Association between acute severe mercury poisoning and multiple organ failure - Bai L, Peng X, Liu Y, Sun Y, Zheng L, Liu Z, Wan K, Wang J, Zhao J, Qiu Z.
Acute mercury poisoning, involving a number of organs, leads to severe dysfunctions, such as acute renal failure (ARF), and even threatens patients' lives. A case of acute severe mercuric chloride (HgCl2) poisoning with multiple organ failure was reported ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Pharma company Digital Vision under DCGI lens for contaminated cough syrup
The investigations started last week when the department of paediatrics at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh complained that the child suffered acute renal failure after consuming the cough syrup. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A rare case of metformin intoxication with mortal course - Osoydan Satici M, Algin A, Aksel G, Ero ğlu SE.
Metformin-associated lactic acidosis is a rare side effect in metformin poisoning. There is conflicting data about mortality rates changing from 3% to 83%. We aimed to discuss a case that developed lactic acidosis and acute renal failure progressing to mor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

E-health: a future solution for optimized management of elderly patients. GER-e-TEC ™ Project - Zulfiqar AA, Lorenzo-Villalba N, Zulfiqar OA, Hajjam M, Courbon Q, Esteoulle L, Geny B, Talha S, Letourneau D, Hajjam J, Erve S, Hajjam El Hassani A, Andres E.
BACKGROUND: Elderly residents in nursing homes have multiple comorbidities (including cognitive and psycho-behavioral pathologies, malnutrition, heart failure, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and renal failure) and use multiple medications... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Fat cells found to play a central role in renal failure-associated cardiomyopathy
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine) New research from a team at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine reveals the central role of fat cells in the systemic oxidant stress observed in renal failure-associated cardiomyopathy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood clotting abnormalities reveal COVID-19 patients at risk for thrombotic events
(American College of Surgeons) When researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, used a combination of two specific blood-clotting tests, they found critically ill patients infected with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) who were at high risk for developing renal failure, venous blood clots, and other complications associated with blood clots, such as stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Clinical characteristics and predictors of outcomes of hopsitalised patients with Covid-19 in a London NHS trust: a retrospective cohort study
This report is one of the first studies to describe the characteristics and predictors of outcomes for hospitalised Covid-19 patients in the UK. It finds that older age, male sex and admission hypoxia, thrombocytopenia, renal failure, hypoalbuminaemia and raised bilirubin are associated with increased odds of death. Ethnic minority groups were over-represented in the cohort and, compared to white people, people of black ethnicity may be at increased odds of mortality. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical characteristics and predictors of outcomes of hospitalised patients with Covid-19 in a London NHS trust: a retrospective cohort study, Imperial College London
This report is one of the first studies to describe the characteristics and predictors of outcomes for hospitalised Covid-19 patients in the United Kingdom. It finds that older age, male sex and admission hypoxia, thrombocytopenia, renal failure, hypoalbuminaemia and raised bilirubin are associated with increased odds of death. Minority ethnic groups were over-represented in the cohort and, compared to white people, people of black ethnicity may be at increased odds of mortality. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

View: Coronavirus is feeding off other treatments
Experts have red-flagged serious setbacks to the fight against cancer and TB, both already grappling with dropouts due to traumatic side-effects and crippling expenses. The danger is immediate for India ’s 175,000 renal failure patients. Covid-19 has also halted in mid-flight the magic arrow of Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus destroys lungs. But doctors are finding its damage in kidneys, hearts and elsewhere.
A small but growing body of evidence suggests the virus invades other organs and tissues, causing heart arrhythmias, blood clots and renal failure. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Hantavirus Infection With Renal Failure and Proteinuria Hantavirus Infection With Renal Failure and Proteinuria
This report describes a case of hantavirus-associated acute renal failure and proteinuria. How was this case ultimately diagnosed?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno Initiates Research Grant to Curb Renal, Kidney Diseases
[Premium Times] The Borno State government has initiated a special fund to encourage research to control the high prevalence of renal failure and kidney diseases in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Protein Test May Predict Risk of Postop Acute Kidney Injury Protein Test May Predict Risk of Postop Acute Kidney Injury
Testing for a protein seen in people with chronic kidney problems can predict whether a patient is likely to develop acute renal failure after heart surgery, angiography or intensive care unit admission, researchers report in The New England Journal of Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

