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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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What creatinine levels do they start dialysis at?

Depends: For acute renal failure that is likely reversible, dialysis may be started at a lower level than in some one with chronic renal failure. A better yard stick is glomerular filtration rate and dialysis is generally started when it falls below 10-12 ml. ...Read more

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After having started dialysis on Monday Harolds creatinine levels were dropping, today they have risen to a level of 600, is there a reason for this ?

After having started dialysis on Monday Harolds creatinine levels were dropping, today they have risen to a level of 600, is there a reason for this ?

No dialysis : Creatinine will drop after dialysis, and gradually rise until the next therapy. In he beginning, choir doctors may need some trial and error to get the right schedule. Discuss your concerns with them. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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At what serum creatinine and blood urea level dialysis should start?

At what serum creatinine and blood urea level dialysis should start?

Onset of dialysis: There are no set levels for BUN and creatinine (c) to start dialysis. The onset of dialysis is determined by a 24 hour urine collection for c clearance. If the patient is a diabetic, dialysis usually starts at a c clearance of 15 ml/min or less. If the patient is a non-diabetic, dialysis starts at a c clearance of. ...Read more

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What factors affect creatinine levels between dialysis?

Several factors. : Simply put, creatinine is produced by muscles, enters blood and other body fluid spaces, and ultimately is removed by kidneys. Your cr level is dependent on all these things (how much your muscles release, how much any residual kidney function removes, and how much is "diluted" by excess body fluid). Dialysis removes cr, so generally the level has less clinical utility in dialysis patients. ...Read more

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At what creatinine level do you need to go on dialysis?

See details: It is more determined by one's creatinine clearance. If you clearance is at 10 ml/min or less you need dialysis. That would roughly translate to a serum creatinine of 4-5 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Creatinine level determines if u need dialysis?

Yes and know: What determines if dialysis is necessary is if all attempts to manage all of the things that go wrong when kidneys fail have been tried and failed. Usually this happens when the creatine levels reaches 10, but I have seen levels higher than 10 before dialysis became necessary. ...Read more

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My dad creatinine level has reached to 2.53. Is there any way to lower it down ?What is the maximum level of creatinine before dialysis?....Plz rply..

Nephrologists : There is no maximum level but usually depends on clinical presentation.Nephrologists can decide when it's best to dialyse. For now he should be evaluated by a physician to know what is causing the High creatinine ...Read more

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Definition)

It is a byproduct of creatine phosphate which is present in muscles. Levels are increased ...Read more