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Depends: This can best be answered by your treating physician. It often depends on age, other medical disorders, previous treatments, response to velcade (bortezomib). Most patients will have improvement in renal failure if this is the first treatment they receive, and the treatment usually includes velcade (bortezomib). ...Read more
Depends.: Certainly any immune compromise with low neutrophil counts, can make one prone to CMV and clostridial infections. Not sure about kidney stones, unless there are some predisposing factors in the patient. This is not an easy answer. More info is needed to give a better answer. ...Read more
What risk does conscious sedation for ddental work has, for a kid who has trace phsyological insufficiency pulmunary and triscupid regurgation?
Minimal: Medical procedures perform using moderate conscious sedation requires appropriate monitoring, and careful titration for sedation effect is used. Appropriate resuscitation equipment is available for any problems. Experienced dentists, physicians do this daily, and there should be no increased risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably normal...: Most likely your situation is a normal variant of the vastly wide range of normal anatomies for the human kidney. While hydronephrosis indicates an abnormally "swollen kidney", you specifically state that is not your case. The words "pelvis" and "calyces" are normal anatomical terms used to describe specific areas of the kidney--neither term inherently suggesting any abnormality. So you can relax! ...Read more
Yes: Congenital obstructive lesions in urinary tract, e.g., ureteropelvic junction obstruction or ureterocele, have a lower potential to damage the kidneys when relieved early in life. Posterior urethral valve, however, requires more aggressive approach, i.e., fetal surgery, to minimize renal compromise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: In any kidney disease it is important to control blood presssure .If uncontrolled it will lead to more rapid loss of function no matter what the underlying cause.Use of certain medications like ace inhibitors are preferentially used, ask your doctor. Blood sugar , cholesterol control and exercise all help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
0.5-1% Pregnancies: Kidney dilation (hydronephrosis, renal pyelectasis) is a common us finding noted in up to 1% of pregnancies. Often times they amount to nothing but in rare cases they're associated with chromosomal anomalies (down's, t21) or genitourinary problems like kinked valves or cysts. These should be followed up with a 3rd tri us and/or genetic testing. ...Read more
Watch the salt. : Generally, dietary sodium restriction to < 2000mg daily helps control blood pressure which will help protect kidneys. Depending on the severity of kidney disease or medications that are prescribed, other diet restrictions may be necessary. Certain kidney disorders benefit from avoiding excessive protein. Diabetics need other restrictions, so talk to your doctor who knows your history and labs. ...Read more
Duplex renal pelvis: Probably normal variant and inherited. Others in family with same problem? What meds did you take while pregnant? ...Read more
Have you heard of adding baking soda to renal failure patients. Hospitals are having success with humans.?
Yes: And furthermore, I suggest you take a look at this website: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/07July/Pages/Bakingsodaforkidneypatients.aspx ...Read more
Highly variable: This all depends on what kind of ultrasound has been ordered. If you know what kind of ultrasound has been ordered you can call the hospital billing office or the ultrasound department directly. ...Read more
See below: Renal artery ultrasound is using a special probe with the ultrasound machine to detect blood flow, and blockage if any in the artery. Ultrasound employ high frequency sound waves which bounce of structures within the abdomen in this case and are converted into a picture for analysis.It is my opinion that this is not a very sensitive test for native kidneys and I do not use it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer