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What is the actual prognosis for renal artery occlusion?

What is the actual prognosis for renal artery occlusion?

Atrophy: If the vessel is truly totally occluded the kidney will shrink or atrophy. As long as the other kidney is ok, you should be too. See a good nephrologist and endovascular suegeon. ...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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What is the cost of hemodialysis compared to peritoneal dialysis?

What is the cost of hemodialysis compared to peritoneal dialysis?

Don't know: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more

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What is the latest update on target blood pressure readings in case of elderly with CKD(cr.1.7)and paroxysmal afib, to protect renal function ?

What is the latest update on target blood pressure readings in case of elderly with CKD(cr.1.7)and paroxysmal afib, to protect renal function 
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Pre-hypertension: Recent data has suggested that our goals of treatment for high blood pressure should probably be lower than previously recognized. If you have a blood pressure cuff of your own, make sure it correlates with the one in the doctor's office. Read this: http://bit.ly/2kKSBmo And for individualized advice about your specific conditions, consider an inbox consult here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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What is the process of decloting an av fistula for dialysis patients?

What is the process of decloting an av fistula for dialysis patients?

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 more

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What is the average number of years for hemodialysis patient to receive dialysis?

What is the average number of years for hemodialysis patient to receive dialysis?

5 years: It varies based on the patient other medical conditions. But on the average the mortality rate (death rate) is 20% per year. However some patients who are young with fewer other associated medical conditions and who are compliant with their dialysis. Treatment could live over 10 to 20 years on dialysis ...Read more

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Can there be better and low-cost alternatives to peritoneal dialysis in the treatment of end-stage renal disease?

Dialysis: Peritoneal dialysis is the least expensive form of dialysis. It is effective and more natural than hemodialysis. PD provides continuous clearances that are natural. ...Read more

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My brother (51) is in the final stages of multiple myeloma and was told he will die of kidney failure. Blood tranfusions weekly. Timeline estimate?

My brother (51) is in the final stages of multiple myeloma and was told he will die of  kidney failure. Blood tranfusions weekly. Timeline estimate?

Get extra support: Agree with prior answer that difficult to say. If not already involved ask for a palliative medicine specialist to work with your hematology-oncology team. They might be able to provide additional prognostication opinions as they monitor his progress and also provide additional support for the time that he has. ...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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Prognosis for total kidney and liver failure dyalisis not an option, what type of life expectancy?

Very poor: Unfortunately very poor however depends on what is meant my "total" failure. If complete kidney failure means not making any urine, then prognosis is typically days, up to 1-2 weeks w/o dialysis. If complete liver failure (your doctor would use prognostic tools such as meld and childs-pugh) and would consider lab values and signs/symptoms of liver failure and typically could be weeks to months. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a question regarding the composition of the blood in the renal artery vs the renal vein?

What to do if I have a question regarding the composition of the blood in the renal artery vs the renal vein?

What is the question: The renal artery carries blood to be filtered by the kidney. Thus, it can have differences in electrolytes, metabolites, and other substances. The kidney filters the blood, and "resets" the electrolytes. It may also remove some substances into the urine. Also, the renal vein will have less oxygen than the artery. ...Read more

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Brain hemorrhage,patient on ventilator & kidney failure .what are the chances of survival & what is the treatment for that? our doctors has givenup!

Brain hemorrhage,patient on ventilator & kidney failure .what are the chances of survival & what is the treatment for that? our doctors has givenup!

Second opinion: I am so sorry to hear that. Respiratory disease and Kidney disease may be treated, but if there is very severe neurologic damage, recovery is less likely. ...Read more

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How to find the "happy medium" between heart and kidneys for 91 year old with chf, in terms of lasix, (furosemide) fluids, etc.? For my grandfather.

How to find the "happy medium" between heart and kidneys for 91 year old with chf, in terms of lasix, (furosemide) fluids, etc.?  For my grandfather.

Happy medium: This is one of the toughest tricks in medicine. My advice would be to try to find the weight at which your grandfather functions the best. If his weight goes 3 lbs below that, cut back on the diuretics (lasix); it it goes more than 3 lbs above that, add another tablet of Lasix (furosemide) for 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Nutrition therapy question. dehydration or renal failure, how to tell the difference?

Nutrition therapy question. dehydration or renal failure, how to tell the difference?

Blood test: a blood test ordered by your physician can tell the difference. In dehydration alone- early on- just the Blood urea Nitrogen (BUN) level is elevated, and not the creatinine. In renal failure- both will be elevated. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for someone in end-stage renal failure on dialysis?

What is the average life expectancy for someone in end-stage renal failure on dialysis?

Depends upon health: Very variable. Current medical literature quotes 22% annual mortality rate which suggests 5 year survival rate. However, younger and otherwise healthy subjects can live 10 -20 years on dialysis. Kidney transplantation has a much better prognosis if and when there is choice. Some subjects only need tdialysis on temporary basis on temporary and recover kidney function. Others are 2 sick for transpl. ...Read more

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What is the long term prognosis for transposition of the great vessel/ arterial switch done in 1997?

What is the long term prognosis for transposition of the great vessel/ arterial switch done in 1997?

Long term outlook: for Arterial Switch Operation (ASO) is excellent. Long-term outcomes after ASO of greater than 95 percent survival at 20 and 25 years following discharge have been reported from a number of centers. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is the quality of xience prime ll coronary stent?

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What is the quality of xience prime ll coronary stent?

Good for long lesion: Xience prime very good for long lesions and will become an important option for physicians treating this critical disease. ...Read more

Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


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Occlusion (Definition)

This refers to how the teeth come together. There are 3 classifications: normal or class i, an excessive overbite or class ii, and an ...Read more