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Kidney Transplant: Two Sisters

May 25, 2015

This podcast features two former UNC kidney transplant patients, Marisa McLeod, who donated her kidney to her sister Carmen Conry in 1991. Eighteen years after their transplant, they share their experience with Dr. Randy Detwiler, who is director of the UNC Kidney Transplant program. They both discuss the transplant, how it has impacted their lives, … Continued

Diabetic Kidney Disease

May 18, 2015

These podcasts feature Dr. Amy Mottl discussing diabetic kidney disease, or diabetic nephropathy. She answers questions from a patient such as “What is diabetes?”, “What kind of damage does diabetes do to my body?” and “What are my options for treatment?” Listen to the full length recording (14 min) Full-Length Track What is diabetes? Can … Continued

Healing Through Acupuncture

April 30, 2015

Although not part of the traditional Western medicine regime, acupuncture can be helpful in the healing process of a patient. In this podcast, Dr. Falk speaks with Dr. Wunian Chen, an acupuncturist and Chinese medicine physician. Vasculitis patient Dianne also participates in the discussion. Kidney patients, vasculitis patients, or any patient might find this conversation … Continued

IgA Nephropathy

April 30, 2015

These podcasts feature Dr. Ron Falk discussing the kidney disease IgA Nephropathy. This covers questions patients might frequently ask when first diagnosed with IgA, such as “What is IgA Nephropathy?” and “How did I get it?” and covers other questions of interest such as “Are fish oils helpful?” and “Should patients have their tonsils removed?” … Continued

Immunizations Discussion

April 30, 2015

UNC Kidney Center Director Dr Ron Falk is joined by Dr. David Weber, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC. In this recording, “Immunizations and the Immunocompromised Patient,” Drs Falk and Weber discuss immunizations and the recommendations for patients whose immune systems … Continued

Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis

April 30, 2015

This podcast features Dr. Ron Falk discussing the kidney disease Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis, or Fibrillary GN. He answers questions from a patient which include: What is Fibrillary GN? Why do I have protein in my urine? What are the symptoms of Fibrillary GN? How did I get it? How do you treat this disease? Listen to … Continued

FSGS – Focal Segmental Glomerular Sclerosis

April 30, 2015

These podcasts feature Dr. Ron Falk discussing the kidney disease FSGS. He answers questions from a patient such as “What is FSGS?”, “How did I get the disease?” and “Is there a cure for FSGS?” Listen to the full length recording (8 min) Full-Length Track What is FSGS? How did I get this disease? What … Continued

ANCA Vasculitis: Treatments

April 30, 2015

Treatment options and issues related to ANCA Vasculitis are discussed here in these podcasts featuring Dr. Ron Falk. Listen to the full length recording (34 min) Full-Length Track What kinds of medicine will I need to take? How will I know if I’m in remission? Will I need to continue treatment after my disease is … Continued

Anti-GBM

April 30, 2015

These podcasts feature Dr. Ron Falk discussing the kidney disease Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Disease (Anti-GBM.) He answers questions from a patient which include: What is Anti-GBM Disease? Is Anti-GBM the same as Goodpasture’s Syndrome? Is Anti-GBM caused by inhaling chemicals? How do you treat Anti-GBM Disease? Will Anti-GBM Disease come back in a transplant? Am … Continued

Being There For Your Friend with Vasculitis

April 30, 2015

When someone has a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with vasculitis, that person might not know what to say or what to do. Delesha Carpenter, PhD, MSPH helps friends of vasculitis patients understand what it is like to live with the disease in this two-part podcast featuring Dr. Ron Falk, UNC Kidney … Continued