• fail
  • the kidneys can be just slightly dysfunctional, or fail completely. (wikipedia.org)
  • When kidneys fail to filter properly, waste accumulates in the blood and the body, a condition called azotemia. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the kidneys fail, they produce less erythropoietin, resulting in decreased production of red blood cells to replace the natural breakdown of old red blood cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The percentage of Fresenius Kidney Care patients who opted for yearly vaccination against the flu increased from 60 percent the first year of the study to 80 percent the third year. (thestreet.com)
  • The results of this research suggest that aggressive programs to promote flu vaccination makes a significant difference in keeping kidney patients healthy and out of the hospital," said Dr. Frank Maddux, Fresenius Medical Care Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President for Clinical and Scientific Affairs. (thestreet.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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • blood calcium
  • Among people hospitalized with high blood calcium, milk-alkali syndrome is the third most common cause, after hyperparathyroidism and cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • hypertension
  • There is an ongoing medical debate over what is the optimal level of blood pressure to target when using drugs to lower blood pressure with hypertension, particularly in older people. (wikipedia.org)
  • cause
  • Stopping the medicines that cause the illness or that might hurt your kidneys. (aafp.org)
  • When compared with people receiving calcium-based binders, people taking sevelamer have a reduced all-cause mortality. (wikipedia.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)
  • calcium
  • Treatment involves having the person stop taking any calcium supplements and any other alkali agents they have been taking, and hydration. (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • involves
  • Kidney transplantation involves surgically placing a kidney from someone else and then taking immunosuppressant medication to prevent rejection. (wikipedia.org)
  • heart
  • Hundreds of people are waiting for heart and lung transplants. (vietnamnet.vn)
  • In November 2017 the American Heart Association announced revised definitions for blood pressure categories that increased the number of people considered to have high blood pressure. (wikipedia.org)
  • conditions
  • Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. (canada.com)
  • The outcome depends on the type of snake, the area of the body bitten, the amount of venom injected, and the health conditions of the person. (wikipedia.org)