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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 morning reports and conferences, and understanding how consult services interplay with …

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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 glomerulosclerosis, membranoproliferate glomerulonephritis, etc. In the workup of patients with renal disease, sometimes all the lab …

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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 available.” 馃檪

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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 the added benefit of using two different kinds of diuretics to …

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