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Hospitalized Since Birth Pancreas Transplantation
Life expectancy of previously never sick, active healthy 67 year old after colon cancer surgery +12 rounds chemo, 6 months later spread to liver&lung?
Your best bet: Is to review a question like this with your medical oncologist. There are many different factors that contribute to survival statistics and you want to make sure you're being provided with accurate information. This requires a more complete understanding of your medical/oncologic history. ...Read more
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
Subsequent to heart surgery patients suffers acute renal failure, dialysis done breifly then low b.P occurs now dialys?
Mom is 55 F HCV, ESLD massive splenomegaly, decomp cirrhosis, 11cm liver & recurring HE. & gast bleeds, depression. Can she survive transplant?
Diagnosed with acute alcohol induced hepatitis and early cirrhosis denied a liver transplant bleeding and infection are risks. On dialysis--prognosis?
Still drinking?: Acute liver injury due to alcohol use is unlikely to have a good outcome unless abstinence occurs. That is the only chance of surviving. The kidney injury may improve - insufficient info to respond. Top priority now is alcohol abuse treatment. - for long term prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother had a liver transplant at age of 4 he is now 14 he had acute liver failure his donor was a living donor how long should his new liver last?
Too many variables: ...which can be explored in further depth. However, HealthTap doctors are asked to defer answering questions posed by individuals under 16. Sorry we can't be of more help. ...Read more
Grl 7.5 yrs,has beta thalassemia mjr.Blood transfusion on.Spleen has now grwn.Surgery advised.Sister's,1.5yrs,brth cord saved.pls advise possble treat?
2 dialysis done. Kidney stopped functioning. Createnine reduced to 12 frm 17 after first dialysis. Kidney size normal. Is there any chance of revival?
Recovery?: You best resource for the answer to your question is the nephrologist (n) taking care of you. The questions to ask your n are: do you have acute renal failure? Does your n expect your kidney function to return? If you had acute renal failure, due to drugs that affected the kidney or due to low bp, recovery may be possible. Your n can and should give more information about your prognosis. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm 22 months out liver transplant due to "cryptogenic cirrhosis" now have stage 3 fibrosis with bridging. No hepc. Lupus. Progression/prognosis?
Discuss with doc: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Polycystic kidneys led 2 transplant 5 yrs ago. Works & labs great. Still severe chronic pain from cystic kidneys. Would mj 4 pain hurt transplant?
. Surgery: I am not sure what mj is, but your history shows you are taking rx meds for pain so otc meds may not work. If you are still experiencing pain after all this time you may need to have surgery to reduce the size of your kidneys. I would recommend talking to yor nephrologist and/or transplant surgeon for further guidance. ...Read more
End stage kidney disease(pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then.Noticed redness of skin in the leg.Is the drug safe?
Safe for what?: Levofloxacin is safe enough to have been approved by fda but all drugs have (potential) side effects. It carries 2 black box warnings: one re tendinitis & tendon rupture; other re myasthenia gravis. You didn't mention how often you're taking this antibiotic (or for what reason) nor did you mention your crcl but frequency is typically adjusted according to crcl eg every 48hr if crcl 10-19. ...Read more
Had acute pancreatitis 2 years ago due to gallbladder disease. Gallbladder out.Left with diarrhea. Can't gain weight. Are probiotics safe?
My boyfriend recently diagnosed w/ibs. At followup liver enzymes # high. Tomorrow ultrasound to gall blad, pancreas, bio duct. is this serious ?
Was colonoscopy done: Depending on what liver tests are elevated and what they find on ultrasound, additional tests may be needed. How was the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome made? Did he have a colonoscopy? A diagnosis of ulcerative colitis should be ruled out if there is evidence of elevated alkaline phosphatase without gallstones, since primary sclerosing cholangitis is associated with this condition. ...Read more
Patient is bmt relapesed aml ,after chemo. Dli was given, developed some lung infection and now is on vantilator since 5 days. 40% vent., with fever.
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Acute necrotiz pancreatitis led to chronic 5 yrs. now daily problems. Started enzymes, helping. Never drank, healthy. Long term pancreas outlook?
A friend w/ advanced pancreatic cancer. Chemo helped. Tumors in pancreas & liver. Intrathecal pump. Digestion problems. Released to go home. Hospice?
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Not usually: Fortunately, not very many kidney transplant recipients have lung problems early after the transplant. However, like all patients who take anti- rejection drugs they are susceptible to infections with viral, fungal and bacterial pneumonia. We advise taking the flu vaccine (only the dead virus type) and the Pneumovax vaccine. Also important to abstain from smoking. ...Read more
Husband was diagnosed with end stage liver disease, congestive heart failure, common variable immunodeficiency, ulcerative colitis. How much longer?
Impossible: There are many variables that you don't state (and probably don't know). Even if all the lab values were available, an accurate time table is never possible with human beings. I think you know from your question that each day with your husband now is precious. Try to enjoy what time he has left. ...Read more
Sir, my is suffering from kidney failure and her native disease is sle, we are planning for kidney transplantation. After transplant whether sle react?
51 yo male. Mild chf, ef of 50. Kidney failure caused by meds. Creatinine returned to 1.6 after meds stopped. Are my kidneys severely damaged?
Some damage: Stage 3 of chronic renal failure consists of egfr 45-59 (3a) or 30-44 (3b).Rememember that egfr is an estimate (more info on egfr) and may require a correction for (black) race. Most patients with stage 3ckd are older and only a minority go on to get more serious kidney disease.Increased rate of heart attacks, strokes. Need to be closely followed by physician.Stage4, 5 are more severe renal failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A myelofibrosis patient with enlarged liver&spleen been told transplant no option as i've 1in2 chance of fatality. On jak2, is death where i'm heading?
Myelofibrosis: We are all heading to death, the timing of when is the question. In your case you have a bad disease and predictions of progression are really not cogent from out here. You should discuss your situation with the drs. Who know you best. ...Read more
Type 1 diabetics do not make insulin, but if they get a transplant, the new pancreas would make Insulin and the sugars would be normal. It is like having a biologic Insulin pump that works perfectly. It is not a cure, but it is currently the most effective treatment available. The downside: it involves a big operation, lifelong immunosuppresion and is only ...Read more
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
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