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How to prevent kidney stones

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Stephen J Knohl, MDStephen Knohl, MD, explains what causes kidney stones, and tells us the single most important measure in preventing them is to drink lots of fluids. Upstate’s Metabolic Stone Clinic provides the region’s only nephrologist that is solely dedicated to kidney stone prevention. Knohl is associate professor of Medicine in the division of Nephrology; Residency program director and vice chair for Education in the Department of Medicine at Upstate Medical University. Read more: Summer Stones — Kidney Stones in August


Kidney disease and treatments

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Sriram S Narsipur, MDNephrologist Sriram Narsipur, MD helps us understand chronic kidney disease – its prevalence, how it’s detected, and treatment options. Narsipur is chief of Nephrology and medical director of Transplant Services at Upstate Medical University.


‘Peds to Parents’ – Pediatric dialysis center coming to Syracuse

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Upstate pediatric nephrologist Scott J Schurman, MDScott Schurman, MD, shares plans for a dedicated outpatient pediatric dialysis center that will be housed on the fifth floor of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. The new center will provide a pediatric-friendly environment for pediatric hemodialysis patients, including access to support services, a pediatric nurse case manager, and a home dialysis-training program. Read the story: Pediatric dialysis center to provide specialized care for young patients

Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers