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What is metabolic acidosis in chronic renal failure from?

What is metabolic acidosis in chronic renal failure from?

Unable to remove: Metabolic acidosis is a constituent of renal failure, arising mainly from the inability of kidney to remove excess acids in blood. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic renal failure and end-stage renal disease?

What is the difference between chronic renal failure and end-stage renal disease?

Stages: Chronic kidney disease can be staged based on creatinine clearance in 5 stages. End stage usually designates stage 5 of chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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How is chromophobe renal cancer different from others?

How is chromophobe renal cancer different from others?

Many ways: The prognosis is better than for a common kidney cancer, their pattern of immunostaining is very different, they tend to spread to liver rather than where other kidney cancers usually go, and there is even a genetic mutation that can make them common in one family. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute renal failure and end-stage renal failure?

What is the difference between acute renal failure and end-stage renal failure?

Renal failure: Acute renal failure: seen in a healthy person who develops an illness (e.g. hemolytic uremic syndrome [in children] or septic shock and multiple organ dysfunction) that leads to renal failure. Often it resolves. End-stage renal disease implies that the problem has been there for weeks/months, is not going to resolve and the person may need kidney transplant ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute renal failure and acute tubular necrosis?

Here are some...: Acute renal failure is a general term denoting kidneys not able to good enough to manage water and electrolytes due to acute conditions such as shocks from various reasons, and acute tubular necrosis denotes what can be seen in kidney tissue under microscopic exam if biopsy is done, but not necessary for almost all cases. Clinically, they all tell us kidneys not working enough from acute causes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute renal failure and acute renal insufficiency?

Acute renal failure: Failure means kidneys stopped completely. Insufficiency not completely gone but not normal. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic renal failure and chronic renal insufficiency?

What is the difference between chronic renal failure and chronic renal insufficiency?

Terminology: Many physicians including nephrologists will use the terms chronic renal failure, chronic renal insufficiency, and chronic kidney disease interchangeably. Some will use the term "insufficiency" when the chronicity or the severity of the renal disease is not clear but in most instances, they are synonymous. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute renal failure and ESRD?

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

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What is the difference between kidney nephrosis & kidney necrosis?

What is the difference between kidney nephrosis & kidney necrosis?

Protein: necrosis refers to the death of cells, usually tubular kidney cells, also found though are vascular necrosis with vasculitis and glomerulonephrtis. Nephrosis refers to the presence of lots of protein in the urine. ...Read more

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Difference between respiratory acidosis or alkalosis?

Difference between respiratory acidosis or alkalosis?

Level of CO2: The lungs help regulate the blood's ph by regulating carbon dioxide (co2) exhaled, eliminating it from the body. If not enough co2 is exhaled then it builds up in the blood stream, and leads to respiratory acidosis. If excessive co2 is exhaled, as in hyperventilation, then this can cause respiratory alkalosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between renal parenchymal disease and chronic kidney disease?

What is the difference between renal parenchymal disease and chronic kidney disease?

Renal parenchymal dz: Renal parenchymal disease is a phrase usually listed in reports from imaging studies, it is an imaging finding. If you truly have an imaging abnormality it does imply having chronic kidney disease (ckd). With only the phrase renal parenchymal disease, we can't guess on what stage of ckd a person has or the cause of the damage. ...Read more

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What is the difference between primary sjögren’s versus secondary sjögren’s?

What is the difference between primary sjögren’s versus secondary sjögren’s?

Circumstance: Secondary sjogren's syndrome is caused by something else that the body reacts to causing the disease. Primary sjogren's just occurs; most likely from a genetic predisposition. The symptoms and treatments are the same. ...Read more

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What is acute vs chronic pancreatitis?

What is acute vs chronic pancreatitis?

Temporary vs.: Permanent damage. Both are mostly due to alcohol abuse and gall stones. Acute pancreatitis may resolve without permanent damage to the organ, whereas chronic pancreatitis by definition is diagnosed when there is permanent damage to the organ. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between adrenal insufficiency vs. Addison's?

Is there a difference between adrenal insufficiency vs. Addison's?

Can be the same: Addison's disease is primary adrenal insufficiency and implies destruction of the part of the adrenal gland which makes cortisol. Secondary adrenal insufficiency is when the pituitary gland doesn't make enough acth, a hormone which signals the adrenal gland to make cortisol. ...Read more

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What is the difference between uremia and hepatic encephalopathy?

What is the difference between uremia and hepatic encephalopathy?

See below: Both can cause Metabolic Encephalopathies, or brain dysfunction. Uremia due to kidney failure, hepatitis due to liver failure. The pathways and toxicity are respectively different but the net effect on brain may be very similar. Clinicians can easily distinguish the two entities. ...Read more

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What is the difference between typical and eosinophilic renal chromophobe?

What is the difference between typical and eosinophilic renal chromophobe?

Color of cells: The cells in an eosinophilic chromophobe carcinoma have a pink color under the microscope instead of the clear look of a typical chromophobe. A pathologist might make the distinction to differentiate it from an oncocytoma, which also has pink cells. Eosin is a stain we use to color the tissue for microscopic examination. In this case, eosinophilic = pink. ...Read more

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What is the difference between renal insufficiency, impairment & failure?

What is the difference between renal insufficiency, impairment & failure?

Interchangeable term: They are all used interchangeably. They all suggest kidney disease (the reasons for which can be many). ...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