in a couple of hours of work before Dad and Michell woke up at 6:00 A.M. I took a short break from work to administer Dad’s morning meds and trach care. 2,185 more words

Health Care

Thank heavens for our first ‘plan of care’ meeting!

October 20, 2015. Dad slept well, waking only once during the night. At 4:30 A.M., I took a brief break from work to administer his Midodrine and his morning trach care. 1,716 more words

Health Care

Recent Research made Calculator estimate the success of kidney transplants involving particular donor-recipient pairs

Analysts have built up a number cruncher that gauges the probability that a given patient who gets a kidney transplant from a specific living contributor would have a working kidney five and 10 years after transplantation. 375 more words


Tidings from the Citadel: Warfarin in Dialysis

Warfarin Use and the Risk for Stroke and Bleeding in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Dialysis – Mitesh Shah et al. Circulation. 2014;129:1196-1203.

A retrospective cohort study… 190 more words

Life as we know it (The updates)

Over the past couple of months since Luke has been home, our lives have been crazy to say the least.  A lot of changes have taken place, but I think we are finally getting settled into our “new” routine. 445 more words