Nephrology

September 2, 2011

Mayo Clinic, Summa Health partner on liver and kidney disease study

By Mystery User

Mayo Clinic and Summa Health System are collaborating on a study on treating polycystic liver and kidney disease. The research will focus on Apatone, a drug from San Diego-based IC-MedTech that’s also being investigated for treating cancer and joint inflammation. MedCity News, Brandon Glenn, 9/2/11

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March 8, 2010

Major Bleeding Uncommon After Imaging-Guided Percutaneous Core Needle Biopsy

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Major bleeding is uncommon after imaging-guided percutaneous core needle biopsy, even with recent use of aspirin, according to the results of a retrospective review reported in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.   “Percutaneous biopsy using ultrasound or CT [computed tomography] guidance is an important means of diagnosing disease in organs and […]

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Tags: MD, needle biopsy, Thomas D. Atwell


September 15, 2009

Early Warning for a Deadly Kidney Disease

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Carol Johnson, an otherwise healthy woman in her 60s, was at her wits’ end. Despite a good diet and regular exercise, she was gaining weight — 20-plus pounds. Her blood pressure was too high, even though she was taking three drugs for it. And she didn’t feel well.   Since 2005, two doctors had told […]

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Tags: Nephrology


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