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Renal Effects of Anti-Cancer Medications

With the proliferation of new therapies for cancer including novel targeted therapies, it is difficult to keep up with the potential renal problems related to these medications. Thankfully, Nature Reviews Nephrology have published a comprehensive review of the…

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Aristolochic Acid Nephropathy

Aristolochic acids (AA) are found in products derived from the aristolochia genus of plants which are used extensively in herbal medicines, particularly in Asia. Nephrotoxicity resulting from AA exposure was originally described in a case series of women…

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Image of the Month – 2

A man in his 50s with a history of diabetes, renal stones, gastric bypass surgery and CKD stage III/IV presented to the clinic with fevers, chills and vague abdominal pain. A urine culture was positive for E Coli…

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Tumor lysis or tubular lysis?

A patient presented to the outpatient service with progressive renal insufficiency and sub-nephrotic range proteinuria. He had a long history of CMML with few blasts in his bone marrow aspirate but a peripheral white cell count that was…

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Post-transplant malignancy 101

What are the most common type of cancers in kidney transplant recipients? The three most common cancers are: non-melanoma skin cancers, Kaposi’s sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Compared to the general population, the risk of squamous cell carcinoma is…

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