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Nephrology

Biomarkers to Predict Kidney Injury after Heart Surgery Identified

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is often a disastrous consequence of surgeries. It is preventable and yet, in case it happens, the results are more often than not, fatal. Scientists have been trying for long to identify the characteristics which make certain patients more prone to develop AKI. Now, two studies which will be published in the upcoming issue of the “Journal of the American Society of Nephrology,” have identified three proteins which may give a clue about the impending AKI in patients...

Renal protection in diabetes

Telmisartan can prove effective in controlling the risk factors leading to renal damage. It  provides 24 hour blood pressure control, improves renal endothelial function, prevents progression from microalbuminuria to macroalbuminuria, slows the decline in glomerular filtration rate and reduces proteinuria in overt nephropathy. Hypertension is one of the most important independent risk factors behind renal disease. Kidneys play a major role in ensuring that the blood pressure of a person is in...

How much water will my body need per day?

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 Important Note: The following calculation applies only to healthy, adolescent to middle aged person with no other illness which may alter water balance in the body and living in a temperate climate. If you have renal disease, heart failure, endocrinal disease or generalised/localised edema of any cause or any disease that may affect the water balance and requirement you need to consult with your physician. The requirement of water per day is based on the daily energy expenditure of the body....

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