Chronic kidney diseases account for most kidney disease. Kidney function decreases gradually during chronic kidney disease over the years and may eventually lead to permanent kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease. Chronic kidney disease doesn't usually show symptoms until decreased kidney function starts causing serious health problems, so ask your doctor about routine screening that can detect kidney disease early. Chronic kidney diseases aren't curable, but treatment can slow their progression and relieve symptoms.
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Is chronic kidney disease a common version of kidney disease?
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What medications help treat nephrotic syndrome?
Nephrotic syndrome is usually successfully treated with a combination of medicines.Medication choices - Medicines to treat nephrotic syndrome include:
- Corticosteroids, such as prednisone or prednisolone, to reduce swelling.
- Diuretics, such as bumetanide or furosemide, to help maintain fluid balance.
- Cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine or mycophenolate mofetil, when treatment with corticosteroids is not successful.
- Albumin, to restore blood volume.
Most children are successfully treated with corticosteroids, though relapses are common.
Clinical trials are ongoing to test more effective medicines for the treatment of steroid-resistant (relapsing) nephrotic syndrome. If treatment has not successfully controlled your nephrotic syndrome, ask your doctor about information on clinical trials. To take part in a clinical trial, you may need to travel to a large treatment center.What to think about - Most children who have nephrotic syndrome do well with treatment and have a normal life expectancy.
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How many hospitalists are there in the United States?
UCLA Health answeredThe ranks of hospitalists have soared to more than 30,000 in the United States barely 15 years after the term was first coined in a New England Journal of Medicine article. Hospitalists began to increase in numbers in the 1990s in response to managed care and the growing emphasis on outpatient treatment, both of which meant an increase in the amount of time primary care physicians needed to spend in the office rather than tending to their hospitalized patients.
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