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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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My father, a diabetic patient & now undergone dialysis having needle sensation if on his chest skin.Can u explain about it & how to cure it?

My father, a diabetic patient & now undergone dialysis having needle sensation if on his chest skin.Can u explain about it & how to cure it?

Unfortunately: Unfortunately when you have kidney disease and need dialysis your skin does not work correctly. You can have a secondary dermatitis and unusual skin sensations. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I'm on hemo dialysis. I have chest cath. I have had a low grade fever for 2 weeks now starting in late afternoon through evening.now diarrhea?

I'm on hemo dialysis. I have chest cath. I have had a low grade fever for 2 weeks now starting in late afternoon through evening.now diarrhea?

It is very important: that you have this evaluated. I cannot imagine the dialysis people are unaware of this. You need to have blood cultures and a complete search for the source of this fever! Act NOW! Hope this will help! Be WELL! Dr Z ...Read more

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76 male on dialysis since 2011. Was also treated for heart and got 2 stents in 2012. Now feels chest pressure on walking fast. What could be reason?

76 male on dialysis since 2011. Was also treated for heart and got 2 stents in 2012. Now feels chest pressure on walking fast. What could be reason?

CHEST DISCONFORT: Based on your age and comments about your medical history, you have at least three primary risk factors for heart disease, at least one of which confirms that diagnosis (stents). There are many things that can cause your exertional chest discomfort, however ischemia (decreased blood flow to the heart muscle) is the leading candidate until it is ruled out. Plan to see your cardiologist as soon as is the leading candidate until it is ruled out. Plan to see your cardiologist as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Chest pain going down arm?

Chest pain going down arm?

Chest Pain -See Doc?: When to see a doctor? How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell. Helpful simple quiz: http://edition.cnn.com/HEALTH/help.at.home/chest.pain/content.html ...Read more

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What is causing arm and chest pain?

What is causing arm and chest pain?

Chest Pain -See Doc?: When to see a doctor? How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell. Helpful simple quiz: http://edition.cnn.com/HEALTH/help.at.home/chest.pain/content.html ...Read more

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What is causing chest and arm pain?

Need more info: How bad is it? Is the pain on the surface at the rib or deep in the chest? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Breathing? Did you injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same.Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? If worsening or a/w shortness of breath see an md. If severe call 911. ...Read more

Shunt (Definition)

Device that allows the flow of usually a fluid between two places. Sometimes a shunt may be used during carotid endarterectomy surgery to maintain the blood flow to the brain while the carotid artery ...Read more