Navigation Links
Kidneys Sometimes Removed Needlessly in Patients With Rare Genetic Disorder
Date:1/11/2013

By Lisa Esposito
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Too often, patients with a relatively rare genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis undergo unnecessary surgical removal of a kidney, experts say.

This happens because benign growths that are caused by the disorder are sometimes interpreted as cancers by doctors who are unfamiliar with tuberous sclerosis, one specialist said.

For people who come to the doctor with kidney problems and who then show signs of a mass on the organ on imaging scans, "a lot of times there's an indication that they remove part or the whole kidney," said Dr. Rahmin Rabenou, a clinical assistant professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine and kidney specialist at NYU's Tuberous Sclerosis Center.

However, "those rules don't really apply to tuberous sclerosis [which has] all sorts of unusual findings in the kidneys," he said.

Unfortunately, doctors unfamiliar with the disorder too often "use the rules for people without tuberous sclerosis: 'Oh, this kidney needs to be removed,'" Rabenou explained.

Tuberous sclerosis complex affects about one in every 6,000 people and causes benign, often fat-filled, bleeding tumors called angiomyolipomas to form throughout the body. The disease can affect the brain, heart, kidneys, skin and eyes.

"It classically presents in infancy with seizures, which are due to brain tubers (growths), but it is a lifelong disease," Rabenou said. "As people with tuberous sclerosis get older, about 80 percent or so will develop angiomyolipomas in the kidneys. The angiomyolipomas are benign but they can be dangerous because they can bleed [and for this reason] they can be lethal."

