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Av fistula, av graft, subclavian or femoral catheter, av shunt permanent or temporary, which is better?

Av fistula, av graft, subclavian or femoral catheter, av shunt permanent or temporary, which is better?

AV fistula: Countless studies and decades of research have shown a clear advantage for patients who undergo hemodialysis through an av fistula. The second best is an av graft and all catheter-based modalities for hemodialysis are a distant third. ...Read more

Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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Is hemodialysis that's inserted through the jugular painful?

Is hemodialysis that's inserted through the jugular painful?

A little: The hd catheter insertion thru the jugular stings a little. You usually get sone Lidocaine and sedation to put it in. It is like a big IV line. ...Read more

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Cardiologist said Aneurysm External and Internal Carotid very rare in Neck and rare inside Sternal Head andJugular Notch No Ultrasound Needed ?True?

Cardiologist said Aneurysm  External and Internal Carotid  very rare in Neck and rare inside Sternal Head andJugular Notch No Ultrasound Needed ?True?

Carotid thoughts: I assume there are no symptoms. Aneurysms are rare but do occur. See: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0741521400498800 Why not instead worry about garden variety plaque/stenosis in a 49 yo and try for a screening carotid U/S? No harm in a screening U/S, but may not be so available in the UK. Would advise if a signif. history of smoking or family history of vascular disease. ...Read more

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Explain my anomaly: sup. Sag. Sinus extending into posterior fossa in the midline w/bifurcation into two veins draining into jugular bulbs?

Explain my anomaly: sup. Sag. Sinus extending into posterior fossa in the midline w/bifurcation into two veins draining into jugular bulbs?

Not an issue: You just possess a variation of some of the venous drainage in the brain, and has no pathological significance. Has nothing to do with your headaches or dizziness. Ask you doctor why you possess these issues, and what treatment might help. Maybe see a neurologist. ...Read more

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During coronary angioplasty how are catheters inserted into the femoral artery to the heart?

During coronary angioplasty how are catheters inserted into the femoral artery to the heart?

Depends: Depending on the arterial access , a single IV like catheter is placed called an arterial sheath. All catheters are fed thru the sheath using a j-shaped guide wire. Most sheaths are placed in the femoral artery others in the radial arteries. All arteries lead back to the heart in a retrograde fashion and the catheter is manipulated into the artery of intrest for repair with angioplaty and stent. ...Read more

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What's a pulmonary artery catheter used for?

Cardiac function: The PA catheter is used to measure pressures in the pulmonary circulation and measure cardiac output . Both are critical informations needed to assess cardiac function in critically sick patients and guide therapy. ...Read more

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Will internal foreign object pressing against a vein create a deep vein thrombosis?

Will internal foreign object pressing against a vein create a deep vein thrombosis?

Yes: Even the natural left iliac artery does that to the left iliac vein. Or lymph nodes, tumors, or a foreign object. ...Read more

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Explain "irregular border abdominal soft tissue density" left external iliac vessels.Swollen lymph nodes sll in neck, abdomen, main portal vein.

Explain "irregular border abdominal soft tissue density" left external iliac vessels.Swollen lymph nodes sll in neck, abdomen, main portal vein.

This sounds like a .: Radiology report. It should be discussed with the patient by the treating physician and not in this type of forum. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for internal carotid artery (tortuous) with left ear constant whooshing, mitral valve prolapse too?

Is there a treatment for internal carotid artery (tortuous) with left ear constant whooshing, mitral valve prolapse too?

Yes : For the noise in your ear they make noise damper devices. There is no medication in surgery would do a lot more harm than good as long as the blood flows normal in your Carotid artery. As far as mitral valve prolapse and you do have to have more information from your doctor cardiologist regarding treatment in most prolapse and without Regurgitation mitral valve does not require any treatment ...Read more

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Lymphadenopathy? CLL with enlarged lymph nodes head & neck, axillary, portal vein, 2 abdominal (based on CT). Most 9 cm. Left iliac vein is 1.5 cm.

Lymphadenopathy? CLL with enlarged lymph nodes head & neck, axillary, portal vein, 2 abdominal (based on CT). Most 9 cm. Left iliac vein is 1.5 cm.

Unknown: Sorry but I am not clear as to what your question is? Lymphadenopathy is defined as lymph nodes that are either enlarged or have an abnormal feel i.e. hardened, painful. ...Read more

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Could competitive flow reduce internal thoracic artery graft patency?

Could competitive flow reduce internal thoracic artery graft patency?

Absolutely: It can happen. If the vessel that is bypassed has significant flow, the mammary artery can fail. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Pain: External hemorrhoids are painful. These are hemorrhoids near nerves and you'll know you have them from pain and irritation. Painless hemorrhoids are usually internal but may prolapse and you notice them when cleaning. Either one can affect your life. If so see your doctor for a referral to a colo-rectal surgeon. Improve your quality of life. ...Read more

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Where are the catheters inserted during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

Where are the catheters inserted during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

Tubes: Catheters are about 100 cms long plastic tubes with one or more holes and preformed flexible tips to make it easy to direct into the openings of the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Can contraction of SCM cause temporary bulging in external jugular vein? Bulge is painless, soft, <1 cm. No bulge when muscle is relaxed.

Can contraction of SCM cause temporary bulging in external jugular vein? Bulge is painless, soft, <1 cm. No bulge when muscle is relaxed.

Not normally: No, not normally. Contracture of the SCM would not really affect the jugular vein unless you contract it to the extent that increases the pressure in the venous system which causes venous distension in general. You may have a sift tissue growth superficial to the SCM that then becomes more prominent as the muscle contracts. Don't hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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Can automated external defibrillators be placed in the home?

Can automated external defibrillators be placed in the home?

Yes, but...: They are not usually covered by any insurance plans. They will cost anywhere from $800 to $1200 if you decide to purchase one. I advise that anyone who purchases one take a CPR class with instruction on using an aed. If you have to use one skill, you will probably have to use the other. Good luck! ...Read more

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MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side theres robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?

MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side theres robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?

Normal variant: The arteries at the base of the brain can course in several different patterns but ultimately get the job done, that is, supply brain tissue. Your pattern is like your fingerprint. Some more unusual patterns have an increased association with aneurysms, but this would have likely been described if present and vertebro basilar hypoplasia, as in the picture, is pretty common. ...Read more