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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Not options: Hemodialysis & transplant are not options in a 92 yo. Hospice planning is likely the best & most reasonable option for the patient & loved ones. Sorr ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dyalisis: It is 3-5 years if dyalisis is being done. Mortality rate for people on dialysis is 22%/year. That gives an average of 5 years.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Dr. Ali Seifi answered
24 years experience Critical Care
Dialysis: Patients can have hd or pd for long time until they get transplant. As far as they don't get infection and get regular dialysis they will be ok for ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
You are OK: Since you have been on the drug for awhile you should be ok. The drug is being cleared from your system by dialysis. Not peeing won't make much of a d ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Stage 4 CKD, HD: At CKD stage 4, one does not need dialysis. The time before a patient starts on dialysis depends on what the causes for the ckd, how well it is being ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
short: This unfortunate collection of organ failures is called hepatorenal syndrome, it is rarely curable and associated with a short life span. Dialysis and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: On average, some 20-22% of the dialyzed will pass away in every each year so to live longer than 5 yrs is hard. But, young age + hope to get kidney tr ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
53 years experience Geriatrics
Varies: With dialysis etc many years are possible.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Longevity and ESRD: Patients with esrd live shorter lives than age-matched control without esrd. Their longevity depends on their age when they start dialysis and what ot ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
48 years experience Palliative Care
It depends: With hemodialysis, it can be years. Without HD, probably only months depending on how severe is the kidney failure.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
50 years experience Psychiatry
Build up: Of toxic substances that can impact the brain.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
48 years experience Palliative Care
See a gi specialist: Asciites can be drained and a catheter can be placed to drain the fluid at home.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Life expectancy: You ask a difficult question. Stage 4 chronic kidney disease (ckd) is far advanced stage of ckd. The life expectancy (l) of a 96 year old female in th ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Variable: The answer to this question really depends on how well the illness is managed and the rate of decline of the kidney function. Some patients may declin ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
ESRD options: Patients with esrd have 4 options. One is hemodialysis (h), either at a dialysis center, doing regular or nocturnal h, or doing h at home. The second ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience Vascular Surgery
See below: If you have severe heart, liver and kidney failure, your outlook is poor...Sorry!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
See your: Pcp for this type answer.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Stage 4 RF: Stage 4 patients have GFR between 15 & 30. I approach this from the standpoint of preserving what kidney function you have, not life expectancy. Way ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Howe
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not long: This is a tragic combination! Sepsis can be fatal in a matter of hours if untreated . Complete renal failure without the intervention of dialysis woul ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Weeks to many years: Complex question. Relates to what is causing it, at what stage it is diagnosed, the quality and consistency of care one receives (as with any chronic ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Variable: All 94yo patients have a high overall mortality rate. Renal failure and congestive heart failure are two conditions which can contribute to a rapid ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
18 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Without the benefit: Of a history, exam, and necessary data, this is impossible to answer adequately. If these organs are truly failing, the patient would require life-su ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
19 years experience Critical Care
Depends: Depends on what caused the renal failure, age, comorbidities, and transplant candidacy.

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