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Doctor insights on: Pud Prophylaxis In Renal Failure

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My 6 mo has unilateral renal agenesis and grade 4 reflux causing Hydrouereteronephrosis. Is antibiotic prophylaxis necessary in his case?

My 6 mo has unilateral renal agenesis and grade 4 reflux causing Hydrouereteronephrosis. Is antibiotic prophylaxis necessary in his case?

Probably: The use of antibiotic prophylaxis is a very debated subject in pediatrics & pediatric urology currently. Given the age of the child, I think most physicians would. I'd follow the recommendations of his doctor, since he/she knows him best. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


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Help plz! Can renal failure be cured entirely?

Help plz! Can renal failure be cured entirely?

Renal failure treatm: Renal failure is irreversible,can be controlled unlikely to be cured,options would be renal dialysis,in end stage failure transplant,,requiring anti rejection meds,even trap landed kidneys can fail ...Read more

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What food can be taken by renal failure patients?

What food can be taken by renal failure patients?

Many: These patients can still eat any foods, but they just need to decrease the amount of potassium and phosphorous containing foods. Just as a diabetic can eat any sweets, they need to limit it. Renal failure patients need to limit total fluids, potassium and phosphorous. If on dialysis, protein is usually encouraged, but if pre-dialysis, high protein intake may not be a good idea. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a person in renal failure?

What is the life expectancy of a person in renal failure?

Weeks: Once kidney function falls below 10% of normal, most patients will develop uremia. This includes progressive weakness and confusion progressing to coma and death, unless some form of kidney replacement therapy is instituted. ...Read more

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Plz tel why renal failure patients should consume low salts ?

Plz tel why renal failure patients should consume low salts ?

The kidneys are sick: When you are young and healthy and the kidneys function normally, they can eliminate salt you take in more efficiently. When the kidneys are sick, they lose the ability to get rid of the extra salt, thus body will accumulate excess salt = bad--cause fluid retention, hypertension, heart failure etc..As a result, many things should be restricted in renal failure patient. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is acute renal failure?

What is acute renal failure?

Acute renal failure: This is when your kidneys abruptly stop working or greatly slow down in their ability to clean the blood of things that you body does not need..Many substances normally removed by the kidney are potentially harmful if they build up in your blood. Examples of this are too much acid, potentially harmful byproducts of drugs you are taking, and the end products of protein metabolism. ...Read more

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What is chronic renal failure?

What is chronic renal failure?

Lab testing: A creatinine clearance number of less the 10 generally determines renal failure. This number is calculated by your age, weight and sex. Not all people with ckd need dialysis right away. This is determined by symptoms associated with renal failuire like high potassium, volume overload(edema and difficulty breathing), itching, poor appetite, other "uremic" symptoms. ...Read more

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) renal failure reversable?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) renal failure reversable?

Not usually: Celebrex (celecoxib) and the other meds in the group "nsaids" typically cause damage to the kidney from longer term use. Often the injury is added to underlying kidney function that is already abnormal. At this point, it is important to avoid the use of any other nsaids such as advil or Motrin - or the typical drug name ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use splenda if I have renal failure and diabetes?

Is it ok to use splenda if I have renal failure and diabetes?

Splenda and RF: I've looked at sources that i consider reliable and can find nothing that says you should avoid splenda under your circumstances. I would, however, suggest that you discuss this further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any association between renal failure and hypercalcaemia?

Is there any association between renal failure and hypercalcaemia?

Yes: Hypercalcemia causes resistance to ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone), resulting in volume loss and potential renal failure. ...Read more

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How does folic acid affect renal failure?

How does folic acid affect renal failure?

Anemia: Kidneys are known for their erythropoietic nature ( ie they produce red blood cells in body). Patients in renal failure--- get anemic! Other ingredients (fuel) for producing red cells in body are iron and Folic acid. Since kidneys failed--- we rely on other organs ( ie liver and bone marrow) to do the same-- produce red cells--- by giving patients enough fuel to produce them! ...Read more

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Can too much vitamin a lead to renal failure?

Can too much vitamin a lead to renal failure?

Possibly: Taking very large amounts of vitamin d can potentially lead to too much calcium in your blood. That, in turn, can potentially lead to kidney damage, among other things. You would probably have to take an absurdly large dose over a prolonged period of time for this to happen. ...Read more

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What does htn and chronic renal failure mean?

What does htn and chronic renal failure mean?

HTN & renal failure: Htn (hypertension or high blood pressure) is one of the two leading causes of chronic renal (kidney) failure. Diabetes is the other leading cause. Many people have both HTN and diabetes! when kidneys shut down, many body systems suffer: heart, bone health, red blood cell production, etc. When kidneys stop functioning, kidney transplants or dialysis help; there's no substitute for healthy kidneys! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acute renal failure?

What is the treatment for acute renal failure?

Renal failure: Acute renal failure requires close attention to volume status, acid-base status, electrolytes, and any signs of uremia. These events might signal a need for urgent dialysis. Avoiding exposure to nephrotoxic meds is necessary. Studies to rule out obstruction (u/s usually) are necessary as well. ...Read more

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What is thr treatment of chronic renal failure?

What is thr treatment of chronic renal failure?

Family practice : Are you asking for yourself or for someone else. Do you have a cause. Don't take nsaids. Control your blood pressure. Lower dietary protein intake. Monitor filtration rate of kidneys. See a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Can taurine from vitamin water cause renal failure?

Quite the Opposite: In 2009 there was a conference on taurine. I just read some of the proceedings of that conference along with an extensive review of the renal effects of taurine. Taurine protects the kidney from all kinds of potential insults such as glomerulonephritis, diabetes as well as acute and chronic renal failure. So, taurine has an overall beneficial role to play in the kidney. ...Read more

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How is chronic renal failure managed well in diabetics?

See below: In any kidney disease it is important to control blood presssure .If uncontrolled it will lead to more rapid loss of function no matter what the underlying cause.Use of certain medications like ace inhibitors are preferentially used, ask your doctor. Blood sugar , cholesterol control and exercise all help. ...Read more

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Are antibiotic vancomycin safe if renal failure and elderly?

Yes: Vancomycin can safely be given to an elderly renal failure patient if it is prescribed by a physician knowledgable in its pharmacodynamics and who checks trough levels in the steady state to be sure they are between 15 -20 mcg/ml. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute renal failure and ESRD?

Differences: Acute is something abrupt and may go away. ESRD is end-stage renal disease and will not go away. It will only get worse and requires significant involvement on the part of a bunch of highly trained/skilled healthcare providers/professionals (MDs, nurses, dietitians, etc.) ...Read more

Dr. Sidney Vinson
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