nephron


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Synonyms for nephron

any of the small tubules that are the excretory units of the vertebrate kidney

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Nephron is the kidney's basic structural and functional unit.
The compensatory hypertrophy of glomeruli accompanying with the decreased density might explain the relationship between congenital low nephron numbers with postnatal hypertension and kidney disease.
Previously, nephron progenitors have primarily been studied in animal models or through the use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPCs).
Nephron progenitor cells (NPCs), at least in humans, normally only exist during a brief stage of embryonic development.
Reduction of renal mass by 5/6 Nx can effectively decrease the number of nephrons, leading to the elevated filtration and drainage in remnant nephrons and impaired endocrine capability.
Early detection of duplex kidney either on ultrasound or intravenous pyelography is very important because that will help to monitor patient for development of complications associated with duplex kidney especially urothelial malignancy at early stage in order to make nephron sparing surgery favorable for patient with surgical removal of tumor and cure of patient.
Chronic kidney disease is usually a slow and insidious disease, with continuing irreversible reduction in nephron number and function (Bragman & Skorecki, 2012).
Objective: Occasionally patients exhibit microscopic hematuria (MH) which persists one year after nephron sparing surgery (NSS).
4,5) We present our experience with six patients who were diagnosed as Renal Hydatidosis and underwent nephron sparing surgery at our department during a period of five years.
18) On a molecular basis, the conversion of metanephric parenchyma to nephron epithelia requires many transcriptional factors, including WT1; eyes absent homolog 1 (EYA1); forkhead box C1 (FOXC1); PAX2; PAX8; growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11); sal-like 1 (SALL1); SIX homeobox 1 (SIX1); wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 4 (WNT4); and GATA binding protein 3 (GATA3) (6,7) These genes and their encoded proteins interact to form a network rather than a linear and hierarchic pathway.
They can by their effect on the nephron significantly alter electrolyte balance.
Several trials are also underway to asses the role of minimal invasive surgery and nephron sparing nephrectomy but however not recommended because after nephron sparing nephrectomy, these patients needs radiotherapy to prevent relapse that will turn kidney fibrotic and in minmal invasive surgery, complete resection and lymph node clearance is not achieved.
Doctors said that with the sudden rise in temperature, there has been increase in infection and diseases, and children have been the worst sufferers, said Dr Sanjeev Bagai, chairperson, Nephron Clinic and senior consultant pediatrician.
Nephron sparing surgery has emerged as the optimal surgical approach for T1a and in experienced hands T1b kidney masses.