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Finished With Nephrology

I'm officially finished with my first rotation as a resident... but I'm going to really miss everyone I worked with this past month on nephrology. Each day posed a new set of challenges in patient management, interesting cases during…
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Renal Biopsies – Gloms And Stuff

"Glom" (a term we toss around on the renal service) refers to the glomerulus, a nephron's initial filtering component, which is often implicated in renal pathologies like multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, membranous disease, focal segmental…
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Finished One Week Of Residency

The best part about working over the weekend (hah, what a grown-up thing to say) is that parking is easy, there aren't any conferences to pause workflow, and I have an excuse to eat Fruit Loops at the hospital "because nothing else is…
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Aldactone and Lasix in Cirrhosis

After all the patients I've seen with ascites secondary to hepatic cirrhosis, I wondered why we tend to start them on 100 mg Aldactone (spironolactone) with a 40 mg Lasix (furosemide) adjuvant. What's the rationale behind this ratio? What's…
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