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Treatment & Complication

Drugs and The Kidney

There are some drugs that can potentially harm the kidneys. Not all drugs are harmful to the kidneys in a direct manner. Acute kidney injury generally occurs with chronic use of certain drugs. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the potential for kidney injury if you are taking a new drug.

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Immunosuppressive Medication

What is immunosuppressive medication in kidney transplant? Immunosuppressants are drugs or medicines that lower the body’s ability to reject a transplanted organ. Another term for these drugs is anti-rejection drugs. Why do you need this medication after kidney transplant? When you get a kidney transplant your  immune system will identify the transplanted kidney as non-self or a …

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Kidney Transplant Rejection

What is kidney transplant rejection? It is the most common complication after the kidney transplantation. Our body immunity is to fight any invader into the body. When an organ like a kidney is transplanted into a patient (recipient), the recipient’s immune system will detect the new kidney ( graft ) …

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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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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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Bone Disease & Chronic Kidney Disease

Introduction In February 2002, the National Kidney Foundation published clinical care guidelines for chronic kidney disease (CKD). These guidelines help your doctor determine your stage of kidney disease based on the presence of kidney damage and glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which is a measure of your level of kidney function. …

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Anaemia And CKD

Overview Anaemia is what happens when your red blood cells are in short supply. Red blood cells carry oxygen via a protein known as haemoglobin from your lungs to all parts of your body, giving you the energy you need for daily activities. The usual test to detect anaemia is …

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