I have primary amenorrhea. …and this guy has two of them.
My family took a vacation to Chicago and a friend asked if I could give an acid-base lecture. So I dropped in as an electrolyte sharpshooter and delivered my non-anion gap metabolic acidosis lecture. The revised lecture is in the usual place.
Today I had a new patient from Australia, she came in with a few years worth of laboratory results all in SI units. I knew how to convert mmol/L of creatinine to mg/dl: divide by 88. But converting mmoles/L of urea to BUN? No idea. Converting nmol/L of vitamin D to ng/ml? Stumped. Thank the maker […]
As part of my other blogging job (eAJKD) I had the opportunity to interview Drs. Mei-Yi Wu and Ka-Wai Tam who performed a meta-analysis looking at anticoagulation. They examined filter life and other complications of CRT. The interview was conducted by Facebook IM, which was pretty cool and helpful with a significant language and time-zone barrier. […]
The association of licorice, hypokalemia and hypertension is a medical pearl that delights me even though I have never seen a convincing case. However, Ted Lynch had a case in 1987 and presented it to Don Seldin, one of the Gods of nephrology (pdf). The interaction was documented in the New York Times for some reason. It […]