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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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Why are the kidneys so important? The kidneys are two bean shaped organs that perform vital life maintaining functions. The functions of the kidneys are : Removal of waste products (urea, uraemic toxins) from the body Removal of excess water from the body Regulation of blood pressure Regulation of acids ...
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Introduction Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common problem in the elderly. An infection anywhere along the urinary tract is called a UTI. In elderly, diagnosis, prevention and treatment can often be difficult because symptoms can be not typical. Also the body's resistances to disease decrease with age. Fortunately, most ...
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Renal Replacement Therapy

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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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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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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