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proteinuria

Nephrology The excretion of excessive (> 5 mg/dL) protein in the urine; normally, about 150 mg/day of protein is lost in the urine,13 is albumin,13 is Tamm-Horsfall glycoprotein; the rest is divided among actively secreted proteins–eg, retinol binding proteins, β2-microglobulin, Ig light chains and lysozyme; in absence of disease, large proteins are retained due to their size, while the smaller proteins are actively resorbed; proteinuria is most often caused by kidney disease, due to glomerular defects, and defective renal tubular resorption, and most often detected by screening with reagent strip–dipstick. See Functional proteinuria, Overflow proteinuria.
Proteinuria, severity
Severe ≥ 1.0 g/dL, due to glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, lupus nephritis, amyloidosis
Moderate ≥ 0.2 g/dL, ≤ 1.0 g/dL, due to CHF, drugs, acute infections, myeloma, chemical toxins
Mild 0.05-0.2 g/dL, due to polycystic kidneys, pyelonephritis, renal tubular defects
Proteinuria, patterns
Glomerular pattern Due to a loss of fixed negative charge on the glomerular capillary wall, allowing albumin and other large (≥ 68 kD) molecules to leak into Bowman's space–eg, in glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome Lab ↓ albumin, antithrombin, transferrin, prealbumin, α1-acid glycoprotein, α1-antitrypsin
Hemodynamic pattern Due to rheostatic changes in the body, causing a loss of 20 to 68 kD molecules, seen in transient proteinuria, CHF, fever, seizures, excess exercise.
Overflow pattern Due to tissue/cell destruction that overwhelms renal capacity to excrete certain proteins–eg, Bence-Jones proteinuria and myoglobinuria
Tubular pattern Due to renal tubular dysfunction with loss of normally filtered low molecular weight (≤ 40 kD) molecules Lab ↓ β2-microglobulin and lysozyme–eg, Fanconi syndrome, Wilson's disease, interstitial nephritis, antibiotic-induced injury and heavy metal intoxication  

moderate

said of a disease or condition that interferes with normal activities, such as eating and ambulation, without completely blocking them out.

Patient discussion about moderate

Q. what does moderate drinking mean? I am addicted to drinks… oops! Not water but alcohol. My well-wishers advised and requested me to drink moderate. Is it so? If I have to hate my habit then I want to know what does moderate drinking mean.

A. To me, you know that you don't drink "moderately" if you are questioning it. And apparently those around you are noticing. The helpful thing is that you know it. Most people who drink will deny it. Maybe you should visit a local AA meeting and get a feel for what you are doing. There is plenty support there. It would be a good thing to nip it in the bud at this early point.

Q. Imedix site has helped me to learn about the symptoms of autism. Thanks for the moderator and the members. Imedix site has helped me to learn about the symptoms of autism. Thanks for the moderator and the members. Now kindly add to my knowledge by letting me know whether there are any indications that require IMMEDIATE evaluation for autism?

A. Thank you Zakary. Though there are many symptoms of autism, a child should definitely be evaluated for autism immediately, if he or she has: No babbling by 12 months, No gesturing (pointing, aving bye-bye, etc.) by 12 months, No single words by 16 months. No two-word (not just echolalic) phrases by 24 months, any loss of any language or social skills at any age.

Q. what are the requirements of getting medicinal marijuana? i'd like to know the requirements of getting prescribed medicinal marijuana. i have heard alot about health benefits of moderate use of marijuana or should i refer to it as cannabis.

A. marijuana has been proven to help in these diseases,but the problem is getting a drs order for it.IT is easyer to get it under the table than legally.

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The moderates are expected to ditch the flawed standards in January.
Even moderate Muslims in the open societies of the West believe that Islam's holy book, the Koran, is the final, untouched, and therefore perfect word of God.
Despite all of the punditry about a "God gap" at the voting booth, this is a better moment for Democrats to pick up support from religious moderates than any other time in the past few decades.
More precisely, Land and Mohler believe moderates have placed too much emphasis upon the establishment clause of the First Amendment, while, in light of the cultural assault upon religion, violations of the free exercise clause should be of central concern to Baptists.
Similarly, though commentators saw the 1996 election as a return to the vital center, conservative Republican incumbents were actually less likely to lose than were moderate ones.
These prospects would have to include extending opportunities for full participation to moderate Islamists, that will, in turn, create a context supportive of all of Egypt's prophetic minorities who act on behalf of the larger prospects of a global civil society.
Therefore, moderates may be healthier because of some other, as yet unidentified, factor.
A whole team of Republican moderates helped push through the great civil-rights legislation of the 1960s and was indispensable in creating Medicare in 1965.
I believe now that we have science standards that the rest of the world could look to," said Carol Rupe, one of the newly elected moderates.
Moderates of various stripes, the ministers opposed extremism by both sides.