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The MYMP Has Landed!

Dr. Dvanajscak, Dr. Cassol, MYMP, renal pathology research, arkana laboratories
The MYMP is making its way around Arkana! Dr. Dvanajscak and Dr. Cassol have both released publications this month! Dr. Dvanajscak, along with Dr. Murphy and Dr. Larsen, published a paper regarding Anti-Brush Border Antibody Disease. Dr. Cassol, with Dr. Bourne and Dr. Larsen, published a paper discussing Covid-19 negative renal biopsies. Read the paper: Anti-Brush Border Antibody Disease (Anti-LRP2 Nephropathy) Associated with Lupus Nephritis Read the paper: Appearances can be deceiving - viral-like inclusions in COVID-19 negative renal biopsies by electron microscopy Be on the lookout for the next landing of the MYMP!  

Arkana Live – July 2020

July, Arkana Live, arkana laboratories
Join us on July 11 from 11 am-12 pm EST for our second Arkana Live pathology series.  Dr. Sharma and Dr. Caza will both present an "Introduction to Kidney Pathology."   Register here: https://mssm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdeusqjwjGd0PKnIa_pDonWdiKU2WL5PD   

Art of Medicine: Proliferative Glomerulonephriits with Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Deposits

monoclonal gammopathies , arkana laboratories, art of medicine, kidney art
The above painting shows normal bone marrow, containing erythroid and myeloid precursors at various stages of maturation and normal trabeculae.   Bone marrow biopsies may be performed to evaluate for a lymphoid or plasma cell clone in patients with monoclonal gammopathies of undetermined significance and in work-up of patients found to have a monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MRGS).  Monoclonal gammopathies of renal significance occur when light chain restriction within a kidney biopsy is thought to be responsible for the patient's renal dysfunction, which is usually acute kidney injury or proteinuria.  This includes a broad spectrum of findings, which includes but...

Another MYMP Sighting!

MYMP, Caza and Larsen, Covid-19 research
Another MYMP sighting! Durning our case conference today, Dr. Caza and Dr. Larsen discussed their recently published paper covering AKI and collapsing glomerulopathy associated with COVID-19 and APOL1.  Read the paper: AKI and Collapsing Glomerulopathy Associated with COVID-19 and APOL1 High-Risk Genotype Where will the MYMP land next?  

A New MYMP Sighting!

MYMP, Renal Hypoplasia, Bonsib
The MYMP is traveling around Arkana and has landed at Dr. Bonsib's office! Dr. Bonsib recently published a paper over Renal Hypoplasia.  To read the full paper: Renal Hypoplasia, From Grossly Insufficient to Not Quite Enough

Have you seen our MYMP?

collapsing glomerulopathy, Make your momma proud, arkana laboratories, mymp
The "Make Your Momma Proud" flamingo (or MYMP for short) was created by Dr. Dvanajscak as a way to recognize our doctors when they publish a paper! Anytime you see the MYMP around Arkana, expect a new publication from one or more of our doctors.  Recently, we found the MYMP outside of Dr. Larsen's office. Dr. Larsen, Dr. Bourne, and Dr. Wilson published a paper discussing collapsing glomerulopathy in a patient with coronavirus disease.  Read the paper: Collapsing Glomerulopathy in a Patient With Coronavirus Disease Be on the lookout for the MYMP in the future!

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...