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Nephrotic Syndrome

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 What is Nephrotic Syndrome? Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a clinical syndrome characterized by : swelling of the face, limbs or body (oedema) leakage of protein in the urine (proteinuria) of more than 3 g/day low serum protein/albumin (hypoalbuminemia) high cholesterol level (hypercholesterolemia) How common is Nephrotic Syndrome? It can occur …

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Kidney Transplantation

Is Kidney Transplantation done in Malaysia? There are 1841 patients with functioning kidney transplants as of 31 December 2010. Of these about 55% are done in Malaysia. Government nephrology transplant centers in Malaysia : Kuala Lumpur Hospital Selayang Hospital Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia University Malaya Medical Centre Kidney transplant is …

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Peritoneal Dialysis

How common is this mode of therapy in Malaysia? In 2010, there was a total of 2360 patients on PD in Malaysia, the majority on CAPD (Continous Ambulatory Peritonela Dialysis) and only 12.5% on APD (automated PD). What is Peritoneal Dialysis? Peritoneal dialysis is a modality of dialysis. Here, dialysate …

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Haemodialysis

What is the prevalence of ESRF patients on haemodialysis in Malaysia? The number of dialysis patients in Malaysia has been increasing every year and was almost 23,000 at the end of 2010 (18th report of the Malaysian Dialysis and Transplant Registry 2010) See www.msn.org.my/nrr. What is Hemodialysis? Haemodialysis is a …

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