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What is nephrology?

What is nephrology?

Latin word: Neph= kidney and study of kidney and its diseases is nephrology ...Read more

Dr. Leila Hashemi
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Nephrology (Definition)

Nephrology is a specialty in medicine that focuses on studying the function and ...Read more


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What is a good site about nephrology?

What is a good site about nephrology?

Nephrology website: Www. Kidney. Org, www. Renal. Org, www. Kidneyfoundation. Com. ...Read more

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What is the definition of nephrology?

What is the definition of nephrology?

Kidney doctors.: Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the kidneys and renal function. ...Read more

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Nephrology, what causes low sodium?

Nephrology, what causes low sodium?

Many causes: Hormone problems, sometimes related to infections, cancer, lung, heart or liver problems can cause the kidneys to retain extra water and dilute the sodium in the blood. Sometimes medications, or extreme drinking of water can lower sodium, too. Keep in mind that high sugar, cholesterol and protein levels can make the sodium seem low when it is really normal. ...Read more

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Please tell me if analgesic nephrology is reversible?

Please tell me if analgesic nephrology is reversible?

Analgesic nephropath: Hi dalton1, if you mean analgesic nephropathy then it depends on how damaged your kidneys were and whether you are still taking analgesic medications. Ibuprofen itself can cause kidney injury but when mixed with codeine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, etc, you can have severe injury. If your kidneys are working fine and you no longer take analgesia, then there is a good chance no further injury will occur. ...Read more

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What to do if I have started the nephrology wikia due to my immense interest in the discipline. Who has any ideas?

What to do if I have started the nephrology wikia due to my immense interest in the discipline. Who has any ideas?

This is pretty: Vague. If you are more specific we can try to provide helpful answers. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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3 y/o had VUR w/ scarring. Now VUR clear & kidneys measure 6.4cm. Refered to Nephrology. Can't get appt for couple months. What possible issues?

3 y/o had VUR w/ scarring. Now VUR clear & kidneys measure 6.4cm. Refered to Nephrology. Can't get appt for couple months. What possible issues?

This is just: "a thought" since the answer should come from your child's Pediatrician but I would guess the kidneys are a bit "small" for your baby's age and follow-up after the VUR with nephrology is a common. And nowadays "STANDARD OF CARE" No "emergency" (my opinion)

Hope this helps and good luck!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What is difference between nephrology and urology?

What is difference between nephrology and urology?

Medicine vs Surgery: The differences may be subtle outside of professional circles, but essentially urology is a surgical field that deals with the urinary tract: kidneys, ureter, bladder, prostate, and genitals. By contrast, nephrology is a specialty of internal medicine, where disorders of the kidney are treated in non-surgical ways (dialysis). ...Read more

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What is the treatment extent at the nephrology center?

What is the treatment extent at the nephrology center?

Nephrology center: Usually dialysis...Or medical treatment to avoid dialysis, . ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nephrology and dialysis?

What is the definition or description of: nephrology and dialysis?

Study of the kidney.: Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the kidneys and renal function. ...Read more

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My creatinine last week was 1.7 it comes down today at 1.32. I took ketobest 3x a day as prescribed by my nephrology. Do I hve to worry about my kdney?

My creatinine last week was 1.7 it comes down today at 1.32. I took ketobest 3x a day as prescribed by my nephrology. Do I hve to worry about my kdney?

Follow up: Why did your creatinine increase? Need to know the cause. Ketobest sounds like a non prescription medication and of unclear value. Would suggest follow up and work up why kidney function abnormal ...Read more

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Who works on the kidney--urology and nephrology?

Who works on the kidney--urology and nephrology?

Some crossover: Urologists are surgeons.
Nephrologists are internists who specialize in the medical aspects of kidney diseases.
Both evaluate hematuria, kidney stones, kidney tumors.
Urologists address disease mostly through surgical procedures, nephrologists through medical manipulation. ...Read more

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Are treatments and guidelines in pediatric nephrology very different from those in adult nephrology?

Are treatments and guidelines in pediatric nephrology very different from those in adult nephrology?

Nephrology: Yes; excretion of urine and medications is extremely different depending on the severity of kidney disease, blood pressure, and age of the child. ...Read more

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Sir iam 47 yrs old iam a patient of nephrology since last one week my right side stomach outer part painning when I touch my skin its also painning?

Sir iam 47 yrs old iam a patient of nephrology since last one week my right side stomach outer part painning when I touch my skin its also painning?

See your doctor: You did not say why you are nephrology patient are you getting dialysis what the nephrologist is doing to you
your pain could be from your stomach could be an ulcer if pain still there you need to see your doctor or go to the emergency room good luck salaam ...Read more

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I have lupus recently I have been diagnosed with trace blood in urine. Would this more likely be a urology or nephrology issue?

I have lupus recently I have been diagnosed with trace blood in urine. Would this more likely be a urology or nephrology issue?

Nephrology: I would suggest seeing a nephrologist first and get a full work up if the kidneys are involved due to SLE. The nephrologist in most cases will determine if a urology input is needed. ...Read more

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What can I expect at a mammogram appointment?

