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Cure of diffuse renal parenchymal disease?

Kidney: None, all you can do is protect the remaining portion of your kidneys under the care of a nephrologist. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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How does multicystic kidney dysplasia differ from polycystic kidney disease?

How does multicystic kidney dysplasia differ from polycystic kidney disease?

At birth,not heredit: The former is a congenital but not hereditary disease involving usually one kidney forming a mass of cysts without functioning kidney tissue. Found with prenatal ultrasound. Kidney shrinks and the other kidney assumes its work. The most common form of PKD which is hereditary results in increasing cyst number and size over many years. Other organs have cysts and kidneys fail over many years. ...Read more

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Is Kidney shrinkage kidney failure?

Is Kidney shrinkage kidney failure?

Not necessarily: The shrinking of the kidney can lead to decreased kidney function (kidney failure) but there are two kidneys and if one decreased function the other kidney will step up to the task. It needs to be clear why one kidney shrank. This is a guide to the diagnosis and the therapy. Some illness actually cause both kidney to shrink. Your function will help clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can medullary sponge kidneys cause low bone marrow count?

Can medullary sponge kidneys cause low bone marrow count?

No: Medullary sponge kidney is a very benign condition that does not disturb the function of the kidneys. It is mainly a radiological abnormality and can be associated with kidney stones of small variety usually in the kidney it self visible as small calcifications. It should not affect your bone marrow in any way. ...Read more

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How rare is(calcifixiation) end-stage renal disease?

How rare is(calcifixiation) end-stage renal disease?

Not!: Very commonly seen in end stage kidneys, most notably in the arteries. Due to abnormal calcium metabolism, there is also commonly seen calcifications in many other tissues (dystrophic calcifications). ...Read more

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Polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones, are they related?

Polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones, are they related?

Kidney stones: No but they can occur together. Cysts in the kidneys are not necessarily polycystic kidneys which is an inherited familiar disease. ...Read more

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Treatments of kidney disease?

Treatments of kidney disease?

Many: There are many causes there fore many treatments. Relief of mechanical obstructioin, control of blood pressure, immunsuppressants, control of diabetes, antibiotics, stone removal, plasma exchange. You need to tailor the treatment to your condition. ...Read more

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Failure kidney transplant because recurrence of focal glomerulosclerosis also has global hypokinesia on dialysis no diabetics or heart disease . ?

Failure kidney transplant because recurrence of focal glomerulosclerosis also has global hypokinesia on dialysis no diabetics or heart disease . ?

Transplant: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis or fsgs has recurrence rate of 10 % after transplant. You can get another transplant and decrease rate of recurrence by getting plasmapheresis and galactose therapy before next surgery. These therapies have been shown to reduce risk in selected group of patients. ...Read more

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Is glycosuria a kidney disease?

Is glycosuria a kidney disease?

Not usually: Glycosuria ie sugar in urine points to high blood sugar probably from diabetes. High sugar spills over from the blood into the urine, and does not mean kidney disease .However some persons with diabetes can develop kidney disease or diabetic nephropathy as it is called from having diabetes. ...Read more

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Life expectancy after removal of left kidney with papillary renal cell carcinoma?

Often very good: It depends on the tumor stage, which is based on the tumor size and whether it is confined to the kidney or invades other structures. Many papillary renal cell carcinomas are small and confined to kidney, in which case they often do not recur. ...Read more

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Can a renal ultrasound diagnose renal parenchymal disease?

Can a renal ultrasound diagnose renal parenchymal disease?

Not typically: An ultrasound can suggest radiographic evidence of medical renal disease but cannot diagnose this. To make the diagnosis of renal parenchymal disease the radiographic findings must be combined with blood studies of kidney function and sometimes urine studies for protein or a kidney biopsy. ...Read more

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Is kidney failure a common complication of kidney stones ?

Is kidney failure a common complication of kidney stones ?

Kidney disease: Most kidney disease/kidney failure comes from longstanding, poorly controlled high blood pressure and/or diabetes. Nowaadays, it is rare for kidney stones by themselves to cause kidney failure unless they are left in a blocking location for a long period of time. ...Read more

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What is small sized kidneys with parenchymal disease and cortical cysts?

What is small sized kidneys with parenchymal disease and cortical cysts?

Cystic Disease: Typically small sized kidneys can be congenital(born like that), or in many instances as your kidney function gets worse the kidney scars and get smaller- there are exceptions to this as diabetes kidney disease, HIV related kidney disease, infiltrative diseases(lymphoma) etc can be large. if you have small kidneys as well as cysts- this could be related to underlying disease- complicated answer. ...Read more

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Can sponge kidney kill u?

Can sponge kidney  kill u?

Not usually: Medullary sponge kidney is associated with hematuria, stones and calcinosis. Sometimes accompanied by metabolic acidosis. There is no specific treatment and is frequently not associated with loss of renal function. It can be found with chronic kidney disease. It is not considered a fatal condition. ...Read more

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Does renal cell carcinoma lead to chronic renal failure?

Does renal cell carcinoma lead to chronic renal failure?

Not necessarily: Only if both the kidneys have to be removed if cancer on both sides. If only one kidney or a part of kidney only is removed and the remaining kidney is healthy dialysis is not required. ...Read more

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Is nephrocalcinosis a type of kidney disease?

Is nephrocalcinosis a type of kidney disease?

No: Nephrocalcinosis means calcium has deposited in the kidney. This condition can occur from disease or damage or even some drugs. Treatment involves identifying the underlying problem. Sometimes it can resolve; other cases are permanent. ...Read more

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Is autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease very serious?

Is autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease very serious?

It is different: It usually is more serious than the autosomal dominant disease since it needs inheritance from both parents to be expressed i.e. Both genes are affected. It accordingly gets expressed at an earlier age in life. The longer duration of polycystic disease is a factor in predicting dialysis need. ...Read more

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What does renal osteodystrophy in renal failure mean?

What does renal osteodystrophy in renal failure mean?

Bone disease: People with renal failure develop weaken bones from abnormal mineralization of the bone. Renal osteodystrophy is the name of this process where calcium and phosphorus do not deposit into the bone correctly and therefore the person's bones are prone to fractures. ...Read more

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Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more


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