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Mathematical simulation of open-heart surgery lends clues to kidney failure


June 8, 2016

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Nearly a third of all patients undergoing heart surgery experience kidney failure, yet little is known about why kidney injury occurs or how to prevent it. For the first time, a team of researchers have investigated the causes of kidney injury, using a mathematical model that simulates typical open-heart surgery and the effects on a rat kidney. Full Story

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National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

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