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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Nephrology And Dialysis (Overview)

Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the kidneys and renal function.


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What is the definition or description of: nephrology and dialysis?

What is the definition or description of: nephrology and dialysis?

Study of the kidney.: Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the kidneys and renal function. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
123 Doctors shared insights

Nephrology And Dialysis (Overview)

Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the kidneys and renal function.


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What is the definition of nephrology?

What is the definition of nephrology?

Kidney doctors.: Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the kidneys and renal function. ...Read more

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Nephrology, what causes low sodium?

Nephrology, what causes low sodium?

Many causes: Hormone problems, sometimes related to infections, cancer, lung, heart or liver problems can cause the kidneys to retain extra water and dilute the sodium in the blood. Sometimes medications, or extreme drinking of water can lower sodium, too. Keep in mind that high sugar, cholesterol and protein levels can make the sodium seem low when it is really normal. ...Read more

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Please tell me if analgesic nephrology is reversible?

Please tell me if analgesic nephrology is reversible?

Analgesic nephropath: Hi dalton1, if you mean analgesic nephropathy then it depends on how damaged your kidneys were and whether you are still taking analgesic medications. Ibuprofen itself can cause kidney injury but when mixed with codeine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, etc, you can have severe injury. If your kidneys are working fine and you no longer take analgesia, then there is a good chance no further injury will occur. ...Read more

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What to do if I have started the nephrology wikia due to my immense interest in the discipline. Who has any ideas?

What to do if I have started the nephrology wikia due to my immense interest in the discipline. Who has any ideas?

This is pretty: Vague. If you are more specific we can try to provide helpful answers. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What is nephrology?

What is nephrology?

Latin word: Neph= kidney and study of kidney and its diseases is nephrology ...Read more

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What is a good site about nephrology?

What is a good site about nephrology?

Nephrology website: Www. Kidney. Org, www. Renal. Org, www. Kidneyfoundation. Com. ...Read more

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What is difference between nephrology and urology?

What is difference between nephrology and urology?

Medicine vs Surgery: The differences may be subtle outside of professional circles, but essentially urology is a surgical field that deals with the urinary tract: kidneys, ureter, bladder, prostate, and genitals. By contrast, nephrology is a specialty of internal medicine, where disorders of the kidney are treated in non-surgical ways (dialysis). ...Read more

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What is the treatment extent at the nephrology center?

What is the treatment extent at the nephrology center?

Nephrology center: Usually dialysis...Or medical treatment to avoid dialysis, . ...Read more

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My creatinine last week was 1.7 it comes down today at 1.32. I took ketobest 3x a day as prescribed by my nephrology. Do I hve to worry about my kdney?

My creatinine last week was 1.7 it comes down today at 1.32. I took ketobest 3x a day as prescribed by my nephrology. Do I hve to worry about my kdney?

Follow up: Why did your creatinine increase? Need to know the cause. Ketobest sounds like a non prescription medication and of unclear value. Would suggest follow up and work up why kidney function abnormal ...Read more

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Who works on the kidney--urology and nephrology?

Who works on the kidney--urology and nephrology?

Some crossover: Urologists are surgeons.
Nephrologists are internists who specialize in the medical aspects of kidney diseases.
Both evaluate hematuria, kidney stones, kidney tumors.
Urologists address disease mostly through surgical procedures, nephrologists through medical manipulation. ...Read more

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3 y/o had VUR w/ scarring. Now VUR clear & kidneys measure 6.4cm. Refered to Nephrology. Can't get appt for couple months. What possible issues?

3 y/o had VUR w/ scarring. Now VUR clear & kidneys measure 6.4cm. Refered to Nephrology. Can't get appt for couple months. What possible issues?

This is just: "a thought" since the answer should come from your child's Pediatrician but I would guess the kidneys are a bit "small" for your baby's age and follow-up after the VUR with nephrology is a common. And nowadays "STANDARD OF CARE" No "emergency" (my opinion)

Hope this helps and good luck!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Are treatments and guidelines in pediatric nephrology very different from those in adult nephrology?

Are treatments and guidelines in pediatric nephrology very different from those in adult nephrology?

Nephrology: Yes; excretion of urine and medications is extremely different depending on the severity of kidney disease, blood pressure, and age of the child. ...Read more

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Sir iam 47 yrs old iam a patient of nephrology since last one week my right side stomach outer part painning when I touch my skin its also painning?

Sir iam 47 yrs old iam a patient of nephrology since last one week my right side stomach outer part painning when I touch my skin its also painning?

See your doctor: You did not say why you are nephrology patient are you getting dialysis what the nephrologist is doing to you
your pain could be from your stomach could be an ulcer if pain still there you need to see your doctor or go to the emergency room good luck salaam ...Read more

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I have lupus recently I have been diagnosed with trace blood in urine. Would this more likely be a urology or nephrology issue?

I have lupus recently I have been diagnosed with trace blood in urine. Would this more likely be a urology or nephrology issue?

Nephrology: I would suggest seeing a nephrologist first and get a full work up if the kidneys are involved due to SLE. The nephrologist in most cases will determine if a urology input is needed. ...Read more

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Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s). Thank you.

Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s). Thank you.

Yes: If you have renal insufficiency ("pre-dialysis" kidney disease) you should consider getting a fistula placed. Since you have some klidney function you are a better surgical candidate, will heal better, and can get a native vein fistula (the best kind). Don't wait until you start dialysis because you may need a catheter (which is not good). ...Read more

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How is dialysis performed?

How is dialysis performed?

Dialysis: Dialysis can be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis). Hemodialysis involves passing the blood across and filter to purify it / remove toxins and remove water. Peritoneal dialysis takes advantage of the membrane within the abdomen to act as a filter. In either case toxins are removed from the blood stream. ...Read more

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How many forms of dialysis are there?

2 peritoneal & hemo: The 2 types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal. Both are effective but have pros and cons. Hemodialysis is generally done at a dialysis center three times a week and requires "access" into the blood stream, a fistula is preferred. Peritoneal dialysis is done at home through a catheter (tube) inserted into the abdominal cavity. You should discuss with your nephrologist what is best for you. ...Read more

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My creati ine is 480 do I need dialysis?

Not clear: I'm not sure on the units in your value or if there is a decimal missing.
A creatinine of 4.80 mg/dl is abnormal and requires investigation.
A creatinine of 480 micromol/l is also elevated and requires evaluation. ...Read more

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What is fatty deposit in dialysis tubing?

Not sure: Couild you be more explicit, I never heard about that akthough I take care of dialysis patients. ...Read more

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When is it necessary to commence dialysis?

Dialysis: A patient is started on dialysis when their doctor decides that their metabolic disturbances caused bytheir renal failure can no longer be managed with medications alone. The length of time from the onset of chronic renal failure to dialysis varies from one patient to another and has to be individualized by your doctor with your concurrence. ...Read more

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Where is the perma cath placed for dialysis?

The neck: The permacath is placed in the internal jugular vein on either the right or left side of the neck. It is generally considered a temporary dialysis access, with an arteriovenous fistula being the favored dialysis access. It is recommended that people not shower with a permcath because it increases the infection risk. ...Read more

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What creatnine level are you placed on dialysis?

It's all relative.: A rising creatinine is a sign that your kidneys are failing. Dialysis is a type of kidney replacement therapy which needs to be started when you and your doctor decide that the time is right. This may be due to your just feeling lousy or due to specific medical threats to your health--high potassium, heart failure, etc. Once your creatinine is over 2, you need to see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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What are the physical effects of stopping dialysis?

Multiple things: You can become uremic leading to pericarditis, nauseas/vomiting, altered mental status, and comatose. Also you can and likely will become hyperkalemia (increase in your potassium) and if this persist you will die from a cardiac arrthymia. Also you will have itching from increased phosphate. It's best not to missed dialysis. ...Read more

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Salting in, salting out dialysis, what is this for?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Salting in, salting out dialysis, what is this for?

Here is some...: Dialysis is to help patients with end-stage kidney disease to temporarily handle body fluid, electrolytes, & others by adjusting the electrolyte concentration of circulating fluid so to equilibrate and temporarily restore the electrolyte balance. As to "salting-in & salting-out", it simplifies the idea to balance electrolytes as briefed above. Besides, ask your nephrologist timely. ...Read more

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What all are the conditions when dialysis is suggested?

What all are the conditions when dialysis is suggested?

Kidney...: When dialysis is needed is because the kidneys are not able to work on their own so an artificial "filter" is needed to get rid of the waste that your body produces. What conditions cause kidney failure? Too many to list here but the most common ones are: hypertension, diabetes, kidney tissue damage, medications, autoimmune disease, kidney stones or masses, severe infections. ...Read more

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In what ways are dialysis and isotonic, hypertonic, and hyptotonic solutions related?

Different Solutions: Tonicity refers to concentrations of molecules that cause water to move from one side of a semipermeable membrane to another. Moving water out of a dialysis patient's blood along with waste products that also need to be removed requires a hypertonic solution. Isotonic means that there is no will be no movement of water, etc. Hypotonic means that water will move back into the patient. ...Read more

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Itching during dialysis?

Itching during dialysis?

Hopefully the link: Below would give u tips. Http://www. Kidney-support. Org/dialysis/1350.html. ...Read more

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Does dialysis cause dehydration?

Does dialysis cause dehydration?

It can: Dialysis serves two functions. One is to remove some of the toxins in the blood that are no longer able to be removed by the kidneys due to kidney failure. The other is to remove fluid that has accumulated due to the diseased kidneys. If the dialysis prescription is incorrect in relation to the patient's "optimal" or dry weight, too much fluid can be removed and the person can become dehydrated. ...Read more

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Can you skip dialysis for a week?

Not a good Idea: This is really not a wise choice. While you are likely to survive if you limit you water intake and severely modify your diet, this is a high risk activity. Before you even consider this, talk with your dialysis doctor and explain what is really happening with you to cause you to consider skipping dialysis. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


Dr. Leila Hashemi
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Nephrology (Definition)

Nephrology is a specialty in medicine that focuses on studying the function and ...Read more