Latest hydronephrosis Stories

2011-02-21 20:43:11

One of the most common congenital defects in humans "” it is detected in approximately 0.5% of fetuses analyzed by routine antenatal sonography "” is a kidney abnormality known as hydronephrosis. Hydronephrosis arises because the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder is impeded. By studying kidney development in mice, Norman Rosenblum and colleagues, at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, have identified a new cellular mechanism underlying hydronephrosis, something...

2008-09-12 03:00:00

By Ribbeck, Miki R Certification shows a commitment to excellence for yourself and your patients. This commitment requires an inner discipline to push yourself to learn more than the minimum required to do your job, expand your knowledge, and grow professionally. Ambrose Bierce stated that education is "that which discloses the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding." Preparing to take the certification examination requires motivation and self- discipline to...

2004-11-28 03:00:14

Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) is a rare congenital disorder charaeterized by a diluted, non- obstructive urinary bladder and hypoperistalsis of the gastro- intestinal tract, which is considered lethal. About 90 patients have been reported, predominantly female. We present the case of a female newborn with MMIHS in whom antenatal ultrasound was suggestive for the diagnosis, which was confirmed after delivery. Diagnostic features by antenatal ultrasound are...

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