Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics is one of the best open access journals, that aims to publish new discoveries and current developments in the field of Nephrology in the mode of original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. The Journal has an illustrious board which consists of reputed scientists and medical practitioners from across the globe.
Acute renal failure is more commonly seen in adult nephrotic syndrome and etiologies include hypovolemia causing prerenal azotemia (and if untreated acute tubular necrosis), drug induced interstitial nephritis, nephrosarca, bilateral renal vein thrombosis etc. Although diuretics, NSAIDs, antibiotics are common causes of acute tubulointerstitial nephritis in this setting- alternative medicines marketed in India should be an important addition to this list. Their use is common and often not recognized as a cause of drug induced renal failure (ayurvedic preparations are commonly advertised as being free of side effects).
Although blood levels of arsenic are maintained normal even in the setting of acute toxicity due to prompt renal excretion, this may not hold true in nephrotic state in which glomerular filtration rate is often low.
Last date updated on June, 2014