A patient from Mexico with vaping-associated lung injury, seizures and renal failure - Macias AE, Garcia FJ, Saldana SG.
For vaping, a liquid is heated to create an inhalable aerosol. ‘E-liquids’ may contain nicotine, glycerol, nitrosamines, aldehydes, metals, organic compounds, phenolic compounds, polycyclic hydrocarbons, flavorings, alkaloids, and drugs; some of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Acute renal failure due to acute chromium poisoning after chromic acid burns - Zhu Q, Wang B, Ling B, Walline J, Tan D.
Chromic acid is an industrial metal acid widely used for electroplating in alloy and dye production. It can cause serious skin burn and, if absorbed, may lead to acute chromium poisoning. Such poisoning cases appear rarely in the literature [ 1 ]. We n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A case report of acute renal failure caused by Amanita neoovoidea poisoning in Anhui Province, eastern China - Wang H, Wang Y, Shi FF, Zhang S, Fang WT, Qi LM, Wang N, Huang C, Fang HQ, Li HJ.
Amanita neoovoidea (genus Amanita Pers.) poisoning leads to acute renal failure. Here, we present seven case reports of acute renal failure with acute hepatic failure due to ingestion of A. neoovoidea. Clinical manifestations included gastrointestinal symp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
On 13 November 2019, the Venezuela International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point (NFP) and the Venezuela PAHO/WHO Country Office shared information about a confirmed case of yellow fever in Bolivar State. The case-patient is a 46-year-old male resident of the municipality of Gran Sabana, Bolivar State. He was in the locality of Uriman municipality of Gran Sabana within the 19 days prior to the onset of symptoms. Symptom onset was on 14 September 2019, and included fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, epistaxis, petechiae, and diarrhoea. On 26 September 2019, he visited a public hospital in the municipality of Her...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Kidney Swaps Are Revolutionizing a Broken Organ-Donation System in the U.S.
2017 ended as a banner year for my family, but things didn’t look great at the start. A death sentence met us in a boxing ring, and we had to school ourselves on fighting to live. I never thought much about the 37 million American adults who suffer from kidney disease until my husband Neil became one of them. Celebrating our first year of marriage in 2001, we learned by accident through an unrelated medical exam that my husband has polycystic kidney disease, an illness which causes the kidneys to fill with cysts over time, rendering the organs unable to function properly. There is no cure. There was nothing to do but...
Source: TIME: Health - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Emmott Tags: Uncategorized health Healthcare medicine public health Source Type: news

Patients at for-profit dialysis centers less likely to get kidney transplants
(Reuters Health) - The likelihood that U.S. patients with renal failure will get a kidney transplant is lower for those who get dialysis at for-profit dialysis centers, a new study shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Shockwave Gets a Little Pep in Its Step with Breakthrough Device Designation
The regulatory pathway for Shockwave Medical’s Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) technology just received a huge jolt from FDA. The agency granted the Santa Clara, CA-based company breakthrough device designation for the Shockwave IVL System with the Shockwave C2 Coronary IVL Catheter. The firm’s device is designed to fracture problematic calcium using sonic pressure to facilitate stent delivery, deployment, and optimal expansion, thereby improving blood flow to the heart muscle. Shockwave’s technology is being evaluated in the DISRUPT CAD III, a prospective, non-randomiz...
Source: MDDI - September 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Another Breakthrough Designation for Concept Medical
Concept Medical’s MagicTouch AVF might have the “magic touch” when it comes down to nabbing breakthrough device designations. The proposed indication for the latest breakthrough device designation is for the treatment of stenotic lesions of Arteriovenous Fistulae or Arteriovenous graft in the hemodialysis treatment of renal failure. Concept Medical said its first pilot study to investigate the safety and efficacy of Magic Touch PTA Sirolimus balloon was started in Singapore in 2018. Led by Principal Investigator, Dr. Tan Chieh Suai, a multi-disciplinary team of doctors ...
Source: MDDI - September 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

