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Are antibiotic vancomycin safe if renal failure and elderly?

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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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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How long can you live being elderly and renal failure and stroke?

How long can you live being elderly and renal failure and stroke?

It depends: It depends on the quality of life. There are different stages of renal failure. There are different presentations of stroke. But the most important part of piece is the living wills. So if this person has bad stroke and renal failure along with the living wills stating that this person does not want an artifical nutrition and dialysis then it is terminal condition, less than six months to live. ...Read more

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Can a fall cause death to an elderly person with renal failure early stage?

Can a fall cause death to an elderly person with renal failure early stage?

Yes: A fall can cause the death of an elderly person in a number of ways. They could sustain a subdural hematoma or a hip fracture for instance which could lead to their death. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you live being elderly stage 4 colon cancer and renal failure and sepsis?

For what length of time can you live being elderly stage 4 colon cancer and renal failure and sepsis?

Sounds like serious: Illness. Of the conditions you mentioned, sepsis is probably the worst, because it means uncontrolled infection throughout the body. Next is renal failure, but dialysis can reverse some of the effects of it. Stage 4 colon cancer means widespread disease, so prognosis is poor. To have all of these conditions at one time in one person is quite ominous. ...Read more

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What usually causes acute kidney failure in the elderly?

What usually causes acute kidney failure in the elderly?

Meds and Dehydration: Acute kidney failure occurs predominantly from newly prescribed medications like a diuretic (hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) or lasix) or from certain anti-hypertensive medications like an ace or arb (enalapril or cozaar). Also akf occurs in the elderly if they do not get enough water intake especially in warm environments when they sweat a lot. ...Read more

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How serious is renal failure?

How serious is renal failure?

It depends: Usually it depends on the reason , the severity and person health. While renal failure due to dehydration and obstruction ( stones, prostate in a man)is reversible most of the the time , renal failure due to intrinsic kidney problems is sometimes hard to treat. ...Read more

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What factors affect renal failure?

Renal failure: High blood pressure and prolonged uncontrolled diabetes and recurrent urine infection are BIG factors escalating renal disease to progress towards failure ...Read more

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My grandma had renal failure. Am i at risk for it?

Not likely: Unless she had a familial disease predisposing her to renal failure.If she had polycystic renal disease, diabetes, amyloidosis, sickle cell anaemia etc you could be at risk.How ever if it was the result of an acute illness it is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of renal failure?

Depends, acute or no: Give more details and in what context is the q arising, usually, renal failure has no signs other than high BP except until very late when other signs such as swelling of legs or less urine output can develop in terminal stages of renal failure! ...Read more

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