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What can be done for staph infection part 2: kidney failure?

What can be done for staph infection part 2: kidney failure?

Still antibiotics...: If active infection forming abscesses etc..These should be surgically drained, and oral antibiotic use just as with those without renal failure. The dosage/frequency of the medication/antibiotic may need to be adjusted based on the degree of kidney disease. Staph is a pretty nasty bug and so make sure u follow your doc as advised/regularly for monitoring. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Acute Renal Failure (Definition)

Acute renal Failure is also known as Acute kidney failure. Unable to clear out the products of metabolism that are normally filtered and excreted by your kidneys. This can be estimated by your BUN and creatinine. If the creatinine rises above 4 this could be considered acute renal failure. ARF can be caused by obstruction of urine flow, infection, severe ...Read more


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Why is a patient with acute renal failure at a higher risk for infection?

Why is a patient with acute renal failure at a higher risk for infection?

ARF and infection: Acute renal failure (ARF) has a frequently reported mortality in 20-80% of the patients. Infection, as a cause or a complication of the syndrome, is a risk factor which adversely determines its outcome. In a study in 2009, infection occurred in four fifths of critically ill patients with ARF treated with dialysis and was in an unadjusted analysis associated with longer los and higher mortality. ...Read more

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My father has an infected boil on his bad, it's causing him severe pain, could this be staph infection?

My father has an infected boil on his bad, it's causing him severe pain, could this be staph infection?

Yes, it can: Any skin lesion that is causing severe pain should be shown to a dermatologist right away. If a dermatologist is not available, see your primary care doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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Man admitted to hosp with severe back pain. Found to have staph infection. Two toes amputated. Back pain & staph related? Now has distended abdomen

Man admitted to hosp with severe back pain. Found to have staph infection.  Two toes amputated.  Back pain & staph related? Now has distended abdomen

Why Family Doctor: There is just way too much missing here for specific commentary. We need the scan reports, blood test results, a description of the physical exam and the diagnoses. But, that does not matter. This is the very reason you have a family physician. Your family doctor can interpret or explain anything missing or being misunderstood in your communications with the specialist. ...Read more

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I'm currently in hospital and my doctors are advising me that my staph infection is in my actual lymph node. They want to remove my groin lymph node.

I'm currently in hospital and my doctors are advising me that my staph infection is in my actual lymph node. They want to remove my groin lymph node.

Staph aureus: If there is an abscess in your groin they may want to drain this. Staphylococcal infection localized to an inguinal lymph node is a very unusual situation. Since cannot see and examine you and have access to all findings there is no way to comment intelligently on the steps planned by your doctors. Good luck, ...Read more

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What is the name of the staph infection is it mercia?

What is the name of the staph infection is it mercia?

MRSA: Staph is a common germ, lives on skin, in nose, elsewhere-ubiquitous. When get where they don't belong, cause infection including pus pockets (abscesses). Some strains are resistant to multiple antibiotics. One such strain is MRSA (methicillin resistant staph. Aureus); can be a big deal id there's infection with limited antibiotc available to rx. Don't want it to spread in hospitals, a big deal. ...Read more

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Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Acute Kidney Failure (Definition)

An abrupt loss of renal function as determined (usually) by a rise in the serum creatinine. Definitions vary, a rise in creatinine of as little as 0.2mg/dl in a smaller person could be significant. There is no consistent description. It could be asymptomatic or the patient plagued with edema, lack of urine, sob, protein and or blood in the urine. Pain and ...Read more


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