Free Online: Onco Nephrology Update

This should be of great interest to oncologists, oncological haematologists and nephrologists. This interesting virtual conclave on onconephrology organised by the nephrology department at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital at New Delhi on the 19-20th December. Register here . Or here. What is onconephrology? Onconephrology is a burgeoning new specialty in nephrology that deals with the study of kidney… Continue reading Free Online: Onco Nephrology Update

The Hidden Epidemic of 850 million people

There is a hidden epidemic fee people are aware of: Chronic Kidney Disease is a global public health problem. The International Society of Nephrology, the American Society of Nephrology and the European Renal Association-European Dialysis Transplantation Association have reissued a poster they released last year (see above). There is an excellent article on the topic… Continue reading The Hidden Epidemic of 850 million people

Review article-Prone position in ARDS patients: why, when, how and for whom

By now, we all hopefully have heard of the use of prone positioning in Covid-19 pneumonia. This technique has very rarely been used in Mauritian ICUs. Should we adopt it? This is a nice review article to make up your mind. The take home message is: Prone positioning has now assumed its rightful place in… Continue reading Review article-Prone position in ARDS patients: why, when, how and for whom

A year on: Do we know how the SARS-COV-2 is transmitted in the community?

A year has already passed since the first documented case of Covid-19 in Wuhan. The science of the virus has progressed exponentially in some aspects but there has been a more gradual shift of our knowledge of how the virus travels between people. There was and there is still too much emphasis on transmission via… Continue reading A year on: Do we know how the SARS-COV-2 is transmitted in the community?

Intra Abdominal Pressure and Acute Kidney Injury

It's only recently that the issue of intra abdominal pressure has come to my attention and I never knew that it had an impact of the kidneys and AKI! First, there was this Twitter post about fluid overload and the impact on kidney perfusion. It certainly explains why in specific cases a single dose trial… Continue reading Intra Abdominal Pressure and Acute Kidney Injury

Is Mankind more Viral than the Coronavirus?

(Cover pic from Eva Bee / The Guardian) The beginning of 2020 has been dramatic for the world with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the affected countries rapidly adopted the lock down strategy as the death toll was increasing exponentially every single day. Investigations were promptly carried out on how this unprecedented… Continue reading Is Mankind more Viral than the Coronavirus?

Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19: Review of the Literature so far

In the search for a treatment for COVID-19, attention has turned to preexisting drugs in the hope to reduce the lead time in finding a cure. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), chloroquine (CQ) and macrocodes (MC) are all known to have antiviral effects (first two through endosomal acidification) in other viral diseases and there were promising results in… Continue reading Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19: Review of the Literature so far

When Covid-19 publications go viral…

With all the enforced free time at home during the lockdown, I have never spent so much time online either watching webinars, exchanging views, news and clues on social media and reading scientific publications (well, the abstracts at the very least). The subject of all this attention is unsurprisingly Covid-19. However with even the best… Continue reading When Covid-19 publications go viral…