Nelly Gupta

Nelly Gupta

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When Gender Is In Doubt, What Then?

Should children with disorders of sex development (DSD) —in which genitalia, chromosomes, or reproductive systems diverge from what is considered the norm for females or males—have reconstructive surgery before they are old enough to make their own decisions?

The Hemodialysis Marathon Man

No matter how ordinary his life looks from the outside, though, Ed Strudwick, 67, is not a typical senior. Three times each week since February 1972 he has undergone hemodialysis, a nearly 36-year time span that could possibly make him the longest-surviving dialysis patient in the world.

OAB in Men: A Diagnostic Challenge

Overactive bladder (OAB) is usually associated with women, but it afflicts nearly one out of every eight American men. Its symptoms can also be confused with those of BPH, resulting in unneeded surgery.

Reverse Epidemiology: Dialysis Paradox

While obesity, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia are well-established harbingers of poor cardiovascular health and death, so-called reverse epidemiology holds that these physiological states actually increase the chance of survival in many people including dialysis patients.

Low-Carb Diets Do Not Increase CHD Risk

After decades of controversy, the verdict is in: Low-carbohydrate, higher-fat diets do not increase women’s risk of CHD. But the source of fat matters: It should be vegetable instead of animal.

Counseling ED Patients About Lifestyle

It’s increasingly clear that erectile dysfunction (ED) is strongly linked to a range of underlying ailments including systemic vascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. These disorders, in turn, are associated with diet, exercise, and other lifestyle and emotional factors.

Dialysis Centers Go Patient Friendly

A mural featuring a sun-dappled lake, crimson and azure birds, lush flowers, and palm trees adorns one waiting room wall. In another, a comfy couch beckons; a cheery blaze crackles in the fireplace, and the aroma of hot coffee wafts from an adjacent kitchenette.

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