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Av Fistula Creation For Dialysis
Artery to vein Conni: An av fistula is a direct connection made by a surgeon connecting a vein to an artery. These are usually performed in the wrist or elbow crease. These are created to increase blood flow in the vein so it can be used for dialysis access. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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
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 to flow to the dialysis machine. It can take 3 months or so from "creation" until it is ready to use. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Two methods : There are two methods: mechanical or chemical. Occasionally both methods are used. In general, the doctor accesses the av graft or fistula with a needle and places a tube into the graft. He then uses wires and catheters to cross the clot and inject clot busting meds. There are devices he can use that also break up clot. Or, he can open the graft and use special balloons to pull clot out. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Fistula first: Check out fistulafirst.Org. Search for buttonhole technique. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What is the purpose of a AV fistula for dialysis patients? I can't find anything good on the internet to explain this, please add link if you have one
High flow: An A-V fistula creates a peripheral region of high blood flow so that a large volume of blood can be removed and returned to the body for the "cleaning" done by the dialysis machine. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I am a dialysis patient for 2 yrs. I lift 5 to 10 pds of weights, is it okay for my av fistula. And what can I take to build muscle?
AVF and weights: The answer to your question about lifting weights being ok for your avf is "yes". You need to speak to your renal dietician about what you can eat to build up muscle. Good luck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Open or endo: It can be done with tpa (a high-potency medication to dissolve blood clot) and a rotor-rooter device inserted through a needle stick in the access. I tend to make a small incision to remove the clot with a balloon catheter, then do an angioplasty on the area of stenosis (narrowing) which you usually find in the vein or graft. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have an av fistula in the antecubital space of my arm and a peritoneal dialysis catheter, is there a safe way to play paintball ?
Would avoid: High impact paintball may cause damage ask your surgeon what they think. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
It works well.: A fistula is the best option for long-term hemodialysis. Your own artery and vein are connected in a small surgical procedure. It takes 6 weeks or more to grow or mature and then 2 needles are inserted for dialysis. There is no artificial material as in an av graft so the fistulas stay open. See www, fistulafirst, org for more info. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Depends: Sometimes it's just a single small incision with vein brought over to the artery. Other times two or more incisions of great length are needed. Discuss your case with your surgeon. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more
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