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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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My daughter underwent short term dialysis and now has developed blood clots. Is this normal?

My daughter underwent short term dialysis and now has developed blood clots. Is this normal?

Depends: If the blood clots were in the vein where her dialysis catheter was, this can be a catheter-related thrombosis, estimated to occur with as many as 8% of central lines. If she was on dialysis because of a serious illness where she was bedridden for some period of time, she could have developed DVT in the legs because of inactivity. This is also fairly common (2-15% of pts with critical illness).

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I'm a 20 year old male and will taking dialysis aspirin be healthy for my body as it will thinnen the blood. Thanks?

I'm a 20 year old male and will taking dialysis aspirin be healthy for my body as it will thinnen the blood. Thanks?

"dialysis aspirin"?: You mention you are a male. The document says you are a 25 year old female. I assume that is an error. I do not understand "dialysis aspirin"! Are you on dialysis? What is dialysis aspirin? Why do you want to thin your blood. I would welcome some more information from you.

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My grandma died in icu from an abcess in her intestate and got into her blood streem they put her on dialysis and had a stroke what causes this?

So sorry: You describe a complicated course with multiorgan system failure. My condolences go out to your an your family. Remember that we all will die - it's 100% certain. It sounds like it was your grandma's time. Hard to accept it but sometimes people are too ill to pull through. She may have had many other underlying issues that contributed - one can only speculate here.

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Is it ethical/legal for blood banks to cite fictional patient cases in an attempt to get donations? Ie, "A dialysis patient needs your blood type..."

Is it ethical/legal for blood banks to cite fictional patient cases in an attempt to get donations? Ie, "A dialysis patient needs your blood type..."

Probably not, but...: How do you know they are fictional? I don't think any false advertisement is ethical, but there is definitely a need for blood donors for everyone from cancer patients to dialysis patients to trauma patients. So thanks for donating!

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It cannot be cure in blood tranfusion only if I don't want a dialysis what other option that I can do? To creatinine 8.5 and hemoglobin 8.5 male 32 yrs

It cannot be cure in blood tranfusion only if I don't want a dialysis what other option that I can do? To creatinine 8.5 and hemoglobin 8.5 male 32 yrs

Hi creatinine low Hb: Your kidney impaitment is advanced. Uremic toxins are abundant in your blood and tissues. Your body cannot resist. Anemia is profound. EPO injections can build hemoglobin, but not reverse uremia. Please proceed and plan for dialysis, then kidney transplant. You can be greatly helped.

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Why's stable blood pressure a concern when someone goes in for renal dialysis?

Low BP: An unstable patient would be more likely to suffer hypotension, which happens all too often during dialysis.

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Which prevents water loss from the blood in kidney dialysis for urea?

Dialysis water loss: Patients who are being dialyzed (d) lose water during their d session. The amount of fluid loss can be controlled and they need to have this fluid removed on dialysis so they do not get fluid overloaded and wind up with fluid in their lungs. To answer your question, there is water loss on d which leads to the better health of the patient.

Dr. Oscar Novick
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