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Can dosing vancomycin too fast cause renal failure?

Can dosing vancomycin too fast cause renal failure?

Usually not: It causes flushing and not feeling well. However, if someone allergic to any drug he/she could develop renal failure. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


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Are antibiotic vancomycin safe if renal failure and elderly?

Are antibiotic vancomycin safe if renal failure and elderly?

Yes: Vancomycin can safely be given to an elderly renal failure patient if it is prescribed by a physician knowledgable in its pharmacodynamics and who checks trough levels in the steady state to be sure they are between 15 -20 mcg/ml. ...Read more

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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

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Can herpes cause renal failure?

Can herpes cause renal failure?

Have not seen that: I have not seen herpes cause renal failure, but sometimes strange things can happen to an unlucky person with any disease. The medications to treat herpes, such as Acyclovir and valtrex, (valacyclovir) can cause renal failure if a patient already has decreased renal function, is taking large doses of the anti-virals, or is taking other medications (that also affect the kidneys) at the same time. ...Read more

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What causes itching in renal failure?

What causes itching in renal failure?

Increase urea levels: The kidneys are the cleansing organs through which all the blood flows in and dangerous by products of the body are filtered and removed through the urine. Everything the body needs is returned to the blood from the kidneys. As the kidneys fail, a protein breakdown product called urea builds up, and when high enough builds up in the skin causing itching. Transplant and/or dialysis may follow. ...Read more

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If untreated can herpes cause renal failure?

If untreated can herpes cause renal failure?

Doubt it: Herpes can do some odd things, but I've not encountered renal failure from it. People w/genital herpes may choose not to treat it, either because they don't have symptoms or because their symptoms are so mild. For most of the 50 million americans with genital herpes, the infection is an annoyance, and can be emotionally or socially bothersome, but is rarely a serious infection. ...Read more

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Can consuming too much salt cause renal failure. If not what causes renal failure?

Can consuming too much salt cause renal failure. If not what causes renal failure?

Renal failure: Your question cannot be answered in 400 characters. Please go to this link to answer your question:

http://www. Medicinenet. Com/kidney_failure/page2.Htm#what_causes_kidney_failure. ...Read more

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How can nsaids cause renal failure?

How can nsaids cause renal failure?

Prostaglandins: Nsaids inhibit prostaglandins, the bad ones that cause inflammation but also the good ones that help make your stomach coating and help maintain good blood flow in the kidneys. Over time, chronic NSAID use can cause kidney failure. ...Read more

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How does tenofovir cause renal failure?

Accumulation: Tenofovir, or viread, (tenofovir) is a powerful antiviral medication for hiv. It has, in rare cases, been thought to contribute to renal failure. The thought is that the drug and metabolites of the drug accumulate in the tubule of the kidneys, causing damage to the filtering system. However, some studies have shown that tenovir is no more toxic than other antivirals. ...Read more

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What are the causes of renal failure?

What are the causes of renal failure?

Multiple causes: I concur with dr. Griffiths' answer in general. However, one of very common and important cause should be added, namely poorly controlled diabetes. Among the kidney diseases, minimal change lesion is very unlikely to lead to renal failure. ...Read more

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What causes renal failure at 60 in obese person?

What causes renal failure at 60 in obese person?

Renal Failure: There are many causes of renal disease in people. High blood pressure and diabetes are the most common causes although obesity can be linked to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Medications can also cause renal failure (nsaids like ibuprofen/advil and several other meds). It is best evaluated by a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Can renal failure cause increase in uric acid level?

Can renal failure cause increase in uric acid level?

Yes it can: Yes it can. As the kidney weakens, uric acid levels can increase and lead to gout attacks. ...Read more

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What are some medications that can cause acute renal failure?

What are some medications that can cause acute renal failure?

Lidney Toxic meds: Otc meds that are often toxic are nsaids like Motrin alleve and Aspirin (not low dose). Antihistamine decongestants can cause urinary retention in men with large prostates. Some prescription hypertension meds can shut down the kidney (ace or renin inhibitors or blockers). Some antibiotics, psychiatric and chemotherapy meds are directly toxic. Many drugs can cause allergic kidney reactions. ...Read more

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Can a fall cause death to an elderly person with renal failure early stage?

