azotemia


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Related to azotemia: prerenal azotemia, nephritic syndrome

azotemia

[‚az·ə′tem·ē·ə]
(medicine)
The presence of excessive amounts of nitrogenous compounds in the blood.
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Hypercreatinemia and prerenal azotemia are known as predictors of adverse outcomes in some diseases.
Within the dementia group, the positive predictive values for emergency transfer were 61% for azotemia and 61.
Such effects may include: photosensitivity, pseudotumor cerebri, and anti-anabolic action (which has led to increased BUN, azotemia, acidosis, and hyperphosphatemia).
19) Although diuretics are effective treatment, they may exacerbate prerenal azotemia.
The list runs from aboideau to zoonomia, and includes terms such as azotemia, banlieue, etouffee, ibogaine, mazaedia, oceanaut, pahoehoe, retiarii, thiourea and uxorious.
In the majority of patients the renal failure is due to prerenal azotemia (reduced renal blood flow) and tubular necrosis.
Renal injury that appears after acute high-dose lead exposure may include reversible deficits in proximal tubular reabsorption and prerenal azotemia induced by renal vasoconstriction and/or volume depletion (Coyle et al.
Table 3 Goals of Nutritional Supplementation in Chronic Liver Disease * Prevent or correct protein-calorie malnutrition * Prevent or correct hepatic encephalopathy * Aid hepatic healing and regeneration insofar as possible * Improve quality of life * Prolong life and improve prognosis after liver transplantation * Control the costs and discomforts of therapy insofar as possible * Avoid potential unwanted side effects of therapy, including encephalopathy, azotemia, electrolyte or water imbalance, aspiration, venous thrombosis or thrombophlebitis, and sepsis SOURCE: Nompleggi and Bonkovsky 1994, with permission.
Laboratory parameters were blood glucose, azotemia, total blood protein, ALT, AST and total cholesterol, next to red and white blood cell count and differential leucocyte count (lymphocytes, neutrophilic and eosinophilic granulocytes, and hemoglobin).