Are My Kidneys Okay?

Are My Kidneys Okay?

By Katie E. Golden, MD In the emergency department (ED), it is common to obtain blood tests as part of a patient’s evaluation. A routine part of this analysis is to check kidney function, and we do this by testing for levels of ‘creatinine’  (abbreviated as Cr). It is...
A Short Introduction to Long COVID

A Short Introduction to Long COVID

by Katie E. Golden, MD As we round out month 16 of the COVID pandemic in the US (yes, I am counting our months of survival the same way I would the age of my first child), we are starting to learn more about the long term outcomes of the virus. This includes patients...