nephropexy


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nephropexy

 [nef´ro-pek″se]
surgical fixation of a floating or hypermobile kidney (nephroptosis). The care of a patient having this type of surgery is generally the same as that for any type of surgery of the kidney. One important point is that after nephropexy the patient is positioned so that the chest is lower than the hips; this position relieves strain on the sutures and helps to maintain the kidney in a normal position.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

neph·ro·pex·y

(nef'rō-pek'sē),
Operative fixation of a floating or mobile kidney.
See also: nephrorrhaphy.
[nephro- + G. pēxis, fixation]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

nephropexy

The surgical fixation of a loose or frankly floppy kidney.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

nephropexy

Nephrology The surgical fixation of a loose/floppy kidney
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

neph·ro·pex·y

(nef'rō-pek-sē)
Operative fixation of a floating or mobile kidney.
[nephro- + G. pēxis, fixation]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

nephropexy

Surgical fixation of a floating kidney by stitching the capsule to the back wall of the abdomen.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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In this regard, it is believed that excessive induction of free-radical oxidation can be considered as one of the biochemical mechanisms of formation of endogenous intoxication in nephropexy polypropylene mesh.
Investigation of free-radical oxidation of endogenous intoxication and AOP in nephropexy showed that implants of various types have an influence on metabolic processes in the tissues of rats in the areas of introduction of implants.
When comparing the results of an experimental study of different types of implants at the nephropexy, it was revealed that the use of implants of AXP already on the seventh and fourteenth postoperative days caused in laboratory animals a reduction in the level of middle molecules, MD, and increased the activity of GPO, indicating a rapid recovery of metabolic processes in areas of the graft and the evidence that they are less aggressive in respect of cells and tissues in nephropexy.
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