• biopsy
  • If these tests aren't definite, your doctor may need to do an ultrasound or take a biopsy of the kidney. (aafp.org)
  • A biopsy is where a tiny piece of the kidney is removed and examined under a microscope. (aafp.org)
  • Your previous health, the severity of your illness, and the results of a kidney biopsy (if you have one) will help your doctor predict how long it will take for you to get better. (aafp.org)
  • In these cases there may be minor abnormalities on a kidney biopsy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vitamin
  • People who may be at a high risk for vitamin D deficiency include those who are elderly or obese, those with limited sun exposure, and babies who are exclusively breastfed. (mayoclinic.org)
  • People who have conditions such as cystic fibrosis (mucus build-up in the lungs) or inflammatory bowel disease are also at risk for vitamin D deficiency. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Vitamin D3 (or cholecalciferol) is converted to 25-hydroxyvitamin D (or calcidiol) by the liver, from where it is transported via the circulation to the kidneys where it is converted into the active hormone, 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D3. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • However, elderly patients are more likely to have kidney, liver, or heart problems, which may require more monitoring or an adjustment in the dose of this medicine. (drugs.com)
  • FMCNA, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, is a provider of products and services for people with chronic kidney failure with over 60,000 employees that serves over 170,000 patients. (healthcare-informatics.com)
  • American Association of Kidney Patients* Phosphate Binders - National Kidney Foundation Phosphate Binders - Northwest Kidney Centers - a center that provides services for people with ESRD in the Seattle area. (wikipedia.org)
  • A full 5.7% of persons with sclerosis have GAVE, and 25% of all sclerosis patients who had a certain anti-RNA marker have GAVE. (wikipedia.org)
  • If ADH production is excessive in heart failure, Na+ level in the plasma may fall (hyponatremia), and this is a sign of increased risk of death in heart failure patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • abnormal
  • The underlying mechanism involves abnormal plasma cells producing abnormal antibodies which can cause kidney problems and overly thick blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • Angiogram tests to look at the blood vessels in the kidney may show abnormal blood flow, perhaps causing a cramp like pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to the signs of acute hepatitis, people can also demonstrate signs of coagulopathy (abnormal coagulation studies with easy bruising and bleeding) and encephalopathy (confusion, disorientation, and sleepiness). (wikipedia.org)
  • glomeruli
  • specifically it is a form of glomerulonephritis or an inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • Further, constriction of the efferent arterioles of the kidney leads to increased perfusion pressure in the glomeruli. (wikipedia.org)
  • This can result in: Feeling tired or weak Memory problems Difficulty concentrating Dizziness Low blood pressure Normally, proteins are too large to pass through the kidneys, however, they are able to pass through when the glomeruli are damaged. (wikipedia.org)
  • respiratory
  • The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia reported that three more people fell victim to the deadly new respiratory virus , MERS. (gawker.com)
  • If a person requires intubation a fast respiratory rate may be required. (wikipedia.org)
  • cause
  • Stopping the medicines that cause the illness or that might hurt your kidneys. (aafp.org)
  • Both acute and chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis can be caused by a bacterial infection in the kidneys known as pyelonephritis, but the most common cause is by an adverse reaction to a drug. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most common cause of kidney failure in multiple myeloma is due to proteins secreted by the malignant cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • The increase in bladder pressure can also prevent urine from entering the ureters or even cause urine to pass back up the ureters and get into the kidneys, causing hydronephrosis, and possibly pyonephrosis, kidney failure, and sepsis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bites may cause anaphylaxis in certain people. (wikipedia.org)
  • sodium
  • Markers of electrolyte and water imbalance in the body such as hypotension, low distal tubule sodium concentration, decreased blood volume and high sympathetic tone trigger the release of the enzyme renin from the cells of juxtaglomerular apparatus in the kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • hormone
  • Stimulation of the posterior pituitary to release vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone, ADH) also acts on the kidneys to increase water retention. (wikipedia.org)
  • However
  • However, some people or caregivers can be taught to administer subcutaneous injections themselves so that treatment can be continued out of hospital. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • 16 However, a larger study was ended early when people using BCAAs not only failed to improve, but experienced higher death rates than the placebo group. (mynutramart.com)
  • epoetin
  • Having injections of epoetin reduces the chances of these people needing a blood transfusion. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Doctors may also prescribe epoetin beta for people who are going to donate blood prior to surgery so that their own blood can be given to them during or after surgery. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Because the epoetin increases blood cell production, it means that a larger volume of blood can be taken from these people and stored for transfusion during or after the surgery. (netdoctor.co.uk)