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Kidney Transplant: Is It For You?

National Transplant Waitlist: Malaysian Organ Sharing System Kidney transplant is the best option for most patients with End-Stage Renal Disease, or Chronic Kidney Disease Stage V. Other alternative therapies when patients develop end stage kidney failure include Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis. Transplantation involves implanting a kidney into your body, specifically …

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Who Can Donate Kidneys?

Introduction Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease. The problem is shortage of donated organs and a growing wait list for transplantation. In 2014, there are 34,767  patients on dialysis and the number of new transplant patient for 2014 was only 81. Who can donate their …

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Screening For Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Who to screen for kidney disease? Those patients with high risk should be screened for CKD. It is not cost-effective to screen everyone. If you have the following, you should be screened: Diabetes mellitus Hypertension Age ? 65 years Family history of CKD and hereditary kidney disease Urinary tract abnormalities, …

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Importance Of Planning For Renal Replacement Therapy

Introduction In patients with end-stage renal failure, the current treatment is essentially aimed at replacing the various functions of the failing kidneys. Hence the term “Renal Replacement Therapy” is appropriately used to cover all forms of treatment for end-stage renal failure. There are currently three treatment options available i.e Renal …

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Management Of Renovascular Disease

The management of renal artery stenosis (RAS) includes medical treatment, angioplasty, and surgery. Medical management Medical treatment of patients with Atherosclerotic RAS consists of the following measures: Use of cholesterol-lowering medication Low dose aspirin Cessation of smoking Medications to control  blood pressure and diabetes ( if present) Recent studies have …

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Renovascular Disease

Definition Renovascular disease refers to disorders which affect the blood supply to the kidneys. In a mild form, this condition may exist on its own without causing any problems. In a more severe form, it may lead to the development or worse of high blood pressure (BP) and /or impairment …

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Diabetic Kidney Disease: General Management

It is very important to slow down the progression of diabetic kidney disease (DN) and protect against other diabetes complications. This will reduce long-term ill-health and premature deaths . What can you do? Make healthy diet/ lifestyle changes Protein restriction A low protein diet of 0.6 – 0.8 g/kg/day may …

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