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Doctor insights on: Dialysis Exam Questions

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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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Need docs answers! what eye examination tests are used to diagnose presbyopia?

Need docs answers! what eye examination tests are used to diagnose presbyopia?

Older age sight: Presbyopia is the condition of the eye in which the natural lense hardens and loses its capacity to focus at near. Typically this starts around age 40 and the lens is fully hardened usually by age 52. The basic test is a refraction, measuring the lens powers of the eye and then trial lenses can be used to optimize near vision. ...Read more

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Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's

Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's

Part of a team: Your family doctor is usually the doc who makes the referrals and is often the one who helps treat complications, such as urinary tract infections, fatigue, associated injuries, medication reactions, and he/she keeps open the communication lines between different specialties. Coordination of medical care is critcal these days. ...Read more

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Questions about lab work: what are the CBC & crp?

Questions about lab work:  what are the CBC & crp?

CBC and CRP- needed: CBC is a complete blood count and is should be included on many visits, particularly if you take drugs which can cause anemia or have been anemic. Crp is a test for a serious surrogate for inflammation in the body. It can be elevated with infection, rheumatologic inflammation, and in type -2 diabetics, or even those with metabolic syndrome without dm. It is a predictor of heart disease. ...Read more

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What type of dialysis access procedure would be necessary for peritoneal dialysis?

What type of dialysis access procedure would be necessary for peritoneal dialysis?

PD cath: A peritoneal catheter is introduced in the lower abdomen to allow for introduction of fluids in and out. ...Read more

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Dental implants questions to be answered?

Dental implants questions to be answered?

See your dentist: The answers given here in this forum are general in nature. For advice concerning your specific condition, you should see your dentist for evaluation and implant treatment options. ...Read more

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Signed up for phlebotomy classes. Would patient care technician or dialysis be better?

Signed up for phlebotomy classes. Would patient care technician or dialysis be better?

Up to you: It all depends on where your interests lie and what you like to do best. The only person who can really answer your question for you is you. ...Read more

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Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more

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What good is hippa rights if all drs. have access to personal information even stafff knows my health issues ?

What good is hippa rights if all drs. have access to personal information even stafff knows my health issues ?

HIPAA: Even if a facility uses an electronic health record system, that is not an open invitation for any one physician or staff member to peruse your record. The bottom line, is that provider / staff would need to have a bonafide reason to access your record. ...Read more

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Besides progress notes, labs, health history, demographics, nurse notes, what other fields are on the EMR?

Besides progress notes, labs, health history, demographics, nurse notes, what other fields are on the EMR?

A lot of info: Hi EMRs are much more than just for storing patient information. Much of the daily operations of a hospital and clinic rely on an EMR and many departments (not just physicians and nurses use it) Would be happy to discuss further with you over an inbox consult if you wish. ...Read more

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Artificial insemination of anonymous donor--what are his obligations to provide updated health information about him/his family?

Artificial insemination of anonymous donor--what are his obligations to provide updated health information about him/his family?

Legally Obliged: A donor is legally obliged to provide updates. That being said, i'm not sure there are any good mechanisms in place to monitor that. Any it is entirely possible that anyone can have a change in health information for another family member and not be aware of it. ...Read more

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Question about macular degeneration? Going to annual exam. Should I ask for tests for it?

Question about macular degeneration? Going to annual exam. Should I ask for tests for it?

See below: Ask your eye doctor to check for macular degeneration. If you have it or if you want to be more certain whether you have it, see a retina specialist. ...Read more

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For what reasons don't doctors diagnose autism before age 3?

For what reasons don't doctors diagnose autism before age 3?

Sometimes they do.: It should be able to be recognized by age 3, but if symptoms are less noticeable, and iq is high, the diagnosis may not always be determined by age 3. In some cases the diagnosis is quite obvious to an experienced clinician by age 2. Feel free to seek a second opinion. Don't let the lack of a diagnose keep you from getting your child help. Speech/occupational therapy services can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?

Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?

Yes: Other professionals with doctorate degrees that are on healthtap include: dentists, oral surgeons, pharmacists, podiatrists, and clinical psychologists. They are licensed by their professions. ...Read more

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Can residents and fellows join HealthTap to answer patient questions? Do their answers on HealthTap need to be reviewed and confirmed by an Attending?

Good question : people at Healthtap are really superb. Please call them and they can answer this and any question you may have. They are really there to help you and patients ...Read more

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Intl adoption, what does this mean regarding preemie eye exam: fundus: both plus(-), full vascularization, no rop rec; fix & following eom, cr (@2yo)?

Intl adoption, what does this mean regarding preemie eye exam: fundus: both plus(-), full vascularization, no rop rec; fix & following eom, cr (@2yo)?

Infant eye exam: Both eyes hyperopic but may be myopic in future, normal vascularization, no rlf signs, fixates on objects and can follow their movement, repeat exam in 2 yrs.. ...Read more

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Who can answer liver transplant questions?

Who can answer liver transplant questions?

Lots of people: There are lots of great resources. On the web, i would try http://www.Transplantliving.Org/. Ask your primary care physician where the nearest transplant center is in your area. Then, make an appointment with a hepatologist. This is a liver specialist that helps determine whether you are a good candidate for a liver transplant. ...Read more

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Day 15 3 day bleeding. Prior cin3+cone biopsy (1995) all clear since. What questions & tests should I request to ensure thorough check at gynae app?

Day 15 3 day bleeding. Prior cin3+cone biopsy (1995) all clear since.  What questions & tests should I request to ensure thorough check at gynae app?

See below: The bleeding is unrelatded to the pap smear in the past. You should tell your gyn of the history you have so she can decide whehter or not to order an hpv test. She also needs to find out why you are having this episode of bleeding. ...Read more

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GP recommended general surgeon for colonoscopy. gastroenterologist have always done before. Since 1998. This is 1yr checkup. Cancer history family. ?

GP recommended general surgeon for colonoscopy. gastroenterologist have always done before. Since 1998. This is 1yr checkup. Cancer history family. ?

GI: General surgeons do colonoscopies as well. Nothing against them, but if you have been going to see GI all this time, I would stay with them. ...Read more