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stage 3a or 3b renal failure whats the difference

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tambi Jarmi
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not used: nephrologist don't use these term because they confuse patients. Kidney disease is classified based on stages from 1 to 6.

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Renal failure: Acute renal failure is a result of an injury, illness, or adverse drug reaction that injures your kidney (antibiotics, IV contrast, septic shock). Chr ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Renal failure: Acute renal failure: seen in a healthy person who develops an illness (e.g. hemolytic uremic syndrome [in children] or septic shock and multiple organ ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Stages: Chronic kidney disease can be staged based on creatinine clearance in 5 stages. End stage usually designates stage 5 of chronic kidney disease.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Acute renal failure: Failure means kidneys stopped completely. Insufficiency not completely gone but not normal.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Terminology: Many physicians including nephrologists will use the terms chronic renal failure, chronic renal insufficiency, and chronic kidney disease interchangea ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Blood Work: Renal failure can be diagnosed with common blood tests. Dehydration can be detected by urinalysis if needed but usually you can tell by small amounts ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Differences: Acute is something abrupt and may go away. ESRD is end-stage renal disease and will not go away. It will only get worse and requires significant inv ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Renal failure: acute: normal a few days ago and not now. Chronic: been abnormal for some time.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Acute renal failure is a general term denoting kidneys not able to good enough to manage water and electrolytes due to acute conditions such as shocks ... Read More

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