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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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What is the difference between.Acute & chronic renal failure?

What is the difference between.Acute & chronic renal failure?

The time duration: Chronic renal failure, or chronic kidney disease as it is now referred to, is kidney damage or reduction in kidney function that persists for 3 or more months. Anything less than that duration is "acute". These definitions apply regardless of the cause of kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute renal failure and ESRD?

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 involvement on the part of a bunch of highly trained/skilled healthcare providers/professionals (MDs, nurses, dietitians, etc.) ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic renal failure and end-stage renal disease?

What is the difference between chronic renal failure and end-stage renal disease?

Stages: Chronic kidney disease can be staged based on creatinine clearance in 5 stages. End stage usually designates stage 5 of chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic renal failure and chronic renal insufficiency?

What is the difference between chronic renal failure and chronic renal insufficiency?

Terminology: Many physicians including nephrologists will use the terms chronic renal failure, chronic renal insufficiency, and chronic kidney disease interchangeably. Some will use the term "insufficiency" when the chronicity or the severity of the renal disease is not clear but in most instances, they are synonymous. ...Read more

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Can my mom safely have a baby if she has acute renal failure on chronic renal failure?

Can my mom safely have a baby if she has acute renal failure on chronic renal failure?

Consult Kidney Dr: The stress of a pregnancy can easily worsen someone's renal failure. The issue should be discussed in detail with the kidney doctors who know the case. My limited experience with the issue did not go well. ...Read more

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I read somewhere that chronic renal failure can present with polyuria. Then how is it that acute renal failure is the opposite?

I read somewhere that chronic renal failure can present with polyuria. Then how is it that acute renal failure is the opposite?

Both can: Some types of acute renal insufficiency resolve with a large amount of urine production as the kidney regains some normal function. Some types of chronic renal insufficiency involve loss of protein or electrolytes and large amounts of urine production can result. Both acute and chronic renal insufficency have types where little or no urine is made. ...Read more

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What is chronic renal failure?

Lab testing: A creatinine clearance number of less the 10 generally determines renal failure. This number is calculated by your age, weight and sex. Not all people with ckd need dialysis right away. This is determined by symptoms associated with renal failuire like high potassium, volume overload(edema and difficulty breathing), itching, poor appetite, other "uremic" symptoms. ...Read more

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What diet is recommended with chronic renal failure?

What diet is recommended with chronic renal failure?

Renal diet: Typical dietary advice would include low sodium, low phosphate and high protein if on dialysis. Pre dialysis advice may ask for low protein to extend pre dialysis renal function. Every patient has differing needs. The diet should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD) = final stage ...Read more