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(A and B) Renal sonogram at presentation negative for hydronephrosis or nephrolithiasis. (C) Non-contrast computed tomography (CT) scan demonstrating a stone in the right kidney (arrow). No hydronephrosis is evident.

Illusion, Suspicion, and Obstruction: An Intriguing Case of Acute Kidney Injury

A 63-year-old man with a history of nephrolithiasis and neurogenic bladder requiring chronic indwelling urinary catheter was admitted for the management of urinary tract infection and acute kidney injury (AKI) with a serum creatinine level of 3.6 mg/dL (baseline approximately 1.9-2.2). He was initially brought to the emergency room for altered mental status. The patient […]

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Effects of Coffee Intake on Incident Chronic Kidney Disease

Drinking coffee can raise public health problems, but the association between coffee and kidney disease is unknown. We studied whether coffee intake can affect the development of chronic kidney disease in the general population. Methods We analyzed 8717 subjects with normal renal function recruited from the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study (KoGES) cohort. Based on […]

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Abdominal computed tomography scan in the axial plane with contrast injection demonstrating entrapment of the right ureter (arrow) between right (6.1 cm) and left (13 cm) iliac artery aneurysms with peripheral calcifications.

A Dangerous Entrapment: Pelvic Aneurysms Causing Hydronephrosis

A 75-year-old patient with end-stage kidney disease on chronic hemodialysis was admitted with fever (38.5°C) and rigor. He was a heavy smoker and had long-standing diabetes and hypertension with abdominal aortic aneurysm (repaired 16 years prior with aortobifemoral graft) and peripheral artery disease with left above-knee amputation. Soon after admission, his blood pressure dropped and […]

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Colon Adenocarcinoma Presenting as Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

  Colon cancer is a leading cause of cancer mortality. It could be asymptomatic but usually presents with bowel movement changes and anemia. We present a case of colonic adenocarcinoma that presented with Plummer-Vinson syndrome. A 66-year-old woman presented with a 3-month history of dysphagia. She had progressive dysphagia to solid foods that led to […]

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Caught on Colonoscopy: Schistosomiasis Manifesting as a Single Colonic Polyp

A screening colonoscopy identified an unexpected diagnosis in a 64-year-old male patient. He was an asymptomatic landscaper who presented for a first-time screening colonoscopy based on age. His only active medical issue was psoriasis, for which he took apremilast. At the time of colonoscopy, he denied any bright red blood per rectum, melena, changes in […]

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Transient Loss of HIV-1 DNA in an HIV-1 Positive Patient After Kidney Transplantation: A Case Report

Solid organ transplantation is increasingly used in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients and is accumulating favorable outcomes from kidney and liver transplants in HIV-1 positive patients.1, 2 Antithymocyte globulin (ATG) is used for prevention and treatment of acute rejection following renal transplantation.3 It promotes T-cell depletion as well as modulation of cell surface antigens.4 It is possible that […]

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