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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
See below : Prescribing for pts on dialysis can be challenging. Many drugs are not cleared by the kidneys. The drug’s clearance and therapeutic index determine if ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Take care not to compress your fistula access while lying down. Catheter exit sites need to remain covered. If a pd access, keep your exit site c ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Clean & Squeeze: Dialysis is both about cleaning (dialysis) the blood of toxins and squeezing (ultra-filtering) excess fluid out. Both functions are done constantly in ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Dialysis Patients: should take NOTHING in the way of Nutritional additions, Vitamins , Herbals etc etc etc WITHOUT CLEARANCE FROM their RENAL Physician!!! Hope this is ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Metabolism: Kidneys eliminate toxins from the body. Dialysis is never a complete substitute for a real kidney. Some toxins are not removed or only partially elimi ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
45 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Possible: Tropical fruits have been shown to inhibit enzymes in the liver that help break down drugs. While this has not been critically tested in patients, te ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Kidney dysfunction: When the kidney function becomes insufficient, that is the ability to make urine and process the blood. It is not specifically a certain lab number ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Good health: Albumin levels reflect the overall nutritional status of your body and generally patients on dialysis who have Albumin level more than 3.5 tend to hav ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
45 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
ESRD and Death: Most patients simply become very disoriented, sometimes agitated, and then they go to "sleep". Many health professionals have commented to me that dy ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney machine clog?: I am not sure what you are referring to by a dialysis patient's clogging of a kidney machine. Patients can have their dialyzer (d), the artificial kid ... Read More

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