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Azathioprine Toxicity

Azathioprine is one of the oldest immunosuppressant medications, which has been used in the field of solid organ transplantation over the past 5 decades. It is metabolized into its inactive forms by the enzyme thiopurine methyltransferease (TPMT). Genetic…

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Midwest Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop

Washington University School of Medicine  Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop   Sunday, September 10, 2017  Institute of Public Health 600 S.Taylor Ave. Dear Friends.  Point of care ultrasound has emerged as a powerful tool to assess volume status. This…

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2nd Midwest Transplant Symposium

Free accommodation is available for nephrology fellows and residents (IM or Surgery) for Friday night (October 14) at Home 2 Suites (rooms are limited). To apply for free accommodation, please email Laura Kipper  Go here for registration…

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Midwest Transplant Symposium

Washington University at St Louis will be holding the inaugural Midwest Transplant Symposium on October 16th and 17th 2015. This course is designed to be an in-depth review and update in kidney and pancreas transplant. 8.5 AMA PRA…

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Tacrolimus Formulations

Tacrolimus comes in oral, intravenous and topical formulations. Prograf is the most commonly used oral tacrolimus formulation and is dosed twice daily. Prograf pharmacokinetics  Absorption: Absorption occurs in the small intestine. Drug levels reach a maximum concentration in…

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The Lone Star Tick

Recently a 65-year-old female was referred to an ED in the state of Missouri complaining of fevers, chills, headache, diarrhea and vomiting occurring over the last week. 3 weeks prior she had received an orthotopic liver transplant. Her…

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