Why do patients with acute hemorrhage become anemic?

Today’s edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (September 19th 2019, pages 1097-8) carries a two-page explanation of the power and the reach of the humble tweetorial by the outstanding exponent of the art, @Tony_breu of Harvard Medical School. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1906790. Tony cites his own first venture into this new route to publication, which…… Continue reading Why do patients with acute hemorrhage become anemic?

An Update on Sodium storage

The latest contribution from Olde Engberink in Amsterdam on the emerging story of sodium storage is Open Access; https://doi.org/10.1007/s00467-019-04305-8 Olde Engberink RHG, Selvarajah V, Vogt L. Clinical impact of tissue sodium storage. Pediatr Nephrol. 2019. And a new diagram for our basic electrolyte physiology teaching for clinicians. Sodium Storage Olde Engberink 2019 The authors conclude…… Continue reading An Update on Sodium storage

Endothelial cells; there are sex differences.

I guess we’d not argue that there are likely to be differences in the microvascular physiology of men and women. Professor Virginia Huxley is the Director of the United States National Center for Gender Physiology and Professor in the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, Missouri. In a recent paper she wrote; “the incidence and…… Continue reading Endothelial cells; there are sex differences.