Prevent Acute Kidney Injury with Ultrasound Therapy

By  , Agency News
Aug 03, 2013
Comment

Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

ultrasound test being doneA study published in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology showed that a simple and non-invasive ultrasound based therapy might in fact prevent acute kidney injury that is commonly seen to arise after a major surgery.

Mark Okusa, MD, Joseph Gigliotti, PhD, University of Virginia and their colleagues had found that a drug free, noninvasive, ultrasound-based treatment could actually prevent kidney injury in mice. It is of course a matter of time before the researchers are sure about its effects on humans. The anesthetized mice were exposed to ultrasound with a routine clinical imaging system 24 hours prior to blood disruption to the kidneys. The mice were found to exhibit preserved kidney health after blood flow was restored.

The sham-treated mice in contrast exhibited a significant kidney injury. Then further analyses had revealed that this ultrasound treatment was likely stimulated an anti-inflammatory response that originated from the spleen and was also responsible for protecting the kidneys.

Read more articles on Health News

Write a Review
Is it Helpful Article?YES893 Views 0 Comment
Post a Comment
disclaimer

Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.

MORE FOR YOU
  • All
  • Article
  • Slideshow
  • Video
  • QnA