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Do doctors see a lot of patients with renal infarction?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with renal infarction?

Kidney Infacrtion: In my 35 years of experience, kidney infarction has been rare. I have seen renal vein thrombosis in patients with diseases that cause a huge amount of protein loss, but only one of those patients has had a loss of kidney function requiring removal of that kidney. The only other patient that had renal infaction was a child that had a narrowing of the renal artery and an attempted repair failed. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more


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Do doctors see a lot of patients with rhabdomyolysis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with rhabdomyolysis?

No: Most office based physicians rarely see serious rhabdomyolisis. A small number of patients on certain prescription medications will develop muscle aches and can be diagnosed and readily treated. Serious rhabdomyolisis, typically caused by severe muscle injury, hyperthermia or other serious illnesses are uncommon, but are almost always seen in emergency rooms. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with cirrhosis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis: Gastroenterologist or hepatologist will see a cirrhosis patient after pcp referral. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with pancreatitis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with pancreatitis?

Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with bradycardia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with bradycardia?

Bradycardia: Bradycardia is seen often in the doctor's office -- there are many causes, including a fit/athletic heart, medication side effects (beta blockers or certain calcium channel blocker), an older or weakening heart, and others -- make an appt. To see your doctor! ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with sepsis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with sepsis?

Absolutely: "sepsis" is the body's reaction to a known or suspected infection. This reaction can include fever (or low body temp), fast heart rate, fast breathing rate, and low blood pressure. Many doctors, in many specialties, see sepsis every day. Indeed, docs like me (pulmonary and critical care) see them more often, but it is a very common diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ascites?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ascites?

Certain doctors do: Yes. Certain doctors such as internists, gastroenterologists/hepatologist, nephrologist do see a lot of patients with ascites. Oncologists see patient with ascites quite a lot - although less frequently compared the above doctors. ...Read more

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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Do doctors see a lot of patients with prinzmetal angina?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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Do doctors see a lot of patients with prinzmetal angina?

Not that many: This is, in its pure form, a relatively uncommon form of cardiac chest discomfort, presenting with characteristic signs and symptoms, and treated with medications, not surgery or catheter based interventions. It's caused by spasm of the coronary arteries, not atherosclerosis. However, in mixed form, the spasm component can coexist with atherosclerosis and exacerbate the chest discomfort. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with renal arteriovenous malformation?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with renal arteriovenous malformation?

No: Congenital renal avms rare. Others are result of kidney biopsy or penetrating trauma and are unusual. These can be treated by blocking flow in the vessels. This is called an embolization. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with congestive heart failure?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with congestive heart failure?

Yes: Sadly, congestive heart failure, which is a complex syndrome that occurs for a variety of reasons & causes symptoms of fluid retention in the lungs and legs, breathlessness, and fatigue remains a common and frequently encountered problem seen in virtually all fields of medicine. It is usually treated by family docs, internists, and cardiologists. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with tachycardia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with tachycardia?

Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with empyema?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with empyema?

Not really...: Empyema is pus in the space surrounding the lung. It usually requires drainage with a chest tube as well as antibiotic therapy. Fortunately, this is not a very common occurrence. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with spermatocele?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with spermatocele?

Yes: This is a pretty common concern because most of them are worried they have cancer when they find a lump in their groin or scrotum. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with dementia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with dementia?

Quite a few: As the population ages doctors are seeing more and more patients with varying degrees of dementia. In some cases the dementia is due to a treatable medical condition. In others the progression of the dementia can be slowed with treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Arti Jain Dr. Jain
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Do doctors see a lot of patients with failure to thrive?

Dr. Arti Jain Dr. Jain
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Do doctors see a lot of patients with failure to thrive?

It depends: It depends on which part of the world. Obviously it is a big problem in the developing parts of the world. Most common causes are socioeconomic. In the affluent areas it is more commonly related to gastrointestinal problems (e.g. Reflux, celiac or crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis etc), cleft lip or palate, chronic infections, parasitic infections, milk protein intolerance & rarely metabolic d/s's. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with meningioma?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with meningioma?

Depends: A neurosurgeon should be consulted for the evaluation and counseling for brain tumors including meningiomas. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with renal infarction?

Kidney Infacrtion: In my 35 years of experience, kidney infarction has been rare. I have seen renal vein thrombosis in patients with diseases that cause a huge amount of protein loss, but only one of those patients has had a loss of kidney function requiring removal of that kidney. The only other patient that had renal infaction was a child that had a narrowing of the renal artery and an attempted repair failed. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get renal infarction?

Do a lot of people get renal infarction?

