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Subsequent to heart surgery patients suffers acute renal failure, dialysis done breifly then low b.P occurs now dialys?

Subsequent to heart surgery patients suffers acute renal failure, dialysis done breifly then low b.P occurs now dialys?

Depends : Very low blood pressure sometimes hurts kidney function. The need for dialysis in the acute hospital setting is determined by complications of poor kidney function. Your physician can help explain this in the context of the specific patient. ...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


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Hot flush no fever hypertension hyponatremia haematuria ?

Hot flush no fever hypertension hyponatremia haematuria ?

Serious: You do not seem to have asked a question. If the signs and symptoms you describe are yours, strongly suggest you see a nephrologist (kidney specialist) asap. Blood in the urine suggests dysfunction of the glomerulus (part of the kidney), tuberculosis or tumor. Hyponatremia can be due to multiple factors but in this instance suggests kidney dysfunction. Please see someone soon. ...Read more

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What are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis?

What are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis?

Dialysis methods: Hemodialysis as the name suggests is directly cleansing the blood of waste, there are incenter ie going to a dialysis unit 3 times a week, and home hemodialysis ie doing it yourself at home peritoneal dialysis is home dialysis with a special fluid instilled nto the abdomen cavity which can also clean the blood through the lining of the cavity. ...Read more

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Kidney infection without high fever?

Kidney infection: Means an upper tract issue -- flank pain and fever. More serious than just a bladder infection. Get seen and cultured and get on appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are patients with sepsis lethargic ?

Are patients with sepsis lethargic ?

Yes: Sepsis is systemic manifestation of infection, potentially affecting multiple organs. Patients can be lethargic, sleepy, even unresponsive. ...Read more

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Advanced pan can. No more chemo, 3 months. Bile duct blocked. drainage tube. Home care nurse. High fever. IV antibiotics. Life expectancy?

Advanced pan can. No more chemo, 3 months. Bile duct blocked. drainage tube. Home care nurse. High fever. IV antibiotics. Life expectancy?

Hard to say: Each patient and each cancer has its own characteristics and it is not possible to predict the life expectancy with accuracy. You may consult this site for general information on the topic. http://www.pancreatic.org/site/c.htJYJ8MPIwE/b.5050503/k.40C9/Pancreatic_Cancer_Facts.htm ...Read more

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My father aged 70 creatinine 7 renal cyst disease .No other major symptoms except weight loss .Should he undergo dialysis .If yes hemodialysis or peri?

My father aged 70 creatinine 7 renal cyst disease .No other major symptoms except weight loss .Should he undergo dialysis .If yes hemodialysis or peri?

See a kidney doctor: Most likely he would need dialysis. Peri is more convenient for most of people, but it may not as effective as hemo depending on size of kidney cysts. ...Read more

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Elderly incontinent diabetic paralysed from waist down - no cathethar develops sepsis then septic shock vomitting , cd it hve taken months to progr?

Elderly incontinent  diabetic paralysed from  waist down -  no cathethar develops sepsis then septic shock  vomitting , cd it hve taken months to progr?

Taken what?: I am assuming you are referring to her sepsis, in which case the answer is no, sepsis doesn't last for months. Chronic urinary tract infections exist but are uncommon unless there is a resistant organism present. ...Read more

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End stage liver, jaundice, vomiting, low vitals. What happens next? On hospice dnr

End stage liver, jaundice, vomiting, low vitals. What happens next? On hospice dnr

Depends: With hospice, dnr and end stage liver issue the person you describe may be elderly and or have several additional medical co-morbidities. There may not be treatment or expectation of recovery. Grief counseling, family meetings to discuss end of life issues may be helpful. Okay to ask your doc for the prognosis. Be well. ...Read more

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67 years Male Parkinson Patients suffers from urine infection. Admitted at ICU. CRP186, WBC22000, Urea 116, Creatinine 3.5. Sugar Normal. Should he survive?

