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Dr. Raj Singh
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Peritoneal Dialysis (Definition)

One of the options for treatment of end stage kidney disease, the other options are hemodialysis and kidney transplantation. In peritoneal dialysis a tube is placed surgically in the belly. One end is in the peritoneal cavity and the other end is outside. Dialysis fluid is placed in the peritoneal cavity through the tube. The peritoneum acts as a filter, and drained ...Read more


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How long could a person live without dialysis?

How long could a person live without dialysis?

Depends on residual: What is left of kidney function is called residual. It includes urine output amount and how much chemical is in that urine. Persons who have no urine output at all may not survive 2 weeks without dialysis as a general rule. Of course exceptions occur. ...Read more

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How long can a person really survive on dialysis?

Dialysis: I have taken care of patients who have been on dialysis for over 20 years. It really depends on the patient and how well they manage their multiple diseases. It requires care by the patient and the physician but there is no limit as to how long someone can survive on dialysis. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a person have to live with liver failure?

On average, how long will a person have to live with liver failure?

Depends: ... On what caused it and if it is reversible and if they are a transplant candidate. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with kidney failure?

How long can a person live with kidney failure?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the kidney failure and the need for temporary or permanent dialysis (and/or transplant) other important factors include associated medical conditions (heart, lungs etc) see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long can a patient survive on a ventilator?

How long can a patient survive on a ventilator?

Depends: Some patients with chronic neurologic conditions such as ALS (lou gehrigs dz.) can survive for years. If a patient goes on the ventilator for an acute reason like pneumonia, then the longer the patient is on the ventilator the more complications there are. ...Read more

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How long a person can live with ventilator?

depends: The ventilator is simply a device used to breath for the patient. How long a pt can live on the ventilator depends on the underlying disease. However, pts on the ventilator are more likely to develop certain complications such as pneumonia. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a person with pneumonia live before it becomes fatal?

On average, how long will a person with pneumonia live before it becomes fatal?

See below: The vast majority of people with pneumonia do not die, but are cured of their infection. Some people with very severe pneumonia develop respiratory failure and can die quickly or slowly. ...Read more

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How long can a person live in a coma with kidney failure and chf?

How long can a person live in a coma with kidney failure and chf?

Coma: The cause of the coma and the drivers for the renal and heart failure will dictate survival. If irreversible renal, cerebral and cardiac status a dialysis decision may be needed and artificial ventilation, without intense support not likely very long survival. ...Read more

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If a person has chirrosis of the liver how long could they live without a transplant?

If a person has chirrosis of the liver how long could  they live without a transplant?

Depends: Cirrhosis is an end stage result of liver disease caused by a number of things(alcohol, autoimmune, virus)in later stages one may experience yellowing of skin(jaundice), itching, easy bruising and in the final stages confusion. One can live quit a long time with cirrhosis as long as they avoid anything that may further harm the liver. Any of the above noted symptoms often mean months to weeks left. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with liver failure?

How long can a person live with liver failure?

What's the cause?: And how bad is the failure? If it's the result of acetaminopen poisoning or acute hepatitis b or an 'herbal remedy' that was actually poison (this is fairly common), the person can recover completely if treated. In early cirrhosis, if the cause can be found, the scarring can partly reverse. ...Read more

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How long can a person with cirrohsis of the liver live without a transplant?

Depends: It depends on how severe the cirrhosis is. Some people never need a transplant and they live many years. Others will die within days if they don't have a transplant. It depends on how severe your cirrhosis is and how you and your doctor manage it. ...Read more

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How long would a person with hypertension live for?

How long would a person with hypertension live for?

Many Years: If hypertension is adequately treated then a patient can live a normal lifespan. Adequate treatment includes proper diet (lose weight if overweight, less sodium), reduced alcohol intake, plenty of aerobic exercise, and medications. Drugs for hypertension include beta, angiotensin and calcium channel blockers, as well as diuretics. Many people require several drugs. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a person with kidney disease live?

On average, how long will a person with kidney disease live?

Comorbities: Dialysis keeps people with severe kidney disease from dying of kidney failure. People on dialysis will all die from diseases other than renal failure. Life expectancy is typically related to how healthy the person is other than their kidney disease. I have patients that have lived more than 25 years on dialysis. The key is limiting cardiovascular risk and following the teams instructions. ...Read more

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How long can someone with a lung transplant live?

How long can someone with a lung transplant live?

Depends: The national average survival at one year is about 84% and at 3 years about 71%. That does not mean that you cannot live longer. We have a patient alive at 20 years after lung transplantation. But that is the exception... Many things affect survival after lung transplantation. Some of those things we can control, others we cannot... ...Read more

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On average, how long will a person live with hepatitis c?

On average, how long will a person live with hepatitis c?

Depends: A person may eliminate the virus naturally and have a normal life span. Successful treatment may eliminate the virus and restore normal life span. A person with persisitent infection and other risk factors, such as alcoholism, other liver infections may develop cirrhosis and or liver cancer and have his/her life shortend by decades. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a patient with terminal kidney cancer live?

On average, how long will a patient with terminal kidney cancer live?

Ask his/her doctor: Depends on many factors, including current overall health, functional status, ongoing palliative treatments including palliative chemotherapy, and so on. His/her doctors (including hospice or palliative doctor) could give an average estimate and tell you how likely it would apply to that person's situation. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with a brain tumor untreated?

How long can a person live with a brain tumor untreated?

Highly variable: "brain tumor" covers many kinds of tumor, some fully benign and very slow-growing, and some highly malignant and rapidly growing. If one has a highly malignant brain tumor and is not treated at all, it may kill within a few weeks of discovery, or even sooner. For benign tumors, failure to treat may lead to serious disability or even death years after the diagnosis is initially made. ...Read more

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How long can someone live with half a lung for?

How long can someone live with half a lung for?

Potentially normal: lifespan. There are many people living with either a lobe removed, or an entire lung removed for various reasons and they have no problems. ...Read more

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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