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A Glimpse On Chronic Kidney Disease

CKD (chronic kidney disease) is a lifelong condition in which the kidney function slowly declines over many years. It is common in adults but extremely rare in children. It can be caused by a number of conditions affecting the kidney and can present at birth or later on during childhood. All kidney conditions do not

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Nephrotic syndrome, diagnose nephrotic syndrome, treatment for nephrotic syndrome

Testing for and diagnosing nephrotic syndrome in children

Nephrotic syndrome explained: Nephrotic syndrome is a condition which affects the kidneys and the miniscule filtering system within it, called the nephrons. There is damage to these structures as a result of various reasons, and mostly in children the cause remains unknown, also known as idiopathic nephrotic syndrome. As a result of this damage, the

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Nephrologist in India, Nephrotic Syndrome symptoms, Nephrotic syndrome in childhood, treatment for nephrotic syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome in childhood

Nephrotic syndrome is a disease of the kidneys which occurs in childhood. It is often called nephrosis or minimal change disease, and is a disease which is characterized by increased leakage of proteins from the body in the urine. This results in increased levels of protein present in the urine and low levels of protein

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ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplant in Children

Recent literature has endorsed favorable outcomes following ABOi kidney transplantation in pediatric population. Nevertheless, reluctance to pursue an ABOi still remains pervasive. This could be ascribed to various legitimate reasons, namely less extensive pediatric ABOi data, technical difficulties encountered during PP, cost restraints, and concerns regarding higher rates of antibody-mediated rejection, infectious complications, and post-transplant

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Disparities in dialysis in children

HYPOTHESIS: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with a pediatric incidence ranging from 19.3% to 24.1%. Treatment of pediatric AKI is a source of debate in varying geographical regions. Currently CRRT is the treatment for pediatric AKI, but limitations due to cost and accessibility force use of adult

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Fluid overload in critically ill children

In a critically ill patient, fluid balance is imperative in management and maintaining homeostasis. More often than not, patients are resuscitated with fluids to maintain adequate intravascular volume. A common issue seen in pediatric intensive care units is fluid imbalances and hemodynamic instability. Aggressive fluid administration can lead to fluid overload (FO), a condition in

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Your child hospitalised? It can increase his risk of this deadly disease

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality globally. According to a study published in the Lancet Journal on ‘incidence and outcomes of neonatal acute kidney injury’, in four countries – India, Canada, USA and Australia, almost one out of every three new-borns when hospitalised for any illness and administered intravenous

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ABO incompatible pediatric renal transplants in UK

Transplantation journal published a recent study from UK, Pediatric ABO incompatible renal transplants. Study showed their 11 children, in comparison to compatible transplants. Our protocol seems to completely same as theirs, with similar outcomes! Image Source  

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Albuminuria or Proteinuria in children with CKD: Progression

The role of albuminuria as an indicator of progression has not been investigated in children with CKD in the absence of diabetes. An excellent study from Dr Schwartz group from Rochester, on children with CKD shows that the utility of an initial UP/C, ACR, and Unon-alb/cr for characterizing progression is similar.

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Missed Hypertension in Adolescents & Risk of ESRD

Persistent hypertension in adulthood is a leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Whether lower blood pressure (BP) values, in the range of prehypertension, are also associated with future occurrence of ESRD is unclear. A recent study published in Journal of Hypertension clearly shows that asymptomatic, healthy adolescents with prehypertension have a 32% increased risk

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