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Berberine and Pentoxifylline: A novel combination in amelioration of acute kidney injury.

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Summary of "Berberine and Pentoxifylline: A novel combination in amelioration of acute kidney injury."

To evaluate the nephro-protective effects of berberine and/or pentoxifylline on the reduction of diclofenac-induced acute kidney injury in rats.

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Name: JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
ISSN: 0030-9982
Pages: S98-S97

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Abrupt reduction in kidney function defined as an absolute increase in serum CREATININE of more than or equal to 0.3. mg/dl, a percentage increase in serum creatinine of more than or equal to 50%, or a reduction in urine output. Acute kidney injury encompasses the entire spectrum of the syndrome including acute kidney failure; ACUTE KIDNEY TUBULAR NECROSIS; and other less severe conditions.

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