Author Archives: Tenayistilign

About Tenayistilign

I am a physician trained at Jimma Institute of Health Sciences ( now Jimma University, in Jimma, Ethiopia) and Wayne State University ( Detroit, MI, USA). I teach and practice General Nephrology/Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation in the USA.

A dollar a day

There is a call by the PM of Ethiopia to Ethiopians and people of Ethiopian origin to contribute a dollar a day for supporting the development of the country. The class of 1989 at the medical school in Jimma University … Continue reading

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At the end of the morning report

  Eritrean –Ethiopian war (1998-2000), a brief reflection. I took brisk steps as I approached the main entrance of the hospital’s auditorium. I was the on call GP. It was a busy night call. I barely had a moment’s sleep. … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia

THE ABIY PHENOMENON ( by Dr Solomon Feyissa) I can imagine that many of us have talked about the Abiy phenomenon since he came to power a little over 100 days ago. I have been mentally wrestling with myself what … Continue reading

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Nancy Alonso

I found a surprise note on my desk after the morning clinic. It was a busy clinic with patients of various kidney and electrolyte problems including a challenging case of hypokalemia or low potassium. At first it didn’t click. I … Continue reading

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A life matters !

“Doctor, doctor, doctor,” she said, with a Spanish accent “Look at me doctor,” she said again grinning “Look at my face, I am happy now, I am happy now, my life is back” Her eyes welled up with tears This … Continue reading

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Until I had my own

“Her heart is beating at 172 per minutes. Do you have fever?” That question from the obstetrician threw chills in our bones in otherwise a routine visit. My wife quickly turned and looked at me but I wasn’t able to … Continue reading

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Renal rounds: Christmas gift

We were shopping for Christmas when the call came through. It was a big shop with Christmas decorations all over the place. It was noisy and crowded. We left the house early to spend as much time as we can … Continue reading

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