Chronic kidney disease in itself has been found to be an independent predictor for the development of heart disease and is associated with an overall poorer prognosis. This effect occurs throughout the entire spectrum of kidney failure ranging from those with mild kidney disease to even those who have had successful kidney transplants. In one study of a million people with kidney failure who were not yet on dialysis, the risk of developing atherosclerosis was almost 35 times more likely than the risk of needing some type of kidney replacement therapy. In fact, the American National Kidney Foundation, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association consider people with chronic kidney disease to be at equal risk of a future cardiovascular event when compared to those who have already had a heart attack . Many conditions that confer increased heart disease risk can also lead to chronic kidney damage. Some common examples are high blood pressur...
Generic Name: PREDNISONE - ORAL Pronounced: (PRED-nih-sone) Prednisone Oral Precautions
Before taking prednisone, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
current/past infections (such as fungal infections,
heart problems (such as heart failure, recent heart
high blood pressure
stomach/intestinal problems (such as ulcer,
bone loss (osteoporosis)
mental/mood disorders (such as psychosis, anxiety,
eye diseases (such as cataracts, glaucoma)
mineral imbalance (such as low level of potassium/calcium i...
Urinary tract infection - complicated; Infection - kidney; Complicated urinary tract infection; Kidney infection
The goals of treatment are to:
Control the infection
Due to the high death rate in the elderly population and the risk of complications, prompt treatment is recommended. Sudden (acute) symptoms usually go away within 48 to 72 hours after appropriate treatment.
Your doctor will select the appropriate antibiotics after a urine culture identifies the bacteria that is causing the infection. In acute cases, you may receive a 10- to 14-day course of antibiotics.
If you have a severe infection or cannot take antibiotics by mouth, you may be given antibiotics through a vein (intravenously) at first.
Chronic pyelonephritis may require long-term antibiotic therapy. It is very important that you finish all the medicine.
Commonly used antibiotics include the following:
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