Sumith C. Abeygunasekara

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In May 2009 for financial reasons, the epoetin product used for hemoglobin (Hb) maintenance in our renal dialysis unit was changed from epoetin beta to epoetin alfa. Although widely believed that the dosage requirements are the same, we undertook a retrospective analysis to investigate whether the dosage requirements in chronic renal failure patients were(More)
We describe the case of a 47-year-old man who developed significant acute, and subsequently chronic, kidney injury due to bilateral renal infarction. This occurred in the context of a combined inherited thrombophilia including antithrombin III deficiency and a prothrombin gene mutation. Bilateral renal artery thrombosis developed despite prophylactic(More)
Gitelman's syndrome, or congenital hypokalemic hypomagnesemic hypocalciuria with metabolic alkalosis, is widely described as a benign or milder variant of Bartter's syndrome and most commonly presents with transient periods of weakness and fatigue, presyncope, vertigo, ataxia, and blurred vision, though aborted sudden cardiac death has also been rarely(More)
A 37-year-old Caucasian woman presented to her primary care physician 3 years ago with worsening pain in her lower limbs, which was suggestive of intermittent claudication. She had been a 20 pack-year smoker. Physical examination done on presentation (2007) was normal. All peripheral pulses were palpable and she had a normal blood pressure at the time. She(More)
Mycobacterial infection in an organ transplant recipient is a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Diagnosis is often delayed, resulting in significant morbidity. Anti-microbial chemotherapy needs careful selection to prevent potentially significant complications, such as organ rejection and dose-related toxicities. We present the case of a 61-year-old(More)
Human parvovirus B19 infection causes several clinical syndromes. Systemic complications due to this illness are rare. Parvovirus B19 associated renal disease is being increasingly recognized. We report two cases with characteristic presentation with a nephrotic syndrome due to parvovirus B19. We discuss the importance of identifying this infection as a(More)
AIM The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence and knowledge of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in those presenting to a District General Hospital (DGH) in the United Kingdom with troponin positive acute coronary syndrome (ACS) as compared to a sample of the general population. METHODS A retrospective observational study. Data were collected from(More)
INTRODUCTION Endometriosis is the most common pelvic gynaecologic disorder affecting pre-menopausal women. However ureteral endometriosis (UE) especially intrinsic urinary tract endometriosis is a rare finding that is notorious for causing silent renal insult. The pathogenesis of endometriosis still remains a mystery but studies have suggested an(More)
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