Pyelonephritis: Often with acute sepsis the creatinine is elevated because of diminished circulating blood volume due either to decreased intake or third-spacing of liquids. This should respond to antibiotics and supportive care with fluid replacement, assuming nothing else is going on. If the creatinine remains high very long he may be a candidate for end-stage renal failure care. Discuss with his doctors. ...Read more

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C02=15 ; WBC=14.0; No fever; nausea/vomiting, [email protected] side; memory loss; thirst, urination, leg edema. Glucose 58-207. Been hypoglycemic for 20yrs.

C02=15 ; WBC=14.0; No fever; nausea/vomiting, pain@left side; memory loss; thirst, urination, leg edema. Glucose 58-207. Been hypoglycemic for 20yrs.

Low CO2: With a CO2 of 15, you have an acidosis (A). You need to go to call the physician (P) who ordered the blood test you are referring to to see what type of A you have. Your glucose of 207 is abnormal and it appears that you have diabetes. Your elevated WBC may indicate an infection. If you cannot speak to the P, or feel ill, go to the ER and have it checked out to see if it needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Does kidney failure in small children mean dialysis?

Does kidney failure in small children mean dialysis?

It depends: Acute, reversible kidney failure in a child does not always result in dialysis. Chronic, non-reversible renal failure will likely result in dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis is preferred for a variety of reasons. Finally, renal transplant asap is the ultimate preferred treatment for children who are on dialysis. Children need to grow and getting a transplant is their best hope to see that happen. ...Read more

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Extreme sudden stabbing straining pain L flank-now constant/worse. History of kidney infection.Immunosuppressed. Fever 99.9-100.4. ER/safe to wait?

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Extreme sudden stabbing straining pain L flank-now constant/worse. History of kidney infection.Immunosuppressed. Fever 99.9-100.4. ER/safe to wait?

To ER now is ...: your only choice of actions to take so to make your life safer and easier! On the way there, be sure to bring the info of the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, and progress of the pain and its related symptoms over time to ER, where Doc can analyze the info you brought, examine you physically, and test you with imaging study to make sure of no ureteral stone blocking your ureter + ... ...Read more

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I'm 71 M I have renal failure stg 5, currently undergoing dialysis, blood urea is touching 223.4 & Uric touching 9, creatinine -7.4, how to control.

I'm 71 M I have renal failure stg 5, currently undergoing dialysis, blood urea is touching 223.4 & Uric touching 9, creatinine -7.4, how to control.

Ask your doc: This a question for your dialysis team. Some adjustments may be necessary to get your blood levels into acceptable range. Your doctor should know about your numbers. ...Read more

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Protein needs, renal disease and bed sore, not on dialysis?

Protein needs, renal disease and bed sore, not on dialysis?

Any open: Wounds require a lot of additional protein to heal. Need to keep a close eye on renal function. ...Read more

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Kidney function at 18% ---- will i need dialysis or transplant?

Kidney function at 18% ----  will i need dialysis or transplant?

Quite possibly: Best to discuss with a nephrologist. You are close to a world class kidney dialysis & transplant center at maine medical center in portland. Long term prognosis is best with a transplant rather than dialysis. ...Read more

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Why renal failure pationt caughing continuesly ?

Why renal failure pationt  caughing  continuesly ?

Hard to say: You have not provided much to go on. If s/he is a renal failure patient you must have access to some healthcare providers and should ask someone with all the history,present findings, etc.This may or may not be related to a complication of his/her condition or treatments.Without the info, nothing specific can be said. ...Read more

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My husband is in transplant renal failure GFR 17 creatinine 340 due to sickness and diarrhoea bug he is in hospital creatinine 900 dehydrated.

My husband is in transplant renal failure GFR 17 creatinine 340 due to sickness and diarrhoea bug he is in hospital creatinine 900 dehydrated.

Outcome may be ok: Transplanted kidneys are particularly vulnerable to injury from dehydration and acute infection, which is the situation you have described. The best chance of a good outcome is definitive management in a hospital (which is being done), intravenous fluids, frequent measurement of the immunosuppressant drug levels, and treatment of any infection. Recovery of baseline kidney function often occurs. ...Read more

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Kidney transplant patients have develop proteurinata?

No, investigation: Patients with normal functioning transplant should not have proteinuria( protein in urine). Any proteinuria should be confirmed, quantified and investigated thoroughly. Please consult transplant nephrologist. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more