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COVID-19 Resources: Care Recommendations for Home‑Based Ventilation Patients
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As COVID-19 continues to affect our daily lives, it’s critical that we try to limit the spread of the virus as much as possible. This is especially applicable for patients who use noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NIPPV), mechanical airway clearance devices, or are supported by home ventilation for other chronic respiratory failure syndromes.

Atrial fibrillation - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 19th, 2021 - Overview Atrial fibrillation Open pop-up dialog box Close Atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation In a typical heart rhythm, a tiny cluster of cells at the sinus node sends out an electrical signal (sinus node impulse). The signal follows a specific path through the upper chambers (atria) and into the lower chambers (ventricles), causing them to squeeze and pump out blood. In atrial fibrillatio...

Diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetic-nephropathy/symptoms-causes/syc-20354556

Oct 19th, 2021 - Overview Diabetic nephropathy is a serious complication of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. It's also called diabetic kidney disease. In the United States, about 1 in 3 people living with diabetes have diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic nephropathy affects the kidneys' ability to do their usual work of removing waste products and extra fluid from your body. The best way to prevent or delay diab...

Influenza (flu) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 19th, 2021 - Overview Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system — your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza is commonly called the flu, but it's not the same as stomach "flu" viruses that cause diarrhea and vomiting. For most people, the flu resolves on its own. But sometimes, influenza and its complications can be deadly. People at higher risk of developing flu complications include:...

End-stage renal disease - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 12th, 2021 - End-stage renal disease care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team At Mayo Clinic, nephrologists and hypertension specialists work closely with other specialists —including cardiologists, endocrinologists, pharmacists, nurses, educators and dietitians — to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care to people who have end-stage renal disease. This means you benefit from the knowledge and expe...

End-stage renal disease - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/end-stage-renal-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354538

Oct 12th, 2021 - Diagnosis Kidney biopsy Open pop-up dialog box Close Kidney biopsy Kidney biopsy During a kidney biopsy, your doctor uses a needle to remove a small sample of kidney tissue for lab testing. The biopsy needle is inserted through your skin and is often directed using the guidance of an imaging device, such as ultrasound. To diagnose end-stage renal disease, your health care provider may ask you a...

End-stage renal disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/end-stage-renal-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20354532

Oct 12th, 2021 - Overview End-stage renal disease, also called end-stage kidney disease or kidney failure, occurs when chronic kidney disease — the gradual loss of kidney function — reaches an advanced state. In end-stage renal disease, your kidneys no longer work as they should to meet your body's needs. Your kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from your blood, which are then excreted in your urine. When y...

Malaria - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/malaria/symptoms-causes/syc-20351184

Oct 12th, 2021 - Overview Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite. The parasite is spread to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes. People who have malaria usually feel very sick with a high fever and shaking chills. While the disease is uncommon in temperate climates, malaria is still common in tropical and subtropical countries. Each year nearly 290 million people are infected with malaria, and mo...

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sars/symptoms-causes/syc-20351765

Oct 8th, 2021 - Overview Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a contagious and sometimes fatal respiratory illness. SARS first appeared in China in November 2002. Within a few months, SARS spread worldwide, carried by unsuspecting travelers. SARS showed how quickly infection can spread in a highly mobile and interconnected world. On the other hand, a collaborative international effort allowed health exp...

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 8th, 2021 - Overview Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a contagious and sometimes fatal respiratory illness. SARS first appeared in China in November 2002. Within a few months, SARS spread worldwide, carried by unsuspecting travelers. SARS showed how quickly infection can spread in a highly mobile and interconnected world. On the other hand, a collaborative international effort allowed health exp...

Psoriatic arthritis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/psoriatic-arthritis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354081

Oct 2nd, 2021 - Diagnosis During the exam, your doctor might: Examine your joints for signs of swelling or tenderness Check your fingernails for pitting, flaking and other abnormalities Press on the soles of your feet and around your heels for to check for tender areas No single test can confirm a diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. But some types of tests can rule out other causes of joint pain, such as rheumat...

Male hypogonadism - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/male-hypogonadism/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354886

Sep 29th, 2021 - Diagnosis Early detection in boys can help prevent problems from delayed puberty. Early diagnosis and treatment in men offer better protection against osteoporosis and other related conditions. Your health care provider will conduct a physical exam and note whether your sexual development, such as your pubic hair, muscle mass and size of your testes, is consistent with your age. Your provider w...

Primary biliary cholangitis - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Sep 29th, 2021 - Primary biliary cirrhosis care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Liver specialists (hepatologists), radiologists, pathologists and surgeons work together as a team to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for people with primary biliary cholangitis. Advanced diagnosis and treatment Mayo Clinic offers the latest diagnostic tests for primary biliary cholangitis, including magnetic re...

Primary biliary cholangitis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/primary-biliary-cholangitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20376874

Sep 29th, 2021 - Overview Bile duct damage Open pop-up dialog box Close Bile duct damage Bile duct damage The bile ducts carry bile from your liver to your small intestine. When bile ducts become damaged, bile can back up into the liver, causing damage to liver cells. This damage can lead to liver failure. Primary biliary cholangitis, previously called primary biliary cirrhosis, is a chronic disease in which th...

Primary biliary cholangitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/primary-biliary-cholangitis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20376880

Sep 29th, 2021 - Diagnosis Your doctor will ask you about your health history and your family's health history, and perform a physical exam. The following tests and procedures may be used to diagnose primary biliary cholangitis. Blood tests: Liver tests. These blood tests check the levels of enzymes that may signal liver disease and bile duct injury. Antibody tests for signs of autoimmune disease. Blood tests m...

Scorpion sting - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/scorpion-stings/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353865

Sep 28th, 2021 - Diagnosis Your history and symptoms are usually all your doctor needs to make a diagnosis. If you have severe symptoms, you may have blood or imaging tests to check for the effects of the venom on your liver, heart, lungs and other organs. Treatment Most scorpion stings don't need medical treatment. But if symptoms are severe, you may need to receive care in a hospital. You may be given drugs t...

Lupus nephritis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lupus-nephritis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20446438

Sep 24th, 2021 - Diagnosis Tests to diagnose lupus nephritis include: Blood and urine tests. In addition to standard blood and urine tests, you may be asked to collect your urine for an entire day. These tests measure how well your kidneys are working. Kidney biopsy. A biopsy — where your doctor removes a small section of kidney tissue for lab analysis — is the most definitive test for diagnosing lupus nephriti...

Lupus nephritis - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Sep 24th, 2021 - Lupus nephritis care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team A team of doctors from different specialties will manage your care, including those who focus on kidney disease (nephrologists). Your Mayo Clinic doctors can work closely with your local primary care doctor or kidney specialist to ensure that you're getting the right treatment and follow-up care. Caring for someone with lupus nephri...

Lupus nephritis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Sep 24th, 2021 - Overview Kidney cross section Open pop-up dialog box Close Kidney cross section Kidney cross section Blood enters your kidneys through your renal arteries. Your kidneys remove excess fluid and waste material from your blood through units called nephrons. Each nephron contains a filter (glomerulus) that has a network of tiny blood vessels called capillaries. The glomeruli filter waste products a...

Churg-Strauss syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/churg-strauss-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353765

Sep 24th, 2021 - Diagnosis To diagnose Churg-Strauss syndrome, doctors usually request several types of tests, including: Blood tests. A blood test can detect certain antibodies in your blood that can suggest, but not confirm, a diagnosis of Churg-Strauss syndrome. It can also measure the level of eosinophils, although other diseases, including asthma, can increase the number of these cells. Imaging tests. X-ra...