Fred J. Schiffman, Author at Renal and Urology News

Fred J. Schiffman

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Malaria

Malaria What every physician needs to know: Malaria is the most common single agent killer of children on the planet. One child under the age of 5 years dies every 15 seconds. It has a myriad of clinical presentations. Physicians must entertain the diagnosis in exposed individuals (either travel or transfusion) to avoid high case…

Drug-induced hemolysis

Drug-induced hemolysis What every physician needs to know: Drug-induced hemolysis can occur either by an immune-mediated mechanism or a non immune-mediated mechanism. In all cases, anemia is present with an elevated reticulocyte count, serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and indirect bilirubin. A thorough history is necessary to evaluate for possible offending agents, as there are many…

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