kidney damage

  • Mediclinic Renal Services: Providing the personal touch in Renal Services

    Business

    Posted on 23 August 2021

    Mediclinic Renal Services recently launched their services with the opening of Mediclinic Bloemfontein Renal Services, located close to the main hospital.

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  • Absa Cape Epic – Multi-stage events and kidney damage

    Business

    Posted on 14 March 2019

    In 2018, eight riders were withdrawn from the Absa Cape Epic and referred to Dr Geoff Bihl, a nephrologist at Mediclinic Vergelegen, for additional care. Most of these patients received treatment for a combination of severe dehydration (>7% body weight), rhabdomyolysis (the breakdown of muscle), where this can lead to life-threatening blood electrolyte abnormalities i.e. potassium, acute kidney injury or heat stroke. The decision to withdraw a rider is not taken lightly, or without due consideration to all factors affecting the rider.

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