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Give Me The Code For Occlusion Of Renal Dialysis Graft
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
Don't know: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can there be better and low-cost alternatives to peritoneal dialysis in the treatment of end-stage renal disease?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Brain hemorrhage,patient on ventilator & kidney failure .what are the chances of survival & what is the treatment for that? our doctors has givenup!
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the long term prognosis for transposition of the great vessel/ arterial switch done in 1997?
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
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What are indications/outcome of lazer to open calcified cardac artery not successfully opened using a catheter with drill on the end ?
Laser: You need to ask an interventional cardiologist that question ...Read more
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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