Understanding and Causes of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is when there is impairment of kidney filtration and excretory functions over days to weeks. This often results in the retention of nitrogenous and other waste products in the body which would have normally been cleared out by the kidneys through urine. Doctors actually describe acute kidney injury as a syndrome.

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Tuberculosis – Facts and How to Prevent it’s Spread

Tuberculosis (TB) is both curable and preventable. It is an infection that attacks and affects the lungs which is caused by a bacterium called  Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. TB is an air borne infection, which means that it can spread from person to person through the air. When people who are infected with the disease cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air and a non-infected person who inhales these TB germs can become infected. Some individuals can have what is called latent TB, which means they have been…

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