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Management of type 2 Diabetes in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Published On: October 09, 2017 | Pages: 047 - 052

Author(s): Beena Bansal* and Jitender Chauhan
About 30-40% of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients also have concomitant diabetes (1). Diabetes has been shown to have signifi cantly stronger association with CKD in patients with younger age (2). ...
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Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis: Case report and Current Status

Published On: October 05, 2017 | Pages: 039 - 046

Author(s): Jacques Rottembourg* and Belkacem Issad
Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS), is a rare but devastating complication of long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD) with a high mortality rate. The incidence is between 0.5 and 3.3%, decreasing with time. EPS is defi ned as a clinical syndrome with major signs of gastrointestinal obstruction, infl ammatory parameters, radiological and macroscopic changes. ...
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Tailor-Made Induction Therapy in ‘Low Risk’ Renal Transplants; A South Asian Perspective

Published On: October 03, 2017 | Pages: 032 - 038

Author(s): Gunawansa Nalaka*, Ajay Sharma and Ahmed Halawa
Induction therapy has established itself as an integral component of modern-day renal transplantation. Carefully selected induction therapy helps not only to avoid early rejection of grafts but also allows grafts with delayed function to recover prior to introduction of potentially nephrotoxic immunosuppressants. ...
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Phenazopyridine abuse presenting with acute kidney injury, hemolytic anaemia and jaundice

Published On: August 23, 2017 | Pages: 029 - 031

Author(s): Jaya Prakash Nath Ambinathan*, Mohamed Elbokyl and Rory McQuillan
Phenazopyridine, an azo dye, is commonly used to relieve dysuria caused by bladder irritation or infection. We report the case of a 64-year-old lady who presented with unexplained sub-acute onset hemolytic anaemia followed by acute kidney injury (AKI) and jaundice. ...
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Steroid Monotherapy for the Treatment for Pure Membranous Lupus Nephritis: A Case Series of 5 Patients and Review of the Literature

Published On: April 24, 2017 | Pages: 024 - 028

Author(s): Frank Ward*, Mohammad Alkhowaiter, Joanne M Bargman
Introduction: The benefi t of combination immunosuppression versus steroid monotherapy in pure membranous lupus nephritis (MLN) remains unclear. ...
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Thrombotic Microangiopathy Caused by Gemcitabine in a Patient with Duodenal Cancer

Published On: March 27, 2017 | Pages: 022 - 023

Author(s): Jeyachandran Dhanapriya*, Sankarakumar GaneshAravind, Thanigachalam Dineshkumar, Ramanathan Sakthirajan, Balasubramaniyan T and Natarajan Gopalakrishnan
Gemcitabine (2’,2’-difl uorodeoxycytidine) is a potent pyrimidine antimetabolite and was introduced in 1987. It is commonly used for various tumors including non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, ovarian can cer and renal cell carcinoma at advanced stages. ...
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The Role of Implantable Cardioverter- Defi brillators in Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Chronic Kidney Disease

Published On: March 13, 2017 | Pages: 018 - 021

Author(s): Fabio Fabbian*, Alfredo De Giorgi, Federica Rossin, Carlotta Rotini, Michele Domenico Spampinato and Maria Adelina Ricciardelli
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is defi ned as sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness, resulting from an electrical disturbance in the heart stopping its action and blood fl ow, and cardiovascular diseases are the major risk factors for SCA. It has been reported that more than 20% of all deaths in patients with advanced chronic kidney disea ...
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Cardiorenal Syndrome: A Physician Perspective

Published On: March 06, 2017 | Pages: 013 - 017

Author(s): Deepak Jain*, HK Aggarwal, Promil Jain and Pulkit Chhabra
Cardiac diseases are associated independently with decrease in kidney function and progression of existing kidney diseases. Conversely, chronic kidney disease (CKD) represents an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events and outcomes. ...
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Serum Procalcitonin Level is a Useful Predictor of Dilating Vesicoureteral Refl ux in Patients with First Febrile Urinary Tract Infection

Published On: February 20, 2017 | Pages: 007 - 012

Author(s): Sherein Abdelhamid Shalaby* and Mohamed Fathelbab Elsayed
Background: Procalcitonin (PCT) has been proposed as a novel biomarker for prediction of Vesicoureteral Refl ux (VUR). Since VUR is the most important risk factor for occurrence of pyelonephritis and renal tissue infl ammation ...
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An End-Stage Renal Disease Patient with Invasive Fungal Rhinosinusitis

Published On: January 23, 2017 | Pages: 004 - 006

Author(s): Fatemeh Yassari, Nooshin Dalili*, Farin Rashid farokhi and Mihan Pourabdollah
Mucormycosis is one of the invasive fungal infections particularly in immunocompromised patients with impaired host defense. ...
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Contrast Induced Nephropathy - A Review

Published On: January 19, 2017 | Pages: 001 - 003

Author(s): Rajul Rastogi*, Prabhat Kumar Bhagat, Yuktika Gupta, Shourya Sharma, Pragya Sinha, Pankaj Kumar Das, Mohini Chaudhary and Vijai Pratap
In the modern era of widespread utilisation of imaging procedures for preoperative diagnosis and minimal invasive surgeries, intravenous contrast plays a major role in delineation of variety of information related to vascularity of normal as well as abnormal tissues. ...
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