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Joy Umbu, Stage 5 Diabetic Nephropathy, Hyperkalemia, Papua New Guinea

NAME: Joy Umbu

COUNTRY: Papua New Guinea

AGE: 61 years old

GENDER: Female

DIAGNOSIS: Type 2 Diabetes, Stage 5 Diabetic Nephropathy, Renal Anemia, Renal Hypertension, Hyperuricemia, Hyperkalemia, Hyperlipidemia, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

CONDITION BEFORE TREATMENT

She suffered from polydipsia, polyphagia and polyuria for nearly 12 years and underwent dialysis for 10 months. Due to insufficient dialysis, there is moderate swelling throughout the whole body and she couldn’t walk by himself, body weight 93kg. And the chest radiograph show pericardial effusion, meanwhile, she is confused by lethargy and visual loss.

START OF THE TREATMENT: Sep 26, 2013

TREATMENT FROM HUA XIA KIDNEY DISEASE HOSPITAL

During her stay, our nephrologists recommended her with blood-purification techniques(hemoperfusion, hemofiltration) to excrete the waste products. Meanwhile, other treatments including oral Chinese medicine, enema therapy, foot bath therapy are adopted. In this way, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood pressure are well managed.

CONDITION AFTER TREATMENT

A week later, edema disappeared, and the body weight declines to 77-78kg. What’ more, she feel much better than before and she can read certain newspapers or even take free activities. After 68 days’ treatment, her condition has been effectively controlled. And the indicators are as follows:

Sep 26 BUN 17.6mmol/L Cr 773 umol/L Uric Acid 335 umol/L

Nov 27 BUN 7.4mmol/L Cr 539umol/L Uric Acid 133 umol/L

Dec 3 BUN 4.1mmol/L Cr 285umol/L Uric Acid 65 umol/L

                                                                 Before                                                           Later

Urine sugar                                             +++                                                                  -

Urine protein                                          ++++                                                              +++

Blood sugar                               9-11mmol/L to 6mmol/L                          15mmol/L to 7mmol/L

Triglyceride level                               3.07mmol/L                                                0.64mmol/L

Total cholesterol                               6.66mmol/L                                                3.24 mmol/L

LDL level                                            4.46mmol/L                                                 2.09mmol/L

24h urinary protein quantity            5.47g/24h                                                    1.39g/24h

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