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Why would one be admitted for a kidney infection? How does the dr determine if patient should be admitted or sent home?

Why would one be admitted for a kidney infection? How does the dr determine if patient should be admitted or sent home?

Kidney infection: It is difficult to say exactly why the patient was admitted. Perhaps she had an elevated fever, a high white blood cell count indicating that she had a severe infection or she had a low blood pressure. For more information as to the reason for the patient's admission, ask the doctor taking care of her in the hospital for more information about the reasons for her admission. ...Read more

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Teaching plan for patient with altered mental status?

Don't understand: The question? There are really no teaching plans for altered mental status. You need to figure out the cause and treat it if possible. ...Read more

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What cause pyelonephritis?

What cause pyelonephritis?

Cause of pyelo?: 29 F wants to know cause of pyelonephritis. Aka infection of the kidneys causing scaring and kidney failure. Can also be related analgesic abuse if you lived in Australia and took a lot. Some have symptoms of infection others not. Congenital reflux from bladder or kidney stones contribute. At one time thought to be common cause of HTN. Rarely one side which may increase BP. Check UPTODATE for more ...Read more

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How can pyelonephritis be caught?

How can pyelonephritis be caught?

Its complicated: 2 factors promote pyelonephritis. 1) bacteria must invade the kidney. 2) a person's immune system must fail to some degree. Bactereia are common in the urinary tract. But if large amounts of harmful bactereia enter the kidney during lower urinary tract infections or during kidney obstruction (ie. Pregnancy, injury, surgery, congenital disease, or poor bladder emptying), pyelonephritis may develop. ...Read more

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Pyelonephritis symptoms are pain and what?

Pyelonephritis symptoms are pain and what?

Pyelonephritis: Other symptoms: high fevers that come and go along with chills / rigor. Pt are usually very very sick and require immediate medical attention as this condition can be life threatening if left untreated. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for pyelonephritis?

Is there a cure for pyelonephritis?

Yes: Antibiotics are a must or the infection will progress and worsen and make you very sick. Once adequately treated, the infection will resolve and your infection will be "cured". ...Read more

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