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20w pregnant, fetal ultrasound was normal except for: bilateral hydro.Enlarged rt kidney with echogenic cortex and perirenal fluid. Idea on diagnosis?

20w pregnant, fetal ultrasound was normal except for: bilateral hydro.Enlarged rt kidney with echogenic cortex and perirenal fluid. Idea on diagnosis?

See a specialist: You need to see a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist. This will need to be followed to see if it's worsening. It sounds like a ureteral obstruction, which is more common in male fetuses. ...Read more

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What is the difference between uremia and azotemia?

What is the difference between uremia and azotemia?

AZOTEMIA is the : Early stage while uremia/ kidney failure is the end stage of kidney disease. In the former, the condition can be caused by dehydration, medication side effect, insufficient water intake, certain medical conditions etc while the latter is caused/ contributed by uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, liver disease, extreme shock, sepsis/blood infection etc rx-. Hemodialysis and/or kidney transplant. ...Read more

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What is the difference between uremia and azotemia ?

What is the difference between uremia and azotemia ?

Almost synonyms.: Both words refer to what happens when the kidneys fail to function fully and urea, creatinine, and other nitrogenous waste products build up in the blood. Uremia refers mainly to urea, so it is considered less precise. Azotemia comes from the greek root azote or nitrogen, and describes an excess of nitrogen-containing compounds in the blood. ...Read more

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What is azotemia?

What is azotemia?

Azotemia: Azotemia refers to a state where a person's blood levels of nitrogenous compounds such as urea and creatinine are abnormally high. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for azotemia?

Azotemia: See: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/238545-treatment

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Is azotemia a kind of infectious disease?

Is azotemia a kind of infectious disease?

No: Azotemia causes high levels of nitrogen-containing compounds. ...Read more

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Why is lactulose used for a patient who has azotemia?

Why is lactulose used for a patient who has azotemia?

If liver problems: Lactulose is a poorly absorbable carbohydrate, causes gas, bloat, diarrhea; changes pH in bowel, affects bacteria; causes less ammonia production which somehow affects thought process, mentation in patients with chronic liver disease who can't clear these chemicals as well as norm. Sometimes given for chronic constipation. Sorbitol works similarly, cheaper, found in sugarless candies, mints, gu. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between prerenal azotemia and ATN?

What is the relationship between prerenal azotemia and ATN?

Here are some...: Pre-renal azotemia denotes elevation of BUN & creatinine resulting from decreased ability of blood flow to pass through kidneys for effective filtration caused by low blood volume for BP commonly secondary to dehydration or blood loss. If duration and degree of the mentioned conditions last and/or worsen, microscopic change in severe damage (necrosis) fine kidney filtrating tubules ensue - ATN. ...Read more