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Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis by Matt S. Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 12:00am Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is a rare but severe complication of chronic UTIs. I think of it (in simplistic terms) as a pyelonephritis so severe that it results in loss of renal function of the affected kidney as well as being a severe intra-abdominal abscess which can spread to other tissues. In fact, the disease is sometimes re ... Read on »
Steroids May Alleviate Acute Pyelonephritis in Children by Poh Tin Tan Posted Fri 26 Aug 2011 12:00am From Medscape Medical News Laurie Barclay, MD August 22, 2011 — Adjunctive treatment with oral methylprednisolone may lower the occurrence and/or severity of renal scarring in children hospitalized for acute pyelonephritis, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial reported online in the August 15 issue of Pediatrics. "Renal sc ... Read on »
Paucis Verbis: Antibiotics for Cystitis & Pyelonephritis in Women by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Fri 02 Sep 2011 12:00am You diagnose a 35 years old woman with uncomplicated cystitis. She is not diabetic and not pregnant. Which antibiotics should you give? What if she had pyelonephritis? Answer: It depends on your local antibiogram. Today, go find out about your hospital's local resistance rates for uropathogens to various antibiotics. For San Fran ... Read on »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administr ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:23pm The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved use of the five-day, once-daily regimen of LEVAQUIN(R) (levofloxacin) 750 mg I.V. and oral, for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) and acute pyelonephritis (AP). "The availability of this high-dose, short-course antibiotic regimen provides clinicians with an i ... Read on »
What is a NeoBladder or Continent Cutaneous Urinary Diversion by Neo-Conduit Patient Expert Posted Fri 08 May 2009 11:39pm I have decided to add this article. It is not written by me but I have gratefully added the link, so those interested can peruse further. Continent Cutaneous Urinary Reservoir In 1982, Kock et al[6] described a technique for construction of an internal ileal reservoir that consists of a 80-cm segment of terminal ileum isolated on ... Read on »
Stem cell transplants help kidney damage by David Granovsky Posted Sun 13 Feb 2011 12:00am “Transplanting autologous renal progenitor cells (RPCs), (kidney stem cells derived from self-donors), into rat models with kidney damage from pyelonephritis – a type of urinary infection that has reached the kidney – has been found to improve kidney structure and function.” Stem cell transplants help kidney damage Tamp ... Read on »
When to Suspect Lyme by Dr. Virginia S. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:49am The most useful diagnostic reference: the “Bible” of Lyme medical literature. by John Bleiweiss, MD. The When To Suspect Lyme Disease essay: This essay, written by John D. Bleiweiss, M.D., in April, 1994 is very long, but also very comprehensive and helpful. Any doctor checking for Lyme disease would do well to read this essay first; any ... Read on »
Renal Papillary Necrosis and Sickle Cell by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sun 14 Nov 2010 3:28am Written by Sickle Cell Warrior on 14 November 2010 What is Renal Papillary Necrosis? Renal papillary necrosis is a disorder of the kidneys in which all or part of the renal papillae die.  The renal papillae are ducts that collect urine from the renal lobes and then transfer the urine to ... Read on »
Sickle Cell and Pregnancy by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Tue 12 Apr 2011 8:24am Written by Sickle Cell Warrior on 12 April 2011 There have been many questions on the Sickle Cell Warriors Facebook page regarding being pregnant with sickle cell. Many of the women have shared their experiences with pregnancy, labor and delivery. The one consistent theme is that each an ... Read on »
Male Urinary Tract Infection – Causes & Symptoms by FitBuff Brandon Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 8:16am The ideal man goes home early, doesn’t flirt, doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, doesn’t gamble and doesn’t exist. Well, that something I read at a site, and probably, from a man's point-of-view, it would really suck to be that way anyways. Sorry, I just can't imagine a life without some of these "vices'… Relationships… all the ... Read on »