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Pediatrics Nephrotic syndrome

Nephrotic condition syndrome causes the kidneys to release a lot of protein into the urine. This can cause various concerns, including swelling of body tissues and an increased risk of infection. Although nephrotic syndrome can affect anyone at any age, it is most commonly diagnosed in children between the ages of two and five. It …

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Dietary Knowledge and Practice in Patients Undergoing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

Proceedings of Peradeniya University International Research Sessions 2021, Sri Lanka, Vol. 23, 11th & 12th November 2021 iPURSE 2021 – 262 Health and Society Dietary Knowledge and Practice in Patients Undergoing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis D.R.T.S. Dasanayake1,2*, A.M.S.D. Pathiranage1, H.G.N. Erandika2, M.A.A. Nayanamali2,3, S.D.B.P.P. Samarasekara1,2 and N. Nanayakkara2 1Department of Nursing, Faculty of Allied Health …

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ඌරෙකුගෙන් මිනිසෙකුට වකුගඩු බද්ධ කිරීමක්..?

ඌරෙකුගෙන් මිනිසෙකුට වකුගඩු බද්ධ කිරීමේ පළමු සාර්ථක පර්යේශණ සන්ධිස්ථානය ඉදිරි ඉන්ද්‍රිය හිඟතා විසඳීමේ පියවරක්ද? නිව් යෝර්ක් නගරයේ ශල්‍ය වෛද්‍යවරු මොළය අකර්මන්‍ය පුද්ගලයෙකුට ඌරු වකුගඩුවක් සාර්ථකව සම්බන්ධ කර පැය 54ක් පුරා ඉන්ද්‍රිය සාමාන්‍ය පරිදි ක්‍රියා කරන ආකාරය නිරීක්ෂණය කළහ. එවැනි ක්‍රියා පටිපාටි සතුන් අතර සිදු කර ඇති අතර, ඌරු වකුගඩුවක් මිනිස් සිරුරකට බද්ධ කළ පළමු අවස්ථාව …

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Could Consumption of Trace Element–Contaminated Rice Be a Risk Factor for Acute Interstitial Nephritis with Uncertain Etiology in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka

Could Consumption of Trace Element–Contaminated Rice Be a Risk Factor for Acute Interstitial Nephritis with Uncertain Etiology in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka?

Shakila Premarathne 1, Rohana Chandrajith 2, Nishantha Nanayakkara 3, C D Gamage 4, Neelakanthi Ratnatunga 5, Sulochana Wijetunge 5, Zeid Badurdeen 6, Shashika Guruge 7, N Elladeniya 6, K P S Madushan 6, K O C U Samarasiri 6, Pasan Hewavitharane 1, Dulanjali Herath 1, Sachintha Senarathne 8 Affiliations Centre for Research, National Hospital, Kandy, …

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Pilot Study of Renal Urinary Biomarkers for Diagnosis of CKD of Uncertain Etiology

Buddhi N.T.W. Fernando1,7 , Asfa Alli-Shaik2,7 , Rusiru K.D. Hemage1 , Zeid Badurdeen1 , Thilini W. Hettiarachchi1 , Hemalika T.K. Abeysundara3 , Thilak D.J. Abeysekara1 , Abdul Wazil4 , Saman Rathnayake5 , Jayantha Gunaratne2,6 and Nishantha Nanayakkara4   1 Centre for Education, Research and Training on Kidney Diseases (CERTKiD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, …

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Prospective Biopsy-Based Study of CKD of Unknown Etiology in Sri Lanka

Shuchi Anand,1 Maria E. Montez-Rath,1 Dinuka Adasooriya,2,3 Neelakanthi Ratnatunga,4 Neeraja Kambham,5 Abdool Wazil,2 Sulcohana Wijetunge,4 Zeid Badurdeen,3 Charaka Ratnayake,2 Nishamani Karunasena,2 Stephen L. Schensul,6 Penny Valhos,7 Lalarukh Haider,8 Vivek Bhalla,1 Adeera Levin,9 Paul H. Wise,10 Glenn M. Chertow,1 Michele Barry,11 Andrew Z. Fire,5 and Nishantha Nanayakkara2,3   1 Division of Nephrology and Departments of 5 …

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Screening for chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology in Sri Lanka: usability of surrogate biomarkers over dipstick proteinuria

Samantha Ratnayake1,2*, Zeid Badurdeen1 , Nishantha Nanayakkara3 , Tilak Abeysekara1 , Neelakanthi Ratnatunga4 and Ranjith Kumarasiri5   Abstract Background: The use of dipstick proteinuria to screen Chronic Kidney Disease of uncertain aetiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka is a recently debated matter of dispute. The aim of this study was to assess the suitability of biomarkers: …

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Epidemiology, molecular, and genetic methodologies to evaluate causes of CKDu around the world: report of the Working Group from the ISN International Consortium of Collaborators on CKDu

Shuchi Anand1 , Ben Caplin2 , Marvin Gonzalez-Quiroz2,3 , Stephen L. Schensul4 , Vivek Bhalla1 , Xavier Parada5 , Nishantha Nanayakkara6 , Andrew Fire1 , Adeera Levin7 and David J. Friedman8 , on behalf of International Society of Nephrology’s International Consortium of Collaborators on Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (i3C)9   1 School of Medicine, …

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Prevalence, risk factors and predicted risk of cardiac events in chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology in Sri Lanka: A tubular interstitial nephropathy

Thilini W. Hettiarachchi1 *, Buddhi N. T. W. Fernando2 , Thilini Sudeshika3 , Zeid Badurdeen1 , Shuchi Anand4 , Ajith Kularatne5 , Sulochana Wijetunge6 , Hemalika T. K. Abeysundara7 , Nishantha Nanayakkara8 1 Centre for Education, Research and Training on Kidney Diseases (CERTKiD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Galaha, Sri Lanka. 2 Department of …

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