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Has long does a peritoneal dialysis tube last?

Has long does a peritoneal dialysis tube last?

Years unless: Infection or mechanical complications like unexpected damage to a catheter may end up causing catheter to be changed. ...Read more

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Dr. Jared Fialkow
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Peritoneal Dialysis (Definition)

One of the options for treatment of end stage kidney disease, the other options are hemodialysis and kidney transplantation. In peritoneal dialysis a tube is placed surgically in the belly. One end is in the peritoneal cavity and the other end is outside. Dialysis fluid is placed in the peritoneal cavity through the tube. The peritoneum acts as a filter, and drained ...Read more


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How long does a transplanted kidney typically last?

How long does a transplanted kidney typically last?

Over 90% at 1 year: Over 90% of kidneys are working at 1 yr. But only half from deceased donors are working at 8-9 years and about half from living donors are working at 11-12 years. There are some sub groups in each category that can be predicted to work a few years more or less than the averages quoted. There are also some important characteristics in the recipients that strongly influence the outcome. ...Read more

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I've gotten hydronephrosis in my only working kidney. How long before it fails?

I've gotten hydronephrosis in my only working kidney. How long before it fails?

Hopefully never: Need to cosult a good urologist who can relieve obstruction causing hydronephrosis ; give you a new lease on life. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does a transplanted liver last in recipients?

How long does a transplanted liver last in recipients?

Several variables: It can vary based on the cause of liver failure, source of the liver, and the condition of the recipient at the time of transplant. Overall about 70% of grafts are functioning at 5 years and 50% are functioning at 10 years after the trasplant. ...Read more

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If soneone has kidney failure how long will they live on average, with no transplant?

If soneone has kidney failure how long will they live on average, with no transplant?

Need more Info: Life expectancy with end stage renal disease (kidney failure) would be impacted by other systemic diseases (diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc.) and age at the time of diagnosis. There have been people leaving 20 years or more on dialysis. ...Read more

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Has anyone else had a liver resection and lived a long time?

Has anyone else had a liver resection and lived a long time?

Yes!: Definitely. The aim of liver resection is to remove the tumor and hopefully achieve a cure. Long term survival rates vary by tumor type. Unfortunately, some patients will have a recurrence, but others will go on to live many years. ...Read more

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My baby had a vp shunt inserted what are long term effects?

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My baby had a vp shunt inserted what are long term effects?

Obstruction/infected: There is no direct adverse effect from vp (ventriculoperitoneal) shunt but shunt occasionally becomes infected or obstructed. ...Read more

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How long after installing dialysis port you can actually have a dialysis treatment?

Immediately: If you are talking about a temporary port placed under the chest wall then it can be used immediately. ...Read more

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How long will jaundice last after a stent has been inserted to clear a bile duct in the gallbladder?

How long will jaundice last after a stent has been inserted to clear a bile duct in the gallbladder?

Usually 2-3 days: It can take several days for the jaundice to clear after the obstruction is opened by the stent. ...Read more

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How much dialysis is needed for a patient that urinates every day, his kidney trnasplant failed after 5 years?

How much dialysis is needed for a patient that urinates every day, his kidney trnasplant failed after 5 years?

It depends...: Even if there is residual kidney function left after transplant failure, the nephrologist will look at other clinical and lab factors like patient symptoms, blood pressure/volume, phosphate, nutritional status, etc to determine dialysis frequency. Urine output is just one part of this complex decision making process. And finally, the urine's "quality" matters as much as its quantity! ...Read more

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How long is continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis continued?

How long is continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis continued?

CAPD Duration: It continues until there is no longer a need for dialysis. Here is an excellent resource for you to read on the internet: http://kidney.Niddk.Nih.Gov/kudiseases/pubs/peritoneal/. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the kidneys to fail? Patient has stage IV lung cancer, diabetes, and his right leg was just amputated.

How long does it take for the kidneys to fail? Patient has stage IV lung cancer, diabetes, and his right leg was just amputated.

It depends: Decreasing urine output and increasing blood creatinine levels are signs of worsening kidney function. If creatinine is close to 4, hemodialysis may be considered. Be candid with your doctor and have a serial bun, creatinine blood test. If the urine output is still good and there are no signs of heart failure or lung congestion, maintainance of adequate water intake will delay the progression. ...Read more

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How many years does a kidney transplant last?

How many years does a kidney transplant last?

Depends on source: It depends on the donor source and ages of the donor and recipient. About 90% of all kidney recipients are alive with a functioning graft at 1 year. Approximately 55% of living kidney recipients and 40% of deceased donor kidney recipients are alive with a functioning graft at 10 years. Some kidneys have lasted over 30 years. ...Read more

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How long could disability last for a kidney/pancreas transplant patient?

How long could disability last for a kidney/pancreas transplant patient?

Catch 22 answer: With successful transplantation and a robust recipient, there should not be any left over disability. The patient should be capable of working within approximately 2-3 months. But many diabetics who need these transplants have serious visual and foot problems that cause permanent disabilities. When possible, the point of transplant is full return to all of life. The judgement is made individually. ...Read more

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Is their anyone out there with the ventriculoperitoneal vp shunt who has lived a long time?

Is their anyone out there with the ventriculoperitoneal vp shunt who has lived a long time?

There are many: There are many people who have vp shunts who live a long time. The can live normal, long lives. The key is to have regular follow-ups with a neurosurgeon who can ensure that the shunt is functioning properly. That way, they can anticipate or be ready for surgical revisions often before the shunt fails and it needs to be revised urgently. ...Read more

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If my uncle is dying of kidney failure, how long can he live on dialyses?

If my uncle is dying of kidney failure, how long can he live on dialyses?

More than 20 years: Aperson with kidney failure who does not have other coexisting conditions like diabetes, hupertension.Cardiac disease can live a normal life on dialysis under strict medical care, you can live like people without kidney failure but if you have other coexisting conditions than it may be different, one can die from complications of these diseases, like heart attack , stroke, etc. ...Read more

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My mother has severe aortic stenosis and has converted to a-fib a few days ago. She was placed on pradaxa. Is it the right drug choice for her? Thanks

My mother has severe aortic stenosis and has converted to a-fib a few days ago. She was placed on pradaxa. Is it the right drug choice for her?
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Depends: Severe aortic stenosis with atrial fibrillation should at least be considered for surgery. If not a surgical candidate then considered for a new type of valve procedure called tavi or tavr. Pradaxa was approved to reduce stroke risk caused by atrial fibrillation. The one issue is it should be afib that was not a result of valvular heart disease. That is something her cardiologist should decide. ...Read more

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