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What are the differences between nephropathy and chronic kidney disease

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Close, semantics: Nephropathy means kidney condition. So you could have diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive nephropathy, or uric acid nephropathy. A chronic kidney dise ... Read More

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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
16 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Renal parenchymal dz: Renal parenchymal disease is a phrase usually listed in reports from imaging studies, it is an imaging finding. If you truly have an imaging abnormali ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Everybody: Today there's a laboratory fad that overdiagnoses 'chronic kidney disease' in all well-muscled individuals based on serum creatinine levels. However, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Many issues: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the commonest causes. Others are chronic kidney infections, kidney stones, obstruction to the flow of urine, and ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not one infection: Usually one kidney infection does not cause decrease in function of kidneys. Bilateral disease of kidneys usually on chronic basis causes reduction ... 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 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Not the same: Dialysis removes about 80% of the impurities that build up, but not all of them as would a normal kidney. The kidney is more of a selective filter. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Disease: chronic disease is one that is lasting longer than normal or one you will have for life, but does not necessarily mean you were born with in your gene ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
AllUrinaryTract/Uppe: UTI is the term used for infection in any part of Urinary Tract from Urethra to urinary bladder to kidneys and covers the whole tract Pyaponephritis i ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Different symptoms: Well with progression of CKD patients usually become more tired and become more anemic. Nausea, vomiting shortness of breath and weight loss are usual ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Often no syptoms: Most often it is asymptomatic.Symptoms depends on the cause of kidney and severity of kidney disease. Common symptoms are leg and facial swelling, fat ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Very different: Celiac disease is an allergy to a protein found in wheat called gluten. It can be associated with abnormal liver tests but usually is associated with ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Infectious disease: Unrelated terms. Infectious disease is a disease that is affecting the body as a result of a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. It could be an acut ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
47 years experience Neonatology
Not sure: Chorioamnionitis occurs in 1-4% of deliveries. I take care of infants born to mothers with this condition and give them antibiotics for at least 2 da ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Location, location: A cystitis is an infection in the bladder area. A pyelonephritisis an infection in the kidneys. Both medical problems will present with burning on uri ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Differences: Acute = you get infected and shortly after, get sick Latent = you get it, sometimes will get sick, you get over the illness but the pathogen remains ... Read More
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Two different: Arthritis affects joints pad is a disease of the arteries.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
41 years experience Transplant Surgery
Less cardiac risk: The most important advantage of kidney transplant over dialysis is that it reduces the excess risk of cardiac mortality from kidney failure. However ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tauseef Qureshi
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Simple Terms : Here are some examples. Someone with emphysema should have an obstructive spirometry pattern meaning they have trouble getting the air out when the ex ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
25 years experience Urology
Infected/obstructed: Pyelonephritis refers to a kidney infection, whereas hydronephrosis refers to obstruction of the kidney leading to dilation and swelling. You should ... Read More

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