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Is There A Cure For Calciphylaxis
Calciphylaxis is a condition in which a person (usually somebody with kidney failure) has calcium build-up in small blood vessels of the skin. Calciphylaxis causes painful skin ulcers by clogging off small vessels with calcium, leading to death of affected areas of skin, which ...Read more
No cure, can treat: Calciphylaxis occurs in long term kidney failure as the name suggests it involves abnormal calcium and phosphorus metabolism. The associated wounds were once considered unhealable but that doesn't have to be the case. A good wound specialist using very cautious and gentle wound techniques can treat this type of wound. ...Read more
Calciphylaxis: There is no internationally recognized successful treatment for calciphylaxis. ...Read more
Calciphylaxis: There are two components: first, your renal doctor will need to look into correctable biochemical abnormalities to see if there is something to be corrected like calcium, phosphate, and parathyroid hormone levels; second, the wounds will need careful treatment in a wound center by a physician that is willing to work with you over long term. ...Read more
Calciphylaxis: An electrolyte disturbance noted at dialysis with peturbation in calcium and phosphate may indicate incipient problems. However, clinically, calciphylaxis is marked by irregular patches of dark purple/black eschars on the skin. These patches are tender. Additionally, the superficial veins may be dark (indicating thrombus inside the vessel). ...Read more
Calciphylaxis: Calciphylaxis is a syndrome of vascular calcification, thrombosis and skin necrosis. It is seen almost exclusively in patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease. It results in chronic non-healing wounds and is usually fatal. Calciphylaxis is a rare but serious disease. See more at: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/calciphylaxis. ...Read more
No.: Calciphylaxis, which is almost always associated with advanced kidney disease, is a serious, potentially fatal problem, and needs to be treated by a physician. ...Read more
Calciphylaxis: For goodness sake, you did not do anything wrong. We have no idea why some patients develop this syndrome and others not given similar parameters. Just concentrate on working with the renal physician in doing a workup to see if there are correctable chemical abnormalities; and a specialist in wound care that is familiar with calciphylaxis patients (this may require some investigation). ...Read more
Calciphylaxis: Calciphylaxis is a serious condition that is associated with kidney disease. You need to be followed closely by a physician. ...Read more
Mixed ulcers: Some arterial ulcers can produce black eschar on their surfaces. ...Read more
Yes: Calciphylaxis is, in a way, hardening of the arterioles (very small arteries) that supply blood to the skin. The arterioles are clogged, and blood does not pass, resulting in the death of the skin supplied. It is rare, occurring primarily in people with end stage renal disease (eg on dialysis) or rarely people with hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands). ...Read more
Possibly: We have successfully treated calciphylaxis ulcers with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. ...Read more
Unknown for sure: There have been "reports" of success with hyperbaric oxygen (hbot) but no scientific studies have been published to back this up. Sometimes we have to ask "did the wound heal because of the treatment or despite the treatment! " you need to work together with a wound specialist and a nephrologist on this one. ...Read more
Calciphylaxis with end stage renal disease, what is the mortality rate without my brother getting septic wounds?
My mother has a kidney problem. Now she says her doctor told her weeks ago she has calciphylaxis. What will that do to her?
? biopsy: Make sure diagnosis is really confirmed. Calciphylaxis is a serious disorder that causes calcium deposition in vessels that can occur throughout the body and can cause skin lesions that become painful ischemic/necrotic ulcers; it can cause death. Calciphylaxis typically occurs in people with end stage renal disease on dialysis, recent kidney transplant patients and primary hyperparathryoidism. ...Read more
What is the treatment for calciphylaxis nephrogenic fibrosis dermatopathy for chronic kidney disease patients. The inflamation on both legs r unbearab
The 2 are different: Calcipylaxis is probably what you are referring to. Vpainful dark leg lesions that later ulcerate and actually may heal in my experience over months. The problem is its incapacitating pain and infection development that make mobility not possible. Most pts request to quit dialysis. May use local Lidocaine 2% gel on it to kill pain. Of 14 pts I have seen, 2 healed in 3 months both on 500 mgcipro/day. ...Read more
My s.G.O.T is 38.1 and s.G.P.T is 100.7 so please advise to cure my liver & is this position is critical or normal?
Need diagnosis first: Prior to treating one must know what the disease is.... In your case this will require some lab testing to exclude the common causes of lft elevation. This could be anything from fatty liver to hepatitis to recent alcohol intak, etc. Need to see doc to figure this out. ...Read more
Doubtful: Typically I would say there is no cure for raynauds. The one instance would be if smoking causes the symptoms of raynauds (which it can), and if you quit smoking it could go away. However, most patients with raynauds require treatment to reduce the symptoms of the condition. Avoiding direct contact with cold objects for example could reduce the symptoms. Medications can be quite helpful. ...Read more
Do not attempt self: Cures! This requires prompt medical treatment. Depending on the stage of syphilis, intramuscular of intravenous penicillin is recommended with Doxycycline as a back up for penicillin allergy. Follow-up testing is recommended. You will be tested for other std's at that time. ...Read more
How to cure lisping. I lisp on some pronunciations like 's', 'ch'. Are there some speech exercises that can help me with it?
Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/230784-exercises-to-perform-at-home-to-correct-a-speech-impediment/
I hope this helps :) ...Read more
Couple suggestions.: Hello. A couple of suggestions. 1. Consider cognitive behavioral therapy. 2. Discuss your medication regimen with your physician to see if it can be optomized. Take care. ...Read more
Bell's Palsy: This partial paralysis of the face is believed to be caused by a virus. For some years, an antiviral medication (acyclovir) had been recommended (if started in the first 3 days), but longer term studies have not shown a benefit. The standard treatment now is oral steroid medication (typically prednisone), which also should be started early. Prednisone is not a cure, but suppresses the inflammation. ...Read more