Mrsa effects on kidney transplant patients - Doctor answers
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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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 baby-making since their is no way to avoid who and what you are. More? Ask your kidney-transplanting doctor and nephrologist. Best wish... ...Read more
Yes they can: No reason not to have cats unless subject or family is allergic to them. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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-- ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from ...Read more
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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