Joint replacement surgery should not be done on patients with infection, or any heart, kidney or lung problems that would make it risky to undergo general anesthesia.
Patients with a history of heart disease, lung disease, cancer, or hepatitis may not be suitable candidates for receiving a kidney transplant.
Eighty percent of kidney stone patients are men.
If kidney problems progress, kidney dialysis or kidney transplantation may be required for Fabry's disease patients.
There is no daily phosphorus limit for kidney patients because . high dietary phosphorus intake does not have any effect on dialysis patients.
A low sodium, low protein diet may be beneficial to patients with Fabry's disease who have some kidney complications.
Up until recently the American Dental Association recommended prophylactic antibiotics one hour prior to any dental work includiing cleaning. The concern is for the possibility of bacterial endocarditis. At my last cleaning, my dentist informed me that the ADA changed those guidelines this year. However, my rheumatologist prefers to continue prophylactic antibiotics (2 g amoxicillin). I have SLE with nephritis. I take Cellcept to manage it, which is the same drug transplant patients take to prevent rejection of the transplanted organ.
Kidney transplantation is performed on patients with chronic kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
Kidney transplant patients can receive the shingles vaccine BEFORE they get their transplant, but should not receive it at any time AFTER they receive the transplant.
Dialysis is the artificial process of getting rid of waste (diffusion) and unwanted water (ultrafiltration) from the blood. This process is naturally done by our kidneys. Some people, however, may have failed or damaged kidneys which cannot carry out the function properly - they may need dialysis. In other words, dialysis is the artificial replacement for lost kidney function (renal replacement therapy). Dialysis may be used for people who have become ill and have acute kidney failure (temporary loss of kidney function), or for fairly stable patients who have permanently lost kidney function. Hope this helps xx
Kidney failure is a very serious problem which can be fatal, but patients with kidney failure can be treated with a dialysis machine, which acts as an artificial kidney.
Kidney stones are most common among male Caucasians over the age of 30, people who have previously had kidney stones, and relatives of kidney stone patients.
Yes, kidney disease and kidney failure are potential complication of diabetes mellitus.
Survival rates for patients undergoing kidney transplants are 95-96% one year post-transplant, and 91% three years after transplant.
Potential kidney donors undergo a complete medical history and physical examination to evaluate their suitability for donation. Extensive blood tests are performed on both donor and recipient. The blood samples are used to tissue type for antigen.
Some patients with vasculitic neuropathy will experience kidney problems
The kidney Dialysis Machine was a huge development in medical history. It not only prolonged, and enriched the quality of life for people with kidney failure, but provided time, and kept the hundreds of thousands functioning until they could receive a kidney transplant. Even if the transplant failed those patients could still depend on this life saving process, and continue their lives.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million American adults have chronic kidney disease; about 50,000 of those patients end up receiving renal replacement therapy, whether it be dialysis or (many fewer) a kidney transplant. As kidney disease progesses, the body's ability to process/eliminate wastes as well as regulate a number of metabolic processes diminishes. Common risk factors for the development of such kidney insufficiency include long-standing/poorly-controlled hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and poly-cystic kidney disease.
In some patients a 4mm kidney stone may not need lithotripsy, however, for some patients this may be too large to pass without assistance.
in the treatment of patients suffering from poisoning or overdose, in order to quickly remove drugs from the bloodstream. Its most prevalent application, however, is for patients with temporary or permanent kidney failure
Ten percent of kidney stone cases require surgery.
Patients who develop chronic kidney failure must either go on dialysis treatment or receive a kidney transplant to survive.