Rare event: Renal infarction is the term for loss of blood supply to all or a portion of the kidney which then dies. It is not a common event. It can be caused by atherosclerosis or more rarely, by blood clots lodging in the renal arteries. It can be a consequence of surgery on the abdominal aorta. ...Read more

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Renal infarction with 50 % kidney infected. Always get second opinion for action plan?

Renal infarction with 50 % kidney infected. Always get second opinion for action plan?

Kidney infarct: Kidney infarction is serious - very serious. 50 % infarction is likely to disable the kidney more - over time. What caused this? Is only one kidney involved? Yes a second opinion is essential: Root cause? vascular fix needed? is BP shooting up? Best meds? Can kidney be spared? Or is removal best? Is other kidney in jeopardy? ...Read more

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How do you get a renal infarction?

How do you get a renal infarction?

Throbisis: Usually something that trigger a renal artery thrombisis cutting off the blood supply to that kidney trauma with injury to a kidney can cause as well. ...Read more

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Renal infarction kidney, how long is the recovery?

Depends : Hard to answer because it depends on the cause, how severe, and how much kidney was affected. Infarction means tissue death, so the amount of kidney infarcted is lost. If only a small area 20% of one kidney, there is not likely to be much harm. The more kidney affected, especially is due to a systemic diseases i.e. Massive shock and low blood pressure--it may be significant. ...Read more

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What is a renal infarction?

What is a renal infarction?

Kidney death: If the blood supply to the kidney is blocked or damaged (by clot or trauma), kidney tissue dies. Renal infarction can involve some or all of 1 or both kidneys. Since the kidneys are a vital organ and they don't regenerate if dead (they can recover from acute tubular necrosis, a separate condition) this is potentially very serious and warrants specialty evaluation/care. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with renal arteriovenous malformation?

No: Congenital renal avms rare. Others are result of kidney biopsy or penetrating trauma and are unusual. These can be treated by blocking flow in the vessels. This is called an embolization. ...Read more

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Transthoracic echocardiogram, chest x ray, renal sonogram, lots of blood work by hematologist, lupus test found nothing after splenic infarct. Am i ok?

Transthoracic echocardiogram, chest x ray, renal sonogram, lots of blood work by hematologist, lupus test found nothing after splenic infarct. Am i ok?

Splenic infarct: You have a lot of normal tests. This is a good thing. You should discuss with your doctor(s) who know you best what their impression is. ...Read more

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What is the sign that the patient has myocardial infarction?

What is the sign that the patient has myocardial infarction?

Symtoms of MI: Chest pain, pressure pain, radiates to arms and jaw. Sob along with nausea and other GI symtoms. Symptoms first manifest with activity. Some patients may have atypical presentation like heart burn. Patient are usually pale, anxious and perspiration is present. Ecg most of the time is helpful. ...Read more

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Can I use herbalife niteworks for patient with acute anteroseptal wall myocardial infarction?

Can I use herbalife niteworks for patient with acute anteroseptal wall myocardial infarction?

Safety is unknown: Herbalife has many products, and since they are not medications approved by the fda, herbalife products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If an herbalife user hears of some interaction or thinks she is getting a side effect, she can visit her primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain the high glucose level and high fbs in patients with myocardial infarction?

Please explain the high glucose level and high fbs in patients with myocardial infarction?

Stress: Hi. High glucose and high FBS may, repeat MAY, be seen with acute MI, but is not an absolute finding by any means. Many people have had diabetes (which actually contributes to them having an MI) but it doesn't get diagnosed until they're in the hospital for the MI. MI is a serious stress to the body, and two principle stress hormones, epinephrine and cortisol, raise blood sugar. Control diabetes! ...Read more

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I am trying to find out who collects the data for patient with acute myocardial infarction?

I am trying to find out who collects the data for patient with acute myocardial infarction?

ACC: Most hospitals that have interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery services participate in the american college of cardiology and society of thoracic surgeons clinical databases. ...Read more

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Bilateral lower zone haziness seen and basal crepitations heard. Patient is post myocardial infarction. what could it be?

Bilateral lower zone haziness seen and basal crepitations heard. Patient is post myocardial infarction. what could it be?

Heart and lungs: The question suggests that X-ray test results and physical examination were reviewed. These findings could represent heart failure, pneumonia, or atelectasis. The significance of the findings would depend on the clinical context. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between myocardial infarction and myocardial ischemia?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference between myocardial infarction and myocardial ischemia?

Damage done: Myocardia ischemia means heart muscle not getting enough oxygen. Frequently this is angina. When the lack of oxygen is prolonged there is destruction of the muscle: this is a heart attack or myocardial infarction. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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Infarct (Definition)

It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more