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What could cause dialysis disequilibrium syndrome?

What could cause dialysis disequilibrium syndrome?

Dialysis Problems: This usually happens when a person is first placed on hemodialysis. There are two theories as to why this happens. This link will take you to a very thorough explanation of these theories: http://www.Kidneydoctor.Com/equilib.Htm. You need to read this slowly to get the full picture of dss. ...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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Should i be concerned if my mum is on kidney dialysis and has problems with her liver but want to know what the syndrome is?

See below: I am not sure since you have not given all facts, there is a condition called hepato renal syndrome, which is worsening liver failure causing the kidneys to fail, for which kidney dialysis is being offered nowadays, in anticipation of a liver transplant in some cases the kidneys recover after liver transplant this is a serious condition. ...Read more

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How do dialysis patients treat restless leg syndrome?

How do dialysis patients treat restless leg syndrome?

Treat restless legs: The treatment depends on the cause. More efficient dialysis, better phosphorus and PTH control, or medications like gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta can be used in different settings. These all carry some risks, so caution is the key when using medication. . Also, sometimes vitamins may be useful. ...Read more

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How could free testosterone measured by equilibrium dialysis (mayo labs) be over 50% more than calculated free testosterone (issam.Ch)? Data (4/26): tt 533, shbg 41, albumin 4.5, cft 9.7, ft 15

Lab variation: The calculated free t will depend on how accurately the lab measures each component (total t, shbg, albumin) as well as the algorithm used to do the calculation. The free t by dialysis can be more accurate, as it depends on one test being done correctly. However, labs vary enormously in how well and accurately they can do the test. If the levels are normal, don't fret the details. ...Read more

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Can peritonael dialysis cause infection at abdomen then sudden death as acute coronary syndrome?

Can peritonael dialysis cause infection at abdomen then sudden death as acute coronary syndrome?

Multiple risks: Many dialysis patients are diabetic, hypertensive, anemic, frail and an added infection can impact badly. The dialysis catheter sites can be infected and lead to sepsis systemically with fever, low blood pressure etc. Many of these folks do have atherosclerosis and unidentified coronary disease that can act up! ...Read more

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What is dialysis?

Kidney failure treat: Kidneys are vital to keep the body in a stable condition, removing waste products, keeping water and electrolytes within very narrow range required for normal function of all the organs. With kidney failure this can be done by dialysis either hemodialysis where blood is filtered through an external machine or using the lining od the abdomen (peritoneal membrane) as a filtering mechanism. ...Read more

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How is dialysis performed?

Dialysis: Dialysis can be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis). Hemodialysis involves passing the blood across and filter to purify it / remove toxins and remove water. Peritoneal dialysis takes advantage of the membrane within the abdomen to act as a filter. In either case toxins are removed from the blood stream. ...Read more

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What exactly will dialysis do?

Clean blood: Dialysis removes waste products from the blood and extra fluids to replace the function of the kidneys and prolong life. Without it death is usually eminent in a few months more or less. The quality of life on dialysis is less than that with functioning kidneys due to substantial fatigue and other medical problems and medications. ...Read more

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How old is to old for dialysis?

How old is to old for dialysis?

Depends: Age itself is just a number. What is more important is how likely is dialysis going to improve the patient's quality of life. If a patient has a terminal illness or multi-organ failure, some kidney doctors will not recommend dialysis. ...Read more

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