Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a major contributor to poor patient outcomes. AKI occurs in about 13·3 million people per year, 85% of whom live in the developing world, and, although no direct link between AKI and death has yet been shown, AKI is thought to contribute to about 1·7 million deaths every year. The course of AKI varies with the setting in which it occurs, and the severity and duration of AKI aff ects outcomes such as dialysis requirement, renal functional recovery, and survival.

BERHAMPUR: The claims of the Central and State Governments notwithstanding, safe drinking water remains a distant dream for many in Ganjam district.

The Sri Lankan government has taken steps to establish a National Renal Disease Fund under the Presidential Secretariat as proposed in the 2015 budget.

High ambient temperatures are a risk factor for nephrolithiasis, but the precise relationship between temperature and kidney stone presentation is unknown. The objective of the study was to estimate associations between mean daily temperature and kidney stone presentation according to lag time and temperatures.

The 52nd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in response to a call for action of the Minister of Health of El Salvador, recognized chronic kidney disease from nontraditional causes (CKDnT) affecting agricultural communities in Central America as a serious public health problem that requires urgent, effective, and concerted multisectoral action.

This paper undertakes a review of current published information (peer-reviewed and grey literature) on Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka.

Palampur, April 23: Increase in cases of renal failure, gastric ulcer, hepatic, cancer and tuberculosis in the state has become a matter of serious concern.

Elderly people with hypertension, diabetes and high protein in urine, are always at risk of renal diseases.

Dec 31, Colombo: Medical doctors in Sri Lanka's state sector have called on the health authorities to pay more attention to the increasing number of kidney disease patients in the country.

A mysterious chronic kidney disease is afflicting a large number of people in India and Sri Lanka. Despite decades of studies, scientists are yet to pinpoint the cause of the disease. Vibha Varshney travels to Sri Lanka and analyses the state of research, while Richard Mahapatra and M Suchitra report from the hotspots of the disease in India.

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