Can a fall cause death to an elderly person with renal failure early stage?

Yes: A fall can cause the death of an elderly person in a number of ways. They could sustain a subdural hematoma or a hip fracture for instance which could lead to their death. ...Read more

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Can too much biotin intake cause renal failure?

Unlikely: Biotin is water soluble vitamin and an unlikely cause of renal failure. ...Read more

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Which medecine can cause renal failure? Tramadol or meloxicam?

Which medecine can cause renal failure? Tramadol or meloxicam?

Meloxicam: Meloxicam, like other nsaids, can affect kidney function. This usually isn't an issue in young healthy adults, but patients with other risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, etc, have to be very careful if they use prescription or over the counter nsaids. Tramadol is a pain medication and would not typically affect kidney function. ...Read more

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Can renal failure cause swollen face?

Can renal failure cause swollen face?

Yes: When kidneys lose function you cannot eliminate salt and water. As it accumulates in the body it causes swelling in the face, belly and other areas. ...Read more

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How much biotin intake can cause renal failure?

How much biotin intake can cause renal failure?

Unknown toxicity: Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin involved in essential pathways of cellular metabolism. Biotin deficiency is rare, as it is found in many foods, while overt toxicity is unknown. Oral biotin supplementation has been tolerated in doses up to 200, 000 mcg per day in patients with biotin metabolism disorders or 5, 000 mcg per day in normal adults. Note: the RDA for normal adults is 25-35 mcg per day. ...Read more

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What oral medicines can cause kidney failure (renal failure)?

What oral medicines can cause kidney failure (renal failure)?

Plenty: Some of the common ones are some over the counter pain killers, antibiotics like aminoglycosides, amphotericin b, chemotherapy drugs. Here is an article as well:

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/06/how-do-some-over-counter-pain. Html. ...Read more

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Can chronic renal failure cause someone to feel faint all the time?

Md: Faintness may indicate many problems 1. Low blood pressure 2. Anemia3. Drug effect 4. Low sugar if you are diabetic. Several electrolyte problems ocur in chronic renal failure. It is best to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sudden fever intermittent in patient with renal failure?

What is the cause of sudden fever intermittent in patient with renal failure?

Need a lot more info: You've given too little detail, so you'll need to provide us with more. When you say renal failure, do you mean end-stage renal disease, acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, or something else? What other things are happening with the patient besides the occasional fever? What region of the world is the patient in? Any other concomitant illnesses? How high is the fever? ...Read more

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What causes hypercalcemia along with hyperphosphatemia in the absence of renal failure?

Need to check PTH: A disorder in the parathyroid gland can do this and intact parathyroid hormone should be checked. ...Read more

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Can taurine from vitamin water cause renal failure?

Can taurine from vitamin water cause renal failure?

Quite the Opposite: In 2009 there was a conference on taurine. I just read some of the proceedings of that conference along with an extensive review of the renal effects of taurine. Taurine protects the kidney from all kinds of potential insults such as glomerulonephritis, diabetes as well as acute and chronic renal failure. So, taurine has an overall beneficial role to play in the kidney. ...Read more

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Can heart failure cause renal failure?

Can heart failure cause renal failure?

Yes: Heart failure can cause decreased blood flow to the kidneys, causing decreased renal function. Renal failure can also exacerbate heart failure by increasing blood pressure and decreasing salt elimation, resulting in intravascular volume overload, resulting in increased pressure in the chambers of the left side of the heart. ...Read more

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, -2010- foley for surg prep for tibia&sh-caused renal failure &UTIsurg0 now-hemogl. Bld work norm BP190/120 -90/39 nt. Sw. Nodule (hernia th-abd-3pain?

, -2010- foley for surg prep for tibia&sh-caused renal failure &UTIsurg0 now-hemogl. Bld work norm BP190/120 -90/39 nt. Sw. Nodule (hernia th-abd-3pain?

