Questions tagged [renal]

Questions having to deal with the kidneys.

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What are the common causes of excess protein (1 g) in the urine for kidney donors?

I am looking for common causes in diet or lifestyle or other conditions such as hypertension, rather than malfunction in the active (single) kidney. Apart from medical management, what are some ...
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What does it mean for eGFR to be “normalized” to BSA?

I’ve seen a few calculators of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) based on the CKD-EPI mention that the equation does not require the patient’s weight, because the results are reported ...
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Can GFR be improved in patients with kidney failure?

How widely can glomerular filtration rate (GFR) values fluctuate and can they ever improve? How much "error" might one expect in the value if sampled quarterly?
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Atypical Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome diagnosis

5 months ago I was diagnosed with atypical Haemolytic Uremic syndrome (aHUS). At the time of diagnosis I was extremely anaemic had high creatanine levels low platelets and evidence of haemolysis. I ...
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Juices that dialysis patients can drink

What type of juice a patient, who is undergoing hemodialysis, is permitted to drink?
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Should dentists perform surgical dental procedures in a hospital to patients undergoing dialysis?

I am a Mexican dentist, I read the book Medicina en Odontología Manejo Dental de Pacientes con Enfermedades Sistémicas which translates to General medicine for dentistry. Dental Management of the ...
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Alternative Imaging Method for Renal Contrast Media

The background of this research isn't important, so I won't waste time on it. For a portion of my research, I need to assess the capabilities of certain substances as renal contrast agents [basically ...
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