Shawn Fazel, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursMineral Spring Primary Care
1637 Mineral Spring
Providence, RI 02904
- BC/BS of Rhode Island
- Blue CHiP/Coordinated Health Partners
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare
What is a certified orthotist?
Challenge America answeredAn orthotist is a practitioner who helps people with disabilities of the spine and limbs. Orthotics means the science of designing orthopedic braces that help certain musculoskeletal deformities. A certified orthotist reviews, designs, and fits devices called orthoses. Corrective shoe inserts are called orthotics. The certified orthotist has passed the certification standards of The American Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. The orthotist may be part of your rehabilitation team and often works in conjunction with the prosthetist in assessing a person’s need for a prosthesis and orthopedic devices.
What is acute interstitial nephritis (AIN)?
Acute interstitial nephritis (AIN) is inflammation of the kidney usually caused by a medicine but also may be caused by streptococcal, viral, or Legionella infections. Acute interstitial nephritis can lead to acute kidney injury (also called acute renal failure) or sometimes kidney failure.
Medicines that commonly cause acute interstitial nephritis include allopurinol, antibiotics, cimetidine, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Make sure every doctor you see knows about all of the medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements you take. This means anything you take with or without a prescription.
Symptoms of acute interstitial nephritis include a skin rash, fever, and an abnormal sediment in the urine.
Treatment of acute interstitial nephritis includes correcting the cause by discontinuing the medicine or treating the underlying infection. If acute interstitial nephritis is diagnosed and treated early enough, kidney function will improve within days.
© Healthwise, Incorporated.
What is exstrophy in children?
Exstrophy is an uncommon congenital bladder anomaly that results when the tissue making up the abdominal wall is deficient and the bladder is a flat sheet on the abdominal wall instead of a sphere inside the pelvis. Urine leaks out of the abdominal wall from the exposed ureteral orifices. This is associated with pubic separation and epispadias, which is a severe congenital curvature and foreshortening of the penis.
See all Kidney Disease questions