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Doctor insights on: Hemodialysis Catheters And Internal Port Devices

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Hi doctors! can you help me figure out which hemodialysis catheter to purchase?

Hi doctors! can you help me figure out which hemodialysis catheter to purchase?

Tough question: If you're referring to permanent catheters they all function pretty well. Price is certainly an issue and sizes as well. You need to be able to place them in different sites (left or right). I've used a bunch of different brands and I have not found one to better than the others for flow rates or infection resistance. ...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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How safe is a central Venus catheter for hemodialysis?

How safe is a central Venus catheter for hemodialysis?

Catheters: They are useful because they can offer a HD dialysis in a patient when needed right away. But would not suggest that be the longer term access, getting a permanent access such as a AV fistulae is the way to go. All plastics gets infected, it is a matter of time. So while very useful short term, aim for a permanent access. Talk to your Kidney doc if there is ESRD and dialysis will be permanent . ...Read more

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Can i restart peritoneal dialysis after having removed the catheter due to peritonitis, as i've blood clotting, deep vein issues with heamodialysis ?

Can i restart peritoneal dialysis after having removed the catheter due to peritonitis, as i've blood clotting, deep vein issues with heamodialysis ?

Difficult: After peritonitis, cavity will be obliterated, forms adhesions, loculations, will not allow free inflow and out flow, all the fluid will not return, also have to wait wks or months for pd , renal transplantation is best alternative, . ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to know if someone has hyperglycemia, and gets a hemodialysis, is the machine gonna clear this high glucose?

What do you suggest if i would like to know if someone has hyperglycemia, and gets a hemodialysis, is the machine gonna clear this high glucose?

Glucose transport: Glucose (G) has a molecular mass of 180.2 and can diffuse across a hemodialyzer membrane. So if there is no glucose in the dialysate (D), there will a flux of G from the patient to the D. If there is G in the D, the concentration is 200 mg/dl. If the patient's glucose is > 200, glucose will flux from the D to the patient, if it's ...Read more

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Why would I do daily home hemodialysis?

Easier on body: More frequent daily treatments make need to remove fluids less per treatment. ...Read more

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If I need hemodialysis, will I need to be seen by a specialist?

If I need hemodialysis, will I need to be seen by a specialist?

Yes: Dialysis is ordered by kidney specialist called nephrologist who will discuss various dialysis options and kidney transplant. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a sexual life with my husband who is under hemodialysis kidneys?

What can I do to get a sexual life with my husband who is under hemodialysis kidneys?

Sex function varies: The definition of a quality sexual relationship varies for each individual couple. If you are specifically asking about the ability of your husband to have and maintain an erection, then this depends upon his primary disease. For example, diabetic patients frequently have kidney failure and also impotence from the same etiology. Your physician can prescribe medications, such as viagra, (sildenafil) that help. ...Read more

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How can I deal with the dizziness and nausea that occurs after hemodialysis?

How can I deal with the dizziness and nausea that occurs after hemodialysis?

Less fluid removal: When you develop dizziness and nausea after a dialysis treatment, that usually indicates that too much fluid was removed during the treatment. You may want to speak to your doctor about increasing your target weight so less fluid is removed during the treatment. ...Read more

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How can I get a sexual relationship with my husband who is under hemodialysis kidneys?

How can I get a sexual relationship with my husband who is under hemodialysis kidneys?

Dialysis and sex: You should be able to take part in normal sexual relations with your husband even if he has end stage renal disease. If he has impotence there may be a hormonal or vascular reason and he should discuss this with his doctor for possible options for treatment. ...Read more

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