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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nurses being nice: The total fluid removal target is programmed at the beginning of the dialysis run. Fluids consumed on dialysis are added to the total weight targ ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Not much/depends.: Apart from dialysis and kidney transplant, there is not much that can be done for a patient with kidney failure. If acute, things like high dose gluc ... 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
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Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Very short: About 5 years with good medical care.
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 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 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Needmore information: CHF is treated with medicines very adequatly. What is the Underlying cause? High BP, CAD, Arrythmia,or Valve disease? The EF is measured by Echocardi ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Cardiac transplant: Transplant survival rates have been improving over the past several years as better options exist in preventing rejection (better than 60% live 10 or ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: There are 2 main categories of liver failure-- compensated or uncompensated. Compensated means that the liver while profoundly injured, can still per ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Life for an amputee: The patient needs to be evaluated for arterial disease of his heart and brain. Peripheral artery disease (pad) is found system wide, not only in the l ... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There are several foactors to consider. Discuss this with your physician.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Life expectancy will depend on overall health and other medical issues. Patients with stage 4kidney disease are at a 6-8 fold increased risk of cardi ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: That would be the reason to get on dialysis as the kidneys are not clearing out the toxins, so the dialysis machine does that. 2 types of dialysis-PD& ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: A patient on long-term dialysis can survive without any available renal function, i.e., even without kidneys although zero-functioning kidneys may sti ... Read More
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Dr. Jerry Light
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Impossible to say: There are too many factors that would determine this, not simply the creatinine number. There are many patients with a creatinine of 6 who do not yet ... Read More
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Depends...: On severity. Many patients with appropriate treatment can lead full lives.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Improves every yr: With improved technology and medicines the survival rates for the post transplant patient continues to improve . The typical patient has a 85 to 90% s ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Short: But it can be extended with dialysis. No one must die from kidney failure in the 21st century. Removing fluid with dialysis will also help the chf.
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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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends : Very low blood pressure sometimes hurts kidney function. The need for dialysis in the acute hospital setting is determined by complications of poor ki ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
21 years experience Palliative Care
Ask his/her doctor: Depends on many factors, including current overall health, functional status, ongoing palliative treatments including palliative chemotherapy, and so ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
42 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: If the renal failure is end-stage, and requires dialysis; but, refuses dialysis, then days. If incontinence and dementia are due to a stroke, then, l ... Read More
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