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Tag: kidney problems

Meet Our Doc: Danielle Soranno, MD, Kidney Center

Meet Our Doc: Danielle Soranno, MD, Kidney Center

I love the kidneys. Kidneys are the smartest organ in the body, and I I’ll debate any other sub-specialist on that any day. They just make a lot of sense, and so I knew I wanted to be a nephrologist and so really the question was “Do I want to be a nephrologist for adults […]

Hypocalcemia – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Hypocalcemia – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

With hypocalcemia, -hypo means below, calc- refers to calcium, and -emia refers to the blood, so hypocalcemia means lower than normal calcium levels in the blood, generally less than 8.5 mg/dL. Now, calcium exists as an ion with a double positive charge – Ca2+ – and it’s the most abundant metal in the human body. […]

Renal Hemodynamics Animation

Renal Hemodynamics Animation

>>Male Speaker: In order to understand the risk that NSAIDs pose to the kidneys, it is critical to understand kidney hemodynamics, the pressure and flow of blood through the kidney. Each kidney is made up of about one million filtering units called nephrons. The glomerulus is the portion of the nephron where filtering takes place. […]