Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Nephrology and dialysis

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Study of the kidney.: Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a ... Read More
5
5 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Kidney doctors. : Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Hyponatremia: Hyponatremia (h) is caused by many causes. Some are diuretic use, cirrhosis of the liver and syndrome of inappropriate ADH (vasopressin) secretion, am ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience in Pain Management
?Nephritis: or nephropathy is what I think you mean. The outlook depends on a number of factors including how long the analgesics were taken, how much was taken a ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis methods: Hemodialysis as the name suggests is directly cleansing the blood of waste, there are incenter ie going to a dialysis unit 3 times a week, and home he ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Quite possibly: Best to discuss with a nephrologist. You are close to a world class kidney dialysis & transplant center at maine medical center in portland. Long term ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Complex: Skin ulcerations require adequate circulation and nutrition to heal. Protein restriction is not appropriate in this circumstance.
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
No: A shunt, or graft, is a piece of synthetic tubular material inserted under the skin that dialysis needles insert directly into. A fistula is a conn ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Please rephrase ques: Are you asking the difference between hemodialysis and plasmapheresis?
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Mancoll
29 years experience in Plastic Surgery
A lot: Typical daily protien needs for pressure patients could be up to 1.5grams/ kg day. Most patients who get ps are protien malnourished. It would be best ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Both: Urology works on the structure and plumbing. Nephrology works on filtering function.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience in Urology
Blood vs peritoneum: Both are equally effective in "washing"/"clearing" the blood - the differences are more of cost and convenience (av fistula vs peritoneal access cathe ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends...: It depends on the severity of the copd. If the patient is on COPD medications and has relatively mild symptoms and/or is well-controlled, then dialysi ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends on Person!: Both are good methods for treating kidney failure, though transplant is likely best overall. Peritoneal dialysis is easily done at home while the 'pat ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
32 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney failure: Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are 2 effective types of treatment for kidney failure. Kidney function generally needs to be less than 10% before ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Venipuncture: It depends on the reason for the labs and the dialysis access the patient has. Most often, labs are draw during dialysis from the machine. If a fist ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis: Dialysis is used in patients with end stage renal disease (function less than 15%), certain metabolic abnormalities (high potassium), certain drug ove ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in 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
2
2 thanks
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience in Urology
Yes: Yes; an appropriate (but relatively strict) diet would have to be adhered to as recommended by your nephrologist. Exercise and hydration are equally ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
PD cath: A peritoneal catheter is introduced in the lower abdomen to allow for introduction of fluids in and out.
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Renal Diet: Patients who have ESRD (end-stage renal disease) and require dialysis need adequate nutrition (daily protein 1.2 gm/kg) but need to watch out for high ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Multiple tests: Every patient on dialysis in us receives monthly blood tests-mandated by cms.They will get complete blood count and iron studies to check for anemia, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience in Urology
Not the same: Dialysis removes about 80% of the impurities that build up, but not all of them as would a normal kidney. The kidney is more of a selective filter. ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month