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- Biomedical Research (2016) Volume 27, Issue 3

Tobacco chewing and smoking -risk for renal diseases.

Introduction: Tobacco chewing and cigarette smoking is considered to be the most common particular cause of adult death in developed countries. Now days the adverse effects of tobacco chewing and smoking on renal function have gained more attention because it is associated with various diseases.

Methods: The present study included 150 subjects, out of which 50 were controls and 100 were subjects with age group between 30 to 60 years. The analysis of biochemical parameters was done by using standard methods.

Results: Elevated levels of serum urea, urinary microalbumin and hs-C reactive protein but there was no significant change in mean difference of serum creatinine in tobacco chewers and cigarette as compared to controls.

Conclusion: This might offer a new approach to renal disorder prevention in population with tobacco chewing and tobacco smoking.

Author(s): Sarika V Desai, Nitin S Nagane, PE Jagtap, SP Dhonde, GJ Belwalkar

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