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What does it mean to have a superficialization of my fistula done

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Closer to skin: This is to bring the vein which the dialysis nurses are trying to "needle" / access closer to the skin. Sometimes the vein itself is robust and the bl ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Manage your acne: I am really sorry that you felt you had to live with acne for at least several years. It eventually remits in its own, as it may be doing now, but it ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Vein Mapping?: It is common to obtain an ultrasound of the veins and arteries in the arm to "map" their locations and diameters. We also want to make sure they are n ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Howe
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Growth for dialysis: A primary arterio-venous fistula ( that means where an artery and a vein have been sutured directly into each other as opposed to an interposition gra ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
No: A "deep periodontal cleaning" should not be done if there is an abscess and/or fistula in the area. The dentist may curette or clean out the abscess ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hale
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Arteriovenous fistul: It is an arteriovenous fistula. It is a surgical connection of an artery and a vein. Once "mature", it is where they insert the needles for the blood ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Pinczower
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You can - : You can - but harder to interpret results.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Connect Vein&Artery: This is when a vein is surgically connected to an artery (end-to-side anastomosis). This maintains blood flow to the hand while diverting blood into t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
History first...and: Dr.'s alertness with good history wraises suspecting urogenital fistula. Typical hx - passing air and / or fecal material + intractable UTI in patient ... Read More

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