Posts tagged renal

Hydronephrosis.
Hydronephrosis is the stretching and dilation of the collecting system in the kidney. This typically is the result of a blockage in the ureter such as a kidney stone that prevents urine from draining into the bladder. As the hydronephrosis worsens and more pressure is applied onto the functioning portions of the kidney, normal kidney function can be damaged and may cause infection, pain or bleeding.

Hydronephrosis.

Hydronephrosis is the stretching and dilation of the collecting system in the kidney. This typically is the result of a blockage in the ureter such as a kidney stone that prevents urine from draining into the bladder. As the hydronephrosis worsens and more pressure is applied onto the functioning portions of the kidney, normal kidney function can be damaged and may cause infection, pain or bleeding.

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Words of the day. This is a procedure that was introduced in the early 1980s that is used to treat kidney stone disease. It is a non-invasive treatment, requiring no incision or internal telescopic devices.

Using shock waves oscillating at the resonant frequency of the crystals, the lithotripter machine directs the shock waves through the body to reach the stone, breaking it up into small fragments. These small fragments are then passed out of the body in the urine.

Genitourinary Embryology.
Another day of embryological origins, another day with those red, blue and yellow Staedtler Triplus Fineliners. You just cannot get through embryology without a set of felts to help you colourize and codify the germ layers.

Genitourinary Embryology.

Another day of embryological origins, another day with those red, blue and yellow Staedtler Triplus Fineliners. You just cannot get through embryology without a set of felts to help you colourize and codify the germ layers.

Art is in the anatomy 35.

Art is in the anatomy 35.

Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System.
This second week of Fluids, Electrolytes, Renal and Genitourinary (FERGU) block is once again a short week, courtesy of a long weekend. This week’s topic will be very narrow, looking at potassium and acid/base regulation. With a lot of information condensed and relegated to self study and much overlap with last term’s lecture material on Body Fluids, it’s time to dust off the old binder and review!

Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System.

This second week of Fluids, Electrolytes, Renal and Genitourinary (FERGU) block is once again a short week, courtesy of a long weekend. This week’s topic will be very narrow, looking at potassium and acid/base regulation. With a lot of information condensed and relegated to self study and much overlap with last term’s lecture material on Body Fluids, it’s time to dust off the old binder and review!

The Renal Corpuscle.
This coloured electron micrograph shows the ultrastructure responsible for the initial filtration of blood in the nephron. It is crucial; it is elegant; it is fragile.

The Renal Corpuscle.

This coloured electron micrograph shows the ultrastructure responsible for the initial filtration of blood in the nephron. It is crucial; it is elegant; it is fragile.