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Why would someone blood clog a dialysis machine?

Why would someone blood clog a dialysis machine?

Flow rate?: Blood may clot in the dialysis circuit if it isn't flowing fast enough. Blood has a tendency to clot if it 'stands still' or slows down enough. The quality of the 'access' ( i.e., usually a fistula) may be a factor here. Additionally, the position of the needles within the fistula may also impact the flow rate. And needless to say, a crimped line will result in clotting if not corrected. Lgromkomd. ...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


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Why does dialysis cause blood to gel?

Huh?: For very obvious reasons, blood is designed to begin clotting once it leaves the blood vessel as it does in dialysis. This is very well understood and patients undergoing dialysis are given medications to prevent clotting. ...Read more

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Does dialysis remove insulin from the blood?

Does dialysis remove insulin from the blood?

Yes: 2 scholarly articles document that Insulin is removed during hemodialysis to one extent or another. ...Read more

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When on dialysis, does blood still go through kidneys at all?

Kidneys on dialysis: Many people on dialysis maintain some level of residual kidney function. This is especially true for peritoneal dialysis. This residual function can make a huge difference in blood pressure management, and also in general health and mortality, so it is important to try to maintain it by avoiding kidney toxins (including medicines) and controlling blood sugar, and salt and phosphorus in the diet. ...Read more

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Need help when on dialysis, does blood still go through kidneys?

Need help when on dialysis, does blood still go through kidneys?

Kidney blood flow: Hemodialysis does not alter the blood flow to any organ of a patient on it. Those patients on dialysis perfuse their hearts, kidneys, brain and livers normally. ...Read more

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What is a dialysis machine actually filter out of the blood?

What is a dialysis machine actually filter out of the blood?

Excess "toxins": These include excess water, potassium, phosphate, and a host of other toxins called "uremic" toxins that your body normally gets rid of via the kidneys. However, the machines are not nearly as good as your own kidneys and some toxins do not get removed efficiently. Retention of these toxins causes the typical symptoms of kidney failure. ...Read more

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Is it serious for a dialysis patient to have blood in the urine?

Is it serious for a dialysis patient to have blood in the urine?

Possibly: If patient is on dialysis, we assume there is little functional kidney left, but kidneys, ureters, and bladder may still develop cancer, especially if patient is a smoker. It should be investigated. ...Read more

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What would be the appropriate blood draw for kidney patient on dialysis ?

Multiple tests: Every patient on dialysis in us receives monthly blood tests-mandated by cms.They will get complete blood count and iron studies to check for anemia, few tests to measure dialysis adequacy, calcium phosphorus levels, albumin, parathyroid hormone level, hepatitis b tests. In addition, tests may be ordered depending on the patient condition.All these lab results are reviewed by nephrologist monthly. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Throwing Up (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more