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 piece of my day, nephrosis

I pushed the door open I don’t remember knocking, nervous He was standing at the door A very important person or VIP, as they called them His wife was sitting by the chair next to the computer “How are you … Continue reading

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A piece of my day, renal rounds

Detroit, Michigan,2008 Attention Doctors, Nurses, Specialists, Visitors, We ask you please, Do not talk negative things in front of her or close to her; Smile to her, be kind and positive; Be compassionate, please! I looked at those words on … Continue reading

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An encounter in Milano Centrale

I arrived at Milan Central Train station at around 11 am. It was a beautiful Sunday morning. Milano Centrale is one of the oldest and grandest train stations in Europe. It was also my first trip to Italy. Just about … Continue reading

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Ebola virus disease

( reposted with some updates) The Ebola virus was first identified in Western Equatoria State of South Sudan and in a nearby region of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1976 after significant epidemics in Yambuku, northern … Continue reading

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Nodding Syndrome

Nodding disease or nodding syndrome is an unusual syndrome of unknown etiology characterized by nodding with or without meals and associated with generalized myoclonic type seizures, severe mental retardation, and physical growth impairment. It is affecting children mainly between 5 … Continue reading

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Ebola Virus Disease

  Mamude Dinkiye, M.D., MPH Juba, South Sudan The Ebola virus was first identified in Western Equatoria State of South Sudan and in a nearby region of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1976 after significant epidemics … Continue reading

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A piece of my day…unpleasant surprise

Here comes the much awaited summer after the coldest winter in decades. It didn’t warm up in earnest until June. New medical students, residents and fellows were eagerly waiting for the start of patient rounds. Hospital assignments in July need … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING MAYA ANGELOU: One of the greatest poet, writer, novelist, activist and educator

The story of an extraordinary woman How a woman with very humble beginnings and no college education became world renowned professor of literature/American studies, ended up having more than 50 honorary degrees and earned the highest civilian honor/award-the Presidential Medal … Continue reading

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Fighting for the life of a child in Africa

Narrrated by Dr Lemma (based on a true story) As usual I was responsible for the whole emergency room, adults and children although I was just an intern! That was the expectation. It was business as usual until a child … Continue reading

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The Bone Setter

By Surafel K Gebreselassie It wasn’t a surprise to see trauma cases every week. They varied from car accidents to simple falls. They were of all ages. The surgical outpatient clinic had just enough things to manage simple fractures and … Continue reading

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