Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Nephrotic Syndrome

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Age
    32
    Posts
    810
    Rep Power
    29

    Smile Nephrotic Syndrome

    NEPHROTIC SYNDROME (NS) is characterized by the following:

    [HIDE]N = Na + water retention
    This occurs due to several factors, including compensatory secretion of
    aldosterone in response to hypovolemia-mediated release of ADH.

    E = Edema
    Due to hypoproteinemia + Na, water retention. Edema is soft, pitting
    and starts in the periorbital region.

    P = Proteinuria >3.5gm/1.74sq. ml/24hrs

    H = Hypertension + hyperlipidemia (due to increased lipoprotein
    synthesis in liver , abnormal transport of circulating lipoproteins, decreased
    catabolism.)

    R = Renal vein thrombosis

    O = "Oval fat bodies" in the urine. Lipiduria follows hyperlipidemia.
    Albumin as well as lipoproteins are lost. Lipoproteins are reabsorbed by
    tubular epithelial cells and they shed along with degenerated cells-
    this appears as "oval fat bodies" in urine.

    T = Thrombotic + thromboembolic complications owing to loss of
    anticoagulant factors (eg. anti-thrombin III )

    I = Infection. These patients are prone to infection, especially with
    staphylococci and pneumococci. Vulnerability is due to loss of
    immunoglobulins.

    C = hyperCoagulable state [/HIDE]
    " VALUE HAS A VALUE ONLY IF ITS VALUE IS VALUED "
    Never Let Student Die In Your Heart When It Dies You Want Remain A Doctor But You Will Be A Technician

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    2
    Rep Power
    0

    Thumbs up

    hey this is gr8 stuff...thnx

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Childhood nephrotic syndrome
    By aangi.shah in forum Pediatrics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-23-2015, 06:07 PM
  2. Nephrotic syndrome
    By drmizik in forum Internal Medicine
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-20-2010, 09:10 PM
  3. Nephrotic Syndrome
    By trimurtulu in forum Disease, Syndromes & Procedures
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-01-2009, 02:29 PM
  4. Clinical Practice Guidelines - Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome of childhood - Overview
    By trimurtulu in forum Disease, Syndromes & Procedures
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-29-2008, 08:21 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-06-2008, 01:10 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •