Urinary Tract Infection Community
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A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that occurs when bacteria get into the bladder or kidney and multiply in the urine and can affects any part of the urinary tract. Discuss topics including prevention, causes, symptoms and treatments such as when you may need to get antibiotics.

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MSK ACRONYMS

Please post any ancronyms or uncommon words you can think of that we use on this forum when talking about MSK. Someone new might think it is a new language.

 

 

ANA- Antinuclear Antibody Test

BUN- Blood Urea Nitrogen-blood test that measures how much waste Urea Nitrogen your kidneys are not able to filter

CFS- Chronic fatigue syndrome

Cysto- Cystoscopy, or cystourethroscopy 

eGFR- estimated glomerular filtration rate 

Fibro- fibromyalgia 

GB - Gallbladder 

GFR- glomerular filtration rate, Blood test that measures how well your kidneys are filtering cratinine,a waste

IC- Interstitial Cystitis, chronic inflammation of the bladder wall 

IVP-Intravenous Pyelogram, contrast X-ray series to examine kidneys, bladder, and ureters 

MSK -Medullary Sponge Kidney Disease 

Nephro- Nephrologist 

RA- Rheumatoid Arthritis 

RTA- Renal Tubular Acidosis, condition in which a defect in the kidney tubes causes acid to build up in the bloodstream 

 

 

 

 

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Start Date
Dec 11, 2008
by ChitChatNine
Last Revision
Dec 13, 2008
by ngio64