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Read articles on various topics by Dr.Bijoy Antony. Topics varies from general topics of health awareness to technical topics for Medical Fraternity. Topics dealing with training for Dialysis technicians are also dealt with. Keep reading

Hyponatremia

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Nephrology | 0 comments

Hyponatremia

Follow Most common electrolyte disorder in clinical practice. Disturbance in sodium-water balance. Skilled management is essential – Hyponatremia can be life threatening – Inappropriate therapy can be deleterious. Hyponatremia can be a contributing factor to morbidity and death in hospitalized patients. Serum Na = Total body sodium / Total body water Hyponatremia could be due to 1. Increase in body water 2. Decrease in body sodium 3. Both Remember the basics of the body’s fluid compartments. TBW = WEIGHT x 0.5 (women) or 0.6 (men)...

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Renal function tests in a nutshell.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Nephrology | 3 comments

Renal function tests in a nutshell.

Renal Function Tests are a set of laboratary tests and analysis of Kidney function to detect and diagnose to observe the progress of renal disease. Here we deal with RFT in a nutshell.

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High Ceiling Diuretics

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Nephrology | 1 comment

High Ceiling Diuretics

Follow Loop diuretics are the most powerful of all diuretics, they termed “high ceiling”.The loop diuretics drugs act primary on the thick segment of the ascending loop of Henle, inhibiting the transport of sodium chloride out of the tubule into the interstitial tissue by inhibiting the Na+ / K+ / 2Cl- carrier in the luminal membrane. Loop diuretics abolish cortico medullary osmotic gradient and dicrease positive as well as negative free water clearance. By inhibiting Na+ / K+ / 2Cl- symporter , absorbtion of Na+ in loop of henle...

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Renal Failure – How to approach? – 1

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Nephrology | 1 comment

Renal Failure – How to approach? – 1

Renal Failure – How to approach? An article by Dr. Bijoy Antony explaining how to approach Renal Failure in a clinical environment. The topic deals with basic pathology, clinical features and advanced management of Renal failure

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What is Hemodialysis?

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in General Information | 0 comments

What is Hemodialysis?

Follow The main function of kidney is to excrete the nitrogenous waste products which are normally generated in our body by normal metabolic process.   When the kidneys fail the excretion of these waste products is not possible and these will accumulate in the body and produce various complication. When more than 90% of function of the kidney is lost the accumulation of these waste products is so tremendous to cause even death. hemodialysis is a method to replace the function of the kidney. It helps to remove waste products which are...

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