FDA grants Fast Track designation for Farxiga in chronic kidney disease
AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the development of Farxiga (dapagliflozin) to delay the progression of renal failure and prevent cardiovascular (CV) and renal death in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Concept Medical Has the ‘MagicTouch’ to Treat PAD
Concept Medical just received a huge burst of speed in its quest to get its drug-coated balloon for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) commercially available in the U.S. The Tampa, FL-based company has received breakthrough device designation from FDA for the MagicTouch PTA, a Sirolimus drug-coated balloon (DCB) catheter, for the treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) in Below-the-Knee (BTK). So far, Concept Medical said MagicTouch has been performing extremely well. In the XTOSI pilot study, the majority of patients enrolled had major comorbidities (diabetes and end-stage renal failure) and the indicat...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Trump Executive Order Gives Hope To Patients Waiting For Kidney Transplant
GRAFTON (CBS) – President Donald Trump singed an executive order Wednesday, revamping the whole approach to treating kidney disease in this country. And a 19-year-old from Grafton is among the 30 million Americans who could benefit. “I just try to keep busy,” said Samantha Cleveland, “so I don’t focus on why I feel so terrible.” Samantha still battles through chronic fatigue to ride her horse, but is well aware that thousands of people die every year waiting for a kidney. “I try not to think about it,” she said, “because right now I’m doing OK.” Samantha Cle...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Donald Trump Grafton News Ken MacLeod kidney donor Source Type: news

Kidney (Renal) Failure
Title: Kidney (Renal) FailureCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/6/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 9, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

ED in Renal Failure and Transplant Patients ED in Renal Failure and Transplant Patients
What do we currently know about the pathophysiology of ED among patients with end-stage renal failure?Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Chronic renal failure can be alleviated using Chinese chives
(Natural News) Chronic kidney failure, also known as chronic kidney disease, is a progressive and potentially life-threatening condition in which the kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood properly. A study published in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness found a natural solution to this debilitating disease that can also improve kidney function: Chinese chives. Chinese... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Male Infertility in Renal Failure and Transplantation Male Infertility in Renal Failure and Transplantation
Renal failure and kidney transplantation may have negative impacts on male fertility. What are the options for these patients?Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

World's first wearable kidney goal of USask-led research team
(University of Saskatchewan) An artificial portable kidney that patients who have suffered renal failure could wear is to be created by a research team at the University of Saskatchewan with federal funding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug 'reduces' risk of kidney failure for type 2 diabetes patients
A landmark clinical trial has provided “renewed optimism” for patients with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease, after researchers found a drug reduced the risk of renal failure by almost a third. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Scientists report new approach to reduce or prevent renal fibrosis
(Elsevier) Renal fibrosis, the abnormal accumulation of fibrotic material within the kidney, hinders kidney function and may lead to eventual renal failure. Using genetically altered mice, researchers from Duke University investigated the mechanisms of interaction between the T cells, angiotensin receptors (AT1), and macrophages to understand their role in impeding renal fibrosis. A report in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, suggests that selectively activating AT1 receptors on T cells may help treat renal fibrosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

INVOKANA ® (canagliflozin) Significantly Reduces the Risk of Renal Failure in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease in the Landmark Phase 3 CREDENCE Study
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Spectrum of acute kidney injury associated with cocaine use: report of three cases - Filho JCCL, Ogawa MY, de Souza Andrade TH, de Andrade Cordeiro Gadelha S, Fernandes PFCBC, Queiroz AL, Daher EF.
BACKGROUND: The consequences of cocaine use are multisystemic, such as, for instance, renal failure, hepatotoxicity and pulmonary toxicity, with renal alterations being the focus of the present study. The use of substances that modify the base composition ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about acute renal failure
Signs of the kidneys failing include confusion, less urine output, and shortness of breath. Risk factors include age, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Killing brain cells and skin cells simultaneously with inhalant abuse: pearls from the National Burn Repository - Kahn SA, Bierman TV, Larson KJ, Blache AL.
BACKGROUND: Over 20 million Americans have abused inhalants at least once in their lifetime. It is widely known that 'huffing' increases risk for liver disease, renal failure, hypoxia, respiratory failure, dysrhythmias, and cardiac arrest. However, it is l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sudan: Doctors - Protestors in Hospital After NISS Torture
[Radio Dabanga] Wad Madani -The Sudanese Doctors Central Committee reported that a pharmacist and an engineer are suffering from renal failure as a result of torture at the offices of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in Wad Madani, capital of El Gezira. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Antacid drugs linked to increased risk for heart attack, dementia and renal failure
(Natural News) Many people who suffer from acid reflux and heartburn take antacid drugs to treat their condition. However, using these proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for a long time can cause serious and life-threatening side effects — just like any other drug. One of the deadly side effects of continuously taking antacid drugs is that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs
Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a “ master regulator ” of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

New kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs
(University of Bristol) Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a 'master regulator' of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chronic Kidney Disease | Medscape Chronic Kidney Disease | Medscape
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), which affects people of all ages, can result in chronic renal failure, its most significant outcome. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Namibia: 'Bacteria Water' Threatens Opening of Dialysis Centre
[New Era] Katima Mulilo -The opening of a dialysis centre in Katima Mulilo to provide treatment to patients with renal failure has been put on hold after the town's water tested positive for bacteria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?
Discussion Skin color is primarily due to genetic factors. Melanocytes are usually found in skin in the basal layer of the epidermis which is also where the melanin usually lies. There are a range of normal skin phenotypes that have been described by Fitzpatrick and range from I-VI: I – pale white skin, blond hair, blue eyed, does not tan, always burns II – fair skin, blue eyed, tans poorly, burns easily III – darker white skin, burns initially then tans IV – light brown skin, tans easily, burns minimally V – brown skin, tans darkly easily, burns rarely VI – dark brown skin, alway...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A fatal case of acute renal failure from envenoming syndrome after massive bee attack: a case report and literature review - Hughes RL.
Envenoming syndrome is a systemic toxic reaction to the inoculation of large volume of insect venom, typically after a swarm attack from bees. Africanized honey bees are notorious for their aggressive nature, and human deaths resulting from Africanized hon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Kroger Louisville Division Recalls Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food Because of Elevated Vitamin D Levels
Following a recall by Sunshine Mills, Inc., the Kroger Louisville division announced it has removed from sale Abound Chicken& Brown Rice Recipe dog food produced by the supplier. The dog food was sold in one Kroger store located at 2440 Bardstown Road in Louisville, KY. Only Abound Chicken& Brown Rice Recipe dog food with the listed UPC numbers and Best by Dates are affected by this recall. The recall was initiated because the product had the potential to contain an elevated level of Vitamin D, which may cause renal failure. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

King Soopers and City Market Recalls Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food Because of Elevated Vitamin D Levels
Following a recall by Sunshine Mills, Inc., King Soopers announced it has removed from sale Abound Chicken& Brown Rice Recipe dog food produced by Sunshine Mills, Inc. sold in King Soopers and City Market stores, located in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. Only Abound Chicken& Brown Rice Recipe dog food with the listed UPC numbers and Best by Dates are affected by this recall. The recall was initiated because the product had the potential to contain an elevated level of Vitamin D, which may cause renal failure. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Vasculitis Remission Predicts Long-Term Risks
(MedPage Today) -- Remission at months 3 and 6 protected against death and end-stage renal failure (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Managing the Toxic Chemical Release that Occurs During a Crush Injury
Conclusion Remember, crush injuries are a different form of trauma that require a very different mindset and approach to patient care. Local physiologic deterioration can begin very quickly, but systemic effects aren’t seen until the external pressure on the extremity or body part is released. The presentation of crush injuries can also be very clandestine, as in automobile accidents, due to local or central sensory neurological interruption and damage. Therefore, it’s essential to insist upon earliest possible access to the patient to assess the possible/probable extent of any crush injury and prepare/monitor ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Parrish, MD, EMT-P Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

A 'glue sniffer' teenager with anuric renal failure and hepatitis - Yurtseven A, T ürksoylu M, Yazıcı P, Karapınar B, Saz EU.
Yurtseven A, T ürksoylu M, Yazıcı P, Karapınar B, Saz EU. A 'glue sniffer' teenager with anuric renal failure and hepatitis. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 206-209. 'Inhalant abuse' is a common form of volatile drug abuse throughout the world especially in de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Vitamin D and kidney health: Autoimmune diseases often lead to renal failure; increased levels of vitamin D found to improve proteinuria
(Natural News) It’s believed that inadequate vitamin D levels can increase one’s susceptibility to disease, and vice versa. The effects of vitamin D on disease are such that many experts have recommended supplementing this vitamin to people suffering from autoimmune disease such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Curcumin has been endorsed for this purpose as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperkalemia?
Discussion Potassium (K+) is an alkali metal (Group 1 of periodic table with Hydrogen, Lithium and Sodium) with an anatomic number of 19. Its chemical symbol K, comes from the medieval Latin, kalium which means potash (mainly potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide), the substance it was first isolated from. Potassium is an important cation and it mainly resides in the intracellular fluid with only a small amount in the extracellular fluid. Potassium regulates cell volume, pH and enzyme functions. Hyperkalemia is defined as a potassium level> 5.5 mEq/L in children and> 6.0 mEq/L in newborns. Hyperkalemia incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news