What can I expect at a mammogram appointment?

To get a mammogram: You will have to answer some questions regarding your health, breast condition, past history of any breast related interventions and family history. Your mammogram will be taken by a technologist and read by a radiologis. A typical screening mammogram includes 2 images of each breast. Sometimes additional images mey be needed. You should expect privacy and respect at your appointment. ...Read more

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What should I expect at a mammogram appointment?

What should I expect at a mammogram appointment?

Mammo: The tech will ask you to stand facing the mammo machine, and place one breast at a time on a flat surface. A flat compression paddle will gently be lowered to compress your breast. Compression spreads out the breast tissue and eliminates motion. The compression may be uncomfortable, but shouldn't hurt. Compression usually lasts no more than a few seconds. 2 views of each breast are obtained. ...Read more

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Appointment for roaccutane, what should I expect?

Appointment for roaccutane, what should I expect?

Typically at 47: accutane is not prescribed, but occasionally it can be. You need to see dermatologist to make sure this is best medication for you. ...Read more

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I have an appointment for roaccutane, what should I expect?

I have an appointment for roaccutane, what should I expect?

Check out Mayo >: See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/isotretinoin-oral-route/before-using/drg-20068178

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How do I arrange an appointment for my gran to have a full checking up (M.O.T)?

How do I arrange an appointment for my gran to have a full checking up (M.O.T)?

Need local doc.: It's been said that as many as 33% of primary care visits can be accomplished virtually, but the full check-up doesn't fall into that category. The full check-up requires an exhaustive history, physical examination, health maintenance advice, blood testing, and anything else that may be deemed needed for some one of your gran's age. Can't really do this virtually. ...Read more

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What to if I am going to make an appointment at a mental health provider what should I expect?

What to if I am going to make an appointment at a mental health provider what should I expect?

An evaluation.: Expect an evaluation to find out what is going on. Be open and honest with your provider and listen to the options give to you in order to treat. Let the psychiatrist know what you are seeking. Communication is key. ...Read more

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My10 months old daughter Sarah has been coughing for two weeks do I need to make an Dr appointment or buy o.t.c med.

My10 months old daughter Sarah has been coughing for two weeks do I need to make an Dr appointment or buy o.t.c med.

Make appointment: Yes, you need to make an appointment to see a doctor. Its not normal for babies to cough for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I tan easy and I noticed some patches of skin that didn't tan, why? Do I need to make an appointment to get it checked out?

I tan easy and I noticed some patches of skin that didn't tan, why? Do I need to make an appointment to get it checked out?

Tinea Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin hallmarked by patches of discolored or hypo pigmented skin. Check the link out! Take great care! Http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/tinea-versicolor-the-basics? Source=see_link. ...Read more

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I have an IUD but I haven't been able to feel the string for about a month. Should I be worried? I have an appointment for next week.

I have an IUD but I haven't been able to feel the string for about a month. Should I be worried? I have an appointment for next week.

Don't worry: It is not uncommon for IUD strings to curl under cervix or into OS (cervical opening). It is not common, but not impossible for IUD to become completely expelled without patient's knowledge. I would recommend being seen sooner to confirm that your IUD is still in uterus. ...Read more

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What is an important area of care patients are often not aware of and medical professionals don't have time to address in the average appointment?

What is an important area of care patients are often not aware of and medical professionals don't have time to address in the average appointment?

Communication: In this day & age, we don't listen & we don't check to find out if you understand what we tried to convey or if we even understood you in 1st place. Another facet of communication is medication adherence. Did you take meds as directed. Did you tell us about all meds & dietary supplements? Also we can't overemphasize need to communicate your health goals. Maybe you don't want more testing/procedure ...Read more

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I have an appointment with a nurse practitioner for a physical. What are some things that they won't be able to answer or do for me that my dr would?

I have an appointment with a nurse practitioner for a physical. What are some things that they won't be able to answer or do for me that my dr would?

It Depends: Most nps are very good at doing physicals and discussing routine check up questions. They are also usually good at knowing when something requires a higher md level of attention. They also can handle many common aliments just as competently as an md. The differences mostly come in when symptoms are difficult to diagnose or someone has a serious, rare condition. ...Read more

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What to expect at a dermatologist appointment?

What to expect at a dermatologist appointment?

Depends on problem: Derms are experts on skin, hair, nails and all of their associated conditions. If you're worried about skin cancer you should ask for a full body skin exam where you are checked from head to foot, looking for any suspicious lesions. If there is a suspicious lesion then a biopsy may be recommended. Describe the problem, give history, have an exam, recommendations will be made. ...Read more

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What to expect at a pain management appointment?

What to expect at a pain management appointment?

Expectations: The best pain groups will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more options. ...Read more

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What should I expect at an orthopedic appointment?

What should I expect at an orthopedic appointment?

Depends on the issue: Though at the minimum, a history, a physical exam, and an explanation of the doctor's theory for your symptoms/ chief complaint. ...Read more