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Archive: May 2020

Fellowing Joel- Episode 23

Fellowing Joel, Joel Murphy, Renal Pathology
Dr. Murphy shares exciting news in both is professional and personal life on this week’s episode of Fellowing Joel! [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://www.arkanalabs.com/wp-content/uploads/05/29/Episode-23.mp4"][/video]

Live Kidney Pathology Series – May 2020

May 2020 Kidney pathology series, Arkana Laboratories
  Join us for our first Live Kidney Pathology Series!   May 23 | 10-11am CDT   Dr. Patrick Walker will present "Introduction to Kidney Pathology."  Moderated by Dr. Matt Sparks and Dr. Samira Farouk.    Register here: https://my.demio.com/ref/CcdNhwMsgzn7JO93          

Diagnose This (May 18 ,2020)

Diagnose This!, anti-Coagulation
The light microscopic image demonstrates acute tubular injury with numerous occlusive red blood cell casts, which, despite obtaining deeper levels, is out of proportion to the degree of glomerular injury. While a few glomeruli showed occasional red blood cells within Bowman's space, there was no evidence of overt glomerular injury or activity such as cellular crescent formation, fibrinoid necrosis, or endocapillary hypercellularity. Thus, while it is a non-specific finding, this degree of red blood cell casts without glomerular proliferation should raise the pathologist's suspicion for anti-coagulation induced nephropathy. It is essential for the pathologists to probe further into not only...

Twitter Poll (May 6, 2020)

  ANSWER: A Bleeding is the most common and clinically relevant complication after a kidney biopsy. Studies from 1970s and 1980s have shown radiologic (CT) evidence of bleeding in 57%-91% of patients, depending on the use of older scanners, biopsy techniques, and needles. References: Hogan JJ, Mocanu M and Berns JS. The Native Kidney Biopsy: Update and Evidence for Best Practice. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 11: 354-362, 2016. Ralls PW, Barakos JA, Kaptein EM, Friedman PE, et al. Renal biopsy-related hemorrhage: Frequency and comparison of CT and sonography. J Comput Assist tomog 11: 1031-1034, 1987. Alter AJ, Zimmerman S,...