Acute Nephritic Syndrome

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Acute Nephritic Syndrome (postinfectious glomerulonephritis, acute glomerulonephritis) is a medical condition in which glomeruli inflammation that is causing abrupt blood appearance in the urine, with variable protein amounts and casts (red blood cells clumps), occurs. Acute Nephritic Syndrome can be caused by a streptococcal infections including strep throat. In this case, the disorder is known […]

Urinalysis (Urine Test)

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

This article briefly discusses the Urinalysis procedure. Intravenous urography is an x-ray used to display lower urinary tract and kidneys. Radiocontrast substance (radiopaque substance), which may be seen on X-ray, is given intravenously. The substance starts to accumulate in the kidney, generally, in less than five minutes. After that x-ray film is obtained. X-ray film […]

Hypernatremia

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Hypernatremia (high level of sodium in blood) is a concentration of sodium above 145 mEq (milliequivalents) per blood liter. In this condition, the person’s body consists of too little water relative to sodium amount. The sodium concentration in blood usually increases abnormally high when water loss exceeds sodium loss, generally when an individual drinks too […]

Chronic Kidney Failure

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Chronic Kidney Failure is a gradually developing decline of kidney function that leads to the metabolic waste product buildup in the person’s blood (azotemia). Damage to a kidney by various diseases can lead to irreversible injury. In Chronic Kidney Failure, the symptoms develop slowly. At the beginning, an individual experiences no symptoms; defected kidney function […]

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