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Explain The Dialysis Process
Two methods : There are two methods: mechanical or chemical. Occasionally both methods are used. In general, the doctor accesses the av graft or fistula with a needle and places a tube into the graft. He then uses wires and catheters to cross the clot and inject clot busting meds. There are devices he can use that also break up clot. Or, he can open the graft and use special balloons to pull clot out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It is hemodialysis: Patient arrives and gets to sit on his chair after he is weighed. His access is established using needles making 2 I.V. Lines or via his line. Then the machine is set and the blood flows through one I.V. Line into the filter in the machine and returns, purified, via the other I.V. Line to the patient. The blood keeps flowing in this manner continuously for 3-4 hrs then needles are disconnected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi Docs,My father is 2yrs on Dialysis,he trying repeat to explain his memories regularly lik its 1st time.i kno its NT normal but wt shud l do? vitmn?
What is the purpose of a AV fistula for dialysis patients? I can't find anything good on the internet to explain this, please add link if you have one
No: The dose of dialysis as commonly provided three times a week is the minimal required to maintain some balance and adding treatments helps in several ways. On the other hand if too much fluid is removed it can cause excessive drops in blood pressure and severe cramps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Work in dialysis: Absolutt yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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