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What Would Happen If Admitted To Hospital For Kidney Infection
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Why would one be admitted for a kidney infection? How does the dr determine if patient should be admitted or sent home?
Kidney infection: It is difficult to say exactly why the patient was admitted. Perhaps she had an elevated fever, a high white blood cell count indicating that she had a severe infection or she had a low blood pressure. For more information as to the reason for the patient's admission, ask the doctor taking care of her in the hospital for more information about the reasons for her admission. ...Read more
Rest: Take prescribed medications as directed, use good respiratory therapy, hydrate well. ...Read more
Safety first: If someone has a serious psychiatric illness and needs inpatient care, they should be admiited and payment can be addressed later. A hospital can not legally deny admission based on inability to pay. Once admiited, the person could talk to a hospital social worker or financial specialist about payment options. Often, hospitals will write off indigent care or the state may absorb the costs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At what time would it be appropriate for a patient with a kidney transplant be admitted to the hospital due to fluid retention?
New change: Sometimes the new development of fluid retention is the only tip-off to a problem with the kidney transplant. If this is either a new problem or represents a major change, and a rapid evaluation cannot be accomplished within the confines of the available outpatient facilities, admission may be required. But today we try to do as much as possible as an outpatient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Colchicin and/or Ind: You will be prescribed colchicin and/or i ndomethacin and follow up with you family doctor or rheumatologist for follow up care. ...Read more
How would you treat a pregnant woman of 18 weeks with sever painless hydronephrosis on her left kidney? Would you let it go untreated being watched? Or would you perform a percutaneous nephrostomy? Or what else? Thanks!
Not from pregnancy: U r probably seeing an OB dr.. Best consult with experienced urologist. Management depends upon presence and thickness of kidney cortex (functional part of kidney), may require a temporary percutaneous jj tube between bladder & kidney or nephrostomy tube (placed thru posterior abdominal wall, best by interventional radiologist) for duration of pregnancy. Need BUN & creatinine checked now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are good signs to go to the hospital if you suspect primary amoebic meningoencephalitis or encephalitis . Just a question?
You are not sick: I am amazed at how worked up you are. It is impossible to be this cognizant and to be able to communicate like you are and to have the disease you have learned about on the internet. This obsession is your real disease. I would advise you to get to your family doctor and not the er so that appropriate testing and evaluation of your symptoms can occur. But then you may need mental health help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Kidney infections are much more serious infections than urinary infections of the lower urinary tract (bladder). If caught early and treated appropriately, many of these patients can be treated as an outpatient. If the treatment fails, the patient will need to be admitted to the hospital fior therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a person were to have a "bad trip" lsd what meds would be given in the ER to help the patient? Antiphycotics?
Depends: The er would primarily be treating the symptoms the person might be having from the lsd. That could vary from person to person, so i don't have a specific answer. Antipsychotics would depend on whether there was a psychosis that caused the use of the lsd and generally would be handled by a psychatrist, after the trip has resolved. ...Read more
What happens if you are an inpatient in a hospital can you ask to be transferred to a different hospital?
What is considered severe diahrea in a child and what point should i take her to ER to get IV fluids for dehydration?
Dehydration: Less than 5 wet diapers in 24 hours in a baby is suggestive of dehydration, which babies do not tolerate well. If oral rehydration with an electrolyte solution does not increase urination frequency shortly, emergent evaluation by you physician or an emergency facility is in order. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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