Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Renal cell carcinoma growing into the renal pelvis and mimicking transitional cell carcinoma: A case report and literature review – Abstract

Renal cell carcinoma growing into the renal pelvis and mimicking transitional cell carcinoma: A case report and literature review – Abstract. My partner and I had a similar patient that presented with a large kidney tumor that was growing into … Continue reading

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BBC News – TED 2013: Uchek app tests urine for medical issues

Uchek tests for 25 different health issues and could help diagnose and treat diseases in the developing world.Increasingly mobile health is being talked up as a lifesaver in such areas.The app is the brainchild of TED fellow Myshkin Ingawale.”I wanted … Continue reading

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FDA approves Botox to treat overactive bladder

FDA approves Botox to treat overactive bladder The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) to treat adults with overactive bladder who cannot use or do not adequately respond to a class of medications … Continue reading

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The price of defensive medicine

New Study Compares Tort Systems — Reform Improves Health Care for Patients A new study by the Pacific Research Institute, US Tort Liability Index: 2008 Report, measures the best and worst tort systems in America. In the report, the authors … Continue reading

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Obese patients at higher risk during surgery

Straightfromthedoc: Risk of Post-Operative Complications, Higher in Obese Patients: Morbidly obese patients had a death rate nearly twice as high as that of all other patients, had higher rate of cardiac arrest and have significantly higher risk of complications following … Continue reading

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Thromboembolic disease after renal surgery

UroToday – Perioperative Clinical Thromboembolic Events after Radical or Partial Nephrectomy This study demonstrates that while the incidence of thromboembolic phenomena is low in patients undergoing renal surgery, there are specific subsets of patients that can be identified that are … Continue reading

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