Dr Yugeesh Lankadeva

Institute: University of Melbourne
Category: Biomedical
Current Project

Maintaining blood pressure while protecting the kidney during open heart surgery and sepsis

Acute kidney injury is defined as a ‘sudden loss in our kidney function’. Unfortunately, acute kidney injury develops in 30% of patients following open heart surgery (about 3,000 cases in Australia per year). 
Up to 50% of patients who acquire severe infections (called ‘sepsis’) also develop acute kidney injury (about 7,500 cases in Australia per…

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