Andrea J. Shaer

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BACKGROUND Gitelman's syndrome (GS), also called Gitelman's variant of Bartter's syndrome, is an autosomal recessive renal disorder characterized by hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, metabolic alkalosis, and hypocalciuria. GS is caused by inactivating mutations in the thiazide-sensitive sodium chloride cotransporter gene (NCCT). It is also known as the "milder"(More)
  • A J Shaer
  • 2001
Inherited hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis, or Bartter syndrome, comprises several closely related disorders of renal tubular electrolyte transport. Recent advances in the field of molecular genetics have demonstrated that there are four genetically distinct abnormalities, which result from mutations in renal electrolyte transporters and channels. Neonatal(More)
INTRODUCTION Hyponatremia secondary to the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) during amiodarone therapy is a rare but potentially lethal adverse effect. We report a case of severe hyponatremia associated with amiodarone, and discuss its clinical implications. CASE REPORT An 84-year-old Caucasian man with a past medical(More)
Type B lactic acidosis, a rare but often fatal disorder, has been reported in 21 AIDS patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART). We present an AIDS patient with severe and prolonged lactic acidosis on stavudine and lamivudine. The lactic acidosis occurred in the absence of mitochondrial myopathy, hepatomegaly, or liver failure. This is the second report of(More)
A case of Tsukamurella peritonitis associated with peritoneal dialysis in a 23-year-old woman is described. The organism was difficult to identify and was mistaken for Corynebacterium and atypical mycobacteria. Despite prolonged, multidrug, antimicrobial therapy with conventional antibiotics including vancomycin, ciprofloxacin, rifampin, gentamicin and(More)
A case of glomerulonephritis in a 35-year-old man with Crohn's disease is described here. The patient presented with severe diarrhea, nephrotic range proteinuria, hematuria, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, hypocomplementemia, acute renal failure requiring hemodialysis, cryoglobulinemia, and extensive thrombotic gangrene of the distal(More)
An elderly, nondiabetic, chronic hemodialysis patient is described here who had profound hypoglycemia for a myriad of reasons including renal failure, malnutrition, and quinine use. Furthermore, by biochemical parameters the patient had hyperinsulinemia, which was consistent with the diagnosis of an insulinoma. However, a tumor was not identified by(More)
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