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Doctor insights on: Mrsa Effects On Kidney Transplant Patients

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Is it safe for a kidney transplant person to be around a person with mrsa?

Is it safe for a kidney transplant person to be around a person with mrsa?

Avoid: Avoid that person since your immunity is depressed and you do not want to get that infection.

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Transplant (Definition)

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


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My husband has suppressed immunity due to kidney transplant; he recently withstood mrsa. Could it have been lethal?

My husband has suppressed immunity due to kidney transplant; he recently withstood mrsa. Could it have been lethal?

Could be severe: Any bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infection has a spectrum of severity from very mild to potentially life threatening. When a patient is intentionally immunosuppressed their immune system is not as potent to fight off the infection. Mrsa can be mild or severe, but is problematic because the bacteria is resistant to a number of the commonly used antibiotics, limiting treatment options.

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My husband has suppressed immunity due to kidney transplant and he recently developed a MRSA infection. What should we do?

My husband has suppressed immunity due to kidney transplant and he recently developed a MRSA infection. What should we do?

IV antibiotics: Kidney transplant recipients are at increased risk for infectious complications because of their chronic immunosuppression. Once infected, the patient should be treated with the same antibiotics as with non-immunosuppressed individuals, although duration of treatment may differ. Such carriers may also be carriers of MRSA and if so, can be treated with antibiotic ointments at carriage sites.

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Can a live kidney donor who has mersa still be a donor for a kidney transplant?

Can a live kidney donor who has mersa still be a donor for a kidney transplant?

Sure, once treated: Some people carry the MRSA bugs on their skin/nasal cavities w/o causing problem, so it is not necessarily a problem for donating a kidney if ithe person does not have a problem with active infection. The surgical process is sterile and so it should not be an issue. If the donor is having active infection, it should be treated. Consult doc. Good luck.

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I'm a Male and undergone Kidney Transplant patient 2 years back, me and my wife trying to conceive and worried about the side effects of the medicine?

I'm a Male and undergone Kidney Transplant patient 2 years back, me and my wife trying to conceive and worried about the side effects of the medicine?

Proceed with plan...: Congratulate for surviving well through successful kidney transplant and come to run another hurdle of life - procreation. To move on, everyone has to face and accept the available truth and facts of life so to proceed with plan to materialize your wish for m=baby-making since their is no way to avoid who and what you are. More? Ask your kidney-transplanting doctor and nephrologist. Best wish...

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Kidney transplant patients have develop proteurinata?

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.

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Can kidney transplant patients keep cats in their homes?

Can kidney transplant patients keep cats in their homes?

Yes: Although your body is immunocompromised due to the anti-rejection medications, it is still safe to keep cats in the home. I would suggest keeping the cats away the first 3 months after transplant as that is when you are must at risk for an infection.

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Can kidney transplant patients have cats in their homes?

Can kidney transplant patients have cats in their homes?

Yes they can: No reason not to have cats unless subject or family is allergic to them.

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Can kidney transplant patients use hgh?

Can kidney transplant patients use hgh?

Risks involved: Thank you for your question. All medications can affect how your transplant medications work. Kidney rejection due to not enough medication is possible. Alternatively severe infection or kidney injury from too much medication is also possible. Higher blood pressure is often seen with hormone therapy and that too may cause your transplant kidney to incur damage. Close monitoring would be needed.

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How much time does medicare last for kidney transplant patient?

How much time does medicare last for kidney transplant patient?

3 years: Once you have a transplant, Medicare will pick up the cost of your anti-rejection meds for the first three years.

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Its safe for 80 years old patient to have kidney transplant while in comma?

Not safe at any age: Kidney transplants are only performed for people who are in very stable medical conditions. Dialysis is used to replace kidney function for people in comas or other types of emergent circumstances. If they survive, they are carefully evaluated + educated as transplant candidates. At any age, the patient must be expected to "survive + thrive" the txp long enough to justify the use of the kidney.

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Sir I am kidney transplant receipent patient and my sgpt is 73 what is to be done?

Sir I am kidney transplant receipent patient and my sgpt is 73 what is to be done?

You have "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). What antirejection meds do you take? Do you consume alcohol? What tests have been accomplished & what liver diseases ruled out? Need some help--

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I am a kidney transplant patient. My creatine has always been between 1.4 - 1.8 is this a normal level?

I am a kidney transplant patient. My creatine has always been between 1.4 - 1.8 is this a normal level?

Not normal: While it isn't a "normal" serum creatinine (or perfect kidney function) that is to be expected. It is very rare that a transplant recipient with a single kidney obtains the same level of function as a healthy person with two normal kidneys. That being said, if you've had your transplant for 5 or more years and no change in function... Then you are doing great.

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Is it possible for a chronic kidney stage 5 patient to prolong dialysis and kidney transplant by just specialised medication and strict diet?

Is it possible for a chronic kidney stage 5 patient to prolong dialysis and kidney transplant by just specialised medication and strict diet?

Yes: Yes; an appropriate (but relatively strict) diet would have to be adhered to as recommended by your nephrologist. Exercise and hydration are equally important. Stage v renal disease, however is near " end-stage" and will likely progress into renal failure at some time. Peritoneal dialysis is an extremely appropriate, and oftentimes under used/recommended option, especially for younger patients l.

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Do you know kidney transplant patients who have had children?

Do you know kidney transplant patients who have had children?

Yes: There are a number of successful pregnancies after kidney transplant in the us every year. It is regarded as a high risk pregnancy, and require care coordination of you transplant team and the obstetricians.

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What is the drug of choice for kidney transplant patient for colds?

Colds: Traditional cold are usually viruses. There is no medication that will treat the cold. You just need to treat you symptoms to make you comfortable until you body can fight off your cold. You should get your flu shot every year. Wash you hands often for prevention.

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Can a lupus patient always have a kidney transplant?

Can a lupus patient always have a kidney transplant?

Always?: Not sure what is meant by always. In general those individuals with kidney failure due to sle can receive transplant. However, if the disease is fresh and active, it may be prudent to wait a while. The immunosuppression used to prevent rejection is often able to control any lupus activity. Some others may have lupus complications such as heart disease and clotting that needs special attention.

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Can kidney transplant patients use elliptical machine?

Yes: Transplant patients are encouraged to exercise. The only caution would be in activities in which there could be direct trauma to the allograft, like from a kick or punch.

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Is it okay for kidney transplant patients to work a graveyard shift?

Is it okay for kidney transplant patients to work a graveyard shift?

Yes: If a patient has a working kidney transplant and is not dealing with complications such as infection, rejection etc. It is no different for them to work overnights than for anyone else. They have to make certain they are getting rest during the day.

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When during renal failure should a patient be given a kidney transplant and why?

When during renal failure should a patient be given a kidney transplant and why?

Stage: Most transplant programs won't list you for transplant unless your GFR is < 20. Being on dilaysis is not a requirement though. For more info on what GFR means, read the following: http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-is-chronic-kidney-disease-or-ckd. Html.

Dr. Ira Katz
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Kidney Transplant (Definition)

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