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Burton Rose, MD

Ode to Burton ‘Bud’ Rose, MD

Like many of my colleagues, I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Burton “Bud” Rose on April 24, 2020 at the age of 77 years. There were two important sides of Dr Rose:  First, he was well known in the nephrology community as an extremely modest, brilliant nephrologist who published 2…

Hyponatremia in a Thyroidectomy Patient

A 68-year-old woman with recent history of papillary thyroid cancer (Figure 1) underwent bilateral neck dissection and total thyroidectomy 3 months previously. Due to concern for residual cancer, she received radioactive iodine ablation (RAIA) therapy 1 week prior. Prior to RAIA, she was weaned off levothyroxine for several weeks. She had been observing a “low…

A Patient With Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

A 32-year-old black man was referred to a nephrology clinic for proteinuria. He reported foamy urine for a few months. Urinalysis was positive for protein. He denied any family history of kidney diseases. He was not taking medications except for ibuprofen occasionally for headache. He denied use of tobacco or illicit drugs. Physical examination showed…

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