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Mothers diagnosis liver & kidney failure and developed vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Is this contagious , should I worry? They said its in her urine.

Mothers diagnosis liver & kidney failure and developed vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Is this contagious , should I worry? They said its in her urine.

Yes.: In the hospital we use gloves and isolation while taking care of patients with vre as it can be spread if you come in contact with the infected bodily fluid andhave an open wound or cut. We try to avoid spreading it to immunosuppressed patients since it is difficult to treat. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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How long can you live with liver and kidney failure?

How long can you live with liver and kidney failure?

Depends: There has been a large amount of literature that has come out regaarding the elderly with advanced kidney disease and delaying dialysis. People actually do bette rwithout dialysis if they have no symptoms related to kidney failure(volume overload, uremia, etc). Some patients can live years without significant symproms or compromise, while others may need dialysis earlier. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

How long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

Depends.: Depends on the severity and reversibility of these. This is a dangerous combination of organs to be failing and should be followed closely by doctors. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a person live with liver and kidney failure and they are really bright yellow?

Failure of organs: The person you are describing is clearly very, very sick. He appears to have jaundice due to his bilirubin being elevated with is seen in liver disease caused by many different etiologies. If he has kidney failure, this may be due acute kidney failure caused by hypotension or a less common fatal condition called hepato-renal syndrome. Ask the patient's doctors for more information. ...Read more

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What're the chances of liver or kidney failure from naproxen overdose?

What're the chances of liver or kidney failure from naproxen overdose?

Small,but: Very small as long as safety monitoring with cbc, liver and kidney function and urinalysis evalation at 3 month intervals, as long as checked initially at 1 week and 1 month and when any additional medications are added. ...Read more

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How does death from a fatal dose of aspirin work? Would you die from liver or kidney failure?

How does death from a fatal dose of aspirin work?  Would you die from liver or kidney failure?

Respiratory failure: Too much Aspirin interferes with the last part of your aerobic metabolism of energy, cytochrome c. It uncouples this area and one has to resort to anaerobic metabolism. Severe metabolic acidosis will ensue, the respiratory system will try to compensate but will fail and combined acidosis ensues and lack of energy just will not sustain life. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival If someone has hepatitis C, meningitis, liver and kidney failure?

What are the chances of survival If someone has hepatitis C, meningitis, liver and kidney failure?

Difficult to answer: is there liver cirrhosis? what type of meningitis? did it spread to the blood? how bad is the kidney failure? ...Read more

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40 year old woman, liver and kidney failure. Dialysis every other day. Denied liver transplant. How long to live?

40 year old woman, liver and kidney failure. Dialysis every other day. Denied liver transplant. How long to live?

Dialysis effective?: You should be fine as long as dialysis is effective in correcting the symptoms of kidney and liver failures and no other complications ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting liver or kidney failure from naproxen overdose?

What are the chances of getting liver or kidney failure from naproxen overdose?

It depends what dose: An overdose is a relative term. Otc dose is less than half of the prescription dose. However, the dose is guided by other risks also e.g. Causing ulcer or gastritis or blood thinning. The drug could certainly cause renal failure even in mild overdose, but on the other hand some people handle it better than others. Sometimes it is too late when people figure out that they actually don't tolerate it. ...Read more

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Must I use a condem and oral sex out my girlfriend has hepatitus b infected in a beauty saloon. Had liver? Or kidney? Failure and almost died. They tried an experimental drug and it worked. After 6 months her blood is free of the active virus. If i ta

Must I use a condem and oral sex out my girlfriend has hepatitus b infected in a beauty saloon.  Had liver? Or kidney? Failure and almost died.  They tried an experimental drug and it worked.  After 6 months her blood is free of the active virus.  If i ta

It : It sounds like the infection has resolved completely. She should check with her doctor to make sure she is not a chronic carrier. Even if she is a carrier she is likely not contagious. If her doctor says she is completey clear then you should feel assurred that you are safe. ...Read more

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Why does liver and kidney failure lead to eyes turning yellow and skin jaundiced?

Why does liver and kidney failure lead to eyes turning yellow and skin jaundiced?

Bilirubin : Bilirubin will accumulate because the liver cannot metabolize it and the kidneys cannot excrete the bilirubin, hence the yellow jaundice. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?

What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?

Treat it fast: This organs all are affecting each other. Congestive heart failure affects liver and both cause kidney problem. It's possible to control heart, liver and kidney failure by specific measures and medications in most of the cases. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between liver failure and kidney failure or negative symptoms?

Is there a relation between liver failure and kidney failure or negative symptoms?

They are not usually: Related but if you have loss of blood flow to all your organs i suppose you can get multi organ failure. You need to consult your doctor. These things do not get better without physician care. Sorry.... ...Read more

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My A1c is 6.2 as a result of taking 2 pills of metformin. Should i now take 1 to reduce chances of liver damage or kidney failure? Please advise.

My A1c is 6.2 as a result of taking 2 pills of metformin. Should i now take 1 to reduce chances of liver damage or kidney failure? Please advise.

No: You should continue treatment of your metformin as it is well tolerated. You doctor can follow up on routine blood work to evaluate for the concerned conditions. You a1c is currently right at goal of < 7. If you remain at this range or lower and your diet improves or you lose weight then you doctor might find it appropriate for you to reduce you dose. ...Read more

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How long can you live with liver failure and kidney failure and heart failure?

How long can you live with liver failure and kidney failure and heart failure?

Multiorgan failure: The more organs one has failing the worse condition the body is experiencing. With three major and crucial systems failing one can not expect long survival. ...Read more

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Why does liver failure sometimes cause kidney failure?

Why does liver failure sometimes cause kidney failure?

Liver and Kidney: Its a great question and complicated. The syndrome is called hepatorenal syndrome which is often because the amount of blood flow to the kidney is lessened which causes kidney injury- is a simple explanation. It also may be related to the reasons that liver failure ensued: for example hepatitis, drug overdose, toxins etc. Great question! ...Read more

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Husb micoalbumin is 596. BUN/Creatinine level is normal.Serum Albumin norm. He's diabetic & has fatty liver.Is he in kidney failure?Why micro high?

Husb micoalbumin is 596. BUN/Creatinine level is normal.Serum Albumin norm. He's diabetic & has fatty liver.Is he in kidney failure?Why micro high?

Diabetic nephropathy: B"sd kidney failure is marked by elevation of creatinine. Microalbumin is a sensitive test for early kidney changes seen in diabetes and hypertension. Unless very high, standard albumin will be normal. Fatty liver is of concern but not directly related. To prevent progression of kidney disease 1. control of diabetes 2. blood pressure control 3. ACE or ARB agent. Glad to discuss ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which the kidneys lose the ability to remove ...Read more