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Here are some...: Both are renal replacement therapy. But hemofiltration is usually used in intensive care setting for acute kidney injury hoping to have a recovery, after which patients can get rid of it. In contrast, dialysis (hemodialysis) is chiefly used in an outpatient setting for patients with chronic kidney disease, who are waiting for a renal transplant or as the permanent renal replacement therapy. ...Read more
Here are some...: Of course, a 400-letter space could not cover the needed info differentiating hemofiltration & hemodialysis for either patients or researchers/academics. However, you gain a glimpse of difference in the link at http://pkdclinic.blogspot.com/2011/10/difference-between-hemodialysis-and.html. Best wish ... ...Read more
Here are some...: Hemoperfusion is to let blood circulate outside the body through a machine filled with absortent material like carbon so to remove toxins or unwanted wastes; mechanically, it like artificial heart. Hemofiltration is a process of circulating blood outside the body through a machine so to remove water and metabolic waste for acute kidney injury, which is usually used in ICU, but hoping to recover. ...Read more
Filtration filers the blood like dialysis.
Perfusion circulates the blood like an artificial heart. ...Read more
Few differences: In short.....hemofiltration in acute kidney injuries, mostly in ICUs to treat multiple organ dysfunctions or sepsis...the waste products and water removed bu convection, no dialysate used....in hemodialysis solute movements governed by diffusion, dialysate used....hemodialysis for chronic kidney diseases....chronic renal replacement therapy.sometimes hemofiltration is used with hemodialysis ...Read more
Both procedures rely on convection or passage of a liquid true a filtering membrane under positive pressure.
The difference is the permeability of the membrane with only water and electrolytes on ultrafiltrate and bigger molecules on hemofiltrate therefore achieving different clinical goals.
Some hemofilters also have special membranes that adsorb toxins as plasma passes through it. ...Read more
Currently being considered for coblation nucleoplasty trial (cervical). Contained herniation. I'm in early 20s. Possible long term complications?
Coblation: Understand, these treatments are low (not zero) risk, but for what purpose? Contained herniation means that there is no pressure on the nerves, and the disc is simply not in a "normal" location within the disc space. Study? Fine. These haven't worked except temporarily in the lumbar spine. I would be pessimistic. Maximize mckenzie pt. Not heat/us/tens as they are useless. If no other option, fine. ...Read more
Complete your Q: Incompelete Question. Complication of Untreated which disease? ...Read more
Uterine Rupture: The most common complications are a failed vbac & need for vaginal bypass (c-section). The most serious are uterine dehiscence (separation of the uterine scar) or rupture. This can lead to catastrophic results with hemorrhage, emergency surgery, hysterectomy, and fetal loss. Major point — please vbac in a hospital where your OB can keep you safe and have access to immediate surgery if needed. ...Read more
Short and long term: There are both short and long term complications of tpn. Short term complications include infections, and imbalance of electrolytes, fluid status and blood glucose levels. Long term TPN can result in loss of IV access and also liver injury and cirrhosis. If you remain on TPN for more than 2-3 months, you should be evaluated at an intestine failure center which may consider intestine transplant. ...Read more
Discuss w/ Retina MD: The most common complication from a vitrectomy is progression of cataract. At your age of 40, that may not be a major factor. Other risks that occur less than 5% of the time are retinal detachment, and bleeding. Post-operative infections from vitrectomies are rare. Depending on what the underlying condition is that you have, there may be a risk of disease progression and need for further surgery. ...Read more
ESR is a marker of: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a marker of inflammation, thus high inflammatory processes cause ESR to be higher. Infections, cancers, uncontrolled rheumatologic diseases, and endovascular inflammation(i.e. Arteritis) are examples. Thus, elevated ESR values suggest inflammatory conditions which should be sought and treated. Esr is not a complication, but a marker! Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Impetigo: Impetigo typically isn't dangerous, but complications can sometimes occur. For example, scarring, cellulitis- this potentially serious infection affects the tissues underlying your skin and eventually may spread to your lymph nodes and into the bloodstream. Left untreated, cellulitis can quickly become life-threatening, also one of the types of bacteria that cause impetigo can damage your kidneys. ...Read more
Too many ways to get to understand diabetes and its complications.
There are many very readable articles on the web that you should read.
It also would not hurt to have your doctor refer you to a diabetes educator.
Please note -- your goal is to get rid of your diabetes long before complications set in. ...Read more
Endoscopy: Complications rate is very low(less than 1%) but includes aspiration, perforation, bleeding, infection, missed findings, reaction to sedation including death. As stated, complications are rare. They should be discussed with you by the person performing the examination. Risks & benefits are discussed prior to the examination. This is referred to as "informed consent.". ...Read more
Depends: What casued the delerium? Anesthesia? It usually passes in hrs. Psych meds? Surgery, lsd, stroke, altzheimers, depending on the cause the complications are anything you can think of if a person isn't thinking right;, hurting others or themselves, malnutrition or any organ can fail with long term delirum. ...Read more
Missed abortion: Treatment for missed abortion can be 1) watchful waiting, 2) medication, or 3) surgery. These will be successful at resolving the pregnancy about 60%, 90%, and 100% of the time, respectively. The last is the fastest and most tolerated, but most expensive. Watchful waiting has small risks of bleeding, infection, or blood clot. I recommend counselling with your doctor. ...Read more
Chances are small...: The risks are low but can be serious; when it's recommended that a central line be placed, it's felt that the benefits outweigh the risks... Things we worry about at the time of central line placement are: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), infection, arterial placement, bleeding/hematoma, abnormal heart rhythm, air embolus. Later on, infection & DVT are the main concerns. ...Read more