Annual external oration on kidney disease delivered

Expert shares experience on factors leading to the disease

May 27, 2019 12:25 am | Updated 07:59 am IST - PUDUCHERRY

Prof. O.P. Kalra, Vice-Chancellor, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rothak, and M.K. Rajagopalan, Chancellor of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, at the event.

Prof. O.P. Kalra, Vice-Chancellor, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rothak, and M.K. Rajagopalan, Chancellor of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, at the event.

Heavy metals are among the many aetiological agents to have been implicated in causing Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology (CKDu), according to O.P. Kalra, Vice-Chancellor, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Univeristy of Health Sciences, Rohtak.

Delivering the M.V. Krishnamoorthy Iyer Annual External Oration on “Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology’’ hosted by the Scientific and Academic Forum of MGMCRI, a constituent college of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Prof. Kalra pointed out that numerous aetiological agents have been implicated to cause Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology (CKDu), raising organochlorine pesticides and heavy metals significantly in these patients, which in turn, induced oxidative stress and inflammatory pathways aggravating their existing condition. The expert also shared his research experience on various hidden aetiological factors leading to chronic kidney disease.

M. K. Rajagopalan, Chancellor, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Subhash Chandra Parija, Vice-Chancellor, Tarun Kumar Dutta, president of Scientific and Academic Forum, M. Ravishankar Dean, MGMCRI, were also present.

‘Exclusive’, a coffee table magazine was released on the occasion. Faculty and students of constituent colleges of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth attended the event.

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