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Causes Of Confusion In Dialysis Patients
What cultures are the less likely to come?Does miss translation cause confusion with your patients?
Depends on area: I have all nationalities and cultures come into my office. Most of the time the the patients children do the intrepreting for me. Sometimes the patient will bring in a friend as a translater. And yes, there are some patients that do not speak any english and this is very difficult situation for me. ...Read more
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
Does bedside manner effect how much patients come in? Does miss translation cause confusion with your patients?
Yes, Indeed.: A doctor is not only a medical professional he is also a salesman. He has to sell himself to all his patients in order to keep them and to attract new ones. You can be very good at what you do but if your patient does not like your bedside manner they may not return nor refer you to other friends who would become patients. ...Read more
Does bedside manner effect how much patients come in?
Does miss translation cause confusion with your patients?
Yes: Bedside manner can influence follow up care. If you like the doctor and feel like he/she listens to you then you are more likely to follow advice and return for future visits. Good communication is also a factor. If one can't understand the doctor that will have a negative influence on compliance. ...Read more
Can inderal, (propranolol) once prescribed and tolerated, suddenly cause confusion in an elderly patient post infection?
Good chance!: Lorazepam can cause confusion which can cause agitation and sleeplessness (even though it is normally sedating). A good thing to stop using by a lot of people! But it has to be tapered slowly and carefully if a person has been on it for a long time or withdrawal can cause confusion, agitation, sleeplessness and seizures! The are other causes of confusion as well. See doc to sort out. ...Read more
Causes of dementia: Lewy body disease is a leading cause of dementia in the elderly. With this condition people have abnormal protein structures in certain areas of the brain. Many small strokes can cause vascular dementia. Abnormal brain functioning is associated with these conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend is an dialysis patient and vomited during dialysis! this is the second time. Will it cause any problems?
Ketosis: I am thinking you might be a diabetic. If I am wrong, i apologize. I have searched for causes of a sweet taste in the mouth and have come up with two possible reasons - high blood sugar and high ketones (usually seen in diabetes). See your doctor and tell her/him what you are experiencing. ...Read more
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