A male named Anwer Jamal, age 45 years, married, visited Clinic Rafaheaam
Dawakhana Ajmali on March 29, 2013, with history of glomerulonephritis, inherited
renal diseases, hypertension and previously hooked on voltaren 50 (Diclofenic Sodium,
50 mg) and was not on dialysis. Different diagnostic parameters showed the patient
was suffering from acute renal failure according to the RIFLE criteria. AKI is life
threatening when kidneys suddenly is unable to filter waste products from blood.
The patient was treated and managed with herbal medicines according to Unani system
of medicine. Reversal of the parameter such as serum creatinine from 7.90 mg/dl
(6.58 fold high) to 0.81mg/dl within two weeks clearly shows the remarkable recovery
in a short period of time. During this period the other related parameters e.g.
blood urea nitrogen (BUN), serum albumin, albuminuria, blood pressure were also
normalized whereas clinical sign and symptom exhibited improvement.
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