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Caps For Dialysis
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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
Is taking antibiotics for dental visit for mitral valve ring with native repair every 6 months to year, each year problem for antibiotics resistance?
No: Well, i assume you are talking about diabetics with impaired renal function, but just to make sure we're on the same page, a diabetic must have significantly decreased renal function to be considered for dialysis. Not all patients will qualify for that. I'd get a referral to a kidney specialist to start the process of determining what modality will be best for the person in question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't Really Know: Have spent a bunch of time researching your question and can find no good answer. It is reported to improve renal function in some patients and there are many testimonials to its benefits. However, the peer reviewed medical literature is a bit sparse on the subject. Before doing anything, i would strongly recommend you talk with your kidney doctor. ...Read more
Yes if you need them: Although I agree that it is the orthodontist that makes the treatment, not the brace, Damon braces do have benefits over traditional braces. As an analogy, both a Camaro and a Tesla are cars. Yet they have very different technology behind them. And ultimately, it is the driver that makes the biggest difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much dialysis is needed for a patient that urinates every day, his kidney trnasplant failed after 5 years?
It depends...: Even if there is residual kidney function left after transplant failure, the nephrologist will look at other clinical and lab factors like patient symptoms, blood pressure/volume, phosphate, nutritional status, etc to determine dialysis frequency. Urine output is just one part of this complex decision making process. And finally, the urine's "quality" matters as much as its quantity! ...Read more
Having a custom knee for total knee joint replacement because of bone cement and nickel allergies. Customary to pay hospital in advance for prosthe?
No: Custom total knees are not generally performed, but rather custom cutting jigs are occasionally used to reduce the number of steps in the or. If you have a severe nickel allergy, most larger companies make a femoral component out of titanium (which is essentially nickel-free), rather than the traditional cobalt chrome alloys. The cost is about the same and would be covered by your insurance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dentist: I am 24 and have ceramic braces on.70% treatment done in india now moving to us.How much would cost for remaining treatment.
Service: Orthodontics is a service, not a commodity. No 2 people have exactly the same problem, nor will they be in exactly the same place after the same number of months in treatment. Please seek consultation with qualified Orthodontic Specialist to determine your current status, the anticipated time to reach conclusion, and the cost to successfully complete your treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
6 months after my mitral valve repair are antibiotics required for dental procedures ie for fillings and scale and clean in the uk or us.Jay?
Yes, pre-med: Any heart valve repair, replacement or even a functional, but damaged heart valve require antibiotic pre-medication in the us (can't say about uk, but suspect this is a universal precaution) for any routine invasive dental treatment. This is because of the bacteremia caused when this treatment is rendered and a dosage of antibiotics an hour before treatment is a small thing to do to stay healthy! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How to take tetracycline tablets 250mg four times a day for tropical sprue?? And any special precautions??
Tetracycline/sprue: Tetracycline sensitizes skin to sun exposure so that sunscreen is very important to prevent sunburn and skin damage. Drinking milk with it impairs absorption. It is best taken one hour before meals or 2 hours after meals. Bactim 2Xs a day is easier. Schedule doses. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/mono-73-TETRACYCLINE+-+ORAL.aspx?drugid=5919&drugname=Tetracycline+Oral ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer