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what is the name of the port for kidney dialysis

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
18 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Filters blood.: It's a complicated process, but basically dialysis involves a filter called a dialyzer that the patient's blood passes through. Potentially harmful m ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Kidney dialysis: Kidney dialysis removes those harmful products such as urea and creatinine which are normally excreted by normally functioning kidney.
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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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Kidney "replacement": Kidney dialysis filters out toxins and excess fluid from the blood. It is available in two forms: 1) hemodialysis - where the blood leaves the body t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Montoya
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Hemo: To do hemo yes to do pd no.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Duration of dialysis: The limits of kidney dialysis are due to dialysis access issues, inflammation from artificial membrane exposure, exposure to toxic medications to cont ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Bragg
43 years experience Family Medicine
Serious: Dialysis is always serious business but twice weekly is very common and if done by a good clinic, it should be no prpblem.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidneys underperform: The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1 ... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Please direct these questions to your nephrologist who should know more about your individual conditions than some Doc like me online so she/he can ad ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Close to it: Adjustments in your lifestyle will occur if you begin dialysis. However with enough preparation and coordiantion wth your doctor, social worker, and ... Read More
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