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  Mitral regurgitation - acute Encyclopedia Search - Drug Price Search
Acute mitral regurgitation is disorder in which the heart's mitral valve suddenly does not close properly, causing blood to leak (back-flow) into the left atrium (upper heart chamber) when the left ventricle (lower heart chamber) contracts.
Acute mitral regurgitation may be the result of dysfunction or injury to the valve following a heart attack or infective endocarditis (infection of the heart valve).
Acute mitral regurgitation can rarely be controlled with medications; surgery is usually necessary to repair or replace the mitral valve (see valve replacement).
www.drug-price-search.com /encyclopedia/?encyclopedia_name_url=166&level=2   (804 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Acute kidney failure
Acute renal failure is sudden loss of the ability of the kidneys to excrete wastes, concentrate urine, and conserve electrolytes.
Acute tubular necrosis (ATN) -- may occur when tissues aren't getting enough oxygen or when the renal artery is blocked or narrowed (see acute arterial occlusion of the kidney and renal artery stenosis).
In young children, hemolytic uremic syndrome is an increasingly common cause of acute renal failure.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000501.htm   (1085 words)

 Acute Leukemia: Encyclopedia of Cancer
When classifying the type of leukemia, the first steps are to determine whether the cancer is lymphocytic or myelogenous (cancer can occur in either the lymphoid or myeloid white blood cells) and whether it is acute or chronic (rapidly or slowly progressing).
In acute leukemia, the new or immature cells, called blasts, remain very immature and cannot perform their functions properly.
Major types of acute leukemia include acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and acute myelocytic leukemia (AML; also known as acute myelogenous leukemia).
health.enotes.com /cancer-encyclopedia/acute-leukemia   (167 words)

 Acute gouty arthritis
Acute gouty arthritis is an attack of a metabolic disease marked by uric acid deposits in the joints.
The condition may also develop in people with diabetes, obesity, sickle cell anemia, and kidney disease, or it may follow drug therapy that interferes with uric acid excretion.
In acute gouty arthritis, symptoms develop suddenly and usually involve only one or a few joints.
www.drdean.healthcentral.com /ency/408/000422.html   (366 words)

 NBC5.com - Health Encyclopedia - E. Coli Enteritis
coliinfection are associated with hemolytic uremic syndrome, a disease?marked by destruction of the red blood cells, drastic decrease in the platelets, and acute kidney failure.
Diarrhea that is acute and severe,?either bloody?or not bloody
People taking diuretics need to be cautious with diarrhea, and may need to stop taking the diuretic during the acute episode, as directed by the health care provider.
www.nbc5.com /encyclopedia/6859891/detail.html   (705 words)

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