Acute Renal Failure: A Case Series (Part 3)

Acute Renal Failure: A Case Series (Part 3)

(Advancements in Homeopathic Research, Vol. 8 No.4, November 2023-January 2024, Date of Publication 2023/11/01, Pages no. 33-38 ISSN : 2456-3668 (Print) // EISSN : 2583-5661 (Online) DOI : 10.48165/ahr.2023.8.4.3)

Dr. Girish Gupta, Dr. Naveen Gupta, Dr. Dileep Pandey, Dr. Gaurang Gupta
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Girish Gupta
Gaurang Clinic and Centre for Homoeopathic Research
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Phone: 0522-4004370, 4960456, E-mail: girishguptadr@gmail.com,
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Abstract
Acute renal failure (ARF) is sudden reduction of renal function causing accumulation of nitrogenous wastes in blood leading to increased serum urea and creatinine level. In their previous publications Gupta et. al.(4,11,12) successfully demonstrated that majority of patients of chronic renal failure can be improved or at least prevented from further deterioration by homoeopathic treatment. This third case series is on the management of acute renal failure (ARF) by homoeopathic medicines. All the three cases are of drug induced ARF belonging to different age group. The first case is of a 60-year old hypertensive female with parkinsonism and thyrotoxicosis, second of a 24-year hypertensive male and third one is of a 57-year old hypertensive female. In all the 3 cases, repeated renal function test and eGFR, calculated by equation from the ‘Modification of Diet in Renal Disease’ (MDRD) equation (5) considering the age and creatinine, is considered the main parameter to assess the functional status of kidney and response to homoeopathic treatment.

Keywords: Acute renal failure (ARF), serum urea, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), serum creatinine, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), homoeopathic treatment.

ISSN – 2456-3668 (P) * EISSN – 2583-5661 (O) *VOL. 8 NO. 4 November 2023-January 2024 (pp. 33-38) DOI : 10.48165/ahr.2023.8.4.3