While not cancerous, the tumors are also disruptive wherever they occur. Patients with brain involvement may have seizures, for example, and some have severe learning disabilities. Facial tumors containing blood vessel
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Tight Blood-Sugar Control Shows Mixed Results for Health of Kidneys: Study
2. Treating Kidneys With Radio Waves May Ease Tough-to-Control Hypertension
3. Kidney cancer patients do better when whole kidney is not removed, U-M study shows
4. Black Patients More Apt to Have Voice Box Removed When Cancer Strikes
5. Higher-spending hospitals have fewer deaths for emergency patients
6. Researchers uncover a viable way for colorectal cancer patients to overcome drug resistance
7. Vaccine yielded encouraging long-term survival rates in certain patients with NSCLC
8. Study finds doctors have exaggerated fears when starting patients on insulin
9. Diagnostic Scans Tied to Radiation Risk for Gastro Patients
10. Predictors identified for rehospitalization among post-acute stroke patients
11. Pulse pressure elevation could presage cerebrovascular disease in Alzheimers patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Kidneys Sometimes Removed Needlessly in Patients With Rare Genetic Disorder
(Date:8/28/2015)... MO (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... testosterone lawsuits now consolidated as MDL 2545, Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products ... a cap on the number of custodial files the PSC may receive for ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... ... Super-Sod launched their new website this summer. The new user-friendly ... the responsive web design. Website users will now have an improved browsing experience on ... sod, sign-up for the monthly turf-tips email, and find a local Super-Sod store all ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The Wilson and Juanita Mann Health Center ... a patient’s quality of life through early diagnosis and treatment. The focus is ... HIV/AIDS, STDs, and others. A Women’s, Infants & Children (WIC) clinic also provides ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Grace Bay Beach has been recognized ... to an already impressive list of accolades for the Turks and Caicos so far ... beach in the world by TripAdvisor, the world's leading authority on travel. , ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... ... Mesa Community College graduate, Andrew Sypher (Mesa), is one of 10 ... and engagement, to receive a Phi Theta Kappa 2015 Hites Transfer Scholarship, to assist ... a $7,500 scholarship to assist in his goal of becoming a foreign diplomat with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:National Testosterone Lawyers Provide Testosterone Lawsuit MDL Update 2Health News:National Testosterone Lawyers Provide Testosterone Lawsuit MDL Update 3Health News:National Testosterone Lawyers Provide Testosterone Lawsuit MDL Update 4Health News:Health Clinic Opening and Public Art Unveiling 2Health News:Grace Bay Beach Acknowledged as a Top Caribbean Beach for Weddings 2Health News:Mesa Community College Graduate Andrew Sypher Receives Hites Transfer Scholarship 2Health News:Mesa Community College Graduate Andrew Sypher Receives Hites Transfer Scholarship 3
... show a persistent cellular memory in the brain,s reward ... drug, while their involuntary counterparts had no such memory, ... University of California, San Francisco. , The researchers conclude ... enough to cause long-lasting cellular memories in the brain,s ...
... 30th,Representative Jose Serrano (D-NY) introduced the Community AIDS ... will remove all legal,barriers to States and local ... prevention of diseases directly on syringe exchange.,Syringe exchanges ... intravenous,drug users obtain clean syringes in order to ...
... Toronto Stock Exchange Symbol: CYT, MONTREAL, ... the global leader in cryotherapy products to treat ... CEO of,CryoCath, will present a corporate update at ... will take place Wednesday, August,6th at 8:30 a.m. ...
... athletes gear up to travel to China for the ... respiratory illnesses and dog bites, according to report by ... the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ... can lead to human rabies. The report finds that ...
... Presented at ICAD 2008 Highlight Significant Improvement in Cognitive Performance ... , ... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July ... FRX) presented today positive Phase III data of a once-daily ...
... July 30 A minnow has taken on the,giants ... Orgasm Day to,promote the health and sex benefits of ... Ltd, the Orgasm Survey ( http://www.orgasmsurvey.co.uk ),has become a ... But the real story behind the survey has nothing ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cocaine addiction linked to voluntary drug use and cellular memory, UCSF study shows 2Health News:AIDS Action Applauds Introduction of a New Bill Allowing Federal Funds to Support Syringe Exchange Programs 2Health News:AIDS Action Applauds Introduction of a New Bill Allowing Federal Funds to Support Syringe Exchange Programs 3Health News:AIDS Action Applauds Introduction of a New Bill Allowing Federal Funds to Support Syringe Exchange Programs 4Health News:AIDS Action Applauds Introduction of a New Bill Allowing Federal Funds to Support Syringe Exchange Programs 5Health News:AIDS Action Applauds Introduction of a New Bill Allowing Federal Funds to Support Syringe Exchange Programs 6Health News:AIDS Action Applauds Introduction of a New Bill Allowing Federal Funds to Support Syringe Exchange Programs 7Health News:AIDS Action Applauds Introduction of a New Bill Allowing Federal Funds to Support Syringe Exchange Programs 8Health News:AIDS Action Applauds Introduction of a New Bill Allowing Federal Funds to Support Syringe Exchange Programs 9Health News:Respiratory illnesses and dog bites a concern for travelers to China for 2008 Olympics 2Health News:New Data Highlights Positive Results of Namenda (Memantine HCl) Once-Daily Extended-Release Formulation 2Health News:New Data Highlights Positive Results of Namenda (Memantine HCl) Once-Daily Extended-Release Formulation 3Health News:New Data Highlights Positive Results of Namenda (Memantine HCl) Once-Daily Extended-Release Formulation 4Health News:National Orgasm Day 31 July 2008 - Women's Health Campaign Reaches Climax 2
(Date:8/27/2015)... 27, 2015 According to a new market ... Seating, Universal, Standing, Bariatric ), Material (Nylon, Padded, Canvas), Usage Type ... published by MarketsandMarkets, the Medical Lifting Sling Market is poised to ... 2015, at a CAGR of 11.4 % from 2015 to 2020. ... rket data T ables and 65 ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Pa. , Aug. 27, 2015  Now that ... the Da Vinci S™ surgical robot, hospitals with robotic ... plans. They also need to see where they stand ... on the right patients? Have they adopted best practices ... surgery program in the future? ECRI Institute, ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... 2015   Proxsys Rx, the nation,s ... expanding its population health management services with ... care program for hospitals and health systems. ... with technology systems and pharmacy support services ... been mandated by Center for Medicare and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Lifting Sling Market Worth USD 706.0 Million by 2020 2Medical Lifting Sling Market Worth USD 706.0 Million by 2020 3Medical Lifting Sling Market Worth USD 706.0 Million by 2020 4ECRI Institute's New Robotic Surgery Service Helps Hospitals Brace for Change 2ECRI Institute's New Robotic Surgery Service Helps Hospitals Brace for Change 3Rx Care Management by Proxsys Rx - Transition of Care Technology Helps Prevent Hospital Medication Errors 2
... AirPal ®, a leading innovator and supplier ... the expansion of its line of air-activated transfer pads ... announcement marks the launch of an entire new series ... President AirPal, Inc.  "Among other functions, these exciting new ...
... recently merged with World Wide Relics (OTC Bulletin Board: ... its name to China PharmaHub Corp, is proud to ... Yongkon Pharmacy Co. Ltd., ("Yongkon"), a pharmaceutical company based ... 2600 hospitals in China.  PharmaHub was authorized by Yongkon ...
Cached Medicine Technology:AirPal Expands Line of Air-Activated Transfer Pads to Include Multi-Purpose Patient Positioning Functionality 2China PharmaHub Signs Agreement with Chengdu Yongkon Pharmacy 2China PharmaHub Signs Agreement with Chengdu Yongkon Pharmacy 3
Eyeglass Loupe 3x-5x made with precision optical glass. Ideal for any detail work....
... Specifically designed for computer operators ... may be placed at different heights ... computer screen. Card is printed two ... and green and uses two type ...
Near PT test card/child recog/ playing cards 5 1/2" X 8"....
Near PT test card/4 1/2 to 12 PT in spanish & french /5 1/2" X 8....
Medicine Products: