Systemic amyloidosis secondary to myeloma is an uncommon condition that often has an insidious onset and poses as a diagnostic challenge due to the lack of typical presenting symptoms and signs. Prompt diagnosis of amyloidosis and appropriate referral have the potential to improve outcome for these patients. Here, we report the unusual case of a man whose primary...
(Vol 11 p 56-59, Haematology; Histopathology; Nephrology; Neurology; Pathology; Radiology: 18 July 2011)
Chronic hypokalaemia often remains a diagnostic challenge, especially in young women without hypertension. A concealed diuretic abuse should be suspected, especially in young women with eating disorders. This case describes a woman with chronic hypokalaemia in whom a thorough medical history and proper laboratory tests were essential to early and accurate diagnosis.
(Vol 11 p 53-55, Acute Medicine; Nephrology; Psychiatry: 18 July 2011)
Pyelonephritis is a serious common complication of transplantation that can lead to either acute renal failure or graft loss. The occurrence of diverticulitis in a renal transplant recipient is a rare complication but may lead to major morbidity and mortality. The overall incidence of diverticular disease in patients over the age of 60 years is 30%. Intense...
(Vol 11 p 20-24, Nephrology; Transplantation: 26 March 2011)
This report describes an uncommon condition, nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) in a patient with end-stage renal disease on continuous peritoneal dialysis therapy. The patient presented with nonspecific abdominal symptoms and leucocytosis which later progressed to an acute abdomen due to generalized peritonitis of unknown origin. She had been hospitalized with an...
(Vol 2 p 50-52, Nephrology: October 2002)


Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK


Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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