Unclear: I'm not exactly sure what your asking about, but if you think you have a hernia, ask your primary care for a referral to a general surgeon. You can find surgeons interested in hernia disease at the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How does increase amount of the carbon dioxide in the blood affect kidney and causes renal failure?

How does increase amount of the carbon dioxide in the blood affect kidney and causes renal failure?

Carbon Dioxide: Good question. Your kidneys have many functions. One is to maintain ph balance. When your body accumulates too much carbon dioxide (co2) your kidneys work to eliminate it. Co2 makes your body more acidic. The acidity not only makes your kidneys work harder, but it also makes all body functions less efficient. Over time this can cause kidney failure. This is not a common cause of kidney failure. ...Read more

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Does metformin cause cancer or renal failure? Why does my doc want me to take 1000 mg of metformin a day? Is it 2 much?

Does metformin cause cancer or renal failure? Why does my doc want me to take 1000 mg of metformin a day? Is it 2 much?

Doc trying to help: Your doc is trying to control your blood sugar. Metformin can cause kidney problems in people who already have an underlying kidney condition, but most of the time it will help your kidneys by preventing diabetes related problems. The max dose is 2500 mg/d, so 1000 mg is not too high. If you really care about your health, quit drinking and eat a healthy diet free from sugar and refined flour. ...Read more

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Can morphine in a esld patient cause hepatic coma, renal failure and ultimately death?

No: Hepatic coma is from the buildup of toxins not being processed by the damaged liver...Which can poison the kidneys...And eventually result in death. Morphine or other narcotics may be given to an esld patient to reduce their discomfort as they are passing. ...Read more

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Is it possible that hiccups can cause someone to lose weight vomit, and have renal failure?

Is it possible that hiccups can cause someone to lose weight vomit, and have renal failure?

Hiccups and kidney: Hiccups is a symptom, not a cause of renal failure. Vomiting and anorexia are also symptoms of renal failure. I suspect the person you are talking about has renal failure caused by factors other than hiccups. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

PKD: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can cause both chronic and kidney failure. PKD is a progressive disease that can lead to end stage renal disease in most instances and will lead to chronic in all patients. It is unfortunate that there is not cure for PKD and the overwhelming majority will wind up with end stage renal disease. ...Read more

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How much time can you live with complete renal failure and limited dialysis following sepsis caused by gall stones?

How much time can you live with complete renal failure and limited dialysis following sepsis caused by gall stones?

Not long: This is a tragic combination! Sepsis can be fatal in a matter of hours if untreated. Complete renal failure without the intervention of dialysis would be fatal within a few days at best. ...Read more

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L renal failure due to reoccurring reflux. Dx= crohns, sleep apnea, COPD, chronic fatigue, anxiety. What could cause all of this? No answers so far!!!

L renal failure due to reoccurring reflux. Dx= crohns, sleep apnea, COPD, chronic fatigue, anxiety. What could cause all of this? No answers so far!!!

Need a consultation: It's likely that your conditions are not all coming from a single source. A physician would need to know more about your medical history, social history and specifics surrounding each complaint in order to give helpful advice. You may want to have a Health Tap Virtual on line consultation. A VIDEO/PHONE consultation or an INBOX TEXT consult is best. A real time text consult is not the best for you ...Read more

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What foods can you safely eat with renal failure?

Diet in CRF: Great question. There are many and I would ask that you go to either http://www. Davita. Com/kidney-disease/diet-and-nutrition/lifestyle/top-15-healthy-foods-for-people-with-kidney-disease/e/5347 or https://www. Kidney. Org/nutrition. I would recommend you talk to your doctor about all of this. There are foods that you should avoid and these resources will tell you what they are. ...Read more

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Renal failure common with diabetes?

Yes: Diabetes is the most common cause of permanent kidney failure in most of the world. 40-50% of patients with diabetes will be affected by this complication.
Diabetes also increases the risk of acute kidney injury, particularly following x-rays using intravenous contrast. ...Read more