Posts Tagged ‘kidneys’

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Vesicoureteral Reflux

Posted by • June 6th, 2014

Are Charlie’s kidneys backed up?  Does he need antibiotics?  His parents want to know if 2-year-old Charlie is going to be on long-term antibiotics to prevent any new bladder infections.  He’s just finished treatment for a urinary tract infection (UTI).    You explain that a voiding cystourethrogram will need to be done first to categorize the… Read More…

Hypokalemia

Posted by • February 10th, 2012

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 37-year-old man was admitted to this hospital because of 12 hours of muscle pain and weakness, resulting in the inability to rise from bed. Brief episodes of similar symptoms had occurred during the past month. He reported blurred vision, gynecomastia, and weight loss. Potassium is… Read More…